As the popularity of DIY increases, so does the ambition to find a method to whiten teeth using everyday ingredients lying around our house. Remember, “natural” doesn’t always mean healthy. Truly, DIY whitening may brighten your teeth, but harm them in the long run. Fruits This method uses acidic fruits such as lemons, oranges, and… Read more about Does Natural DIY Teeth Whitening Work?
Your dental care is our #1 priority. We base our treatment recommendations on that of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. When we visually examine your mouth, we can only see half of the picture. We cannot see what lies beneath the gums. That is the reason x-rays are so… Read more about Dentistry is a Partnership
This discussion has occurred many times in a household. Some people enjoy brushing right after they get up, eat breakfast and go on their way; others wait until after breakfast. So, which is better? Furthermore, is either habit causing damage to your teeth? Brushing before or after won’t make much difference when it comes to… Read more about Morning Brushing–Before or After Breakfast?
You come in for your routine examination, and the dentist tells you that the filling done back in 1980 needs to be replaced. In the early days of dentistry, it was common to place silver amalgam restorations or fillings. In the past, the doctor had to make a frame for the filling material so that… Read more about No Lifetime Guarantees for Dental Treatment
Some of our patients have asked why we are routinely taking your blood pressure before dental procedures. Most of you see us more often than your physician so you may be unaware of any issues with your blood pressure. Taking our reading will give you a baseline for your records and will show if you… Read more about What Does Blood Pressure Have to do with my Teeth?
The first sign that a cavity is attacking your tooth on your pearly whites may be a sudden sharp twinge. That “Zing” may fool you into thinking that the cavity happened overnight when it can take a tooth several months to show any symptoms, other than that sharp jab. What is a cavity? (Decay) The… Read more about “Zing” Goes That Tooth Again
Flossing After Brushing Flossing is necessary to remove bacteria between the teeth, but flossing after brushing deprives you of the benefit of the fluoride in the toothpaste and the rinse you use after cleaning. Remember, Brush, Floss, Rinse is the motto of Stacey. Brushing Too Often Cleaning your teeth twice a day, once after breakfast… Read more about How NOT to Brush Your Teeth.
Recently, I attended a conference on the overuse and possible addiction risk of Opioids. Many forms and names are categorized as Opioids This pain reliever comes in many forms and names. Opioid prescriptions after third-molar (wisdom teeth) extractions are more common in the U.S., than in other countries. For instance, The world’s supply of hydrocodone… Read more about Are Opioids the ONLY Pain Management Option?