Note to my Family: If you are Sick this Easter STAY HOME

Note to my Family: If you are Sick this Easter STAY HOME

I’m just gonna say it- we’ve all been to that one family get together where someone has come who is obviously sick but trying to play it off like they are not contagious.   If you have been this person, this post is for you. If you have been victimized by that person, this post […]

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Tonsil Stones: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Tonsil Stones: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Tonsil stones: a tiny stone in your mouth that can lead to big problems Do you often need to check your breath to make sure it’s fresh? If you often find your breath has an unpleasant odor you are certainly not alone. It is estimated that 50 million Americans suffer from bad breath each year […]

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Tonsils: Everything you Never Knew About your Throat’s First Line of Defense

Tonsils: Everything you Never Knew About your Throat’s First Line of Defense

Tonsils: A tiny part of your immune system that can have a big impact on your oral health While hard to see and often a forgotten part of the anatomy, your tonsils actually act as an important part of your immune system. Take a look at our guide to everything you need to know about […]

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Is Tonsillitis Contagious?

Is Tonsillitis Contagious?

Tonsillitis: how to deal when your mouth’s first line of defense becomes inflamed Once common on the chopping block in childhood, tonsils are making a comeback in modern mouths. After all, those oval mounds of tissue are one of your body’s best lines of defense. But even the best bodyguards can get inflamed. Check out […]

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Tonsil Cancer: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Tonsil Cancer: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Tonsil cancer: how to spot the signs and symptoms of this rare oral cancer Does the thought of contracting cancer put a lump in your throat? Difficulty swallowing is just one of many symptoms of the tonsil cancer. This rare form of oral cancer has symptoms that could easily be mistaken for a viral or […]

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Viral Throat Infections

Viral Throat Infections

Viral throat infections: is that tickle a viral throat infection or something more serious? Check out our guide to determining the cause of your throat irritation   You notice a tickle or irritation in your throat. While it could be something as simple as irritation from smoke, pollution or allergens in the air, it is […]

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Viral, Bacterial and Staph Throat Infections

Viral, Bacterial and Staph Throat Infections

Determining whether your sore throat infection is bacterial, viral or a staph infection isn’t always easy. Check out our guide to determining the cause of the tickle in your throat.   A tickle in your throat is often the first sign of illness, but what action do you need to take? Sometimes a tickle is […]

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PANDAS: the Sore Throat That Can Lead to OCD Behavior

PANDAS: the Sore Throat That Can Lead to OCD Behavior

PANDAS: A simple strep infection can cause the onset of OCD symptoms in children.   The word panda usually conjures up the image of a sweet and fluffy black and white bear. But for those familiar with the pediatric condition PANDAS, the word describes a parent’s worst nightmare. Sammy was a healthy and happy fifth […]

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Staph Throat Infections

Staph Throat Infections

Could your sore throat be a staph infection? Learn more about this rare but painful bacteria infection.   Have you ever woken up to a irritation or scratch at the back of your throat? Often this is a tell-tale sign that you have picked up a cold or flu (influenza) virus and need to stock […]

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Bacterial Throat Infections

Bacterial Throat Infections

Is that tickle in your throat the result of an oncoming cold or something more serious? Learn the signs and symptoms of bacterial throat infections.   It is often the first sign of an oncoming illness. The scratchy, often burning sensation at the back of your throat that lets you know that something in your […]

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