How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

When it comes to all of the health complications that can go hand-in-hand with diabetes, oral health is often overlooked. At our Hyde Park dental office, we want our patients and neighbors to know just how drastically diabetes can affect oral health, and precautions that those with diabetes should take to keep their mouths healthy. … Continued

Surprising Cavity-Causing Snacks That Are Worse Than Candy

With Halloween right around the corner, our dental office in Hyde Park wants to share a secret with our patients and neighbors. Did you know that there are snacks out there that are worse for your teeth than candy? You heard us right. Candy may not be the scariest thing for your oral health. It’s … Continued

The Oral Health Benefits of Chewing Gum

It may come as a surprise to hear our dental office in Hyde Park supporting something found in the candy aisle. But when it comes to gum, we actually recommend that our patients consider chewing it occasionally. However, not just any gum will get our seal of approval. Gum containing sugar, high fructose corn syrup, … Continued

Home Solutions for Toothaches

There’s no telling when a toothache may strike. You could be on vacation far away from your dentist in Hyde Park. Or perhaps you woke up on Sunday morning with a tooth throbbing in pain when no dental office is open. What can you do if these situations occur? We’re happy to help by providing … Continued

What’s The Difference Between Gum Disease & Gingivitis?

Gum disease is often one term used to describe what are actually three different things. While each level of infection is recognized by a medical term all its own, they are all in fact an infection of the gums. At our dental office in Hyde Park, we want to help our neighbors identify each level … Continued

Smile-Friendly Labor Day Foods

The team at our dental office in Hyde Park is pretty sure that the last thing on your mind when you’re enjoying food at a Labor Day picnic is your oral health. However, we can’t help ourselves when it comes to protecting our patients’ smiles. So in preparation for this year’s Labor Day celebration we’d … Continued

“I’ve Lost a Filling, What Do I Do?”

Dental fillings are super-strong restorations that help fill the space left over after we remove decay. But sometimes things happen that can cause a filling to come loose or totally fall out. Whether it’s from crunching down on a popcorn kernel or grinding your teeth while you sleep, a lost filling may cause worry. The … Continued

A Closer Look at Sugary Snacks

Most of us know that sugar is bad for teeth. So it should come as no surprise that our dental office in Hyde Park encourages our patients to limit their sugar intake in order to keep teeth healthy and decay-free. But sometimes it’s not so easy know just how much sugar is in the foods … Continued

Oral Health for Seniors

Oral healthcare needs vary from person to person and even between age groups. That’s one reason our dental office in Hyde Park believes that individualized dental care is the best approach to keeping our neighbors healthy. And while several common dental concerns remain consistent through every stage of life, there are some unique ailments that … Continued