Oral Health Advisory: TMJ Disorders

Several oral health risks can often arise due to damage to your jaw. Your jaw is a key foundation for your oral health because it is responsible for not only the movement of your mouth but also for ensuring that all aspects of chewing and speaking are functioning as intended. If for any reason the temporomandibular joints, also called TMJs,... read more »

Take Care of Your Toothbrush, Take Care of Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is a major part of taking care of your oral health care. Yet it’s easy to let the habit become mindless, leaving us with ineffective practices and, eventually, tooth decay and other mouth damage that could lead to painful and costly effects. Here are a few points to brush up on in order to keep your oral... read more »

Bruxism and Its Effect on Your Dental Health

If you are under the effects of bruxism, how would you know? Bruxism is a sleeping disorder that often goes undetected, given the difficulty in spotting symptoms. Are you familiar with bruxism and the effect on your smile? The basics of bruxism include the following: Knowing the signs and symptoms of bruxism can be difficult to spot due to the... read more »

Win the Battle Against Halitosis with Optimum Oral Hygiene

Win the battle against halitosis with optimum oral hygiene. Halitosis, a symptom more commonly referred to as bad breath, is a disorder that results from foul odors coming from the mouth. Typically, bad breath is caused by poor oral hygiene or infection in your mouth, but it can stem from deeper issues within your body as well. The foods you... read more »

Acid Reflux: How Our Dentist Can Help

Have you ever heard about gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is commonly called acid reflux or GERD? If so, you might already know that this problem can cause heartburn and can push stomach acids into your mouth through your esophagus, but did you know that GERD can also have an impact on your oral health? Acid reflux can actually be caused... read more »

How to Make Your Smile Great

A great smile begins with great oral hygiene. As long as you are brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing once daily, you can prevent oral disasters such as tooth decay and gum disease. For a deeper professional cleaning, a visit every six months to Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C. is recommended. We can give you a quality oral exam... read more »

Dental Advice Galore, But Are We Using It?

The addition of the internet in our lives allows us to maintain much healthier lifestyles than before, given the amount of information at our fingertips. With such a wealth of information to process, it’s always important to stay up-to-date on what information we are taking in, and how much of it we implement in our lives. Test your own current... read more »

Risk Factors for Contracting Gum Disease

Did you know that periodontal disease – or as it’s commonly referred to, gum disease – is the most common cause of tooth loss in American adults? There are a lot of things that go into someone contracting gum disease, but today we’re going to go over some of the most common risk factors. It’s hereditary A lot of people... read more »