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Posts From February, 2017

How to Tell If Your Child Needs Orthodontics

By Craig Smith
February 24, 2017

Q: So many children have braces. How can I tell if my child may need them and how soon? A: There are many reasons why a child might benefit from orthodontics. You should have your child start seeing a dentist within six months of the first tooth erupting or by age one. There is no ... read more


Cold and Flu Season: Toothaches and Your Sinuses

By Craig Smith
February 17, 2017

Among your sniffles and sneezes this season, you might notice a dull pain in your gums. Don’t automatically assume there’s a dental drill in your future. When you get sick your sinus chambers get blocked with excess mucus. Because you have sinuses near your jawbone, this discomfort affects your teeth and can often be confused for ... read more


New Study Shows E-cigarettes Cause Damage to Gum Tissue

By Craig Smith
February 3, 2017

A University of Rochester (UR) Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. The study, published in Oncotarget, was led by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. professor of Environmental Medicine at the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, and is the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes and ... read more


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