10 Sep

Would You Rather a Full Mouth of Dental Implants or Dentures? Why Not Both?

Are you missing so many of your teeth that you are better off without them? There are several medical conditions that can lead your teeth to decay and the need to be removed. In addition, lifestyle can also play a large role. Those who do not get regular dental treatments are at more risk of decay.  Having multiple missing teeth is an unfortunate situation to be in. Today you have two choices to replace your teeth entirely — traditional dentures, dental implants, or both.

Both? Really? Read More

20 Jul

Three Dental Problems That Should Be Addressed Immediately

If you or a family member are immunocompromised or otherwise at risk of complications from COVID-19, you are probably trying to stay home as much as possible. While this is generally a good idea, there are some things that just can’t be put off. Although minor dental problems may be able to wait a few days or a week, there are a few dental emergencies in which you should contact a dentist right away.

Trauma to the Tooth

If you fell or otherwise had trauma to the face, it could knock a tooth loose or free, or it could break the tooth. If any of these three things happen, you need to see a dentist right away. Call your dentist immediately, and they will be able to give you instructions on preserving the tooth until you arrive at their office.  Read More

10 Jul

Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Dental Care Until After the Pandemic

Everyone is concerned about exposure to the coronavirus, but there are some things that shouldn’t be put off until after the pandemic. One of those things is your dental care. As the global landscape changes day by day, there is no predicting an end to our new normal. Dental care shouldn’t be put off indefinitely, especially if you are in pain. Here are some other reasons you shouldn’t put off dental work.

Routine care and cleaning are important.

You might think that a routine appointment for an exam and cleaning isn’t really an essential activity, but it’s more important than you might think. This routine care and cleaning helps prevent future dental problems. It also allows the dentist to pinpoint new issues before they become bad enough to be painful or expensive to repair. Even if you are trying to limit your appointments, you should get this exam and cleaning at least once this year, preferably twice. Read More

20 Jun

How to Stay Safe While Getting Your Dental Treatment

Safety is the number one concern of every American as the pandemic surges on. But some healthcare cannot be put off, nor can it all be done through telemedicine. Dentistry simply cannot be handled without being seen in person. If you have an urgent dental need, we are still here and open to serve you. But while you are here, consider taking these precautions to keep you and your household safe.

Sanitize on entering

A sanitizing station awaits you when you first walk into our practice. Please make use of it. You should also wash or sanitize your hands after touching surfaces that may have had saliva droplets. It is advised to sanitize again before touching anything inside your vehicle as you leave. Read More

10 Jun

Are Dental Visits Really Necessary During the Pandemic?

In these uncertain times, everyone wants to do what is best, but they may not know what that is. Are dentists essential healthcare workers? Absolutely! Should you go to the dentist for everything you would normally? Not necessarily. Here’s what you need to know.

Routine Cleaning and Exam

Unless you are experiencing dental pain or tooth or gum sensitivity, it is not urgent to have your bi-annual dental exam and cleaning. While they are very important, it is not essential at this time. Our appointments are limited while we try to maintain social distancing measures and implement additional sterilization procedures.  Read More

20 May

What to Look for When Choosing a Dentist

Are you looking for a new dentist? Whether you’re looking for a long-term dentist or a dentist to address immediate problems, it is a good idea to do some research before settling on a dental provider. Here are some things you should look for when choosing a dentist, especially for the long-term.

Gentleness

You should choose a dentist that is going to be gentle and try to cause the least amount of pain as possible. While dental work can never be guaranteed to be completely without pain or discomfort, a good dentist will be able to make you as comfortable as possible. Bedside manner and general attitude during examination is a good indicator of this. Read More

10 May

What Your Dentist Wants You to Know About Daily Dental Hygiene

Everyone knows that they should brush and floss their teeth every day, but do you really know what you need to do for daily dental hygiene? While brushing and flossing are important, they aren’t necessarily the only daily care you should be making. Here are some of the things that dentists want you to know about how you care for your teeth on a daily basis.

Complete Brushing

Most people don’t brush their teeth thoroughly. You should be brushing every surface of every tooth. If you are doing so, it should take you at least two minutes to properly brush all of your teeth. This might not seem like much, but two minutes is longer than you think. Set a timer, and you’ll probably discover you’ve been brushing your teeth in much less time. Read More

20 Apr

Choosing the Right Dentist for You

Are you looking for a new dentist? Whether your old dentist retired, you recently moved to a new city, or you just haven’t seen a dentist in years, finding a new dentist can be daunting. Knowing what to look for in a dentist will help you research providers and settle on the right one for you. Consider these factors.

Check Reviews

Every dentist has reviews available online through Yelp, Google, or both. Look at reviews for the dentists that you are considering. You can also ask for reviews and recommendations from friends and family, as well as other neighborhood resources. Read More

10 Apr

Why You Need Routine Dental Visits

Did you know that you should see your dentist every six months? Many parents are aware that this is recommended for children, but you should still keep this schedule even as an adult. There are several reasons that you should see your dentist regularly.

During your routine dental checkup, your dentist will give you a complete visual examination, as well as take x-rays to detect other potential problems. This will allow them to see what services you may need. Read More

20 Mar

When to Call the Dentist

While we are all essentially on lockdown due to the coronavirus, most medical treatments that are deemed non-essential are being postponed by as much as a month or more. This includes dentists trying to keep their patients to a minimum. However, there are some situations in which you really need to see a dentist, and you shouldn’t wait for things to blow over to call one. Here are some of those situations.

Broken or Loose Tooth

If you broke a tooth due to trauma or trying to eat hard food, you should see your dentist right away. Leaving broken or loose teeth without treatment can cause a number of potential complications that could be painful and costly to repair. Call your dentist for an emergency appointment. Read More