Posts Categorized: Patient Education

Don’t Broadcast Your Fillings

At one time, metal fillings were the only option for treating a cavity. Even today you may still have metal fillings in your mouth, so when you laugh or yawn they are super noticeable. However, since the development of tooth-colored composite resin dental material, tooth-colored, or white fillings, are the more commonly placed filling.  White… Read more »

Don’t Stop Rooting For Your Teeth

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but sometimes they become damaged (chipped, fractured, broken), or infected, but that is no reason to give up on them.  With today’s dental materials, instruments, and technology, there are many ways you can repair or save a tooth. It is always better to save a tooth, or as… Read more »

When Do You Need Ultrasonic Scaling?

The reason we visit the dentist bi-annually for a professional teeth cleaning is because plaque develops on our teeth daily. Plaque consists of harmful oral bacteria, saliva, acids created by the oral bacteria, and leftover sugars and food debris from foods and beverages. This mixture, when left on your teeth, causes tooth decay. That is… Read more »

Is Your Jaw Sore And Achy?

Pain or discomfort in your jaw can be a sign of bruxing (chronic grinding and clenching your teeth) or TMJ, temporomandibular joint disorder. Sometimes the two are related. One can cause the other and vice versa. Bruxing is easier to diagnose than a TMJ disorder because there will be telltale signs of excessive wear on… Read more »

What Your Teeth Can Tell About You

Teeth are like fingerprints; they are individual to each person. No two people have the same fingerprints, and no two people have the same teeth. We all know from watching crime shows that a person’s body can be identified via dental records, and you don’t need many teeth to do it. But did you know… Read more »

A Thanksgiving Quiz For You!

The holidays are upon us! How exciting! But when it comes to your dental health they can be a bit worrisome, too. During the holidays, we are exposed to all sorts of delicious foods, many of them sweet treats! If you are wondering how much you should indulge and what to indulge in, take our… Read more »

Another Easy Dental Treatment!

In our last blog, we discussed dental bonding, as a quick and easy dental treatment. But that is not the only easy dental treatment available. There is also dental contouring. Dental bonding and dental contouring are often combined into one treatment, but they are also performed as separate treatments in and of themselves. So, as… Read more »

An Easy-Peasy-Lemon-Squeezy Dental Treatment

Maybe you don’t think there is such a thing as an easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy dental treatment. Maybe you think that all dental treatments are invasive, expensive, take a long time, and cause pain. If you think that, guess what? You’re wrong! There is a dental treatment called dental bonding that is easy, quick, affordable, and painless, and… Read more »

What Is A Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. The others are: endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics. A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. This type of care… Read more »

Keeping Your Children’s Teeth Healthy

We all know that eating the wrong foods can make us gain weight, feel sluggish, and affect our health. We all know that eating healthy foods helps keep us healthy, at a healthy weight, and feeling and looking better. But did you know that certain foods can do the same thing for your children’s teeth?… Read more »