Online Dental Education Library
Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
- Educational Videos
- Cosmetic & General Dentistry
- Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
- Crowns & Bridgework
- Gummy Smiles
- Inlays & Onlays
- Mouthguards for Adults
- Mouthguards for Children
- Nitrous Oxide
- Porcelain Veneers
- Removable Dentures
- Smile Makeover
- Snoring & Sleep Apnea
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Tooth Contouring & Reshaping
- Tooth Decay Prevention
- Tooth Wear
- Emergency Care
- Implant Dentistry
- Oral Health
- Aging & Dental Health
- Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments
- Bad Breath
- Blood Pressure Medications & Your Gums
- Diabetes & Oral Health
- Dry Mouth
- Eating Disorders & Oral Health
- Geographic Tongue
- Missing Teeth
- Nutrition & Oral Health
- Oral Cancer
- Oral Piercings
- Osteoporosis & Oral Health
- Pregnancy, Hormones & Oral Health
- Preventive Dentistry
- Professional Teeth Cleanings
- Stress & Oral Habits
- Oral Hygiene
- Oral Surgery
- Adolescent Orthodontic Care
- Adult Orthodontic Treatment
- Brushing & Flossing with Braces
- Early Orthodontic Treatment
- Invisalign for Adults
- Invisalign for Teens
- Post-Orthodontic Care
- Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
- Thumb & Finger Appliances
- Types of Braces
- Orthodontic Emergencies
- Orthodontic FAQs
- Orthodontic Headgear
- Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene
- Your First Orthodontic Appointment
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Periodontal Therapy
- Restorative Dentistry
... Educational Videos Cosmetic & General Dentistry Cosmetic Tooth Bonding Crowns & Bridgework Fillings Gummy Smiles Inlays & Onlays Mouthguards for Adults Mouthguards for Children Nitrous Oxide Porcelain Veneers Removable Dentures Smile Makeover Snoring & Sleep Apnea Teeth Whitening TMD Tooth-Colored Fillings Tooth Contouring & Reshaping Tooth Decay Prevention Tooth Wear Emergency Care Gum Injuries Orthodontic Emergencies Tooth Pain Traumatic Dental Injuries Endodontics Combined Root Canal & Gum Problems Cracked Teeth Root Canal Retreatment Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy) Root Canal Treatment Root Canal Treatment FAQs Root Canal Treatment for Children Tooth Sensitivity Whitening Traumatized Teeth Implant Dentistry Bone Grafting Dental Implants FAQs Fixed Dentures Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants Oral Health Aging & Dental Health Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments Bad Breath Blood Pressure Medications & Your Gums Diabetes & Oral Health Dry Mouth Eating Disorders & Oral Health Fluoride Geographic Tongue Missing Teeth Nutrition & Oral Health Oral Cancer Oral Piercings Osteoporosis & Oral Health Pregnancy, Hormones & Oral Health Preventive Dentistry Professional Teeth Cleanings Stress & Oral Habits Oral Hygiene How To Brush How To Floss Interdental Cleaning Devices Mouthrinses Oral Hygiene for Kids Tips to Prevent Cavities Toothpaste Oral Surgery Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures Bone Grafting Cleft Lip & Palate Repair Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery Extractions Facial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery Headaches & Migraines Oral Cancer Screening Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies Sedation Dentistry Sinus Surgery Wisdom Teeth Orthodontics Adolescent Orthodontic Care Adult Orthodontic Treatment Brushing & Flossing with Braces Early Orthodontic Treatment Invisalign for Adults Invisalign for Teens Post-Orthodontic Care Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS) Thumb & Finger Appliances Types of Braces Orthodontic Emergencies Orthodontic FAQs Orthodontic Headgear Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene Your First Orthodontic Appointment Pediatric Dentistry Age One Dental Visit Fluoride & Your Child Nitrous Oxide for Children Pregnancy & Your Child's Developing Teeth Sealants Sleep Apnea & Behavior Problems in Children Space Maintainers Teething Thumb Sucking Periodontal Therapy Cosmetic Gum Surgery Gum Grafting Loose Teeth & Bite Problems Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Oral Systemic Connection Periodontal (Gum) Disease Periodontal Flap Surgery Professional Teeth Cleanings Ultrasonic Cleanings Restorative Dentistry Technology Air Abrasion Anesthesia Wand Cone Beam CT Imaging Digital Dental Impressions Digital X-Rays Intra-Oral Camera Laser Decay Diagnosis Laser Dentistry Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
Teeth Grinding in Older Children and Adolescents a Cause for Concern
...Problems like airway obstruction, medications or stress also seem to contribute to the habit...
3 Ways to Take the Jitters Out of Dental Visits
...It’s especially important for high anxiety patients to find a dentist who also has compassion for how they feel and won’t judge them—instead, working with them to find just the right combination of techniques and possible medications that encourage relaxation...
...Before beginning treatment, we will take a complete medical history, including your use of both prescription and non-prescription medications...
...Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and muscle relaxants can also provide relief...
Nitrous Oxide for Children
...Before your child is treated, you will be asked for a complete medical history, including any medications your child is taking...
Pregnancy & Your Child's Developing Teeth
... Seek Guidance on Dietary Supplementation & Medications If you feel your diet is inadequate in some nutrients during your pregnancy, it's best to seek professional medical advice on what supplements you may need...
Periodontal Flap Surgery
... The Flap Surgery Procedure Flap surgery is typically done under local anesthesia, sometimes accompanied by oral anti-anxiety medications; alternatively, it may be performed under intravenous conscious sedation...
Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures
Millions of people regularly take anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications (sometimes called “blood thinners”) to help prevent heart attack and stroke, and to manage a variety of medical conditions including cardiac arrhythmia and stent placement...
Headaches & Migraines
...Gentle stretching exercises, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, and muscle relaxants can also provide relief...
Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
...Over the past two decades, antiviral medications have been developed to help prevent outbreaks and speed healing...
... Before any particular sedative is recommended, you will be asked to provide your complete health history, including any medications you are currently taking — both prescription and over-the-counter...
Aging & Dental Health
...It's possible that medications prescribed for other diseases can adversely affect a person's oral health; it's also possible that a decline in oral health can worsen existing maladies (such as diabetes), or even cause systemic (whole-body) inflammation...
Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments
... Guidelines for Antibiotic Premedication Prophylactic antibiotics might be recommended before dental procedures if you have one or more of the following heart conditions: A heart transplant Artificial heart valves A history of infective endocarditis Some types of congenital heart problems - particularly if they haven't been completely repaired, or if their treatment involves prosthetic material If you have undergone a joint replacement procedure, prophylactic antibiotics might be recommended if you also have one or more of the following risk factors: A systemic inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus erythematosis A weakened immune system resulting from HIV, cancer, radiation or chemotherapy, or another cause Insulin-dependent (type I) diabetes or hemophilia A history of previous infection in a prosthetic joint Undernourishment or malnourishment There are other circumstances where taking prophylactic antibiotics would be a prudent step; there are also a number of situations where these medications might have been recommended in the past, but aren't currently required in all cases...
...A chronically dry mouth (xerostomia), which is often a side effect of certain medications, and tobacco use can also contribute to this problem...
Blood Pressure Medications & Your Gums
Before prescribing any medications — even lifesaving ones, such as those used to reduce blood pressure or prevent epileptic seizures — your health care professionals carefully weigh the benefits a drug offers against the possible risks of taking it, including its potential side effects...
... Possible Causes There are several possible causes for xerostomia, including: Medications...
Osteoporosis & Oral Health
...For this to occur, that bone must be relatively healthy; yet osteoporosis — and certain medications used to treat it — may affect your oral health...
Stress & Oral Habits
...Additionally, teeth grinding is believed to be an uncommon side effect of certain medications...
Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... Before an apicoectomy procedure, diagnostic images (such as X-rays) of the affected tooth and surrounding bone, a careful review of your medical history including medications you take (both prescription and non-prescription), and other factors are reviewed...
Root Canal Treatment
...Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen are generally effective in relieving discomfort, but prescription medications may also be given if needed...
...It's always important to let your healthcare providers know what medications you are taking (both prescription and over-the-counter), any chronic health conditions you have, and whether you smoke...