Category: Patient Education

What Is A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are one of many cosmetic dental procedures. There are crowns, implants, bridges, dental bonding, and more. Crowns are less invasive than implants, but more invasive than dental bonding. Have you ever had a crown? If not, you may know someone who has. It is wise to be educated on dental treatments and procedures… Read more »

What Is Tori?

Have you ever heard of tori? No, it is not the girl who lives next door or down the street. Well, it may be, but not in this case. In this case tori is a dental term. Tori is plural for torus. A torus is a slow-growing, harmless growth of bone. Tori vary in size…. Read more »

No Dental Insurance? Read This!

If you’ve recently retired you probably lost the dental insurance coverage you had through your job. On top of that Medicare Part A and Part B and Medicare supplemental policies don’t offer coverage for preventive dental care. So what do you do? Seniors often have a unique set of dental problems due to age, tooth… Read more »

Happy New Year

The New Year brings a fresh start and new beginnings. Did you make a New Year’s resolution? The top two resolutions for 2014 were lose weight and get organized. How many times do New Year’s resolutions include a person’s dental health? It probably wouldn’t be a stretch to say never, but with the connection between… Read more »

Eat Healthy Treats For Your Teeth

The holidays are a great and special time of year but they can also be stressful. There is so much to do, and so much to prepare. By the time they actually roll around you may be harried and exhausted and likely feeling that you deserve all those sweet and salty treats and yummy indulgent… Read more »

You Want A Whiter Smile…Naturally!

Do you ever wonder how to keep your teeth white between professional bleachings? Most everything you put in your mouth has the potential to stain your teeth especially chocolate, coffee, tea, and red wine. If you want a whiter smile…naturally…read on. In today’s blog we answer questions regarding how to keep your teeth white between… Read more »

Oral Effects of Chemotherapy

Cancer treatments can be tough on your body. Chemotherapy consists of the application of a cocktail of very strong drugs to kill cancer cells. However, the problem with that is that the drugs do not target only bad cells. They target good ones too. This can affect all aspects of your body including your oral… Read more »

Why Does My Baby Have Bad Breath?

Children and babies seldom have bad breath. But you still should practice proper oral hygiene with them. You should begin practicing oral hygiene with your newborn just a few days after birth, and of course continue until they are old enough to do it properly themselves. Although it is a rare occurrence, even with proper… Read more »

True-or-False Questions on Invisible Orthodontics

Invisalign is considered by many to be the clear solution for straightening teeth. For teens and adults who feel self-conscious about the idea of wearing traditional metal braces, but believe straight teeth will improve their quality of life, Invisalign is a great alternative. To learn more about this innovative orthodontics system, challenge yourself to a… Read more »