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 »

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Smile?

Smiling is contagious. It can instantly put you in a great mood. However, many people aren't proud of their smiles. Whether crooked teeth or yellowing has you hiding your smile, there is good news! Cosmetic dentistry can help! Many people seek cosmetic dentistry to get a smile that they are proud to have. Whether you want your teeth straightened or whitened,... read more »

Sleep Apnea Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is closely linked to oral health. At North Coast Dental Excellence, we care about educating our patients on health issues that may be related to oral health in order to avoid more severe problems years down the road. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea occurs when an individual constantly stops and starts breathing while... 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 »