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Feb 11, 2019, 11:09 PM
You may not believe that you have a dental cavity unless you feel pain in a tooth. However, no pain doesn’t mean there isn’t still a problem. Waiting until you have a toothache to come to the dentist only means that the…
Dentist, patient and dental assistant
Jan 28, 2019, 11:20 PM
We all know how important it is to maintain good oral hygiene. Unfortunately, it’s not always the most exciting habit on your to-do list. We’ve tracked down a few fun dental-related bits of trivia to spice up your oral…
Plan, Action, Success
Jan 14, 2019, 9:38 PM
Many of us set New Year’s resolutions, but it’s been found that only 8% of people are actually successful in reaching their goals. Why do we have such a difficult time keeping resolutions and how can we increase the odds of…
Family of three reviewing dental x-ray
Dec 27, 2018, 10:28 PM
X-rays are an important part of identifying and diagnosing problems in adult and child patients. X-rays provide dentists with a detailed picture of the teeth as well as the surrounding bone and tissue. However, many parents…
Attractive young woman with toothbrush
Dec 12, 2018, 8:25 PM
Dental myths are prevalent, mostly because people enjoy having an excuse not to visit the dentist! However, buying into some of these common dental myths and misconceptions can be very damaging to your oral health. Here at…
Back to school
Dec 6, 2018, 8:35 PM
In some low-income areas, school districts are applying more focus on the dental and oral healthcare of the students in their schools. School settings are an ideal opportunity for putting a preventative intervention system in…
Woman with tooth pain
Nov 12, 2018, 7:40 PM
If gum disease is allowed to advance into its most severe form, it’s known as periodontal disease or periodontitis. The beginnings of gum disease can sometimes go unnoticed because the symptoms aren’t always painful or…
Woman with jaw pain
Oct 22, 2018, 10:39 PM
If you’ve started to notice that your teeth are no longer lining up correctly, you might be having trouble with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMJ disorder is a blanket term used to describe any number of conditions that…
Trick-or-treaters
Oct 11, 2018, 6:40 PM
Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes pumpkin carving, costume shopping, and trick-or-treating! Here at Meadows Family Dentistry, we love everything about Halloween, but find the sugar overload to be just a…
Handsome man smiling
Sep 27, 2018, 4:40 PM
If you have recently been diagnosed with gum disease, you’re not alone. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as many as half of the adults in the U.S. have gum disease and will end up losing a tooth (or multiple…
Woman with tooth pain
Sep 17, 2018, 4:16 PM
Almost everyone will experience tooth pain at some point in their life. As those who have suffered tooth pain can attest, a toothache can be pretty unbearable. Toothaches are notorious for coming on suddenly and being…
Young man
Aug 23, 2018, 9:17 PM
Around 80% of the population has a naturally occurring type of fungi in their mouths known as candida albicans. In low enough numbers, these fungi are generally just a harmless part of your mouth’s oral flora. However, if…
Mother and daughter
Aug 8, 2018, 6:50 PM
Bone loss in the jaw is known as osteonecrosis of the jaw or ONJ. This disorder can result in the complete deterioration of the jawbone as well as the bones supporting the teeth and gum tissue. ONJ can be tough to catch early…
Woman's torso who is pregnant
Jul 26, 2018, 8:27 PM
We know that your pregnancy to-do list can be quite a long one. One thing you should definitely add to this list is a dental cleaning and an exam. It turns out that pregnancy can cause some problems with your dental health,…
Young girl with toothache
Jul 17, 2018, 7:47 PM
Sinuses and the upper teeth and jaw are closely connected to one another. Because of this, a tooth infection may radiate into the sinuses and a sinus infection can feel like a toothache. If you’re not sure which you’re…