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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 […]


Forest Hills Dentistry discusses the advantages of porcelain crowns.

Porcelain Crowns

  • Jul 10 2019

Are there advantages to porcelain crowns over other types of dental crowns? There are a lot of ways that we can choose to spend our money to improve our appearance and make an impression on the people we meet and interact with. We can shop for the latest and most stylish fashions. Go to the […]


Is Periodontal Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease?

  • Jun 25 2019

Can periodontal disease lead to other health issues? Alzheimer’s disease from not brushing your teeth? Rheumatoid arthritis because you started skipping those annual dental examination appointments? Most people know that it is important to brush and floss regularly and keep those scheduled appointments for dental cleanings and exams. Not doing so can be expected to […]


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 […]