Why Dentists Have Begun Moving Away From Fluoride

Fluoride containing mouthwash being used

Fluoride has been the mainstream mineral for decades as people care for their teeth, but it isn’t the only option for tooth care. For many dentists, working with patients and parents of those patients often brings about concerns for the use of fluoride and its dangerous side effects. This natural mineral has been protecting against […]

Living With Diabetes Can Pose Special Oral Health Risks

Spoon of sugar with word diabetes on blocks

Our oral health doesn’t exist in a vacuum; it’s integrated into every part of our overall health, affecting it and affected by it. This connection runs deep, with poor oral health resulting in an increased risk of conditions such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Our oral health is also susceptible to complications caused by mental health […]

How to Know If You May Be Overbrushing Your Teeth

Woman brushing teeth

Brushing your teeth is one of the most common and reoccurring pieces of advice dentists give their patients. It’s good advice, and it’s considered one of the essential ways to prevent the onset of diseases such as cavities and periodontal disease. Brushing your teeth can help you maintain good health, but sometimes when brushing is […]

How Laser Technology Is Making Gum Disease Treatment More Effective

Laser Dental Treatment

Gingivitis is one of the most frequently experienced dental conditions faced by Americans today. While relatively easy to treat and overcome, it goes untreated in an increasing number of cases every year. As a result, there’s a rising tide of periodontal disease. Thankfully there’s a new treatment available that makes it possible to provide successful […]

How Tobacco Can Be Your Oral Health’s Worst Enemy

Teeth damaged by smoking

Medical science takes a very firm stance when it comes to tobacco and its role in destroying our health, and dentistry is stepping on board with its own pack of consequences. While lung cancer and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) are serious on their own, it turns out that your oral health is in danger […]

Some Important Facts About Gum Disease Treatment

Man pulling up a lip to reveal gingivitis

From our earliest days, we’re told that maintaining a good dental hygiene routine is necessary to stop or slow the advance of tooth decay and gum disease. In spite of our best efforts, it’s entirely possible for gum disease to set in due to health concerns or simply missing areas where it takes hold. When […]

How Sedation Dentistry Relieves Anxiety

How Sedation Dentistry Relieves Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a specific form of stress associated with any thought of going to the dentist, having a dentist check your teeth, or any thought of pain or discomfort during treatment. This form of anxiety can lead to panic attacks and dental phobias, and for many people, the fear can present itself so great […]

When Are Endodontic Retreatments Necessary?

When Are Endodontic Retreatments Necessary

A root canal procedure, especially after treating cavities and severe periodontal disease, often shows positive results when performed correctly. When the tooth’s nerve is removed and the infected tissues are dissolved, you can expect a correct procedure that the tooth will heal properly. For some people, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes, after that tooth […]

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Child receiving SDF treatment

Finding new tools in the fight against cavities is a constant drive of dental technologies. New techniques and technology are being created and explored every year with the aim of producing new treatments and preventatives of this most common of dental ailments. One innovation that is seeing rising interest in cavity treatment and prevention is […]

3D-Printing and Periodontology

3D Dentistry machine

3D printing has unlimited applications with promising outlooks for medical and dental fields. While relevantly new technology, 3D printing has found its way into periodontics, a specialty of dentistry that focuses on the structure of the gums, soft tissues, and their relation with the teeth and jawbone. Its potential to become a $3.1 billion industry […]