Warning Signs It's Time To See A Periodontist

A periodontist is a specialized dentist who focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating advanced stages of gum disease (such as periodontitis). Many periodontists also specialize in dental implants. Your regular dentist's office may or may not have a periodontist on its staff; if not, and if you're having problems with your gum or jaw bone health, you may need to be referred to a specialist. Here are a few of the most common warning signs that it's time to schedule an appointment with a periodontist. [Read More]

Don't Ruin Your Visions Of Sugarplums With A Toothache This Holiday Season

Think about the holidays and you probably have visions of family gatherings, office parties, and, of course, plenty of holiday goodies. With tables laden with cookies, cakes, and pies to tempt you, it's difficult to keep your teeth healthy as you enjoy the season. Don't ruin your "visions of sugarplums" with a painful toothache on the night before your Christmas celebration. Use these helpful tips to protect your teeth. Tip #1 – Drink Water After Eating   [Read More]

Light-Accelerated Bleaching

Your smile says a lot about you. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of people believe a smile is an important social asset and nearly three-quarters believe people with an unattractive smile may be hurting their chances at a successful career. In one survey, when asked what they would most like to improve about their smile, the majority of individuals responded with, "whiter, brighter teeth." Whitening or bleaching teeth is the most common cosmetic dental procedure, and while many over-the-counter whitening kits promise results, in-office procedures are generally regarded as safer and more effective. [Read More]

How to revent A Root Canal

Your endodontist has gone to school and studied endodontics for many years just in order to perform root canals, and you appreciate that.  But it might be best if you try to prevent having to go see him altogether.  Root canals are the best solution for tooth root infections, but they require a lot of pain and money.  The days and weeks leading up to your appointment might be painful, as tooth root pain is not fun. [Read More]