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18 09, 2018

The Long & Short of Gum Disease

By | 2018-09-01T14:19:04+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Periodontics|Comments Off on The Long & Short of Gum Disease

Surprising but true: the major cause of tooth loss in adults is not decay, but periodontal disease. More than half of all people over age 18 have at least the early stage of periodontal disease. After age 35, about three out of four adults are affected. Some people seem to be more susceptible to gum [...]

11 09, 2018

Dental Myths, Fabrications, and Falsehoods

By | 2018-09-01T14:15:07+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Dental Myths, Fabrications, and Falsehoods

Originally, these ideas held because no one really knew how to maintain a great smile over a lifetime. Unfortunately, "popular wisdom" still prevents some people from recognizing how modern dentistry can keep teeth natural, attractive and pain free. Do any of the following notions sound familiar? If so, get ready for a little relief! A [...]

4 09, 2018

Crown and Bridge Treatment

By | 2018-09-01T14:15:38+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Crown and Bridge Treatment

Maintaining the integrity of your mouth Teeth are tough. Formed from the hardest substances in the body, they're harder even than bone. But they're not indestructible. Throughout life teeth are subject to injury—maybe it will be a blow from a hockey puck in your twenties. Or a luckless chomp on an unseen popcorn kernel in [...]

28 08, 2018

When Diseases Cause Oral Complications

By | 2018-08-05T13:27:10+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on When Diseases Cause Oral Complications

We have come a long way in the treatment of serious, life-threatening systemic diseases. Part and parcel of healing more aggressive diseases are—more aggressive therapies. And sometimes as a result of forceful care, complications arise that demand attention of their own: oral problems. When an individual is very sick, nutrition becomes more important than ever. [...]

21 08, 2018

Preventing Cavities in Your Baby’s Teeth

By | 2018-08-05T13:27:37+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Preventing Cavities in Your Baby’s Teeth

Eating & Drinking Don't let it continue throughout the day. Limit to 4 or 5 periods. This especially includes apple juice, raisins. Residual fruit sugars easily damage baby teeth. Restricting unlimited contact between food and teeth is the most important factor in preventing cavities! Brushing Remember: thorough brushing is more important than frequent brushing. Thorough [...]

14 08, 2018

Mystery Pain & Phantom Toothache

By | 2018-08-05T13:29:03+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Mystery Pain & Phantom Toothache

There's only one good thing about a visibly damaged tooth: here, clearly, is where the pain's coming from and where our response will be focused. But complaints of "tooth pain" without a clear source or origin—now, that's something else entirely. Say you've been good with your hygiene, faithful in your checkups, and you wake up [...]

7 08, 2018

The Truth About Smoking

By | 2018-07-26T14:35:13+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on The Truth About Smoking

While nobody enjoys getting lectured about a bad habit, it's important to have all the relevant information available to you, especially when it involves health implication. So if you need any extra motivation to help you quit smoking, we'll discuss some of the lesser known problems it can cause. It isn't just your lungs that [...]

24 07, 2018

Sterilization In Our Practice

By | 2018-06-30T15:05:01+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Sterilization In Our Practice

Dentistry, like any other science, has evolved over time. We've come a long way from the old days of "drill and fill" to a new era of sophisticated technology and technique. And along with this growth has come a new understanding of sterilization and infection control. With a variety of serious illnesses that can be [...]

17 07, 2018

Nighttime Grinding

By | 2018-06-30T15:00:20+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Prevention|Comments Off on Nighttime Grinding

And the Stress Factor Dentists and researchers aren't completely agreed about the cause of nightly tooth-grinding, or bruxism. But they are aligned on two points: at least partly, it's related to daily stress, and it's happening to more people. It may sound funny, but it's no joke: without food to absorb the impact, teeth can [...]

10 07, 2018

Overcome Your Dental Fear

By | 2018-06-28T09:26:29+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Fear & Anxiety|Comments Off on Overcome Your Dental Fear

We'd like to offer one comforting and wonderful fact about today's dentistry: it's comfortable, even pleasant. Technology, new procedures, and some very sophisticated approaches to anesthesia have all contributed to painless treatment, from cleaning to cavity preparations to root canal therapy. But what if you didn't grow up with modern dentistry, and remember it differently? [...]