What Causes Cavities? 


It is estimated that approximately 91% of Americans over the age of 20 have experienced a cavity at some point. Furthermore, nearly 30% of Americans over 20 have untreated cavities. These numbers are astonishing considering that preventive care can help avoid cavities. So, why do cavities start? Enamel is the Strongest Substance The outer layer … Read more

Stages of Periodontal Disease 

Periodontal Disease

As we wrapped up National Dental Hygiene Month in October, it seemed fitting to follow up with information about the different stages of gum disease. As your hygienist has probably discussed with you, we take measurements of your gums at least every 12 months to help us determine what stage of health your gums and … Read more

Why do I have Gum Recession?

Gum Recession

You may experience gum recession at some point in your life, even with great home care and regular dental visits. To some degree, it actually affects the majority of our population. “Gum recession is when the margin of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or … Read more

Autoimmune Series: The Oral Health Impact of Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren’s Syndrome - Eleven Eleven Dental

Sjogren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the body begins invading it’s own moisture producing glands. This can be saliva glands, tear ducts and other types of organs. The problem for oral health occurs when the saliva glands are affected and flow of saliva is reduced. Sjogren’s Syndrome This autoimmune disorder shows up in … Read more

Autoimmune Series: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

Autoimmune Series: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health - 3D illustration of Palm painful

This month we’re kicking off a new blog series! Every other month through 2019 we will highlight a different autoimmune disease and the impacts it has on oral health, and vice versa. Autoimmune diseases are wide-ranging and affect many different systems of the body. Over 23.5 million people Their commonality though, is that the body … Read more

The Difficult Effects of Methamphetamines on Oral Health

Methamphetamines on Oral Health

The Hard Truth about Methamphetamines and Oral Health We can hardly go a single day without hearing about the increasing rise of drug addiction in our country, or worse, hearing the heartbreaking story of a loved one coping with addiction. Drug addiction profoundly affects families, communities, and, of course, the individuals themselves. As dental professionals, … Read more

Take Your Oral Health to Heart

Take Your Oral Health to Heart

You’ve heard us say time and time again that oral health is linked to your overall health. Most people treat their mouths as separate entity from the rest of their bodies and ignore the fact that what goes on in there has a huge correlation to many other health issues. This month we are focusing … Read more