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The “Luxury Dental” Trends with Staying Power

In the United States, we spend a lot of money on health care. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that more than 8 percent of annual household expenses went to health care costs. As consumers, dental patients are increasingly placing more value on the quality of service they are paying for, which has [...]

2019-06-12T15:26:46+00:00June 12th, 2019|Patient Information|

Floss – Debunking the Glide Scare

After stories have circulated alleging the presence of toxic chemicals in commonly used dental floss and allergic reactions to the presence of nut-derived compounds in fluoride varnish, patients can rest assured that the products on the market remain safe. When it comes to potentially toxic floss, studies have shown that the chemicals in question — [...]

2019-02-08T13:43:06+00:00February 7th, 2019|Patient Information|

5 Signs of a Great Dentist

Your teeth are the unsung heroes of your body. Just think how hard it would be to dig in to your favorite meal without them! That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re taking proper care of them. Aside from good habits and proper oral hygiene, having a great dentist as a part of [...]

2019-01-17T18:14:42+00:00January 17th, 2019|Patient Information|

Am I at Risk for Gum Disease?

A few decades ago, it was believed that the biggest risk factor for gum (periodontal) disease was aging. Today we know that aging in itself doesn't put you at risk for gum disease, and that other conditions may increase your susceptibility. Luckily, knowing the risk factors and being proactive can keep [...]

2019-01-16T13:58:21+00:00November 14th, 2018|Patient Information|

Removing Baby Teeth – What You Need to Know!

Baby teeth are meant to be lost so that the incoming adult teeth can emerge without issue. Most of the time, baby teeth are lost naturally, or due to an impactful force that’s not uncommon in childhood. However, even after children lose their baby teeth they should still take caution in the days that immediately [...]

2019-01-16T13:58:25+00:00November 8th, 2018|Patient Information|

Dental Probing: What’s the Point?

Have you ever wondered why your dentist pokes your gums? What your dentist is doing is checking the depth of gum tissue pockets that surround your tooth. It's a proactive way to identify your risk for gum disease, and when done regularly, can help catch the condition early. Dental probing can save you from surgery [...]

2019-01-16T13:59:07+00:00October 16th, 2018|Patient Information|

Pregnancy and Dental Care

Naturally, it's always important to take good care of your teeth and gums. While pregnant, however, it’s even more important to follow through with routine dental care. This is because pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease, which could affect the health of your developing baby. Much like any other [...]

2019-01-16T14:00:47+00:00September 20th, 2018|Patient Information|

Do I Need a Dentist or Oral Surgeon for my Tooth Extraction?

Patients in need of tooth extraction often wonder whether they should turn to a dentist, or an oral surgeon. A tooth extraction is nothing to take lightly, so it’s important to choose the right provider for your situation, especially if it’s an emergency procedure. Both dentists and oral surgeons can perform extractions, so how do [...]

2019-01-16T14:00:57+00:00September 13th, 2018|Patient Information|