4 Simple Practices For Healthy Tonsils

A vector illustration of an open mouth with healthy tonsils showing.

Tonsils don’t get enough credit that they deserve. Even as one of the body’s first barrier against bacterial and viral infections, they seldom get the spotlight. These low-profile clusters of tissues reside on both sides of your throat, at the back of your tongue, and behind your nose. They work 24/7 while staying behind the scenes to shield you from … Read More

Calculating Risks in Dental X-Rays

vector image of tooth getting a dental x-ray

Dressed in white with a smile so bright, dentists are one of society’s modern-day heroes. Whether it’s a toothache getting on your nerves, swollen gums, or a sore jaw, your dentist is the one to call. One of the instruments dentists rely on to help solve your problems is the dental x-ray. These machines enable your dentist to see past … Read More

Smiling could prolong your life

Older couple smiling while on a picnic

Do you find yourself keeping your smile to yourself? Is there something about showing off your teeth bothering you? Perhaps you should consider changing that. You might be surprised to learn that how big you smile can predict your life span. A 2010 Wayne State University research project studied pre-1950s major league player baseball cards. According to Ron Gutman, author of Smile: The … Read More

YES, Dentists count!

Dr Justin Bhuller, DDS

People dismissing the vital role and position of dentists is maddening. Why mock someone who’s helping other people with their medical issues Your oral health is no less important than the health of the rest of your body. Dentists count. Some people, including some in the medical field, say that dentists are not doctors, despite their education. They point out … Read More

Common oral infections that can damage your teeth and health

Close up of a healing cold sore on a person's lip

Many people are just ignoring the fact that they need to take proper care of their oral health. Improper hygiene, vices and physical contact are just some of the causes of the infections that can occur within the mouth. Being aware of what’s going on with your mouth is one of the most important things to know.     Massive Tooth … Read More

How Flossing Can Save You Money… 

Save money by proactively taking care of your teeth

How Flossing Can Save You Money… It’s a known fact that about 35% of the tooth surface is missed being cleaned if you’re not flossing. As a direct result of that, you have a better chance of developing cavities. Cavities, left untreated, can become even more dangerous to your mouth. They can eventually need more work done on them, such … Read More

What’s the Big Deal About Flossing? 

Taking proper care of your teeth includes flossing

If you’re like most dental patients, you might think brushing by itself does a good job when trying to ward off cavities. Certainly, brushing twice a day is extremely important when it comes to good oral hygiene. But, the problem is, you’re not reaching the cavity causing bacteria if all you do is brush. The fact is, you miss cleaning … Read More

Your Questions Answered About Teeth Whitening Done at Home…

A bright smile lights up those around you

“All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.” – Author Unknown   Getting whitening has been an easy choice for so many people.   As hard as it may be to believe, most people are admiring their new brighter smile within days, not weeks or months of their treatment. Sometimes within hours, depending on the type … Read More

Your Mouth and Mountain Dew? Why This is a Problem…

Sugary drinks are bad for your teeth

Our friends to the south, way, across the border, south in the far most Southern region of the United States are surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains and have a long proud history. In fact, that’s where a lot of the bootlegged liquor came from during Prohibition. And it’s also home to the beginnings of NASCAR racing.   During that time … Read More

Enter the Age of Dental Implants!

dental implants

Ever known anyone who had a bad bicycle accident as a kid? Maybe got knocked in the mouth sliding into home plate or making the game-winning touchdown?   Whether an accident as a kid, an accident as an adult, improper hygiene, or because of any number of factors…people lose teeth. Sometimes the tooth was saved. Other times, the best method … Read More