Category: Patient Tips and Advice

My Dentist Told Me That I Have Gum Disease?

What does that mean? Think of each of your teeth like individual trees. Each one has a large trunk and many branches, consider this to be the crown of your tooth, the white part that sticks out above your gum line. A tree also… Continue Reading “My Dentist Told Me That I Have Gum Disease?”

Safety in Local Anesthetics and Breastfeeding

Is it safe to go to the dentist for elective care and then resume breastfeeding after being numb? We know that breastfeeding is some of the best nutrition for babies. The American Public Health Association advocates for mothers to breastfeed their children for at… Continue Reading “Safety in Local Anesthetics and Breastfeeding”

Preventing Cavities in Youngsters with Sealants

Potentially one of the most sneakiest ailments in the United States, having a cavity is still one the of the most common chronic diseases in children. Getting a cavity during childhood can result in trips to the dentist, missing school, and tooth pain1. The… Continue Reading “Preventing Cavities in Youngsters with Sealants”

Mouthwash Mash-up

Walk into any Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, or any other store that caries dental hygiene products and shoppers will be inundated with different Mouthwash options. You will see labels with advertisements like: Gum Health, Whitening, Cavity Fighting, Enamel Strengthening, and too many other options… Continue Reading “Mouthwash Mash-up”

Understanding Tooth Pain: When Do I Need To Make An Appointment?

The correct answer is every 6 months – prevention is key to identifying disease and making sure gum disease, caries progression, and cancer are caught early. With this in mind, it’s important to understand tooth pain and why it is beneficial to catch it… Continue Reading “Understanding Tooth Pain: When Do I Need To Make An Appointment?”