What is the Epworth Sleepiness Scale?

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is a scale that can measure daytime sleepiness based off of your total score on a questionnaire. The questionnaire is made up of eight possible situations, each of which you give a score of 0-3 based on your likelihood to fall asleep in the particular situation, with zero being “no

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Teeth Whitening: Do It Right

As the years go by, our teeth naturally lose their luster. Dark colored foods and drinks speed up the process, but even people who avoid coffee, wine and cola are not immune to yellow or gray teeth. Want to brighten up your smile? Have you considered tooth whitening? Teeth whitening at Jurich Dental Family Cosmetic

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What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

Evolution isn’t always tidy and linear. For example, we have smaller jaws than our ancestors thousands of years ago, but most of our bodies haven’t adapted by generating fewer teeth. Two-thirds of us generate the same amount of teeth as early humans. These late-developing extra molars are called wisdom teeth and they pose unique oral

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Don’t Bite The Dentist!

Bite down hard, but not on Doctor Jurich’s hand! Do you find that biting down hard is painful or awkward? There are ways to find the source of the dilemma and there are ways to make it right. Painful chewing can be due to a damaged tooth, missing teeth, or loose teeth. Any of those

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New Protein For Dental Implant Patients

Countless men and women have replaced missing teeth with jaw-bone anchored tooth implants. Unlike a dental bridge, a tooth implant consists of a titanium post inserted into the jaw bone. The bone meshes with the post to create a strong base for the natural-looking prosthetic tooth and crown that attaches to the post. Dental implants

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This Is The Year For A New Smile!

Hello! Welcome to our dental blog. At Jurich Dental Family Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry we create total smile makeovers for our patients. If you are not familiar with the latest dental advances, you might not realize what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. If you are not satisfied with your smile, or are embarrassed by

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Tooth Bleaching Fact and Fiction

You have probably seen ads for lightening products contain terms such as “white brite,” “22 carbamide peroxide” and “peroxide teeth.” How do you separate tooth-bleaching fact from fiction? For the best results, consult a dentist Some tooth whitening dentists will guarantee fantastic results for any patient that desires a whiter smile. At Jurich Dental Family

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Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Saliva

Today we are going to explore the complexity and importance of your saliva. This typically yucky substance is, in reality, a finely balanced body fluid that not only maintains dental health but also assists in the digestion of your food. So, without further ado, here are the main components of saliva. 1. Water. No surprise

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How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. Swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, it can affect the bone near the teeth. The body’s immune system wants to rid

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5 Ways To Prevent A Cracked Tooth

Cracked teeth can be painful, unattractive, and pricey to repair. Today’s post in the William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry dental blog contains an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong. 1. Avoiding a cracked tooth means avoiding chewing on hard things. Mind-blowing, right? People should steer

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