Symptoms of an Abscessed Tooth

February 12th, 2015 → 5:12 pm @ // No Comments

The exterior of your tooth may be made of hard enamel, but the interior of it houses blood vessels, nerves, and other soft tissues. When tooth decay progresses without treatment, it can penetrate this part of the tooth and infect it. Should the infection grow unchecked, it can create an abscess at the root of […]


The Relationship Between Gum Disease and Diabetes

February 3rd, 2015 → 7:40 pm @ // No Comments

Diabetes is a condition that impacts blood sugar levels. Though a metabolic disease, diabetes can have far-reaching complications on other bodily systems because it disrupts the balance of substances in the bloodstream. In particular, diabetes can affect oral health. Research shows that people with diabetes often suffer from gum inflammation, which can lead to gum […]


Your Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

January 29th, 2015 → 7:37 pm @ // No Comments

Tooth loss may be permanent, but you don’t have to permanently endure an incomplete smile. Restorative dentistry treatment can help you once again eat, speak, and show off your smile with confidence. Whether you have suffered the loss of one tooth or several teeth, you can replace them quickly, safely, and comfortably with the help […]


The Importance of Brushing and Flossing

January 27th, 2015 → 6:35 pm @ // No Comments How often do you brush and floss your teeth? This video explains the impact of good oral hygiene. Your mouth houses millions of bacteria, which feed on the sugars in food. Together, they form plaque, a sticky substance that adheres to tooth enamel and causes both tooth decay and gum inflammation. However, brushing and […]


What to Do About Your Dental Anxiety

January 22nd, 2015 → 7:31 pm @ // No Comments

You know that regular dental cleanings are key to having a healthy smile. However, anxiety can be a powerful deterrent to doing what is best for your oral health. If you suffer from dental anxiety, you might be inadvertently putting yourself at risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease. Disregarding your dental checkups can lead […]


Potential Problems with Wisdom Teeth

January 20th, 2015 → 9:31 pm @ // No Comments Wisdom teeth can erupt without complications. In many cases, though, the presence of third molars can lead to pain and infection. This video describes the unwanted side effects of wisdom teeth. For one, wisdom teeth often erupt in spaces with little room. As a result, they can leave gaps in gum tissue that facilitate […]


The Truth About Root Canals

January 13th, 2015 → 6:12 pm @ // No Comments

If your dentist has recommended a root canal, you may have fears and worries because of myths you’ve heard. Rest assured, though, that those myths are just that: myths. The truth about the procedure your dentist will perform should make you feel better. Here is what you need to know: Root Canals Are Not Painful […]


Protect Your Teeth with a Sports Mouth Guard

January 8th, 2015 → 7:08 pm @ // No Comments

Your teeth are so very important. You must protect them as much as possible, especially while playing sports. At Sanford Dental Excellence, we offer custom mouth guards to prevent damage or injury to your teeth. These guards can keep you or your child from being one of the millions of people whose teeth are knocked […]


The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

January 6th, 2015 → 6:57 pm @ // No Comments

Straight teeth are more than just cosmetic. There are health benefits that go along with having straight teeth that are properly aligned. Your dentist may recommend several options for getting straighter teeth, including the six month smiles program. Here are some of the reasons you should consider getting your teeth in line: Less Plaque When […]


Spotting the Signs of Gum Disease

January 2nd, 2015 → 8:51 pm @ // No Comments

Gum disease is something your dentist looks for at every dental appointment you have. But, you can check for this potentially devastating periodontal disease at home. By knowing the symptoms, you can take a proactive part in your oral health—and your overall well-being. Bleeding gums, sensitivity, and swelling are common signs of gum disease. Discoloration […]