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What is Dental Erosion?

Dental erosion is caused by repeatedly exposing teeth to acid over time. You may notice changes in the appearance of your teeth and pain or sensitivity with your teeth. Common sources of acid include acidic foods or drinks, acid reflux, and vomiting. Use of a straw for beverages, rinsing your mouth with water or milk […]

Macular Degeneration Linked to Periodontitis

Many clinical studies link chronic periodontitis to various systemic disorders. A study conducted by the Dental College of Georgia that was presented at the 2018 American Association for Dental Research meeting demonstrated the link between the causative organisms for periodontitis and macular degeneration. The organisms can invade the human retinal-pigment cells and elevate macular degeneration […]

Healthy Food Targets for Kids

On March 2nd, Drs. Emery and hygienist Melanie attended a continuing education course on “Bridging the Gap Between Medicine and Dentistry: Total Health Approach to Patient Care”. This day long lecture covered a variety of topics including nutrition, airway evaluations, diabetic affects, PH balance and acid reflux, and salivary diagnostics. Below is a daily snapshot […]