Uncategorized Tips for Handling Common Dental Emergencies

Tips for Handling Common Dental Emergencies

There are a number of unfortunate situations that can put you at risk for a dental emergency, from a fall to a sports injury. It is important to visit your dentist as quickly as possible following an injury or accident in order to prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. Here are some of …

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Uncategorized Oral Health Care During Pregnancy

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy

How can pregnancy affect my mouth? An increase in hormones can increase the inflammation of the gums; your gums may also bleed more often due to this change. If you have morning sickness, you may have sensitivity around your front teeth, and vomiting caused by morning sickness may be too acidic and cause decay of …

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Uncategorized Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

What are Dental Sealants? The sealants that we apply in our office are BPA-free resin material applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars and any deep grooves of teeth where most tooth decay occurs. A sealant protects the tooth by sealing these deep grooves, creating a smooth, easy to clean surface. ┬áTeeth with sealants …

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Uncategorized What is Periodontal Maintenance?

What is Periodontal Maintenance?

Do you wonder “What is the difference between a regular cleaning and periodontal maintenance?” These two procedures are quite different and are performed for different reasons. Periodontal Disease is a condition, meaning that it cannot be completely cured, but it can be controlled. A regular cleaning involves removing plaque and tartar on the tooth above …

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Uncategorized Radiation and the Safety of Dental X-Rays

Radiation and the Safety of Dental X-Rays

It is not unusual to have concerns about getting dental x-rays done. Being draped with a lead apron can make anyone nervous. However, the benefits from having dental x-rays completed outweighs the risks with following safety protocols and only taking the necessary x-rays that are needed. Dental x-rays are used by our Doctors and team …

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