Treating Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is an oral condition where your salivary glands are not producing sufficient amounts of saliva needed to help your mouth function properly. Although most patients don’t pay much attention to saliva function, it is a vital component of a healthy smile. It keeps the oral tissues in the mouth moist and… Read more »

What You Should Know about an Abscessed Tooth

What is an abscessed tooth? And how do you know if you have one? There are signs and symptoms that will help you know if you have an abscessed tooth that requires treatment. If you or someone you know has an abscessed tooth, also known as a “periapical abscess”, the tooth has a pocket of… Read more »

A Diet, Your Health, and Your Smile

You’ve probably heard that there are several foods and drinks you should avoid. For instance, how many times have you heard that you should stay away from sugar and soda? Conversely, how many times have you been told about the foods you should eat? Of course, it is important to avoid unhealthy foods if you’re… Read more »

What Causes Bad Breath?

Do you suffer from chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis? There are quite a few reasons your breath may not smell good, ranging from the food and medications you consume, to the habits you consistently practice. Following is a breakdown of some causes of chronic bad breath and what you can do to help… Read more »

Dental Lasers 101

For your benefit, our team at happily offers the use of dental lasers to give you the best and most successful experience possible. Dental lasers project energy in the form of a light and they are used for many treatments, like: · Tooth decay removal: Lasers are used to eliminate tooth decay from the picture… Read more »

How to Heal After Root Canal Treatment

Just like after any other surgery, your body needs to heal after root canal treatment. If it doesn’t heal properly, your smile could be in grave danger. So, to help you fully recover after your therapy, we recommend doing the following things: Take prescribed medications Medications are known to help with the pain, discomfort, and… Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery for Gum Disease

Gingivitis caused by tartar buildup at the gum line and poor oral hygiene can advance into periodontitis. Left unchecked this advanced infection and inflammation can cause your gums to recede from your teeth. When this happens, it creates pockets in the gums that can harbor bacterial infection near the roots of your teeth. This can… Read more »

Sleep Apnea and Your Health

If you go to bed every night and feel as though you are sleeping through the night only to end up tired, listless and yawning all day, you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a chronic condition where the sleeper pauses for seconds or even minutes while breathing, or breathing shallowly. This interrupted breathing… Read more »

How to Have a Tooth-Healthy Thanksgiving

As you slave away cooking the many foods and treats of Thanksgiving Day, remember that those foods could harm and destroy yours and your family’s smiles. So, to help your family enjoy the holiday all while caring for your smiles, we recommend that you all do the following things: Drink a lot of water As… Read more »