Educational Resources

Below, you will find a collection of fact sheets and educational videos. Click on individual fact sheets to read and/or print. Please keep checking this page for upcoming new sheets and videos. 

Oral Health Fact Sheets

 

Sensitive Information

Dentin hypersensitivity, more commonly referred to as sensitive teeth, can be defined as short, sharp pains that come from exposed dentin (the layer of tissue found beneath the hard enamel that contains the inner pulp)...

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life threatening sleep disorder that affects approximately 18 million Americans. It owes its name to the Greek word apnea
(meaning “want of breath”) and refers to episodes in which a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep...

Baby's Oral Health

It’s never too early to start taking care of your little one’s teeth. In fact, proper oral health care should start well before your baby’s first teeth even erupt. For a lifetime of healthy smiles, follow these guidelines to ensure your child gets off on the right tooth...

Crowning Moment

Dental restorations restore the function, integrity, and morphology of missing tooth structure, which can be caused by caries or external trauma, such as chipping or cracking a tooth. Fabrication of a crown (a type of dental restoration) usually requires two dental visits....

Implant Information

If you lose or break a tooth, a dental implant may be the best option for restoring your smile. Learn more about dental implants and whether they are right for you. What is a dental implant? A dental implant is a post, usually made of titanium, which serves as a substitute for a natural tooth’s root...

Don't Forget to Floss

Flossing is an integral part of your oral
health regimen; however, many people
don’t spend enough time flossing their
teeth, or they don’t floss at all. By flossing
just once a day, you can decrease your
risk of gum disease and increase your
chances of maintaining good oral health
throughout your lifetime...

TMD

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, approximately 5 to 12 percent of people suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction, more commonly known as temporomandibulardisorder (TMD), which describes avariety of conditions affecting the joints, muscles, and nerves in the jaw....

Stress & Your Teeth

Is work or school stressing you out? You may be taking it out on your teeth through a condition called bruxism. Bruxism is characterized by the grinding of the teeth and is typically accompanied by the clenching of the jaw...

Dental Anxiety

Going to the dentist can cause anxiety, and that’s a normal reaction. You can overcome this fear by educating yourself and talking with your dentist and the dental team. Read on to learn more about dental anxiety and what you can do to overcome your fears...

Periodontal Disease

It’s important to brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day, and floss between them at least once a day. Practicing these positive oral health habits can prevent the buildup of plaque between your teeth, which can cause periodontal disease, or gum disease...

Acid Erosion

Your teeth’s enamel may be tough, but your teeth still need your help to protect them from erosion. What is tooth enamel? Enamel is the white looking outer covering of the tooth crown. This protective shell is the hardest tissue in the human body...

Children’s Oral Health

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Has your child seen a dentist? Taking your child to the dentist at an early age is the best way to prevent oral health problems. Can tooth decay affect infants?

Women's Oral Health

What do hormones have to do with a woman’s oral health? Hormonal changes occur throughout a woman’s life, and with these hormonal changes come changes in oral health...

 

Educational Videos

Discover How Invisalign Works

Straight Talk About Crooked Teeth

PHILIPS ZOOM! Step-by-Step

What is a Dental Implant?

Implant vs Dental Bridge - Which Is More Reliable

Why Need Crown After Root Canal