Why is my dentist is referring me to a dental specialist? Although a general practitioners may recommend various treatment options for the care of your teeth and supporting structures and perform many different types of treatment, sometimes they may refer your care to a dentist who has received extensive training in a particular area of dentistry that… Continue reading What is a Dental Specialist?
Habe a dental emergency? What are you to do when you find yourself needing a safe home remedy until you can get to a dentist for further care?
This is the time of year that we start to think of winter sports and the one piece of equipment that we want our patients to include in their purchases - mouth guards! Risk Management Most sports related activity carry some element of risk for injury. The more contact involved in the activity the higher the risk. We've… Continue reading Defend Your Smile!
Dental implants have long since been the standard of care for missing teeth and have changed the face of dentistry! Dental implants act as a complete replacement for missing teeth and provide a strong foundation for permanent crowns, bridges, or dentures. "Made to match your natural teeth, a tooth implant provides a strong foundation for permanent… Continue reading Dental Implants: Your Best Solution for Missing Teeth
So many people want whiter than white teeth that many will often go to extremes to get it. Make no mistake - we love white teeth too and promote the use of whitening in our office, but when it comes to overdoing it, we have seen a few unfortunate mishaps arise from the DIY playbook. Beautifying… Continue reading Too Much of a Good Thing
Even though it was last year that the Associated Press report suggested that flossing was overrated and unnecessary, we are still being asked by patients whether flossing is necessary or not. The simplest answer seems to be answering their question with another question: "What do you suggest for cleaning plaque and food from in between… Continue reading The Flossing Debate
No doubt, you have heard how important it is to take care of your gums for the health of your teeth, but it can also affect your overall health. Gums, also known as gingiva, is a barrier tissue that covers and protects your teeth and the bone that surround and support your teeth. When gums… Continue reading What is a Periodontal Screening?