The Cost of NOT Replacing a Missing Tooth

How Not Replacing a Missing Tooth Can Impact Your Life According to the American College of Prosthodontics, 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and more than 35 million people don’t have any teeth, at all. Tooth loss occurs due to a number of issues, including wear, cancer, injury, […]

Oral Cancer Prevention and the Role of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Oral and oropharyngeal cancer affects nearly 50,000 Americans each year. Even though oral cancer is one of the less common types of cancer, it remains difficult to manage and treat because it can go unnoticed in its early stages. Regular exams and visits to the dentist are crucial in early detection, prevention and management. Warning […]

Silver Diamine Fluoride: A New Tool in the Management of Tooth Decay

Dentists have traditionally treated tooth decay with fillings here in the United States; but an alternative tooth decay management technique which has been used in other countries is gaining traction and becoming an alternative option for management of tooth decay in certain cases. Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is basically a ‘liquid antibiotic’ that can be […]

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

Regular dental visits are important because they help monitor and keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy. It is recommended that you visit the dentist at least every six months. For some patients with moderate or advanced periodontal or gum disease, a dental visit may be necessary every three or four months. Often times, individuals […]

The Mouth & Heart Connection

Cardiovascular Disease is a class of disease that affects the heart and/or blood vessels, and includes high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure. Studies have shown that there is a link between cardiovascular disease and periodontal (gum) disease.The various forms of gum disease, such as gingivitis (gum inflammation) and periodontitis (bone loss […]

Do you grind or clench your teeth when you’re sleeping or stressed?

Excessive clenching or grinding of the teeth will often lead to future problems for the teeth, jaws and mouth. Many people may be unaware that they are clenching or grinding their teeth, as it often occurs during sleeping hours. Teeth grinding can be caused by a variety of factors: Stress Anxiety Sleep Disorders An abnormal […]

The Benefits of Sealants & Fluoride Treatments for Kids

We need our teeth to serve us for many years, so it’s best to begin maintaining a healthy smile at a young age. Fortunately, there are simple and painless procedures that can be done at your child’s regularly scheduled dental cleaning appointment at Skyline Dental to do just that. Two types of preventative dental treatments […]