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Recognizing the Early Signs of Gum Disease Oct 7th, 2020

You’ve heard of gum disease. If you notice blood on your toothbrush when you brush your teeth, you could have the early stages of gum disease. Left untreated, it’s no picnic; it can have serious health consequences.  Dr. Leslie Castillo, DMD, with K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group, is ready...

5 Reasons You Should Consider Veneers Sep 16th, 2020

If genetics or dark beverages like coffee, tea, soda, or red wine have left your teeth yellowish, brown, or gray, you’re likely not too proud of your smile. Perhaps you skipped the braces as a teenager, and you still have crooked teeth or an unsightly gap between them.  You can...

Ears Ringing, Headache? You Could Be Grinding Your Teeth While Sleeping Aug 18th, 2020

You know that brushing your teeth daily and getting regular checkups are key to a strong smile, but they’re also important habits for your overall health. And knowing this, you have a diligent daily routine to take care of your oral health. But what you might not realize is that...

Spotlight on Women’s Oral Health May 15th, 2020

WHEN YOU THINK of the differences between men and women, oral health concerns probably don’t appear high on the list. In reality, men and women face very different challenges with maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Women have a few advantages that men don’t while struggling with being more at risk for...

What Are Tongue Ties and Lip Ties? May 1st, 2020

BEING “TONGUE-TIED” is a common expression in the English language, but it’s also a real medical condition. Being lip-tied is another, and both are caused by thin pieces of tissue called frenula. One frenulum connects the upper lip to the upper gums, and another connects the tongue to the floor of...

Oral Health and Eating Disorders Apr 17th, 2020

OUR BODIES NEED a wide array of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in order to function effectively, all the way to the cellular level. Eating enough food and the right types of food is crucial to stay healthy, and this is a big part of what makes eating disorders such a dangerous...

Spotlight on Men’s Oral Health Apr 2nd, 2020

WE SHOULD ALL BE taking good care of our teeth and gums, but did you know that this can mean different things for men than for women? That’s right: one of the ways men and women are different is their oral health, which is why we’re giving guys some tips for...

What Makes Teeth Sensitive? Mar 26th, 2020

IF YOU CAN’T REALLY enjoy ice cream because every bite sends a nasty jolt through your teeth, then you know what it’s like to deal with tooth sensitivity. You aren’t alone in that; at least one in eight people in the U.S. has sensitive teeth, including kids. So why does this...

Sleep Apnea, Jaws, and Gums Mar 13th, 2020

IN JUST THE UNITED STATES, sleep apnea affects over 18 million adults and up to 20 percent of children who habitually snore. Sleep apnea is a disorder involving brief, repeated interruptions to normal breathing during sleep. In addition to being potentially life-threatening, this disorder can be very harmful to oral health....

Why Our Spit Matters Feb 28th, 2020

WE DON’T USUALLY think very much about our spit, but it’s one of the biggest unsung heroes of our oral health. Just as a car engine can’t function for long without oil, our mouths need saliva for chewing, swallowing, and even tasting our food, as well as speaking clearly and...

Cold and Flu Season and Oral Health Feb 12th, 2020

COMING DOWN WITH the flu is never any fun, but it’s still no time to let up on your oral hygiene routine. The same applies if you get a cold. With flu and cold season starting up, we thought this was a good time to share some tips for maintaining good...