• Diabetes

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

    People living with diabetes are vulnerable to a host of systemic problems in their entire body. Unfortunately, the mouth and teeth are not immune from such problems, and many diabetics with oral problems go undiagnosed until [...]

  • Dry Mouth

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

    Saliva is one of your body's natural defenses against plaque because it acts to rinse your mouth of cavity-causing bacteria and other harmful materials. Dry mouth (also called Xerostomia) is a fairly common condition that is [...]

  • Emergency Care

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

    A knocked out tooth or bitten tongue can cause panic in any parent, but quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach such common dental emergencies and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly [...]

  • Excessive or Uneven Gums

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

    Many people inherit the problem of excessive or uneven gums. An aesthetic surgical procedure called a gum lift can be used to correct this problem.

  • Extractions

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

    General Procedure When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled, or extracted. Tooth extraction procedures today are far less painful [...]

  • Fillings

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

    Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe? Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amalgam? Is it true that dental amalgams have been banned in other countries? Is there a filling material [...]

  • Flap Surgery

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

    Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, forming "pockets" around the teeth. Over time, these pockets become [...]

  • Flossing

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

    What is flossing? Flossing is a method for removing bacteria and other debris that cannot be reached by a toothbrush. It generally entails a very thin piece of synthetic cord you insert and move up [...]

  • Fluoride

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

    For decades, fluoride has been held in high regard by the dental community as an important mineral that strengthens tooth enamel, which thereby helps to prevent decay of tooth structures. Water fluoridation is endorsed by nearly [...]

  • Fluoride Facts

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

    For decades, fluoride has been held in high regard by the dental community as an important mineral that is absorbed into and strengthens tooth enamel, thereby helping to prevent decay of tooth structures. In nearly every [...]

  • Fluorosis

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

    Fluorosis is a condition in which your body has been exposed to too much fluoride. In normal doses (typically found in a safe drinking water system and an ADA-approved toothpaste), fluoride is a healthy compound that [...]

  • General Dentistry

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

    The first line of defense against oral health problems In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a [...]

  • Glossary

    Published On: November 16, 2023Categories: Glossary

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Amalgam - Material made from mercury and other alloy mixtures used to restore a drilled portion of a tooth. Anesthesia - Medications used to relieve pain. Anterior teeth - Front teeth. Also called incisors [...]

  • Grafts

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

    Soft tissue grafts are sometimes performed to treat gum disease, or correct other abnormalities. The procedure involves taking gum tissue from the palate or another donor source to cover an exposed root in order to even [...]

  • Gum Disease (Gingivitis)

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

    Gingivitis is the medical term for early gum disease, or periodontal disease. In general, gum disease can be caused by long-term exposure to plaque, the sticky but colorless film on teeth that forms after eating or [...]

  • Implants

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

    Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants [...]

  • Infection Control

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

    Standards and Best Practice With all of the increased media attention on infection outbreaks such as AIDS and multi-drug resistant strains of viruses, it's no wonder people have heightened concerns about infection control during a medical [...]

  • Introduction

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

    Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks? Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good? What does the latest research [...]

  • Invisalign®

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

    Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign® is great for adults and teenagers. What is [...]

  • Jaw Disorders

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

    People who grind their teeth can sometimes develop a serious problem with their jaw, which left untreated, can adversely affect the teeth, gums and bone structures of the mouth. One of the most common jaw disorders [...]

  • Jaw/TMJ

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

    People who grind their teeth can sometimes develop a serious problem with their jaw, which left untreated, can adversely affect the teeth, gums and bone structures of the mouth. One of the most common jaw disorders [...]