• Do You Have A Cavity?
    Sometimes cavities are hard to avoid. Our team at Dr. Malenius wants you to know you aren’t alone when it comes to getting cavities. They can appear in both children Read more
  • The Effects of Biting Your Nails
    Also known as onchophagia, the habit of nail biting is one of the so-called “nervous habits” that can be triggered by stress, excitement, or boredom. Approximately half of all kids Read more
  • Whitening an Artificial Tooth
    It’s a bit of a contradiction: you are justifiably proud of your beautiful dental work, but you don’t want it to be obvious when you smile. Dental prosthetics such as 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
  • The Science of Sugar
    Some languages have many different words for love. Some have many different words for snow. One language even has different words for a tasty layered sandwich. Is that a hoagie Read more
  • I drink a lot of coffee. Could it be hurting my smile?
    At Dr. Malenius, we know most of our patients enjoy a cup of coffee or two throughout the day. But what many of you don’t know is that coffee can Read more
  • My gums are shrinking!
    Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth looked longer? Does it seem like your gums are shrinking? This condition is called recession—many adults have it. Read more
  • What's on your fall reading list?
    How better to spend the fall months than inside by the fireplace with a warm cup of cider and a book in hand? the doctor and our team at Dr. Read more
  • Osteoporosis and Oral Health
    Today, the doctor and our team at Dr. Malenius thought we would examine the relationship between osteoporosis and oral health, since 40 million Americans have osteoporosis or are at high Read more
  • Do I lose my wisdom if I lose my wisdom teeth?
    The third molars have long been known as your “wisdom teeth,” because they are the last teeth to erupt from the gums – usually sometime during the late teens to Read more
  • Four Tips for Soothing a Toothache
    Whether it’s a dull and throbbing ache or a sharp pain, toothaches can come in many different forms. Chances are you’ve had the discomforting experience once or twice in your Read more
  • Football Season? Practice Dental Defense
    It’s finally football season, and whether you’re on the field, at the game, or watching at home with friends, it’s time to work on some defensive dental strategies. Taking the Field If Read more
  • Root Cavities
    When we don’t keep up with our dental hygiene, plaque buildup can result in three kinds of cavities. Pit and fissure cavities are found on the tops of molars, where Read more
  • What is Remineralization?
    “What is the strongest substance in the body?” If this question comes up on trivia night, be prepared to impress your team when you confidently answer, “Tooth enamel!” Tooth enamel? The Read more
  • Troubles with Cementum? Prevent ‘Em!
    Our teeth are a lot more complicated than they look. Beneath that shiny white surface is an entire system of different cell tissues working together to keep each tooth vital Read more
  • TMD Problems and How You Can Prevent Them
    Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) describe a set of conditions that involve trouble with your jaw and face muscles. They result from a problem in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is Read more

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