Waking Up Angry and in Pain? It May Not Be Your Fault!

Cater Galante Bruxism Pain

It’s estimated that over 60 million Americans grind their teeth each night. Bruxism is a condition categorized by grinding, gnashing or clenching your teeth. You are more susceptible to engage in grinding or clenching your teeth at night while you sleep and are completely unaware you’re even doing it. This is known as sleep bruxism. […]

Does Your Child Suffer from Sleep Apnea? Orthodontic Expansion Appliances Could Help!

Cater Galante Childhood Sleep Apnea

Childhood Sleep Apnea is usually described as a restriction of air movement and volume while a child is breathing. Rapid Maxillary Expansion appliances were first described in the 1880’s and consisted of a simple non-removable orthodontic appliance that young children would wear and could be adjusted by their parents. The orthodontic expansion appliances are used […]

Perk Alert!

Cater Galante Perk Alert

The research team at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine wanted to know: Since coffee contains antioxidants, and antioxidants fight periodontal disease, does coffee help fight periodontal disease? Daily Cup of Joe The Journal of Periodontology published the results: “We found that coffee consumption did not have an adverse effect on […]

Is Your Dental Insurance Ruining Your Teeth?

Cater Galante Dental Insurance

Across America, people are dropping their dental insurance, thus paying out of pocket for procedures and skipping routine exams altogether. We are all well aware that dental coverage is extremely important. It would be great if preventative care were covered 100 percent across the board, but sadly it’s not. Dental insurance is designed to aid […]

Advances in Technology—My, How Far We’ve Come!

Cater Galante King Richard III Skull

While browsing some dental articles recently, I came across an article which reported that testing done on bone chemistry revealed more information about the royal lifestyle of King Richard III! Our Teeth: A Unique Footprint of Our Lives The article states that a recent study conducted by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers […]