Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry

Quiz: Are You Doing Enough For Your Oral Health?

Imagine you have a dental appointment in one hour – how confident are you that your dentist will approve of the condition of your smile? If you feel that your oral health care could stand for some improvement, taking action can have real benefits. Improving preventive dental care can involve stepping up the effort you… Read more »

Do You Have Tartar On Your Teeth?

If you have tartar on your teeth, brushing and flossing can fail to help remove it. This substance – a form of plaque that has enjoyed time to harden – is not a material you can remove through at-home care alone. One of the reasons regular dental checkups are encouraged is so that you can… Read more »

3 Reasons To Keep Regular Dental Checkups On Your Calendar

Unless you have been instructed by your dentist to do otherwise, you should plan to go in for a routine dental checkup every six months. These appointments lead to expert care for your teeth, and keep you informed about your oral health. Patients who keep up with regular checkups can see their cavity risk go… Read more »

FAQs About Treating Sleep Apnea

Did you know studies show over 12 million people in the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Without treatment, this widespread disorder can lead to sleep deprivation and a myriad of complications for your overall health. Fortunately, we can help! Do you have questions about our sleep apnea treatments?

The Benefits Of Dental Checkups

No matter how excellent of an oral health care routine you are keeping at home, no matter if you’re brushing and flossing twice a day, rinsing your mouth after every meal, etc. etc. there are still issues that arise that you might miss. This can leave you vulnerable to serious dental health issues. Scheduling regular… Read more »

Rest Easier And Treat Your Snoring

Have you been suffering from constant exhaustion during the day? Have you begun to feel like you barely get any sleep no matter how early you go to bed? Has your significant other had to move to the couch to get some peace and quiet during the night? This might be due to sleep apnea,… Read more »

Preventive, Restorative, Or Cosmetic Dentistry: Which Do You Need?

If you’re not in the dental field, dental jargon can be quite confusing. There are numerous branches of dentistry such as periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, etc. Then there are the types of dentistry that your general dentist can perform including preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, and/or cosmetic dentistry. What does it all mean? And how do you… Read more »

Ultrasonic Vs. Manual Scaling: Which Would You Prefer?

When you visit your dentist for your biannual dental cleanings, he or she will scale your teeth. This is the part that makes many people uncomfortable, mostly because of the sound of the scraping of the scaling instrument against your teeth. It is the step during the cleaning procedure that comes before polishing. In the… Read more »

Are You At Risk For Gum Disease?

You may think that your teeth are the most important thing in your mouth, and they are important, of course! Without teeth, it is embarrassing to smile, you can’t chew, and your jawbone begins to absorb (disintegrate) eventually leading to that sunken-in, aged appearance. However, without healthy gums, you would have no teeth. Your gums… Read more »

3 Ways To Keep An Eye On Your Teeth This Christmas

The holiday season will be in full force this weekend with Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The food and drinks will be plentiful and not all of them will be tooth-friendly. One way to keep an eye on your teeth this Christmas is to try not to indulge only in sweet treats and beverages, but to… Read more »