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Dentist and patient discussing swollen gums and periodontal disease.

Are Swollen Gums a Sign of Periodontal Disease?

  • May 20 2020

How worried should I be if I have swollen gums? Everyone experiences swollen gums from time to time. Sometimes it’s nothing more than a pesky piece of food, like a husk from popcorn, that has become lodged between the tooth and the gum. The swelling can develop simply from the presence of the foreign object […]


Woman choosing her veneers.

Choosing Between Veneers and Crowns

  • Apr 21 2020

How do I know if porcelain veneers or crowns are a better choice for me? Having trouble deciding between veneers or crowns? Actually, that is an excellent problem to have. True, being blessed with perfect teeth that never required anything more than regular exams and cleanings would be the best of all outcomes. Short of […]


Woman at a dental office with a dental abscess.

Treating a Dental Abscess

  • Mar 20 2020

If I have an abscessed tooth does that mean it will require a root canal? If you have ever been unfortunate enough to have developed a dental abscess, then it is unlikely that you have forgotten what an unpleasant experience it can be. There are the rare few who somehow manage to be symptom-free, but, […]


Dentist performing a dental cleaning on patient.

Do Dental Cleanings Cause You Anxiety?

  • Feb 25 2020

Is it really that important to have your teeth cleaned twice a year even if you practice good dental hygiene at home? Human nature is often perverse. We consistently do the things that we know are likely to cause us pain or heartache in the end, and we are masters at avoiding the things that […]


Man with bad breath in front of a mirror.

What Causes Bad Breath?

  • Jan 21 2020

Is occasional bad breath normal or the sign of some underlying issue? Sometimes it can seem like social interaction is uncomfortably similar to making our way through a minefield. At any moment, some sort of faux pas or embarrassing happenstance can take us by surprise. This can be anything from a miscalculation in etiquette to […]


Woman receiving dermal fillers or botox.

Dermal Fillers or Botox?

  • Dec 19 2019

How are dermal fillers different from Botox injections? It does not take all that many years for time to start marking its progress on the human body. Unfortunately, one of the first and most noticeable of these indicators is the loss of subcutaneous fat under the skin of the face. This results in there being […]


Forest Hills Dentistry discusses the differences between implants and dentures.

Implants or Dentures?

  • Nov 13 2019

What are the advantages of having implants instead of dentures? More and more people are choosing implants over dentures. Whether complete or partial, dentures are replacements for missing teeth that are not permanently attached to the individual’s bone or gums. Dentures are removable and typically taken out at night. Implants are not removable; they are […]


Forest Hills Dentistry discusses how scaling and root planing help prevent and treat periodontal disease.

Scaling and Root Planing

  • Oct 14 2019

What is the purpose of scaling and root planing? Practicing good oral hygiene accomplishes more than keeping our teeth nice and white and getting rid of “morning breath”. When we neglect consistent brushing and flossing, we open the door for the development of gingivitis and periodontitis, which are the most common types of periodontal disease. […]


Forest Hills Dentistry gives several reasons for why you would need a root canal.

Reasons for Requiring a Root Canal Procedure

  • Sep 11 2019

Why would someone need a root canal? All things being equal, no one wants to be told by their dentist that they need root canal therapy. Just the thought can strike fear into grown men, whether they admit it or not. While there may have been some justification for this in the past, modern dental […]


Forest Hills Dentistry discusses the importance of dental prophylaxis.

Is Dental Prophylaxis as Serious as It Sounds?

  • Aug 8 2019

What is dental prophylaxis? If someone from your dentist’s office calls and says it is time to schedule you for your dental prophylaxis appointment, it is something that you should take seriously. This is not because some major issue has been detected that requires extensive dental work but rather to prevent that from happening. We […]