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Wisdom Teeth Cause Cavities

Another study published in Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery  (April 2016 Vol 4. Pages 684-692) shows increase in cavities on second molars that have impacted wisdom teeth behind them.  This correlates with many studies that show the need to consult with Dr. Wayne regarding your wisdom teeth.  

What Was Dental Health Like in the Middle Ages?

When we think of medieval times, we picture peasants with rotted and missing teeth but Tim O’Neill, MA Medieval Literature, says during the Middle Ages, a white smile and pleasant breath were admirable attributes. During the Middle Ages, there’s evidence that people used toothpastes, powders, treatments, and even mouth washes for halitosis! Sugar wasn’t widely […]

Bruxism, Grinding or Clenching Teeth, and Dental Health

If you’ve awoken with a sore jaw or your dental health professional has noticed your teeth are ground down or damaged, you may be clenching your teeth during the day or grinding them while you sleep. The condition of subconsciously grinding or clenching teeth is known as bruxism. People who grind their teeth at night […]

eCigarettes & Dental Health

eCigarettes or “vaping” has become a popular alternative to cigarettes. Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of illness and death in the US. Inhalation of tar and other toxic chemicals is linked to cancer and heart disease, as well as many other health issues. Enter eCigarettes, electronic, battery-operated devices that simulate the act of […]

Soda and Your Teeth

As summer’s heat waves are around the corner, we often grab a soft drink or sports drink when we’re thirsty. Did you know the beverage you choose can impact your dental health? According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, carbonation, sugar, and acids in soda can weaken tooth enamel and encourage the growth of […]

Dehydration, Water, & Sports Drinks

With the increased humidity and heat, it’s important to stay hydrated. According to the Mayo Clinic, if you’re exercising or even just doing everyday activities in humidity, your sweat can’t evaporate to cool down your body temperature. Children, older people, and endurance athletes are more prone to dehydration. How much water do you need per […]

Getting the Most Nutrition from Your Grocery Cart

You’ve filled your cart with broccoli, flax seed, and Greek yogurt but how can you be sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck? According to a recent post by’s Sarah Bruning, how we eat certain foods may prevent us from accessing the most vitamins and minerals. Flaxseeds Flaxseeds have become the rock […]

Why Am I Always Hungry?

You’ve started a diet to drop those five pounds before beach and pool party season but find yourself starving around 3 pm every day or maybe you feel the pangs of hunger when you watch your favorite TV show or at the movies. Why are we always hungry, even if we’ve eaten a meal just […]

Could That Morning Cup of Java Provide Health Benefits?

Your alarm is synced with the coffeemaker or you can’t imagine morning without a “K-cup.” The barista doesn’t even need to ask your name. You wonder if those AM or midday lattes are going to impact your health. The benefits of coffee have been a hot topic for decades. Latest analysis shows that, in moderation, […]

Energy Drinks: Worth the Boost?

  When we hit that 3 pm energy slump or our college kids need to pull off a late-night study session, we’re often tempted to drink a can of Red Bull, Rock Star, or Monster. Is that safe? The buzz energy drinks provide comes from large doses of caffeine and other legal stimulants like guarana […]