General Dentistry

Back to school dental tips

It’s September and for many kids it’s back to school. Parents and children can easily use this time to make sure they keep their teeth and oral health in tip top shape.  Below are some back to school dental tips and ideas to help keep your teeth healthy!

Be sure to continue to brush your teeth […]

By |September 1st, 2017|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Water fluoridation

City Water Fluoridation

Having fluoride in your drinking water can save the American public millions of dollars via tooth decay prevention. A study conducted by the Colorado School of Public Health in 2013 concluded that by having community water fluoridated, it saved the over 200 million US population who had access to community fluoride water nearly […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Do Cavities Go Away


Tooth decay, or cavities, develop when bacteria encounters sugars on the tooth and the bacteria “digests” the sugars.  In process of doing so, the bacteria releases an acid that erodes the tooth’s enamel.  Once the enamel is eroded and softened, this is compromised tooth structure is called tooth decay, […]

By |February 1st, 2017|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Dental Checkup

You’re at the dentist office and due for a dental checkup.  What does a dental checkup entail?  It is an evaluation of your 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 […]

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. It helps prevent cavities in between the teeth; decreases risk of periodontal disease; and lowers risk of gingivitis and bleeding gums.  It also helps rid of bad breath and improves the appearance of your teeth by removing trapped food and […]

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 […]

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

Dental X-ray Radiation


Background Radiation Sources

How much dental x-ray radiation am I exposed to 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

Why Do My Gums Bleed


 Bleeding Gums

Why do my gums bleed?  Common complaint patients say to me is their gums bleed when brushing their teeth or when they are flossing.  And as such bleeding gums is often a sign of bacterial infection and gingival irritation.
Why do my gums bleed? Below are some causes:

Gingivitis – Gums are irritated and may […]

By |January 3rd, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments