Archive for 2014
Dental Implants-What Should I Believe?
Dental Implants have become commonplace, with over 3 million people worldwide hosting some sort of implant. Unfortunately, their rising popularity has been accompanied by an increasing number of misconceptions about what they can and can’t do. Let us help you to understand which of these common messages are true and which are fabricated. Message #1: […]
Traveling and Oral Health – Tips for the Holidays
We don’t have to tell you: the winter holidays mark one of the busiest seasons of the year. With shopping, parties and vacations jam-packed on the calendar, it’s no wonder that many people take shortcuts when it comes to oral health maintenance during this time. If you are traveling during the holiday season and you […]
Dental Implants- Five Things You May Not Know
How much do you know about dental implants? With the increasing popularity and availability of dental implant surgery worldwide, patients are gaining more and more knowledge about dental implants every day. But did you know these five important facts? Dental implants are appropriate for almost all ages. Not just for the elderly, dental implants are […]
Are Root Canals Safe?
Sometimes, while doing research on procedures on the internet, a patient may come across some concerning information. And since the internet is an unregulated source of information, you may have guessed that sometimes that “information” is actually MIS-information. Unfortunately, thanks to old rumors that have resurfaced over the last few years, the root canal has […]
Diabetes and Oral Health – A Two-Way Street
If you, a friend or a family member have diabetes, you may have heard that this common disease increases a person’s risk of gum disease and other oral health problems. But did you know that this relationship is a mutually distressing one? Not only does diabetes make gum disease worse, but gum disease can actually […]
Calming Your Nerves Before Dental Procedures
Almost everyone has some feelings of nervousness when thinking about visiting the dentist. We hear it all the time from our patients. But don’t worry (I know, easier said than done). It is totally normal to have a bit of anxiety (or even a lot of anxiety) before you come to our office. In our […]
Dental Implants: Changing the Way We Treat Missing Teeth
Dental implants are rapidly becoming the standard of care in how we, as dental professionals, deal with missing teeth. And while the incidents of adults losing permanent teeth has been declining for decades, there is still a good chance that at some point in your life you too will require treatment for a lost permanent […]
Considering an Upgrade to Dental Implants?
Have you been thinking of upgrading your current tooth replacement strategy but aren’t sure where to start? This is a great time of growth in modern dentistry, especially when it comes to replacing missing teeth! With the evolution of dental implants, patients don’t have to suffer some of the pains of the past when older, […]
Wisdom Teeth: What’s the Big Deal?
Especially with the younger crowd, this is a question we get time and time again in our office! And understandably so! To some, removing the wisdom teeth seems like it should be an elective procedure, not a necessary one. You have probably heard the statistic that 85% of people have to have their wisdom teeth […]
Can My Dental Implants Get Cavities? And other common questions…
In my practice, I hear dozens of questions every day about dental implants from concerned (or simply curious) patients. Every one of those questions is a good question and I always try to provide an equally good answer. To help you better understand an upcoming dental implant procedure, we’ve compiled a top-five list of the […]