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21 11, 2017

Vending Machines

By | 2017-11-20T19:43:57+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Patient Education|Comments Off on Vending Machines

Vending Machines: Cavity Dispensers Vending machines put out all kinds of stuff. But vending machines at work or school can dispense cavities right along with the candy and soda pop that we love so much in afternoon pick-me-ups. So-called soft drinks don't do teeth any favors. Not even diet soda. That's because sugar isn't the [...]

14 11, 2017

Dry Mouth Sufferers

By | 2017-11-14T20:19:39+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Dry Mouth Sufferers

Does your mouth seem uncomfortably dry? Or have you actually been diagnosed with dry mouth (as a side effect of certain types of medication or radiation therapy for cancer)? Either way, here's what you need to know about your condition: A dry mouth is not only uncomfortable, it's a cavity-prone environment. Normal saliva flow is [...]

7 11, 2017

Oral Cancer

By | 2017-11-07T12:46:52+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Preventative|Comments Off on Oral Cancer

Early Detection Remains Key Just as in any good crime show, the sooner the heroes discover the problem and get to work solving it, the better the outcome. Looking inside your mouth provides us a unique opportunity to detect other potential health problems, particularly the signs of oral cancer. Did you know that you get [...]

24 10, 2017

Dental Choices Are Up to You!

By | 2017-11-01T16:42:34+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Patient Education|Comments Off on Dental Choices Are Up to You!

Dental care has progressed to where we can now offer you a veritable smorgasbord of choices, a buffet of beautiful smiles. New materials and techniques allow us to treat your teeth more conservatively than ever, and decades of research have gone into developing materials—ceramics, polymer compounds, resin compounds and more—to repair worn, damaged or missing [...]

17 10, 2017

Tooth Cracks

By | 2017-11-01T16:45:27+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Tooth Cracks

Tooth cracks and fractures needs prompt treatment! No chip or crack is insignificant. Unfortunately, some cracks are too small to be seen, even by a trained eye. Sometimes the culprit is a hairline crack in what looks like a healthy tooth. You may not be aware of the damage until pain fills your mouth. You [...]

10 10, 2017

Dental Phobia

By | 2017-11-01T16:42:36+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Patient Education|Comments Off on Dental Phobia

Not in my mouth you don't! The bad thing about dental phobia is that it prevents people from seeking the care they need—when they need it. The good thing about it is that today, we can treat fear as successfully as we treat tooth decay or crooked teeth. Over six million people experience some degree [...]

3 10, 2017

Bad Oral Habits Explained

By | 2017-11-01T16:42:37+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Patient Education|Comments Off on Bad Oral Habits Explained

Tooth-related habits, too, can be conscious (brushing and flossing) or unconscious—chewing on pencils, for example. Dental habits become bad when teeth are expected to do things they're not cut out for—opening bottles, chewing off the little plastic tags on new clothing, trimming nails, and so on. And bad dental habits can be downright dangerous. To [...]

26 09, 2017

White, whiter, whitest!

By | 2017-11-01T16:42:38+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on White, whiter, whitest!

Do you wish that you had whiter teeth? Have you already tried and have been disappointed by the over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and those mail order kits? Well, here is a safe, easy, and successful way that you can REALLY whiten your teeth. Using a professional whitening system, you can get dramatic results in a matter [...]

19 09, 2017

To Prevent Cavities…

By | 2017-11-01T16:42:39+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Preventative|Comments Off on To Prevent Cavities…

Don't filter out fluoride! In the years since fluoride first was added to city water supplies, dentists have seen tooth decay in kids cut in half. Fluoride really works! If you've got youngsters at home, make sure they get all the decay-fighting fluoride they need. There's nothing wrong with home water filtration systems or bottled [...]

12 09, 2017

The Rubber Dental Dam

By | 2017-11-01T16:42:41+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Patient Education|Comments Off on The Rubber Dental Dam

Throughout your treatment at our office, we want to keep you comfortable and safe while providing the best possible care. During many of our procedures we use a rubber dam (aka dental dam) to help. The rubber dam is a thin sheet that allows us to isolate the teeth we're treating. By stretching the rubber [...]