Valentine’s Day History

Valentine’s Day is best known as a celebration of love in all its forms. Pink hearts, red roses, and cute greeting cards adorn e...

What is hyperdontia?

When a child is born, he or she will have 20 primary teeth and 32 permanent teeth. But sometimes kids are born with additional teeth, ...

Early Detection is Key to Treating Oral Cancer

Every hour of every day, someone in North America dies of oral cancer, the sixth most common diagnosed form of the disease. The five-y...

How much calcium does my child need?

When you were a kid, your parents may have told you to drink milk to build strong bones and grow tall and strong. Now that you have ch...

Canker sores, cold sores, and mouth sores: What’s the difference?

At Hanley Family Dentistry, we know many people have experienced some form of mouth sores or irritation. Some mouth sores are harmless...

Women’s Medications and Dry Mouth

Women using medication to treat a variety of medical conditions are often unaware of the potential side effects. One common side effec...

It's a Wrap: Ending the year with a smile!

People have been ushering in the New Year for centuries but it became an official holiday in 1582 when Pope George XIII declared Janu...

Does smoking affect oral health?

By now, everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. But the truth is its broad-reaching health effects are not all known by everyone....

Top Ten Ways to Improve Heart Health

The human heart truly appreciates it when we eat healthy foods, don’t smoke, and exercise regularly. But there’s somethin...

My gums are inflamed. What can I do?

Inflamed gums are a fairly common dental issue, but unfortunately, many people don’t take the problem seriously enough. If you ...

Regular Cleanings Lead to Healthier Mouths and Bodies

The American Dental Association and dentists everywhere, including our own Dr. Michael Hanley DDS recommend that you schedule an appo...

Are you at risk for oral cancer?

Nearly 40,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer annually in the United States, with more than 8,000 dying every year from the dis...