Dry Mouth Can Be Caused by Several Factors

Saliva plays several important roles in the function of your mouth. This includes moistening your mouth for clear speech and lubricating food while chewing and swallowing. Once you are done eating, the flow of saliva in your mouth also plays an important role in washing away loose food particles. Reduced... Read more »

Why Is Keeping Up on Oral Hygiene Important for the Oral Health?

If you want a strong and healthy smile and oral health, then you need to keep up on oral hygiene. Your oral hygiene routine should consist of brushing twice a day and flossing and rinsing daily. These things are very important. To help you understand why oral hygiene is important,... Read more »

Latent Toothache Pain Can Sometimes Be Linked to a Past Oral Trauma

Sometimes the jarring physical force suffered by an accidental blow to the mouth can cause harm that goes unnoticed at first. In some of these instances a swollen lip or sensitive gums might be dismissed as minor. Even if a tooth is impacted the lack of overt damage to the... Read more »

Discover Your Hidden Smile with Dental Anxiety Treatments

If you're ever worried about any pain associated with oral health care treatments, it is important to speak with your dentist about any dental anxieties you may be suffering from. Dental anxiety commonly arises from the fears and stresses with oral health care procedures and strikes when treatments might be... Read more »

Are Your Molars Protected From Decay With the Help of Dental Sealants?

The goal of daily oral hygiene care is to protect your teeth from decay and cavities. The most vulnerable of your teeth are the ones in the back that do the hard work of chewing your food. Because of their location, it's hard to clean them properly, so harmful oral... Read more »

Cosmetic Dental Restorations Need Some Maintenance

A dentist like Dr. Nandhini Bogavelli will often use dental veneers and porcelain dental crowns to cosmetically enhance or restore affected teeth. While veneers will effectively replace the faces of your front teeth with dental grade porcelain or composite resin, a dental crown will fully replace a compromised tooth’s enamel... Read more »

5 Oral Health Tips for Diabetics

Did you know that diabetes can influence the condition of your mouth? Diabetes increases your risk for mouth infections like dry mouth, oral thrush and gum disease. Fortunately, all these issues are still escapable, as long as you regularly follow these five tips: - Control your blood sugar. Your family... Read more »

What are the Differences Between Cold Sores and Canker Sores?

No one has ever said they love a mouth sore. Mouth sores, occasionally called soft-tissue disturbances, in or out of the mouth can sometimes be painful, unpleasant-looking, and could potentially be a sign of a more serious disease. Many patients have confused cold sores for canker sores and canker sores... Read more »

Habits That Can Hurt Your Teeth

You want to keep your smile bright, healthy, and happy. You know there are things to do to help this happen, like brushing and flossing every day. Did you know that there are some things that you should NOT do? Dr. Nandhini Bogavelli is happy to make you aware of... Read more »

Maintaining Your Dentures and Healthy Gums Will Help Them Fit Comfortably in Your Mouth

The complete denture created for you by the dental specialists at Pristine Smiles was designed from durable materials that are invulnerable to bacterial tooth decay. Yet you will still need to apply some daily habits to maintain the dental appliance and the overall health of your natural periodontal tissues. This... Read more »