Choosing Dental Products

The time has come for you to replace your toothbrush or to buy new toothpaste. Going to the store to buy these products can be intimidating because there are so many options. There is an entire shelf, or maybe even wall, of dental product options. Which one should you choose?... Read more »

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Causes

Sleep apnea is a condition in which your breathing is blocked while you sleep. This can disrupt your sleep patterns, of course, but can also put you at risk for extremely serious health problems. Thus, though it is common, sleep apnea is a serious threat to your health that needs... Read more »

Tooth-Brushing Q&A

At Kenmore Dental, the most common advice we give is to brush teeth twice per day for 120 seconds per session. (You most likely wouldn’t have guessed that, would you?) Because we’re constantly reminding our patients to brush their teeth, we also get a reasonable number of questions about the... Read more »

Halitosis and Why They Are Needed

Are you aware that halitosis is another name for foul breath? Even though it may seem like a side effect, halitosis isn’t always caused by consuming smelly foods. In some instances, halitosis is a sign of something much worse, which can include diseases and ailments within the body. Listed below... Read more »

Your Oral Health While Pregnant: Frequently Asked Questions

You’re expecting a baby? Congratulations! Amongst all the knowledge you may be in the midst of acquiring, one thing you may be surprised to learn is that your pregnancy can affect your oral health – and vice versa. Here are some important FAQs: Q: What oral problems might appear during... Read more »

What Are Plaque and Tartar?

Did you know that tartar is simply plaque that has hardened in your mouth? Unfortunately, dental damage can occur if you try to remove it yourself, so allow a trained dental professional to do it for you. For more information about plaque and tartar buildup, consider the following: - Plaque... Read more »

Cavity Care and Prevention

What is a cavity, and how do you prevent them? A cavity occurs when your tooth enamel has been damaged extensively, to the point that a hole has developed in the inner parts of your tooth. If left unchecked, cavities can cause infection or tooth loss. If you have a... Read more »

How to Maintain Your Natural Teeth as a Senior

Your senior smile is important to Dr. Michael J. Conway and our dental team. This is why we encourage you to take good care of your teeth and gums. If you do so, you can maintain a healthy, beautiful, and natural smile throughout your life. That’s right—even as a senior!... Read more »

Do You Have Any General Knowledge about Malocclusions?

Do you have any general knowledge about malocclusions? Damage to your teeth in the form of a misalignment can increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth breakage. When teeth are not straight, they can easily chip or crack, and cause you enamel damage that can put your... Read more »

Is Your Oral Health in Good Standing?

Is your oral health in good standing? Have you been doing enough to ensure your mouth is getting the treatment it deserves? If not, there is no better time to start, as your teeth and gums will continue to decline as you age if the proper steps are not taken... Read more »