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What Constitutes a Dental Emergency? Feb 3rd, 2020

Imagine these scenarios:  You’re at your son’s baseball game, and he knocks a tooth loose while sliding into home plate.  You have pain in your jaw that begins to throb and cause ear pain.  You bite down too hard on a piece of candy and chip a tooth or loosen...

Resolve to Have Whiter Teeth This Year Jan 9th, 2020

It’s that time of year again — the time when we all make resolutions to be better versions of ourselves in the coming year. But, how often do those resolutions fall by the wayside after a month or two? Do you want a resolution you can actually accomplish? How about...

What Does It Mean If You Hear Your Jaw Pop When You Chew? Dec 17th, 2019

The lower jaw is connected to the skull by a hinge joint known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Like any joint in the body, the TMJ is vulnerable to injury and wear and tear over time, putting you at risk for a condition known as TMJ syndrome (also known as...

Holiday Parties and Photos: Just Two of the Many Reasons to Have Your Teeth Professionally Whitened Nov 20th, 2019

The holidays are a time when family and friends gather to celebrate and, thanks to cellphones-turned-cameras, everyone is a potential photographer. If you want your smile to light up your holiday photos, professional teeth whitening is just the ticket. At Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp, our team offers a...

Remedy Gum Disease With The Help of Our Perio Protect Trays Oct 1st, 2019

When gum disease gets serious, so do the treatments. The problem is that the damage occurs below the gum line, out of the reach of brushing and flossing. Typically, this means some aggressive scaling and root planing at the dentist’s office, and even full-on dental surgery that can cause an...

The Importance of Biannual Dental Cleanings Sep 27th, 2019

We get it — going to the dentist is rarely exciting. It’s probably fair to say that most people dread the thought. But these visits are necessary to maintain both your oral health and your overall health.  It’s no surprise, then, that researchers have found a clear connection between oral...

Do You Grind Your Teeth While Sleeping? If So, You Need a Custom Night Guard Aug 22nd, 2019

If you unconsciously grind, gnash, or clench your teeth, you might have a condition called bruxism. While it may not seem serious, bruxism can trigger a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including: Flattened or damaged teeth Enamel loss Increased tooth sensitivity and sore gums Soft tissue damage to the inside of...