An Improved Smile For Improved Health

October 22nd, 2014 | by McLean County Dental

The link between physical appearance and health has been fairly well established. Feeling confident and being happy with one’s outward appearance can have dramatic positive effects on one’s health. Logically, then, the physical manifestation of happiness — a healthy smile — can both lead to and be reflective of a more healthy individual.

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Burning Mouth Syndrome

October 22nd, 2014 | by McLean County Dental

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a painful, frustrating condition often described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or throughout the mouth. Although BMS can affect anyone, it occurs most commonly in middle-aged or older women. Unfortunately, we don’t really know what causes burning mouth syndrome, but it often occurs with a range of other medical and dental conditions, from nutritional deficiencies and menopause to dry mouth and allergies.

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Mouthguards – A Simple Device to Reduce Injury

October 22nd, 2014 | by McLean County Dental

Participating in sports is a terrific way to stay active, have fun, and enjoy the great outdoors. And the Bloomington-Normal area offers a plethora of options for all ages — from pee-wee T-ball and youth hockey leagues to High School and college team sports to leisure activities like skateboarding, skiing, and biking.

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The Ins and Outs of Dental Insurance

October 22nd, 2014 | by McLean County Dental

Investing in good oral health by electing to participate in a dental insurance program is a great first step toward health and well-being. But, if you are like many patients, navigating the peculiarities and technicalities of available coverage is enough to make you grind your teeth at night!

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