I believe more people have this fear than any other when it comes to getting dental work done. Most procedures still require the use of anesthesia to make you comfortable. Though the “shot” has not been completely eliminated, there are some exciting advances in dental anesthesia that will make your visit more comfortableRead More
I like to tell my patients that there are three major flaws with silver fillings. First they are ugly. Second, they are not typically bonded to the tooth and they expand and contract with temperature, thus allowing teeth to fracture. And third, they are just plain ugly(yes, I know i said that twice).Read More
Although some consider gum chewing a “dirty habit”, occasionally chewing the right kind of gum can actually be a “clean habit”. Chewing sugarless gum can have a lot of benefits on your teeth and mouth besides just fresh breath.Read More
Q: I had x-rays taken at the dentist recently and they forgot to use a lead apron… should i be concerned?
A: Just like most things these days, “they don’t make ‘em like they used to”…and that is a good thing when we’re talking about dental x-ray equipment. For the the last 10 years, Digital X-ray equipment has been on the rise in dental offices and it is quickly becoming the standard of care.Read More
Q: Are there any alternatives to high priced procedures that will improve my smile?
A: It was just a few years ago that the TV show “Extreme makeover” opened the floodgates of patients demanding similar extreme treatment. And at the same time, people were trading in their small sedans for SUV’s and H2’s. Those times are behind us.Read More
Q: What is the best way to get rid of bad breath?
A: Bad breathe comes from a number of sources. Of course, the obvious would be a lack of good oral hygiene practices. But brushing your teeth twice daily isn’t enough. Chronic bad breath which originates in the mouth typically comes from bacteria that most everybody already has.Read More
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that nearly 74% of adults feel that an unattractive smile can hurt their career success. Many more adults suffer from anxiety about the look and health of their gums and teeth. The only way to fight this anxiety and feel confident every time you meet someone is to regularly go to your dentist.Read More
There are very few people lucky enough to have a completely perfect smile, so most of us have one or two reasons why we might want to see a cosmetic dentist. Whether your teeth are discolored, uneven, or have gaps, there is a solution in dental care for you. Take a peek at this list of common cosmetic dental issues, and find the solution that will give you the perfect smile.Read More
Q: Does Invisalign® really work as well as old fashioned braces?
A: Actually, Invisalign® works really well and can straighten crooked teeth in a wide variety of orthodontic conditions. They will, without a doubt, get every case straighter than before you started. With Invisalign®, you get a new appliance every two weeks instead of having your dentist or orthodontist place a new wire every month or two.Read More
Q: Can I really whiten my teeth using whitening toothpaste or whitening mouthwash?
A: Unless you are a smoker or drink a lot of tea or coffee, you probably won’t notice a substantial improvement in the color of your teeth by using these products. Smoking and drinking certain drinks can leave stains on teeth—especially between the teeth.Read More
Oddly enough, there are a variety of fears and anxieties associated with the human mouth. Many people experience nightmares about their teeth crumbling or falling out, and in 2015, 20% of American adults stated they suffered from anxiety due to the condition of their mouth and teeth. Perhaps the biggest tooth-related fear is the fear of going to the dentist. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people put off scheduling an appointment at a dental practice due to nerves.Read More
It can be hard to muster the courage to go on a date so you want to ensure you're putting your best foot forward. That means choosing a location you love, wearing an outfit that makes you feel confident, and making sure your teeth look pearly white for the occasion.
Q: Is it a bad idea to get a second opinion on the treatment my dentist recommends?
A: If you ask three dentists the same question, you’ll probably get four different answers. There are a variety of acceptable ways to treat a particular dental condition. Each treatment method carries with it pros and cons and as a patient, how are you to know what those are?Read More
Many adults dread going to the dentist. In fact, 20% of adults in the US said the condition of their mouth and teeth gave them anxiety. A good way to keep all that adult anxiousness at bay is to start good dental habits young. Getting children to the dentist regularly is vitally important to their health, and teaching them good habits can help them grow to adults who do not fear the dentist’s chair.
Most Americans are familiar with the role dentists play in promoting oral health. From regular cleanings to repairing cavities, the many treatments a dentist offers are common knowledge.Read More
Even if you brush regularly, floss daily, and rinse with mouthwash like a champion, you can still damage your enamel when you eat the wrong foods…Read More
A few years ago, 25% of respondents to a survey admitted that they very often or occasionally avoided smiling over the course of the year because of the condition of their mouth and teeth. Of those respondents, because of teeth problems, 23% were embarrassed, 20% felt anxiety, and 14% reduced social participation.Read More
Chipped teeth are fairly common and can be easily fixed, but you should take some steps at home and then schedule an emergency dental visit.Read More
Before you make an appointment to have your teeth whitened, make sure you know the ins and out of the procedure.Read More