Tips for Taking Care your Quaranteeth

During these strange times, many of us are stuck at home, taking care of children, or working unusual shifts. Sticking to regular routines can help you deal with these disruptions to your daily schedule and stay healthy! While we follow federal and state directives to remain closed except for emergencies, I wanted to take this…

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Do you ever experience tooth pain upon chewing, or upon drinking something hot or cold? There are several types of sensitivity, and several possible treatments. Many patients fear the worst upon the first sign of sensitivity, but don’t panic! Oftentimes, the problem and solution are actually quite simple. But it’s always best to see your…

Is Dental Treatment Safe During Pregnancy?

One of the most common concerns I encounter in my office is how to handle dental care during pregnancy. With all the well-known precautions about alcohol, caffeine, seafood, and more, it’s understandable that many pregnant women are apprehensive about receiving dental treatment. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about the safety of routine dental…

Should I remove my silver fillings?

Amalgam fillings, otherwise known as silver fillings, have been used for over 100 years to restore decayed and broken teeth, but have recently become quite controversial. As with any aspect of your health, it is important to be well informed about amalgam in order to make the right decision!  So what is amalgam? Dental amalgam is…

How does an implant 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…

“Do I Really Have to Floss?”

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?

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?

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…