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...

Thanksgiving in North America

Thanksgiving marks the start to the holidays; a season filled with feasting, indulging, and spending time with family and friends are...

Can I use mouthwash instead of flossing?

While mouthwash goes a long way in improving your oral care, it is not a substitute for flossing. Mouthwashes and flossing provide di...

What's in toothpaste and how does it work?

Dr. Michael Hanley DDS and our team recommend that you brush your teeth two to three times a day, for at least two minutes each time....

The Connection Between Your Mouth and Your Heart

At Hanley Family Dentistry, we know your dental health is closely connected to your overall health. We also know that the mouth can of...