Category: Patient Education

Dental Insurance: A Glossary Of Terms

Unless you work in insurance, a dental office, or have a hobby of studying dictionaries, it is likely that you are not completely familiar with the terminology used in dental insurance. Having a better understanding of these terms may lead to a better understanding of your benefits and policy. Remember that your dental insurance benefits… Read more »

Dental Technology for Safety and Comfort

We are used to appreciating dental technology for its capacity to help keep our teeth healthy. For example, the DIAGNOdent laser can see weaknessess in tooth enamel far earlier than the human eye. The earlier enamel erosion is addressed, the less restorative treatment is needed. For example, a small tooth-colored filling may put an end… Read more »

How To Tell If You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

There was a time when humans needed their wisdom teeth. That’s because back then they had a bigger jaw and needed the extra teeth to chew big pieces of raw meat, bark, and plant roots. Today we no longer need our wisdom teeth because we eat processed foods. As a result, human jaws have shrunk… Read more »

4 Tips For Holiday Tooth Protection

The holidays are right around the corner and we have already celebrated Halloween. As you know, the holidays are filled with sugary treats and beverages, and sugar is bad for your teeth. Oral bacteria feed on sugar and metabolize it into acids that lead to tooth decay. You can help protect your family’s teeth this… Read more »

Busting The Myths About Root Canals

Don’t break out in a sweat if your dentist recommends root canal therapy. Although root canals seem like something out of a horror flick, they actually aren’t much different than getting a tooth filled. In fact, 41,000 root canal procedures are performed every day and nearly 90 percent of patients are satisfied with their treatment…. Read more »

History Of Dental Fillings

Kids love candy, but they dread having to get their teeth filled. Eating candy and other sweets and starches leads to cavities. The reason we get cavities is because our mouths are filled with bacteria, some of it good and some of it bad. The bad bacteria reacts with sugars and starches (which break down… Read more »

MC: Crowns…No It’s Not A Rock Group

What is a dental crown? If you’ve never had the need for dental work you may not know. That goes the same for other dental treatments crowns, veneers, implants, bridges. Until you need the treatment you may not be familiar with what it is. Let’s talk about crowns…no that’s not a Celine Dion song.  A… Read more »

What Is Restorative Dentistry?

Have you ever wondered the difference between preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, general dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry? Some of the treatments are the same but they are performed for different reasons, and some of the treatments are different. For instance, preventive dentistry helps “prevent” cavities and other dental health issues from developing. Cosmetic dentistry is all… Read more »

When Snoring Becomes A Problem

It is estimated that 90 million Americans snore. If those people have a bed partner, that is 180 million people not sleeping well. Is everybody walking around tired? If so, that problem can be remedied. Even if snoring is not a problem for you, it can be a problem for your spouse. The noise can… Read more »

Are You Destroying Your Teeth?

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime so you might think there is no way to destroy them. They can be knocked out by while playing sports or due to an accident. They can decay. But destroy? Isn’t that awfully dramatic you may wonder? There are ways to destroy your teeth. Methamphetamine use destroys teeth…. Read more »