May 31, 2017
When patients hear about advancements in digital dentistry, some assume that a fancier “tool set” is the dentist’s way of increasing prices. Yet, strides in digital dentistry prove to reduce costs through accuracy, efficiency, and greater control, increasing patient convenience and satisfaction.
April 20, 2017
When it comes to highlighting the connections between dental health and overall health, dental professionals are devoting more time on the ‘big picture’ during regular examinations, helping patients learn how oral hygiene (or lack thereof) can potentially cause health issues in other areas of the body, particularly the heart. Thus, does dental disease mean heart disease?
March 29, 2017
“When should I take my child to the dentist?” remains a commonly asked question by parents of little ones. Yet, surprising to some, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that children visit the dentist by their first birthday.
February 27, 2017
Digital Dentistry is an umbrella term referring to the use of digital methods over traditional dental techniques and practices. While traditional methods of creating molds and other restorations for crowns have resulted in poorly fitting materials and discomfort for patients (not to mention wasted time and money), Digital Dentistry has made general, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures more effective, efficient, and predictable.
January 17, 2017
Providing a more advanced and patient-centered approach, top dentists and technicians are embracing the concept of Digital Smile Design. When it comes to planning, producing, and placing dental restorations, Digital Smile Design (DSD) allows patients to seemingly co-author their smile through a very detailed design and educational process.
December 29, 2016
Most of us covet the attractive, brilliant smiles that we see on television. Without a doubt, a celebrity-like smile exudes confidence and can even improve one’s quality of life. Even so, there are probably characteristics about your smile that you are not pleased with.
November 14, 2016
It’s true—the use of fluoride along with a greater self-awareness has diminished the incidence of tooth decay over the past few decades. Yet, teeth remain susceptible to decay, disease, trauma, and infection. Thus, as a way to “restore” them back to health, dental professionals use a variety of methods and materials in Restorative Dentistry.
October 20, 2016
Chances are, you’re familiar with dental implants and their remarkable ability to permanently replace teeth. Yet, you may be unfamiliar with the idea of All-on-4 Dental Implant Dentures. This state of the art implant system continues to revolutionize restorative and cosmetic dentistry by enabling a small number of implants to support a maximum number of teeth. What this means is that as few as 4 implants can be used to uphold a fixed full arch of the upper or lower jaw.
September 26, 2016
Whether you have a cavity that needs to be filled, or you’re in the market for new fillings, there are a variety of dental filling materials available. Among the choices is silver amalgam (comprised of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper), tooth-colored materials, plastic, and composite resin. While the advent of new filling materials provides patients with more choices, many are overwhelmed when it comes to determining the appropriate filling material for them. Thus, what’s the best dental filling material for you?
August 12, 2016
Good oral hygiene begins at the very beginning of life—during infancy. Early childhood dental care can establish a healthy foundation for oral care once teeth begin to make an appearance.