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Dental Issues Associated With Thumbsucking & Pacifier Use

Posted on September 14th, 2017 by Dr. Jose Villa

Just like you give your baby a pacifier to calm them when they are upset, thumbsucking is a natural reflex for many children when they want to feel secure and comforted. Other babies and children may need to do this to soothe themselves in order to fall asleep. But did you know that pacifier use […]

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Does Chewing Gum Really Help Protect My Teeth?

Posted on August 29th, 2017 by Dr. Jose Villa

Some form of chewing gum has been around forever and each year, Americans consume almost two pounds of it! Unfortunately, many people tend to wrongly associate chewing gum with candy. While some gum is full of sugar and is definitely not beneficial to your teeth, many sugar-free chewing gum brands are approved by the American […]

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Do You Have Diabetes? Here’s How It Can Affect Your Mouth

Posted on August 15th, 2017 by Dr. Jose Villa

Over 9% of the United States population is living with diabetes and more and more people are being diagnosed each year. Because diabetes impacts your body’s ability to process sugar, it can cause certain issues with your eyes, nerves, heart, and other body parts. But what about your mouth? Diabetes can affect your smile too, […]

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How To Choose The Right Toothpaste

Posted on July 26th, 2017 by Dr. Jose Villa

In recent years, the number of different toothpaste options that line the shelves has become overwhelming. While the number of toothpaste manufacturers hasn’t necessarily increased, the different types they offer sure have. There are toothpastes that can supposedly whiten your teeth, freshen your breath, reduce sensitivity, stop gum disease, remove plaque, and much more. But […]

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Sudden Tooth Sensitivity

Posted on July 11th, 2017 by Dr. Jose Villa

Our teeth can obviously tell the difference between hot and cold foods and beverages, but if there is a sudden change in the way your teeth react to various temperatures, this may be of bigger concern. If your teeth become very sensitive or you start to experience a sharp pain when you bite into something […]

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