Category: General Dentistry

The Basics of Porcelain Veneers

Once upon a time, porcelain veneers were adhered to teeth through the use of the same substance that we temporarily secures dentures in place. This meant that veneers would be more akin to false eyelashes – something you could put on for a few hours when you had a special occasion, but not something you… Read more »

Do you Have to Brush Teeth when You’re Sick?

When a terrible virus strikes, you may not have much of an appetite, and energy loss is almost certain. With sicknesses such as the flu, you are probably going to have a hard time even getting out of bed for a few days. It can be tempting to say to yourself, “why bother brushing my… Read more »

Is Xylitol A Chemical?

Xylitol is a100 percent natural sugar substitute derived from fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, berries, and lettuce. Your body also produces xylitol from other food sources. An average adult with a normal metabolism can produce up to 15 grams of xylitol a day. Xylitol is not a chemical like aspartame, Splenda® or sucralose, and although it may… Read more »

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Were you one of those kids that dreaded going to the dentist? You did not want to find out that you had cavities and needed your teeth filled. Was it one of your greatest fears? Well, you were not alone. Over 90 percent of the population has cavities and 78 percent of the population experienced… Read more »

Understanding Tooth Anatomy

When you visit your dentist, do you feel like you’re in the dark? You don’t need to know what’s going on. You open your mouth, say “Ah,” and your dentist takes it from there. He or she knows what they are doing and we trust our dentist. It may be helpful, however, to be familiar… Read more »

Involve your Family in Excellent Oral Hygiene

If anyone in your family has unhealthy teeth and gums, the domino effect on future oral and overall health is scarier than you may realize. Certain dangerous health conditions (heart disease, strokes, cancer, Alzheimer’s) are all linked to the bacteria which breed in your mouth. If you want to eradicate these “bad guys” so you… Read more »

A General Dentistry Quiz On Checkups and Cleanings

Have you done your spring cleaning, yet? Like spring cleaning, dental checkups and cleanings tend to get swept under the rug. People are busy with work, family, and hobbies, so much so, that visiting the dentist remains in the back of their mind as a reaction instead of a proactive effort. If you didn’t already… Read more »