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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION

Wisdom tooth extraction may be indicated if it is impacted or causing crowding, tooth decay, or pain.  Wisdom tooth removal may also be required if there is sustained gum infection and swelling.  So how can you tell if your wisdom teeth needs to be removed?

WHERE IS MY WISDOM TOOTH?

Your wisdom teeth are third […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Wisdom Tooth|0 Comments

Dental Checkup

You’re at the dentist office and due for a dental checkup.  What exactly does a dental checkup entail?  It is an evaluation dental, periodontal, and medical history.  Its comprehensiveness depends on if you are in as a completely new patient or if you are an established patient and are in the for a 3, 4, […]

By |November 1st, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Prevent cavities during Halloween with healthy habits

Halloween season is here, with our children’s teeth susceptible to tooth decay from sugary sweets, treats, and candy.  With zombies, bats, ghosts, and vampires around, trick or treat candy may cause tooth decay if good diet and oral hygiene are not addressed.   Since Halloween October 31 trick or treat time is coming, it would be […]

By |October 12th, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

How to choose a toothbrush

How to Choose a Toothbrush

How do you choose a toothbrush, one that is most effective at removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth? People have been using toothbrushes to remove food from their teeth for many years, with some of the first toothbrushes made from animal hairs! Today, there are many types of toothbrushes to […]

By |September 30th, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Flossing is Important

Flossing is important.  Yes, you need to floss! The benefits of flossing are clear. Flossing helps prevent cavities in between the teeth; decreases risk of periodontal disease; and lowers risk of gingivitis and bleeding gums.  Flossing also helps rid of bad breath and improves the appearance of your teeth by removing trapped food and biofilm.  […]

By |September 1st, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

food stuck between teeth

Common causes of food trap between teeth:

Not flossing regularly thereby causing an accumulation of plaque and bacteria
A filling between a tooth recently broke
There are one or more cavities between two adjacent teeth, and these cavities have chipped off
A crown adjacent to a tooth has chipped off
A piece of the tooth broke off
A tooth has recently […]

By |August 1st, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

How to Remove Bad Dog Breath

How to Remove Bad Dog Breath

Yorkshire showing his teeth :)

Ever smell and wonder how to remove bad dog breath?  Did you know plaque and tartar buildup is not only bad for us (people) but also bad for our pets, especially dogs!  Puppy breath is nice until it develops into “doggie breath” which at that point […]

By |July 1st, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Radiation From Dental X-rays

How Much Radiation from Dental X-rays

Background Radiation Sources

How much radiation am I exposed to with x-rays at the dentist?  Are x-rays necessary?  An exam with 4 bitewings is about 0.005 mSv, less than one day’s worth from natural background radiation, and is the same exposure amount from an airplane flight of ~2 hours.  Such are […]

By |June 1st, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Root Canal Retreat or Extraction

root canal retreat or extraction

Failed root canal treatment

Patients may present a tooth that previously had a root canal and is now causing pain and discomfort.  Treatment may be to attempt a root canal retreatment or extract the failing endodontic tooth and replace with a dental implant and crown.  Which one to choose, root canal retreat […]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Root Canal|0 Comments

Broke Tooth When Biting

Broke tooth when biting

Broken Tooth Fractured Molar

Have you ever bit down during lunch or while eating and chewing you suddenly noticed you a piece of your tooth broke when biting? You look at the broken tooth part and wonder what part of the tooth may be.  If this accident ever occurs it may be emergency […]

By |April 1st, 2016|Cosmetic Dentistry|0 Comments