• Are You Fed Up With Your Back Teeth?
    The more common phrase that you may have heard is “fed up to the back teeth” which indicates being bored or angry because a bad situation has continued for too long Read more
  • Don't Fear the Dentist!
    Fear of going to the dentist didn’t make any top 10 lists I found on the internet, but it’s a sentiment I hear several times a week. The reason behind Read more
  • What is gingivitis, and how can I treat it?
    Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease that results when bacteria in your mouth cause inflammation in your gums. This is a common condition, and you can treat it Read more
  • Why Antibiotics Are Not Always The Answer
    Have you ever had a cold and asked your doctor to prescribe antibiotics? In this day and age, we tend to think that antibiotics can cure anything, but many commonly Read more
  • After Your Root Canal: What You Should Do To Keep Your Tooth Healthy
    Many people have their root canal and think that once the root canal is finished, that's all they have to do. But If you’ve had a root canal, you should Read more
  • Why Do I Have So Much Work To Do When I Come Every 6 Months?
    Q: “I come every six months, how can I have so much work to do?”   The six month dental check up is designed to identify dental problem areas at an earlier Read more
  • Acid Attack!
    Tooth enamel is like armor for your teeth. Though it is the hardest substance in your body, it is not invulnerable. Everyone is at risk, but teens and young adults Read more
  • Changes to PreMedication for Joint Replacement
    If you have a hip replacement or knee replacement, you may find that there are some changes to the recommendations for taking antibiotics prior to your dental appointments compared to Read more
  • Don't Wait Until It Hurts!
    “I’ll go to the dentist when the tooth hurts,” (or the variation “when my tooth bothers me”)—how many times have you heard this, or perhaps even said it? Do you Read more
  • Do I Need A Crown?
    My dentist recommended I have a crown. Do I have any other options?   Let’s first look at what a crown is.  A crown covers all the sides and the chewing surface Read more
  • Dental Cavities: A Common Chronic Disease in the US
    Dental cavities are one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. It is the process where bacteria in your mouth use refined carbohydrates (particularly sucrose) and produce Read more
  • Fighting Tooth (And Nail) For Your Mental And Physical Abilities Later In Life
    “Fighting Tooth and Nail” is a phrase that has several meanings. I prefer the ones that indicate using all your resources to get something you want or to use every Read more
  • Suggested Treatment for Sensitive Teeth
    Are you one of the approximately 10 million people who have sensitive teeth? The sensitivity often comes from the dentin of your tooth. The dentin is a layer that lies Read more
  • Hop Away From Tooth Decay This Easter!
    Easter will be hippity-hopping our way soon, bringing with it Easter baskets loaded with lots of sugar filled treats--and the potential for tooth decay! What steps can you take to Read more
  • Toothache Help--Fact or Fiction?
    If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to have a toothache, you know that the pain is horrible, and most remedies don’t really help. Many folklore remedies circulate, but is there Read more
  • Why "I just want a cleaning" isn't always an option
    We get many calls asking for "just a cleaning". But did you know there are different types of teeth cleaning depending on your level of dental health? All teeth cleanings are Read more