What Is Bruxism and What Can You Do to Avoid It?

What is bruxism and what can you do to avoid it? Bruxism is a common yet potentially serious condition caused by unconsciously grinding your teeth together. If done frequently, especially while you sleep, you can chip or crack your teeth, wear down your tooth enamel, and even cause tooth loss. Unfortunately, avoiding it begins with… Read more »

A Significant Tongue Injury Requires First Aid and Might Need Professional Care

A minor tongue injury from accidentally nipping your tongue when you’re chewing gum or eating food usually proves to be little more than a nuisance. In most of these cases, the worst thing you’ll experience is a small, swollen, tender spot or a little blood. More significant tongue injuries from an oral trauma like a… Read more »

Dealing with Jaw Pain? Here’s What You Need to Know

Do you have pain where your jaw connects to your head? Is there popping or immobility in that joint? If so, you may have temporomandibular disorder or disorder of the temporomandibular joint. Most often called TMJ pain or TMJ disorder, this disorder can make it difficult to eat or speak, and can be a distracting… Read more »

Are There Medical Conditions that Can Harm My Smile?

Sadly, there are certain medical conditions that can attack your teeth and gums and alter your oral health. This is why it’s important to take good care of your smile on a regular basis so your teeth, gums, and entire mouth don’t have to suffer. Some of the most common health issues that can affect… Read more »

The Reasons Why a Bone Graft Might Be Needed

Has Dr. Larry Leonakis recommended that you receive a bone graft? If so, this means you need to treat your underlying bone so oral surgery and dental treatment can be possible. There are many reasons why a bone graft might be needed. In fact: The bone graft can help heal fractures in the bone, even… Read more »

A Brighter Smile is only a Whitening Treatment Away

If you have been wanting a brighter smile to enhance your smile, we can help! A healthy smile starts with a healthy foundation, and maintaining healthy tooth enamel and gums means brushing and flossing daily to keep your smile looking its best. Along with routine professional dental cleanings, your smile is off to a good… Read more »

Replace Gaps in Your Smile with Dental Implants

Did you know you can replace gaps in your smile with dental implants? If any gaps go unchecked or unnoticed, they can become a nesting zone for harmful bacteria that seek to cause gum disease and tooth decay. You can, however, protect the natural teeth you still have. We invite you to come in to… Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at G. Larry Leonakis DDS Inc., we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise… Read more »