August 23, 2017
It’s widely known that alcohol consumption is tied to specific types of cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease and cirrhosis or trauma to the liver. Yet, what may come as a surprise is that alcohol increases one’s risk of oral cancer dramatically.
July 16, 2017
While not everyone is blessed with a naturally white smile, numerous advancements in teeth whitening are making it possible for even the dullest of smiles to regain a youthful sparkle. Sure—a bright smile speaks of positivity, success, and overall well-being. Yet, there are psychological benefits associated with professional teeth whitening, including having a healthier outlook on life and greater confidence.
June 22, 2017
Many are surprised to learn that the extra space, or gap between teeth has a name. Medically speaking, it is called a Diastema, and while many children experience diastema when their primary teeth begin to fall out, diastemas may also occur for other reasons.
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.