Category: Oral Health

Why Avoid Metal Fillings?

Patients are often quite curious about why we offer tooth-colored fillings in place of metal ones. To some extent, the immediate benefit is obvious: Those crafted from metal look extremely obvious and can even darken the appearance of your tooth, while those crafted with composite are undetectable and allow your tooth to look natural and… Read more »

Six Month Smiles: Essential Info

How does your smile look? Does it looks like it could use some aligning but you are pretty sure you don’t need the comprehensive orthodontic care that comes with a full set of traditional braces? If so, you may be surprised to learn that a treatment called Six Month Smiles offers the unique cosmetic improvements… Read more »

Tips For TMJ and Bruxism Relief

If you think you may be suffering from TMJ and bruxism issues, the most important step for you to take is to schedule a visit to see us. We will examine your smile, determine whether it’s bruxism, TMJ disorder, or both causing your discomfort, and offer therapy for improvement. In the meantime, however, we suggest that… Read more »

Dental Hygiene Q&A

How much do you know about making the most of your dental hygiene? Have you been scheduling visits to see us once every six months? If so, you have completed one essential aspect of keeping up with preventive care. What about your routine at home? Are you certain about the things you’re doing to maintain… Read more »

Reasons To Feel Good About Extractions

When patients hear the word “extraction” we often see a nearly immediate deer-in-headlights reaction. We understand that the idea of tooth removal can cause you to feel concerned. Yes, you are losing a tooth. However, it’s important to remember that many extractions (such as wisdom teeth removal or orthodontic plans) do not require replacement. For… Read more »

Help Us Celebrate Halloween Week

Halloween week is coming to a close as we approach the big day. Here at the practice, we have been enjoying every single second of this celebratory time – how about you? Is your costume ready? Are your plans set? If so, we have a feeling some of your excitement revolves around some of the… Read more »

Ignoring Root Canal Treatment: A Quiz

When we are told to do something that we don’t want to do – even when it’s important – we often choose to ignore the issue at hand rather than finding a way to make it work. This is often the case when we inform patients that a root canal treatment is required to save… Read more »

Q&A: Dental Fillings

Have you ever given much thought to scheduling your dental filling? Do you ever wonder what will become of your tooth afterwards? Perhaps you’re an individual dealing with dental anxiety, so everything from a checkup to a filling is something that certainly causes you a lot of concern. Whatever your unique experience with this restorative… Read more »

“Cavities will be a thing of the past by the year 2000”

The 1980’s were a great decade: cable TV and its whopping 32 channels was on the horizon, Trans Ams with T-tops were everywhere,  I was rocking teal parachute pants, Alyssa Milano was on Who’s the Boss – just a great time to be alive.  It was also an exciting time for dental researchers who extolled… Read more »

Q&A: Bruxism Symptoms

Have you ever been told to stop grinding your teeth? Do you notice in the morning that your teeth and jaws feel quite sore? You may be suffering from a dental disorder called bruxism. Fortunately, by recognizing bruxism early, we can offer preventive treatment to help you avoid serious physical damage that will then require… Read more »