Oral Cancer: What You Need to Know

We know cancer is an uncomfortable subject. However, at North Coast Dental Excellence, we want our patients to have facts rather than fear. Sharing this information on oral cancer is part of our ongoing efforts to equip our patients to be full partners in their healthcare. What Is Oral Cancer? Cancer found in and around the mouth is considered oral... read more »

Are You Suffering From TMJ & Bruxism?

Millions of people around the world suffer from chronic facial pain such as jaw pain, headaches or earaches. The source of these aches may be directly related to the temporomandibular joints / TMJ. These joints work in conjunction with the muscles, ligaments, and bones to assist you in chewing and speaking. When the temporomandibular joints are not in harmony with... read more »

Dental Guards

According to the American Dental Association, mouth guards prevent more than 200,000 oral injuries each year. They are designed to help protect your teeth from the damage that can be caused by sports or grinding and clenching your teeth. However, most people do not wear mouth guards and subject themselves to the possibility of a broken tooth, a knocked out... read more »

Information About Teething All Parents Should Know

When Does a Baby Start Teething? A baby's first tooth may appear as soon as 4 to 10 months of age. However, the tooth may not erupt until around 6 months of age. Your baby may experience symptoms of teething in the days leading up to the first tooth showing. The signs and symptoms of teething: The signs and symptoms... read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Tooth Sensitivity

Many people experience sensitivity to their teeth for a variety of different reasons. No matter what reason your teeth feel sensitive, it's a rather uncomfortable sensation that often requires dental assistance to sort out the issue. Since your oral health gets linked to the health of the rest of your body, it's important that you take care of any tooth... read more »

Dental X-Rays: Are They Necessary?

A bright, healthy and pain-free smile is always the goal with any dentist appointment. To maintain healthy teeth, your dentist may recommend an x-ray, but many patients have concerns about x-rays and their safety. In the following paragraphs, we're going to break down everything you need to know about dental x-rays before your next appointment. Why Do You Need Dental... read more »

Understanding What Periodontal Therapy Entails

Periodontal Disease is a gum disease that causes inflammation around the gums to set in due to a bacterial infection. If the condition can't get treated, periodontal disease can develop further and become a more severe condition. If not managed, periodontal disease can pull the gums away from the teeth, eat away at the bone, and cause the loss of... read more »

Pediatric Dentistry: Your Guide to Dental Care for Your Child

As your baby grows older, there are so many exciting milestones to treasure with each passing month and year — baby's first step, baby's first words, and baby's first tooth! To make sure your little one establishes a positive, stress-free relationship with the dentist — and avoids cavities — it's important to get them to the dentist as early as possible. Pediatric dentistry... read more »

Are You Considering Veneers?

Do you have worn, broken, or discolored teeth and have been looking for a solution? Dental veneers, especially porcelain veneers, may be the option you have been looking for. Veneers are sculpted to fit your mouth, so they will not look like you have novelty party teeth. There are many advantages to veneers and the following are just a few.... read more »

Identifying Bad Habits That Can Damage Your Smile

You likely learned very young that brushing, flossing, and rinsing are essential for a healthy smile. These rituals that you learned as a child become habits, a normal part of your daily routine. While good habits are easy to identify, it's just as easy to overlook some of the not-so-healthy habits that could damage your teeth and gums. Recognizing and... read more »