Do I really have bad breath?

As we’ve all been wearing masks over the past year, many of us have realized that our breath might not smell that great. While gum or mints can be handy in a bind, they are definitely only a temporary fix for bad breath (halitosis) Many people suffer from bad breath, but it can cause embarrassment … Read more

Oral Health Symptoms of Menopause

Menopause, a phase of life all women must go through, yet many of the symptoms are not frequently discussed. We’re here to speak specifically about the oral health impacts of menopause on women. Not only does our oral health change as we age, but for women, menopause brings additional concerns.

What are Sealants?

Sealants are another line of defense against cavities, in addition to brushing and flossing. Our molar teeth have tiny grooves and pits on the chewing surface, that are so small they can’t even be cleaned with a toothbrush bristle. These small grooves are the perfect place for bacteria to hide and gather for a cavity … Read more

How are Diabetes and Periodontal Disease linked?

The link between these two diseases has been studied for years and time and again a strong correlation has been found. The severity of periodontal disease increases with poor glycemic control an d blood sugar levels are more difficult to regulate in individuals with periodontal disease. Periodontal disease has even been described as a complication … Read more

What Causes Cavities? 

It’s estimated that approximately 91% of Americans over 20 years of age have had cavities at some point.Nearly 30% of Americans over 20 have untreated cavities. How does this happen given the fact that with preventive care most cavities can be avoided?  So how does this cavity get started? The outer layer of a tooth … Read more

Understanding the Stages of Periodontal Disease

As we wrapped up National Dental Hygiene Month in October, it seemed fitting to follow up with information about the different stages of gum disease. Your hygienist should take measurements of the gums at least every 12 months and discuss with you what stage of health your gums and bone are at. Part of our … Read more

Oral Care Tips for Seniors

Over the last 80 years the average life expectancy has increased dramatically due to advancements in medical technology. By 2030 the last of the Baby Boomers will turn 65 and older individuals will account for 20% of our population. This is great, but also presents other problems for us to deal with as we age. … Read more

Autoimmune Series: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Effects on Oral Health

A group of Autoimmune diseases called Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) result in chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The two main diseases identified in this group are Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The symptoms of chronic inflammation over time damage the GI tract. This can cause discomfort and painful symptoms for those affected. The … Read more

Tips for Tooth Whitening

Summer is upon us and many people are starting to think about whitening their teeth. Although there are certain considerations to be made, almost anyone can whiten their teeth. We have several different options here at Soundview Dental Arts. This month we’ll focus on those options and the safety of tooth whitening. Is it safe … Read more

Autoimmune Series: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

We’re kicking off a new blog series here at Soundview Dental Arts! For the rest of 2019, we will be highlighting different autoimmune diseases bimonthly and discussing their impacts on oral health, and vice versa. Autoimmune diseases are wide ranging diseases that affect many systems of the body but commonly, the diseases cause the body … Read more