Archive for the ‘Dentist’ Category

4 Types Of Dental Specialists And What They Do

Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Learn more about four types of dental specialists and what they do.

Learn more about four types of dental specialists and what they do.

When you visit your dentist for a regular check-up, you will likely see a dentist that is either a DDS and DMD. However, this dentist may refer you to a dental specialist, such as an orthodontist or endodontist. What do these mean and how are they different from your general dentist? Continue reading to learn more about your general dentist and four types of dental specialists! (more…)

Preparing For Your First Visit To A New Dentist

Friday, March 1st, 2019
Dentist with Child

Check out these tips on how to prepare for your first visit to a new dentist.

Whether you move to a new location or decide to switch dental offices, it’s important to know what to expect when visiting a new dentist for the first time. Regular dental check-ups are a crucial part of keeping your mouth and body healthy, and it’s essential to provide your dentist with all the information they need. Continue reading for a few tips on how to prepare for your first visit to a new dentist. (more…)

Are Dental X-rays Safe For My Child?

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
Learn if dental X-rays are safe for your child.

Learn if dental X-rays are safe for your child.

X-rays are valuable tools to help dentists spot signs of tooth decay or disease, but you may be reluctant to expose your child to the radiation. A dentist will only use X-rays when it is necessary and has reason to suspect that your child may be at risk of tooth decay. Continue reading to learn when dental X-rays are safe for your child and how you can minimize the need for X-rays. (more…)

What Is Laughing Gas And What Does It Do To A Dental Patient?

Friday, August 3rd, 2018
Sedation Dentistry

Learn about what laughing gas is and what it does to a dental patient.

Most dental visits are a simple check-up to scrape plaque off your teeth, remove stains, floss, and check for cavities. However, some visits require a dental procedure that using laughing gas to sedate the patient. Continue reading to learn more about what exactly laughing gas is and how it affects a dental patient. (more…)

How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth At Night

Friday, July 6th, 2018
Learn how to stop grinding your teeth at night.

Learn how to stop grinding your teeth at night.

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a common issue that millions of people suffer from on a daily basis. Teeth grinding can lead to serious problems for your teeth, and can result in pain the next morning. Continue reading for a few suggestions on how to stop grinding your teeth at night to keep your teeth healthy and strong. (more…)

How Your Dentist Can Help With Sleep Apnea

Friday, June 8th, 2018
Learn how your dentist may be able to help with your sleep apnea.

Learn how your dentist may be able to help with your sleep apnea.

Many adults are diagnosed with sleep apnea, or have symptoms that put them at a high risk of developing the condition later in life. While doctors and sleep experts can help with diagnosis and treatment, did you know that your dentist can also help to ease your sleep apnea? (more…)

Why Chewing Ice Is Bad For Your Teeth

Friday, February 16th, 2018
Learn why chewing ice is bad for your teeth.

Learn why chewing ice is bad for your teeth.

Do you find yourself often chewing ice? Many people tend to chew the ice in their soda when it’s a very hot day, and they need to cool down, or when enjoying a shaved ice treat. While chewing ice now and then won’t lead to long-term effects, it only takes one hard bite to break a tooth. Continue reading to learn about the dangers of chewing ice, and what ice cravings could mean for your health. (more…)

Why Do We Visit The Dentist Every 6 Months?

Friday, January 26th, 2018
dental checkups

Find out why visiting the dentist twice a year is very important for your oral health.

Have you ever thought about why you visit the dentist twice a year, even when you don’t think you have any problems with your teeth? Dental visits are very important, as you may not be aware of some oral health problems until a dental professional takes a look at your teeth. If you question why you need to go to the dentist for your semi-annual appointment, read our blog to learn why dental visits are essential for everyone! (more…)

Is Mouthwash Safe for Your Child?

Friday, August 25th, 2017
Father and son practicing good dental health habits

Mouthwash may be great for adults and older children, what age is best to start your child on the healthy habit?

We know how important dental health is for your kids. Brushing every morning, after sugary and sticky snacks and before bedtime is encouraged. Some kids even enjoy flossing using flavored dental floss. But how about mouthwash? Typically, mouthwash is not recommended for children under the age of six. Some types of mouthwash for kids contain fluoride. While fluoride is beneficial for preventing tooth decay, having too much too early may result in fluorosis. Fluorosis can happen only when a child’s teeth are still developing, and this condition may affect the texture and color of the teeth. Your child’s teeth could develop brown spots or the surface of the teeth may be rough. In order to prevent this from happening, it’s crucial that you read the label of the mouthwash bottle to look for certain signs. (more…)

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Friday, August 18th, 2017
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When it comes to new technologies, like laser dentistry, it is always best to talk to your trust dentist first!

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser produces a very exact beam of concentrated laser energy that can treat a wide variety of dental problems. The laser sterilizes and coagulates blood vessels at the same time, thereby reducing the opportunity for infection. Lasers in dentistry can be used for surgical procedures such as a cutting instrument or tissue vaporizer, meaning it melts away tissue it encounters. Safety glasses will be used to protect your eyes from any harm. In many cases, the use of the laser instead of the drill or knife greatly reduces pain during the procedure. Depending upon what you need and your pain tolerance, anesthesia is sometimes unnecessary. (more…)