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3 Ways the Pandemic is Staining Your Teeth

3 Ways the Pandemic is Staining Your Teeth Teeth Staining At Red Oak Dentistry during the past few months, we have seen a moderate increase in the number of people who are complaining of increased teeth staining. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to change our daily routines and adapt (at least […]

Stay at Home Teeth Survival Guide, Part II

Hello Everyone, I hope you are doing well considering our circumstances. Last time I discussed how to help prevent tooth decay, but what about crack lines, tooth wear and recession? In other words, how do we prevent tooth damage that has nothing to do with cavities? Crack lines in teeth, tooth wear and gum recession […]

Stay at Home Teeth Survival Guide, Part I

Now, more than ever, it is important to be as safe as possible to avoid any unnecessary trips to the dental office or the emergency room, as we want to limit our exposure to COVID19. Many of us have been thrown off of our usual routine; perhaps some of us are home-schooling our kids (best […]

Your Mouth and Heart Disease

Your Mouth and Heart Disease Today, we often hear in the news that oral health is connected to and an important component of our overall health. More than 80 percent of Americans are living with periodontal disease which is an inflammatory condition affecting the bone and gums around teeth. Periodontal disease often goes untreated in […]

Foods That Cause Tooth Decay

Foods That Cause Tooth Decay When it comes to tooth decay, it’s important to know the main culprit – acid. Acid is what eats away at our enamel and causes cavities. Acid can enter our mouths in one of two ways: either directly through what we eat (citrus fruits, for example), or as a byproduct […]

Dental X-Rays: Why They’re Important

Dental X-Rays: Why They’re Important Many patients feel that Dental X-rays or radiographs are not necessary if they are not having any pain or issues with their teeth. However, x-rays are used to detect damage and disease that may not be felt or visible to the eye. X-rays are also used to evaluate a patient’s […]

Now In-Network With Delta Dental Premiere

Now In-Network With Delta Dental Premiere Not sure what dental insurance to choose? Not happy with your current coverage? We are proud to announce our in-network status with Delta Dental Premiere! About a third of the American population has not seen a dentist in the last year. When asked why not, almost half responded that […]

Mouth Sores and Lesions

Mouth Sores and Lesions Mouth sores and oral lesions are a common issue for many patients. Unfortunately, they are often a painful problem to have. Luckily, most sores will generally heal on their own within two weeks. Mouth sores can be caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal infections, as well as trauma from a sharp […]

Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, can be a common problem for many patients. Unfortunately, dry mouth can result as a side effect of certain medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, pain killers, diuretics and many others. It is always a good idea to discuss any possible side effects such as dry mouth with […]

Bruxism

Bruxism Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Due to the stress, you could be clenching or grinding your teeth. This process called bruxism, which usually occurs as you sleep. Clenching and grinding can also be a result of sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, or teeth that are misaligned. Bruxism is also twice as likely to occur […]