11 Causes of Bad Breath

It might seem that something like bad breath is bound to be a simple condition. After all, it’s just an odor in your mouth, right? But the truth is that bad breath is another manifestation of the complex interaction between your oral health and your overall health, and the reasons why you get Read More

7 Home Remedies to Ease TMJ Pain

Are you searching for home remedies to alleviate your TMJ pain? The TMJ or Temporomandibular joint, and the surrounding network of muscles make it possible to open and close your mouth, eat, and chew food. Anything that affects the normal function of this network may cause pain or that annoying popping and cracking. Read More

Which Type of Toothbrush Should I Use?

At Top Down Dental, we believe the root of your overall health starts with your oral health. Maintaining proper dental hygiene is just one of the ways to benefit your overall health. Brushing your teeth regularly is just one piece of the puzzle. You might wonder what type of toothbrush is best for Read More

Bleeding or swollen gums? Here’s what you need to know

You brush your teeth and your gums bleed a little. You blame the toothbrush, or brushing too hard. The fact is, gums shouldn’t bleed from brushing. If yours are, you could have gum disease. Gum disease is common, but it’s serious. If left untreated, it can lead to receding gums and eventual tooth loss. In Read More

Diabetes and Your Teeth: Your Blood Sugar and Its Connection to Oral Health

If you’re familiar with diabetes, you know that it, if left untreated, can cause a slew of health problems. Poorly managed diabetes puts patients at an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, nerve damage and many other serious issues. But did you know that poorly managed diabetes can also lead to tooth decay, gum disease Read More

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