Dental X-Rays and Your Health

X-rays, otherwise known as dental radiographs, are a staple of quality dental care. While x-rays bring undeniable advantages when it comes to identifying and diagnosing potential health issues, some may harbor reservations regarding the risks of exposure to radiation.  Fortunately we can ease those concerns and serve as a resource for understanding radiography, so you … Continue reading Dental X-Rays and Your Health

What Causes Bad Breath?

We’ve probably all known someone with bad breath. It can be uncomfortable to engage in discussion with someone whose breath smells downright foul. It’s also a sensitive topic to broach, as well as being a very common concern – after all, each year Americans spend an estimated $3 billion dollars on breath freshening products. Halitosis, … Continue reading What Causes Bad Breath?

When is it a Dental Emergency?

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Dental emergencies are not like other emergencies. It can be hard to know the difference between harassing your dentist or getting in contact because there is a serious time-sensitive issue at hand – particularly if you’re not even sure what the problem is. The rule of thumb is this: “If it hurts – it’s an … Continue reading When is it a Dental Emergency?

This Is How To Pick A Toothbrush & Floss

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We all know to brush our teeth. Check. We all know to floss our teeth. Check (okay, we know some of us skip this step but we’ll let it slide this time). But do we know which type of toothbrush and which dental floss is the best to keep our pearly whites, well, pearly and … Continue reading This Is How To Pick A Toothbrush & Floss

Amalgam Fillings: Should They Be Replaced?

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What is a filling? Receiving a dental filling is a common procedure that many people have personally experienced. As a bit of a background, a filling becomes necessary when a tooth is damaged by decay and needs to be restored and protected. The function of a filling is to both seal off any spaces where … Continue reading Amalgam Fillings: Should They Be Replaced?

Pre-Medication for Dental Work After Joint Replacement

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What is pre-medicating? What do artificial joints have to do with dental treatment? Why is this related to my oral health and not just overall health? Good questions! Although artificial joints can seem like a far cry from concerns with your dental health, the two are more related than one may think. When it comes … Continue reading Pre-Medication for Dental Work After Joint Replacement