The Dangers of Do It Yourself Dentistry!

The Dangers of Do It Yourself Dentistry!

Recently there have been several reports in the news and posts on social media about how to perform “do it yourself” dental procedures. These are, at a minimum, problematic trends which can lead to serious consequences. Among these are: Charcoal Teeth WhiteningI don’t know where this came from, but using charcoal or anything other than…

Root Canal Awareness Week

Root Canal Awareness Week

The Simple Truth About a Root Canal Whoops! I missed it too! Root Canal Awareness Week was March 27 to April 2 and indeed, this week celebrated its 10th anniversary according to the American Association of Endodontists. With all of the days and weeks devoted to the myriad of causes and issues that occupy our…

CariVu - A new view at tooth decay

CariVu - A new view at tooth decay

We are pleased to be introducing CariVu™ to our practice. CariVu is a new fiber optic trans-illumination technology from Dexis that will help us with better and earlier diagnosis of tooth decay (caries), between your teeth. Earlier detection of course, leads to more conservative and less expensive treatment options. The CariVu technology is painless, and…

Onlay vs. Dental Crown: Which is Better for Your Teeth?

Onlay vs. Dental Crown: Which is Better for Your Teeth?

Crowns and onlays are laboratory fabricated restorations that are made to restore and protect teeth that can’t be fixed with fillings, either because there was too much decay or there is too much tooth structure missing. Simply put, fillings have limitations. They just “ fill in” that part of the tooth that Is missing, but…

What Exactly is “Occlusal Disease”?

What Exactly is “Occlusal Disease”?

And what does it have to do with tricycles? Dentistry has traditionally diagnosed and treated three basic conditions relating to our teeth and their support systems: Tooth Decay (dental caries), Periodontal disease (diseases affecting the supporting structures of the teeth – the gums and bone) and Occlusal disease – those conditions affecting how the teeth…

Are Dental X-Rays Safe

Are Dental X-Rays Safe

Most people are familiar with having dentals x-rays taken periodically at dental visits and recognize the benefits of a dental x-ray examination. Occasionally someone still asks me if these X-rays are “safe”. The short answer Is “yes”, but some explanation may be more helpful. First, dental X-rays involve a fraction of the amount of radiation…

Don’t Like Flossing? Some tips to make it easier.

Don’t Like Flossing? Some tips to make it easier.

Well, the good news is you’re not alone. Most people have trouble with flossing, So I’d like to offer a few suggestions that  I’ve found over the years may help. If you don’t know how to floss properly, then yes, you can hurt yourself and traumatize your gums. Call and stop by or ask the…