How does a dental implant work?

How do dental implants work?

Chances are, you’ve heard about dental implants vaguely through a television ad or other media, but many patients come to me wondering what they really are and how they work. Although ancient humans attempted to replace teeth with bones, stone, shell, and other materials, modern implants are the result of the accidental discovery in the…

Is flossing really necessary?

Is flossing really necessary?

According to a survey by Delta Dental, only about 41% of Americans floss daily, although that number may be much lower, since another survey by the American Academy of Periodontology showed that 27% of people lie to their dentist about flossing….   Well, there is no need to lie, since I never judge my patients,…

Do you mind your gap?

Do You Mind Your Tooth Gap?

Depending on who you ask, a gap between the two front teeth can be considered unsightly, beautiful, or not even noticeable. While there is no harm in having a gap here as long as it does not interfere with speech or cause food to get stuck in between the teeth, many patients express a desire…

Is Fluoride Safe?

Is Fluoride Safe?

Few topics generate as much controversy as community water fluoridation, and chances are, you’ve heard someone complain about the government putting fluoride in our water supply. Begun as a public health project in 1945, the initiative immediately drew accusations of communist subversion, mind control, and more. Controversy surrounding fluoride has continued to this day, as…