• Every Day is Earth Day
    During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a Read more
  • The Truth about TMJ
    TMJ is the quick way of referring to your Temporomandibular Joint. Pardon the pun, but that’s quite a mouthful! What is this joint, what does it do, and, if your Read more
  • Oral Cancer Awareness Month
    Happy Oral Cancer Awareness Month! We know oral cancer can be kind of a scary topic, but it’s worth using this opportunity to learn about the disease and spread knowledge Read more
  • Is soda really bad for your teeth?
    You take a sip of soda – and someone remarks, “That’s going to ruin your teeth!” Is that true? Is sweet soda the enemy of a healthy smile? The answer, unfortunately, Read more
  • Common Emergency Care Visits: Toothaches or abscesses
    Dental problems do not always wait for normal office hours. Broken fillings or damaged teeth are common reasons for emergency treatment. Toothaches and abscesses can also require prompt attention. the Read more
  • St. Patrick's Day
    On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage. The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who Read more
  • The Link Between HPV and Oral Cancer
    Cancer has become a common word, and it seems like there is new research about it every day. We know antioxidants are important. We know some cancers are more treatable Read more
  • Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths
    At Robert S. Mather, DDS, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. Read more
  • In the Pink
    Our gums cover and protect the sensitive roots of our teeth and the bone around them. While we often think of gum tissue as a rosy shade of pink, that’s Read more
  • Symptoms That Could Mean You Need a Root Canal
    Every tooth packs a lot of layers in a very small area. The outer, visible part of our tooth, the crown, is covered in protective enamel, and the lower root Read more
  • The Start of Valentine’s Day
    Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, has been said to originate with a Catholic priest named Valentine several thousand year ago. Valentine defied the emperor at the time Read more
  • February is Heart Month
    The American Academy of Periodontology stresses the importance of good oral health since gum disease may be linked to heart disease and stroke. Thus far, no cause-and-effect relationship has been Read more
  • What is gum disease?
    Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissues, and is something seen all too often by the doctor. Extending from inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) Read more
  • Wisdom Teeth Emergencies: Causes and treatment
    When you think of a dental emergency, you may picture teeth that have fallen out or severe tooth pain. But it is not uncommon for wisdom teeth to develop conditions Read more
  • Sealants: What are they and how do they help?
    Molars are made up of canyons, caves, pits, and seemingly endless caverns that are a breeding ground for decay. The protective solution is a sealant. When done correctly, a sealant Read more
  • Tooth Protection and Winter Sports
    Just because it’s cold out there doesn’t mean you’ll give up keeping fit and active! Winter is the season for some of our favorite team sporting activities, and when you’re Read more