With the increasing popularity of porcelain veneers I still get questions all the time about what they are and how they work.
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells made up of various enamel like materials that are bonded to the front of a tooth ( think refaced kitchen cabinets). [Read more…]
I have heard so many root canal horror stories over the years I could write a book. It is often the source of jokes in the movies and media, “I’d rather _ _ _ _ _ (insert gruesome procedure here) than have a root canal”, etc. [Read more…]
Most patients are familiar with the old “silver” fillings that tend to look black and corroded over the years. These were a great restoration for their times. But now more and more concern from patients in regardes to the cosmetics and the mercury content of silver fillings have led to the better development of tooth colored restorations. [Read more…]
Did you know that many dentists are now offering Botox for treatment In the oral-facial area. Botox Cosmeric is a relatively comfortable procedure In which a purified protein is placed in hyper active muscles providing relaxation. This treatment is used for “dynamic” wrinkles, or those caused by the pulling of muscles beneath the skin. [Read more…]
Often I have the conversation with parents about why baby to teeth should be restored when there are cavities developing. Often I get the response, “they are just baby teeth. Leave it alone”… Or worse yet “pull it”. [Read more…]
All parents have their children’s best interest in mind when they first put their little one to bed with a bottle or sippy cup. We all know it can be comforting for them and helps them fall asleep.
Sadly the negatives of this habit for extended periods far out weigh the positives. [Read more…]
Occasionally patients inquire as to which type of toothbrush is best. While manual toothbrushes cab be very effective, I strongly recommend an electric toothbrush.
The smaller head allows easy access to all areas of the mouth and the electric motion rules out operator error of scrubbing to hard and not doing proper circular brush strokes. [Read more…]