October is here, and we are sure that you are enjoying all of the fall fun that this season has to offer. October also brings the arrival of many adults’ and children’s favorite holiday — Halloween. While many love the scary movies and costumes, there always seems to be an endless supply of candy and treats at this time. We wanted to share some tips to help keep you from experiencing any frightening tooth issues this season.
Are you concerned about your healing time after your next dental procedure? It is a valid concern because certain procedures, like dental implants, have a longer healing and recovery time than less extensive treatments, such as a filling. There is a newer treatment option we now offer that can promote faster healing using your own plasma. Continue reading to learn more about this revolutionary healing option.
Has our practice been recommended to you, but you are hesitant to make an appointment because we are considered out-of-network with your dental insurance? Or do you not have insurance and are fearful of having needed dental work completed due to the overall cost? Insurance is a great option for many of our patients, but lack of insurance or our practice being out-of-network does not mean that we cannot provide the services you need. In fact, many times our patients with dental insurance are actually limited to accepting the care the insurance provider will pay for instead of the treatments they truly need.
While red is a popular color during the month of February, with the celebration of Valentine’s Day, if you start noticing that your gums are the color of the decorations, you might be suffering from a silent disease. This disease not only affects your oral health, but can impact your overall health as well. Gum disease can be harmful to your teeth and gums, also increasing the risks of some serious health problems. Continue reading to learn more about gum disease and how to prevent it.
Since a young age, you have been taught the importance of visiting the dentist for teeth cleanings and other treatments. But did you know that your dentist can also diagnose forms of cancer? It’s true! Dentists are the leaders in diagnosing mouth cancer. While you need a dentist to give you a diagnosis, there are warning signs that may indicate a problem is brewing. Continue reading to learn about the symptoms you should look out for.
Are you someone who avoids the dentist at all costs? Does the thought of having your teeth looked at, cleaned, or having a more complex dental treatment done send you into a complete panic? Our office has a solution that might be just what you have been looking for to combat your fears. Nitrous oxide dentistry provides a safe, comfortable dental treatment for patients.
If you are like most of our patients, then you probably don’t like anesthetic shots. The process can be very intimidating and very uncomfortable, usually requiring multiple shots to numb the tooth or teeth involved. If you have had to experience this, then you know that many times the anesthetic shots can be more uncomfortable than the procedure itself. At our office, you don’t need to have that concern. Continue reading to see how we are using a more comfortable anesthesia process.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of American adults aged 30 and older have some form of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This oral health condition is an infection of the soft tissues that support the teeth and is caused by plaque. Plaque is the sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth, and when it is left there for too long, it hardens and turns into tartar. It’s tartar that irritates the gums and causes inflammation. If you notice that you have red or swollen gums, bleeding gums after brushing, or sensitive teeth, you might be in the beginning stages of gum disease.
Can you imagine how excited a cook might get over a high-tech kitchen appliance or how a carpenter would grin from ear to ear while using a new wood saw? Well, dentists like us are just as thrilled when we add a new piece of technology to our practice! Not only does the latest cutting-edge dental tool make our work more efficient, it delivers an exceptional experience for patients like you. In fact, we just added a new tool to our practice that will do just that. Read more to find out what this latest piece of technology provides patients.
Tooth loss can occur at any age for a number of reasons such as injury, decay or illness. We don’t want you to feel like you have to cover your mouth when you smile or struggle to eat or speak due to missing teeth. While there are several options to restore a missing tooth or teeth, there is one dental treatment that provides exceptional long-lasting results. Would you like to know more about this popular procedure?