• Links

    Published On: November 17, 2023Categories: Links

    American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry American Association of Public Health Dentistry Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry Centers for Disease Control/Oral Health Resources Healthfinder.gov KidsHealth National Health Information Center [...]

  • The Preventive Program

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Oral Health Topics

    Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where the intake of harmful foods is controlled. Our program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve [...]

  • Teeth Whitening

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Cosmetic Dentistry, Treatment

    Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by [...]

  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Patient Information

    Patient Rights You have a right to choose your own dentist and schedule an appointment in a timely manner. You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team. You have a [...]

  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Dental Problems

    Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is often viewed as a harmless, though annoying, habit. Some people develop bruxism from an inability to deal with stress or anxiety.However, teeth grinding can literally transform your bite relationship and [...]

  • Your First Dental Visit

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Patient Information

    Your first dental visit promises to be a pleasant experience. Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand: Make a list of questions [...]

  • Sensitive Teeth

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Dental Problems

    If you wince with pain after sipping a hot cup of coffee or chewing a piece of ice, chances are that you suffer from "dentin hypersensitivity," or more commonly, sensitive teeth. Hot and cold temperature changes [...]

  • Seniors and Oral Health

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Tooth Care

    More and more people are avoiding the need for dentures as they grow older, going against the notion that false teeth are a normal part of growing older. In fact, there's usually no reason for you [...]

  • X-Rays

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Tooth Care

    When X-rays pass through your mouth during a dental exam, more X-rays are absorbed by the denser parts (such as teeth and bone) than by soft tissues (such as cheeks and gums) before striking the film. [...]

  • Sealants

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Treatment

    The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses some of these intricate structures on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Enter sealants, which are thin coatings [...]

  • Sealants

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Tooth Care

    Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun. The pits and grooves of your teeth [...]

  • Women and Tooth Care

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Tooth Care

    Women have special needs when it comes to their oral health. That’s because the physical changes they undergo through life—menstruation, pregnancy and childbirth, breast-feeding and menopause—cause many changes in the body, some harmful to teeth and [...]

  • Scaling and Root Planing

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Treatment

    Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. The procedure begins with [...]

  • Root Canal Therapy

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Treatment

    Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root.All teeth have between one and four root canals.Many [...]

  • Wisdom Teeth

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Dental Problems

    Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower normal adult mouth. Unfortunately, most people experience problems from wisdom teeth; in most cases, [...]

  • What is Tooth Decay?

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Tooth Care

    Plaque is an insidious substance—a colorless, sticky film—that blankets your teeth and creates an environment in which bacteria erode tooth enamel, cause gum irritation, infection in inner structures such as pulp and the roots, and in [...]

  • Ridge Augmentation

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Cosmetic Dentistry

    If you lose one or more permanent teeth, an indentation may result in the gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be. When no longer holding a tooth in place, the jawbone recedes and the [...]

  • Prevention Tips for Children

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Tooth Care

    Infants Infants should be seen by our office after the first six months of age, and at least by the child's first birthday. By this time, the baby's first teeth, or primary teeth, are beginning to [...]

  • Water Picks

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Product Reviews

    There is never a suitable substitute for daily brushing and flossing. While some products, including water irrigation devices (or “water picks”), may be useful for specific applications, they may not be as effective as traditional flossing [...]

  • Veneers

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Cosmetic Dentistry, Treatment

    Teeth that are badly stained, shaped, or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your [...]

  • Plaque

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Articles, Dental Problems

    Plaque is a film of bacteria that forms on your teeth and gums after eating foods that produce acids. These foods may include carbohydrates (starches and sugars), such as candy and cookies, and starchy foods such [...]