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What is a Night Guard and When is it Used?

What is a Night Guard and When is it Used?

A night guard is exactly that, a guard worn at night. It is a somewhat flexible tray that sits over your teeth. The goal of a night guard is to act as a cushion to protect the teeth and the jaw from wear occurring from nocturnal habits such as grinding and clenching....

What Is Herpetic Gingivostomatitis?

What Is Herpetic Gingivostomatitis?

What Is Herpetic Gingivostomatitis? Hermetic gingivostomatitis is a viral infection that affects the oral tissues and lips. It’s most common initial outbreak affects children under 5, but can occur in both youth and adulthood. The virus that causes herpetic...

All You Need To Know About Canker Sores

All You Need To Know About Canker Sores

“Canker sore” is the layman’s term for an aphthous ulcer. They typically appear as small, flat, white or off-white lesions on the soft tissues of the mouth such as the inner lips, the base of the gums, under the tongue and on the cheeks. They do not appear on any...

What is Toothbrush Abrasion & How to Prevent It

What is Toothbrush Abrasion & How to Prevent It

Toothbrush abrasion is tooth surface wear caused by overzealous tooth brushing over time. It usually appears as small indentations or notches along the gum line, mainly occurring on the front surface of the premolars and molars where it is easy to over brush.  Signs...

Everything You Need To Know About Wisdom Teeth

Everything You Need To Know About Wisdom Teeth

What Are “Wisdom Teeth?” Wisdom teeth are your 3rd adult molars that typically erupt around 16-20 years ago when they erupt. Often people don’t have room for their wisdom teeth, and they need to be removed to prevent issues from occurring. Some patients may not have...