Many parents are unsure when to bring their child to the dentist for the first time. Most baby teeth start to appear in your baby’s first year, and we recommend scheduling his or her first visit by age two. [Read more…]
Dental veneers can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers, made of porcelain or resin material, are placed over your existing teeth to change the look of your smile. Veneers can also help protect your teeth from additional damage, and they can last for 10 years or more. [Read more…]
There are many reasons why amalgam or silver fillings are no longer the best option for your dental needs. Because the best dental care options are top priority in our office, we only offer white fillings (composites) for the following reasons: [Read more…]
In my years as a hygienist, I have noticed that runners typically have healthy gums. I initially assumed that a typical runner’s type-A personality also lent itself to diligent dental care at home, but current research has led the profession to the classic chicken/egg question: Do runners have healthy gums due to the heart benefits of running or do healthy gums lead to healthy hearts? [Read more…]
Fear of dental procedures is all too common. First, it is important to discuss your fear with your dentist. He or she will explain the procedure in detail, allow you to ask questions and offer options that can help calm you during the procedure. Talking through the details will help take some of the mystery out of a procedure and allow you to relax a little more. [Read more…]