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Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

  • May 27 2019

Should I ask my dentist about doing an oral cancer screening during my yearly exam? If it feels like cancer has become an ever increasing part of all of our lives, there is a good reason for that. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), cancer is the cause for one out […]


Teeth Bleaching

  • Apr 5 2019

Is there a difference between teeth whitening and teeth bleaching? Everyone wants to look their best, whether making that all-important first impression or simply interacting with the people that we spend time with every day. Lots of things can contribute to an attractive appearance, from inheriting the fashion-sense gene to paying attention to our posture. […]


What Do Loose Teeth in Adults Indicate?

  • Mar 5 2019

Is having a loose tooth always a sign of something serious like periodontal disease? Having a loose tooth as a young child is a big deal! It means the tooth fairy is on alert and ready to swoosh in and make the traditional tooth-for-cash exchange sometime during the night. The going rate fluctuates and, according […]


Administering Botox Requires Training and Experience

  • Feb 27 2019

Does it make a difference where I go to get my Botox injections? Increased life expectancy and vastly improved technology have combined to create a boom in the demand for anti-aging procedures. While more traditional cosmetic surgery, like facelifts and nose reshaping procedures, are continuing to experience ever higher demand, minimally-invasive alternatives, such as Botox, […]


Dental Implants: Long Term Solutions

  • Jan 21 2019

One of the questions that we get asked a lot at our office is: “If I have dental implants done, will I have to have them redone down the road?” Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular, with more than a half million people having this procedure done every year in the U.S. The success rate […]


What a Salty Taste May Be Telling You

  • Dec 20 2018

Can having an ongoing salty taste in my mouth mean that I have some sort of periodontal disease? Despite the fact that all of our senses are extremely important to our quality of life, we are often guilty of taking them for granted. That changes quickly if we end up with an illness or injury […]


If You Have to Choose Between Brushing or Flossing…

  • Nov 20 2018

If I don’t have time to brush and floss my teeth, which is more important to do? Everyone knows the importance of good oral hygiene, but no one really likes to do it. Brushing and flossing multiple times per day can easily get old, and it isn’t hard to imagine considering cutting back a bit. […]


Sensitive Teeth

  • Oct 12 2018

Is it possible to damage the enamel on my teeth by brushing too hard? Everybody knows how important it is to practice good dental hygiene. One of the first things we teach small children is how to brush their teeth, hopefully starting them on a lifetime of careful attention to the care of their teeth. […]


Swollen Gums

  • Sep 28 2018

If I have swollen gums is it necessary for me to make an appointment with my dentist? Which kind of person are you? When you detect something wrong physically, such as swollen gums, do you always assume the worst and rush off to a periodontist expecting to immediately be scheduled for surgery? Or, given the […]


Halitosis

  • Aug 28 2018

Is persistent halitosis a sign of periodontal disease? We humans may be wired as social beings, but that does not mean that social interaction is necessarily easy. There seems to always be something to worry about, whether it is about the way we are dressed, the inability to recall names or those extra pounds that […]