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
What Does Blood Pressure Have to do with my Teeth?
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?
“Zing” Goes That Tooth Again
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
How NOT to Brush Your Teeth.
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.
Are Opioids the ONLY Pain Management Option?
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?
Are You Kissable?
Do you get complaints in the love department when you become intimate with that special someone? Are you not kissable enough? Does your special one turn and run for the hills? Did you notice your loved one was mysteriously absent for that midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve? You may be Suffering From Sinus Issues… Read more about Are You Kissable?
An Ounce of Prevention Equals a Pound of Good Health
The condition of your teeth can indicate problems with the body. Physicians routinely do a “tooth visual.” Taking care of your dental health may have a positive impact on your overall health. Oral Bacteria Found in the Plaque of Clogged Arteries Dental problems like tooth decay occur when colonies of bacteria build up in the… Read more about An Ounce of Prevention Equals a Pound of Good Health