Oral Piercing Can Lead to Problems With Your Teeth and Gums

Posted On Sep 30, 2013 @ 02:29 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Although sometimes controversial, body piercing has exploded in popularity, especially among young people. Aside from the social debate about such practices, there are health risks to consider. Oral piercings, in particular — especially of the tongue — could have an adverse effect on your dental health.

Timing is Everything When it Comes to Treating Mouth Injuries

Posted On Sep 27, 2013 @ 09:27 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

When you or a family member takes a traumatic hit to the mouth, what should you do? Besides immediate first aid, your next action will depend on the extent of damage to any teeth. What you do and when you do it may even determine whether an injured tooth is eventually saved or lost.

Know What to Expect With Dental Implant Surgery

Posted On Sep 23, 2013 @ 09:25 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

As dental implants increase in popularity, the surgical procedures to install them are becoming quite commonplace. Still, many people are nervous about this procedure, perhaps not really knowing what to expect. So if you're considering dental implants, here's a rundown of what happens before, during and after the procedure.

Bill Rancic's Smile Helps Close the Deal

Posted On Sep 19, 2013 @ 09:21 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Can having a great smile help land you a high-level business position, a TV show, and a bride? Maybe — at least if you go by the example of Bill Rancic.