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Sugary Drinks and Dental Health

A walk down the beverage aisle of your grocery store can be an eye opening experience. There are drinks of every flavor imaginable labeled to attract children and adults of all ages. Some even use the claim that they are healthy; but read labels carefully.

Jul 18th, 2018
How Do I Care For My Dentures?

The process of getting dentures can be exciting as you restore a complete smile following tooth loss. However, it also comes with an adjustment period as you get used to the fit of the dentures and figure out a maintenance routine for the new appliances.

Jul 2nd, 2018
Don’t Wait With CEREC Crowns

Until recently, waiting on a custom dental restoration like a crown took weeks. This is because once a dentist determines that a patient needs a crown, he or she will need to reduce tooth structure to prepare for the process of taking impressions (molds),

Jun 15th, 2018
Can Periodontal Disease Be Prevented?

Periodontal disease does not occur overnight. There are generally signs that gum tissue is in trouble with the onset of gingivitis. Regular visits to the dentist every six months coupled with a good daily oral hygiene regimen can help prevent the occurrenc

Jun 4th, 2018
Is It Too Late to Have Braces If I Am An Adult?

Although braces are typically thought of as an adolescent rite of passage, more and more adults are having their teeth treated due to concerns about their appearance or due to misalignment.

May 25th, 2018
Will teeth whitening cause tooth sensitivity?

Some patients who consult with a cosmetic dentist to improve the shade of their smile may have concerns that bleaching treatment will result in tooth sensitivity. While this can be a side effect of teeth whitening treatments, it is usually temporary and re

May 9th, 2018
How can I help prevent my child from getting cavities?

We all want what’s best for our children. This includes good dental health. The best way to help keep your child’s mouth cavity-free is to teach them good oral hygiene from an early age. You can start building good hygiene practices even before your child’

May 2nd, 2018
Receding gums: Are dental implants still an option?

If you have missing teeth, dental implants are the best choice for replacement if you are a good candidate. Implants require sufficient bone mass in the jaw before they are successful. They also require healthy gum tissue to support them.

Apr 25th, 2018
When is a crown necessary?

Although dental crowns are used much less often than they used to be, you still might encounter a situation where your dentist might recommend one. Crowns are generally used these days for restoration and rarely for cosmetic purposes. If your dentist recom

Apr 18th, 2018
Gum disease: Am I still a candidate for dental implants

If you have missing teeth, dental implants are the best option for tooth replacement. They provide a natural-looking and -feeling option that is virtually indistinguishable from your original teeth. In addition, they keep your jawbone healthy as you age. I

Apr 2nd, 2018
A smile makeover: Are veneers my only option?

A smile makeover is a common approach to cosmetic dentistry. In a makeover, your dentist will recommend a set of procedures designed to address the exact concerns you have with your smile. This will usually involve a combination of treatments, sometimes bu

Mar 22nd, 2018
Gum Disease: Is surgery necessary?

Periodontal disease is a common affliction among adults in the United States. In fact, it is one of the most frequent causes of tooth loss. If you have periodontal disease, it’s best to have it treated as soon as possible before it becomes serious enough t

Mar 6th, 2018
Clear Braces: Invisible, Removable, Comfortable

If your dentist has recommended orthodontic work, you may be unhappy with idea of wearing traditional braces over a long period of time. Whether this is because you’re afraid traditional braces will be uncomfortable, or because you are concerned about your

Mar 1st, 2018
Good Dental Health Starts Early

It’s never too early to get your child off to a good start with the dentist. Many dentists recommend that the first dental visit should occur as soon as the first tooth appears. However there is a great deal you can do as a parent to prepare your child for

Feb 13th, 2018