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Root Canals: Facts Alleviate Fears

  • Jul 19 2018

Are root canals still as painful as I’ve always heard that they are? We all know how important it is to practice good dental hygiene and schedule our regular checkups and cleanings. In the past, a trip to the dentist would often be accompanied by a feeling of dread or fear, but, for the vast […]


How Important Is It to Smile?

  • May 21 2018

Is having a nice smile really worth all of the expense? We have all had the experience of not being in a very good mood or being distracted by unpleasant thoughts and having someone tell us to smile. Probably resulted in your wanting to do just the opposite, right? Despite the fact that it really […]


Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

  • Apr 25 2018

What is the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. That is nearly 10 percent of the total population. Close to a quarter of those 30 million have yet to be officially diagnosed. Diabetes, which can […]


Botox or Surgery?

  • Mar 23 2018

How is Botox different from regular plastic surgery? The world has changed and continues to do so at a breathtaking rate. The list of things that we believed was inevitable and out of our control is rapidly dwindling, and nowhere is that more apparent than in our refusal to accept the limitations and appearance of […]


Dental Implants Increasing Popularity

  • Feb 21 2018

Why have dental implants become so popular? Dental implants may be experiencing a surge in popularity, but they have been around far longer than most people realize. Scholars believe that the Egyptians, whose civilization started roughly 4,000 B.C. in Africa, used carved shells or stones to replace missing teeth. About seven centuries later and 7,000 […]


Preventing Dental Abscesses

  • Jan 26 2018

What causes a tooth to become abscessed and are there ways to prevent it? Not all that long ago, a dental exam meant sitting in a fairly scary-looking chair, under an intensely bright light, while the dentist decided what painful procedure he was going to do first. Everyone can agree that there is nothing to […]


Mouth Guards: Types and Functions

  • Dec 28 2017

Is it worth the constant effort to get my child to wear his mouth guard? There is an old saying, usually attributed to Benjamin Franklin, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Most of us, no doubt, could come up with a list of other things that we […]


Ways to Prevent Dental Erosion

  • Dec 26 2017

What causes dental erosion and how can it be prevented? The thin, outer part of the tooth is the enamel shell, which is the hardest tissue in the body. It serves as a protective layer from chemicals, hot and cold temperatures and the daily abuse from biting, chewing and grinding. Even though it is tough […]


Pros and Cons of Porcelain Veneers

  • Oct 23 2017

What are the advantages of porcelain veneers? Porcelain dental veneers are extremely thin, custom-made pieces of porcelain, bonded to the front surface of existing teeth, to change the shape, size, position and color in an effort to recreate the natural look of teeth. These veneers are also comparable to tooth enamel in strength and resilience. […]


Bruxism

  • Sep 27 2017

Is grinding your teeth at night something to see your dentist about? Bruxism is the technical term used when you grind or clench your teeth. This usually occurs at night and is known as sleep bruxism, but it may also happen while awake, even if the individual is unaware of it. Sleep bruxism is often […]