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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 […]


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 […]