The End is Near October is Here

The arrival of October brings about many distinct advantages: cooler weather, fall carnivals, trick-or-treating, and of course, expiring end-of-year benefits. Typically, discussing insurance coverage is the least exciting part of the year, but once October hits, it is a different story. Evaluating your dental coverage could not only save you money, but potentially save your teeth. Patients often delay treatment, … Read More

Pregnancy and Dental Care

ARE X-RAYS AND OTHER DENTAL PROCEDURES SAFE DURING PREGNANCY? Several of our patients are new moms to be and have questions regarding their dental care during this transitional time. If you are planning on starting a family, make sure your dental treatment needs are in good order beforehand. It is best to avoid x-rays or medications especially during the first … Read More

10 Myths About Root Canals

MYTH 1: Root canals hurt Root canals used to hurt decades ago. However, with proper infection control and better anesthetics the experience should be no different than getting a filling. MYTH 2: Root canals take several appointments to complete Decades ago this was the case. But with today’s advanced technology, root canals are often completed in a single appointment. MYTH … Read More

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease, also called gum disease, is an infection of the gums and bones that support and surround the teeth. Periodontal tissues that may be infected include the alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, cementum, and gingiva. In the earlier stages of Periodontal disease, it is called gingivitis. Gums becoming swollen and red and even bleeding are signs of gingivitis. If it … Read More

Overcoming Dental Phobia

Many people suffer from a common problem known as dental phobia. This occurs when the thought of visiting a dental office for a procedure brings about anxiety or even a panic attack. The fear may be generalized to include dentists and their office, or it may be about a specific procedure. The typical symptoms of dental phobia include sweating, shaking, … Read More