How vaping can impact your oral health


Vaping is safer than smoking, so now people can light up whenever they like, right? Lots of young people have been jumping on the vaping bandwagon, believing it’s a safe way to enjoy a good smoke. In 2017, 11.7% of high school students used e-cigarettes. Just two years later in 2019, that number had jumped […]

Mountain Dew mouth: Learn more about tooth decay from high sugar sodas

Mountain dew mouth

DISCLAIMER: Mountain Dew mouth is a symptom of a larger socio-economic issue that has disproportionately affects populations in the Appalachian region of the United States.   Access to affordable dental care and education on the effects of soda consumption are ongoing issues in this region. This article seeks to not only educate patients on the effects […]

Waking up with dry mouth? Causes, treatment, and home remedies

Waking up with dry mouth causes and treatment

Do you find yourself constantly waking up with a dry mouth? You are suffering from xerostomia.  Don’t worry, that strange word doesn’t represent some obscure condition that has no known cure. It simply is the medical term for dry mouth. And there are several home remedies and medical interventions you can use to help prevent […]

Let’s talk about snoring and sleep apnea

Sleep apnea and snoring: how to treat it

Proper sleep and breathing is on the forefront of medical research. While there is much more to learn, it is now widely accepted that there are many important biological processes that occur during healthy sleep, such as:

Temporomandibular joint disorders: TMJ symptoms and treatment


Cat got your tongue? Or is it just that your jaw joint hurts so much you aren’t feeling very chatty? Approximately 12% of people in the US are dealing with temporomandibular joint disorders at any one time. That mouthful of a term refers to the joint that makes it possible for you to eat, drink, […]

Experiencing a sore tongue? 15 causes and treatments for tongue pain

sore tongue causes

Having a sore tongue is actually a common problem. In fact, most oral infections like blisters under the cheeks, tongue, and gums, are pretty widespread. Those inflamed patches of tissue and cracked skin on the corner of your mouth can be painful and hard to ignore. Sore tongue can also be caused by other underlying […]

10 natural home remedies for a toothache


A toothache can feel bad. Like, really bad. It can happen suddenly and cause major pain. In one study, researchers reported 7.5 million cases of toothache among kids in the previous six months. Another study reported 55.1% of adults have had a toothache that caused them major discomfort. There are a few home remedies for […]