Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Online Dental Education Library Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums...

Office
...  Because policies can change every year when contracts renew, we encourage our patients to become familiar with their insurance coverage...

New Patients
... Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community...

Dental Staff
...  Being sure that her patients gain an understanding of gum disease, how to prevent and treat it is just one of her career goals...

Dental Services
...We offer this service at no charge to our patients...

Technology We Use
...This painless procedure allows a laser beam of light to read through the thickness of the patients enamel...

Welcome to Our Blog
...With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice...

'Prepless' Veneers can Transform Your Smile Without Altering Your Teeth
...Understandably, this new, “drill-free” veneer application has caused a lot of debate among dentists and patients alike, with concerns of bulky, overly-contoured teeth resulting from the technique...

Emergencies
...We offer this service at no charge to our patients...

Technology
...This painless procedure allows a laser beam of light to read through the thickness of the patients enamel...

You May Need Your Gums Checked More Frequently After Gum Disease
... PM for susceptible patients with decreased resistance to disease require extra time and effort for the hygienist, along with a renewed daily hygiene habit of effective brushing and flossing by you to keep the disease at bay...

Periodontal Surgery may be Needed to Halt Gum Disease and Encourage Healing
...Still, these procedures do play an important role for many patients to put a halt to the damage caused by gum disease...

Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Health?
...For patients with gum disease, chronic inflammation causes connective tissues to detach from teeth, leading eventually to tooth and bone loss...

The Type of Mouthrinse you use Could be Doing More Than Freshen Breath
...It’s often used as a post-surgery rinse when brushing and flossing may not be possible, but dentists will often prescribe it for patients who have a high propensity for dental disease...

Mild Pain Relievers may be all you need for Discomfort after Dental Work
...Improper dosage of NSAIDs has also been linked to miscarriages and repeat heart attacks, which is why they’re not recommended for use during pregnancy or with patients with a history of heart or intestinal problems...

You can Still have Implants with Diabetes - if you have it under Control
... But research has shown that diabetics with good glucose management have as high a success rate (over 95% after ten years) as non-diabetic patients...

Severe Face Pain can be Managed to Reduce Discomfort
... Causes for TN differ in individual patients...

Chronic Jaw Pain Could be Related to Other Inflammatory Conditions
...The results, however, have been mixed: in one recent survey a little more than a third of TMD patients who underwent surgery saw any improvement; what's more alarming, just under half believed their condition worsened after surgery...

Lasers Poised to Transform Current Treatment for Gum Disease
... While all these techniques have a long track record for effectiveness, they can cause the inadvertent destruction of healthy tissue, as well as create discomfort for some patients afterward...

What You can do to Ease that Burning Sensation in Your Mouth
...Patients may feel it throughout their mouth or only in localized areas like the lips, tongue or inside the cheeks...

Implant-Supported Dentures Could Contribute to Better Bone Health
...In the past, most patients with loose dentures have had them relined with new dental material to improve fit, or have new dentures created to conform to the changed contours of the jaws...

Consider These Tips to Reduce Your Dental Visit Anxiety
...Dentists, however, have been trained to work with fearful patients to reduce their anxiety levels...

Antibiotic Resistance Requires Action - and a Change of Attitude
...But it won’t be enough: we — both healthcare providers and patients — must also change our approach and attitude toward antibiotics...

We'll Help You Maintain Your Oral Health After Gum Disease
...While most patients may visit their dentist at least twice a year, as a previous gum disease patient we may advise more frequent visits, especially if you’ve just finished periodontal treatment...

Try the Conservative Path to Jaw Pain Relief First
...These techniques are also irreversible and have even made symptoms worse in some patients...

Changing Antibiotic Use Today will Help Ensure Their Effectiveness Tomorrow
... Patients also play a role in the better use of antibiotics...

TMD and Fibromyalgia Could Share Links in Chronic Pain
...And it may be the two conditions have more in common than similar symptoms—according to one study, three-fourths of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia show symptoms of TMD...

Adolescent Orthodontic Care
...Formerly recommended only for adult patients, they now come with special features — like compliance indicators to tell how often you've been wearing them — that make them appropriate for teens in some situations...

Adult Orthodontic Treatment
There are more and more adult orthodontic patients these days, and it's not hard to figure out why...

Invisalign for Adults
...There are indeed many orthodontic patients who fit that description...

Post-Orthodontic Care
...They aren't recommended for patients with certain conditions, like teeth grinding...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
...The benefits they offer some orthodontic patients could even be called groundbreaking...

Types of Braces
For the vast majority of orthodontic patients, wearing fixed appliances (commonly called braces) will be a major part of treatment — and those braces, for the most part, will be the familiar silvery-metal type...

Orthodontic FAQs
...In the case of younger patients, early treatment may make extraction unnecessary...

Crowns & Bridgework
...Removable Bridgework For those patients who have lost all their teeth, but have not lost significant bone, a fixed bridge (permanent non-removable teeth) may be the treatment of choice...

Nitrous Oxide
...In fact, many patients report a feeling of well-being during this type of sedation...

Oral Systemic Connection
...Numerous studies have shown that patients with severe periodontal disease are at increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
... Related Articles Periodontal Flap Surgery Most surgical patients are surprised by how comfortable the experience of flap surgery is and how painless it is afterward...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
...Many patients prefer ultrasonics to other types of scaling, possibly because it requires the clinician to use less force than a hand scaler to get the same effect...

Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures
... Anticoagulants are among the more widely used pharmaceuticals today, particularly for heart patients...

Facial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
... Severe facial trauma is often a critical condition, since over 60% of these patients also have serious injuries in other parts of the body...

Oral Cancer Screening
...But today, younger people form the fastest-growing segment among oral cancer patients...

Wisdom Teeth
...The extraction (removal) of one or more third molars is a relatively common procedure, performed on some 5 million patients every year...

Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments
... A growing body of evidence now indicates that far fewer patients need to take this preventive step than was previously thought...

Oral Cancer
... While most oral cancer patients are smokers, the fastest-growing segment of newly diagnosed cases is young, non-smoking adults...

Air Abrasion
...Will routine dental procedures be performed with patients noticing no vibration or pressure...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Orthognathic Jaw Surgery and Temporo-mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disease: Patients benefit when the specialists who treat these conditions can evaluate their anatomy with the three-dimensional perspective that cone beam CT provides...

Digital X-Rays
... Advantages of Digital X-Rays Besides minimizing radiation exposure, digital x-rays offer numerous advantages to dentists and patients alike...

Intra-Oral Camera
...Prior to the development of this technology, some patients found it challenging to understand problems such as dental decay and periodontal disease...

Laser Dentistry
...Not only are they more exact in the amount of material they remove, but they eliminate the noise and vibration of the dental drill, which is uncomfortable for some patients...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
... Related Articles Creating In-Office Dental Restorations With Computers Once upon a time, dentists — and patients — needed to wait weeks for a dental laboratory to make crowns and other dental restorations...

Fixed Dentures
...Doctors and patients alike prefer fixed over removable dentures because they: Look, feel and function just like natural teeth Don't slip when you eat or talk Prevent bone loss in the jaw Last a lifetime How It Works Dental implants serve the same purpose as the roots of natural teeth: anchoring the replacement teeth to your jawbone...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
...The reality is that most patients experience no pain during the surgery and very little discomfort afterward...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth or all your teeth, dental implants are preferred by doctors and patients alike...

Root Canal Treatment
...For many patients, the worst is already over...

Endodontics
...Here's what to expect: First, you will receive anesthesia (usually a numbing shot) — and for many patients, the worst is now over...

Orthodontics
...In fact, about one in five of today's orthodontic patients is an adult...

Periodontal Therapy
...That is why dental professionals are always on the lookout for early signs that patients may not notice...

Technology
...Although they may seem unfamiliar at first, new and improved dental technologies offer plenty of real benefits for patients...