What To Know About Dental X-Rays

Benefits of Dental X-Rays Dental X-rays help us detect cavities, infections, gum disease, cysts, tumors and developmental abnormalities much sooner than waiting for these problems to get large or advanced enough to become evident to the naked eye; or painful enough to become uncomfortable and noticeable to the patient. Dentistry has led the healing professions […]

Benefits of Adult Orthodontics

It is common to see kids and teens with braces and orthodontics in our country.  There happens to be a lot of good reasons for adults to consider orthodontics for themselves as well.  Aside from the obvious benefit of a beautiful smile with straight teeth, adults should consider orthodontics for themselves for the following reasons: […]

Tooth Erosion – Causes, Signs, Care, & Prevention

Tooth erosion is the wearing away or loss of tooth enamel due to excess acid in the mouth. Over time, this erosion of tooth structure can lead to tooth sensitivity, discoloration and possible cracked teeth. CAUSES OF TOOTH EROSION The main cause of tooth erosion is acid, which typically comes from drinking excessive amounts of […]

Pregnancy and Oral Health

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, dental care is considered safe during pregnancy. The Dentist may consult and work with your Obstetrician when planning extensive treatment, but cleanings, exams, fillings and routine dental treatment can usually be carried out without incident or need for consultation. Local anesthetics can be used safely during […]

New Screening Tool in the Fight Against Throat & Oral Cancer

A new non-invasive test which we now offer at our office, is showing promise in the detection of HPV 16 and 18 infections, and is helping identify individuals who are at increased risk of developing throat or oral cancer. Background on HPV HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection […]

The Cost of NOT Replacing a Missing Tooth

How Not Replacing a Missing Tooth Can Impact Your Life According to the American College of Prosthodontics, 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and more than 35 million people don’t have any teeth, at all. Tooth loss occurs due to a number of issues, including wear, cancer, injury, […]