t's often touted in the medical community that you should visit the dentist every six months to maintain oral health and promote a healthier smile. But…Read More
In the age of the selfie, our smile matters. Unfortunately, a large percentage of the population remains embarrassed by the state of their teeth. Part of the problem, of course…….Read More
Forbes recently reported that 30% of people smile more than 20 times per day, while less than 14% smile less than five times per day. As dentists, we'd…..Read More
According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of adults agreed that a healthy smile is socially important…..Read More
Countless people are afraid of the dentist, whether it's because of lies run through the rumor mill or a less-than-satisfactory prior experience. Keep in mind that a quality dentist will assure you have a pleasurable, efficient experience.Read More
You probably already know that having an attractive smile is important. After all, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conducted a survey that found about 74% of adults think that an unattractive smile can hurt their career success.Read More
As adults, we understand the importance of good dental hygiene and know what steps to take to achieve it. For children, prioritizing quality dental care can be more of a challenge. Many parents know the difficulties…….Read More
While many people know that smoking is bad for their lungs, few realize that smoking is also bad for their oral health, particularly for your teeth.Read More
Though it might seem like having crooked teeth is a surface-level issue, the problems pertaining to this condition go far deeper than one might expect. No longer are crooked teeth considered a simple cosmetic issue.Read More
Many people feel that focusing on image is shallow and doesn't let one value the person behind it. However, the fact is that your appearance is your first impression………
Q: Why does it take two or more visits to have a crown done?
A: Traditionally it takes two or more visits to have a crown done because until recently the Dentist always had to have a lab make the crowns.Read More
Did you know that 127.6 million adults visited the dentist in 2017? This is a vast number of individuals, but it pales in comparison to the 328 million people in the United States as of Jan. 12 of this year.Read More
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