Fluoride: Finding a Balance

Most aspects of life require finding a balance to ensure high benefits without added risks. Oral health care is no different.  New and innovative products and services are constantly created in order to encourage the best dental care for patients. The use of fluoride for oral care improvement has been used in the general population…

Smileography for Dentists and Patients

What is Smileography? Smileography is a company and emerging dental imaging technology, which acts as a tool for dental professionals. Smileography allows patients to view personalized and potential realistic results to improve the cosmetic appearance of their smiles. By viewing the full potential, or the case presentations, a patient visualizes the end result of the…

Dental Resources for Patients

As consumers, people place their oral health in the hands of dental professionals for cleanings and oral procedures. Sometimes a person may be unaware of a serious health risk, such as a cavity in the early stages of development or a periodontal disease, such as gingivitis. In addition to dental professionals, such as your dentist…

Quadrant Scaling

Common knowledge and professional recommendations encourage patients to attend the dentist twice annually, but not everyone heeds such valuable advice. Often times a patient waits until a noticeable oral problem arises prior to visiting the dentist. During problematic times, people often need a more thorough cleaning and appointment for dental scaling and root planing. As…

Importance of Customer Service at the Dentist

Many patients and consumers do not actively think about the customer care they experience daily, unless their interactions are less than cordial. Due to the expense of services and the general anxiety associated with visits, a dentist’s office should have a professional yet welcoming customer care. Customer care does not only include the secretary and…

What is Xylitol?

What is Xylitol? Xylitol, a natural carbohydrate sweetener, is extracted from fibrous plants and materials such as birch, mushrooms, and corn cobs. As a white, crystalline substance, xylitol looks and tastes like sugar but with 40% fewer calories, 75% fewer carbohydrates, and virtually no effect on the body’s insulin levels. Used as a sweetener, xylitol…

Nail Biting Habits

Everyone experiences stress and anxiety in their lives, whether from tests, work, managing a family, or experiencing a life-altering event. Sometimes this stress manifests as a poor habit, such as nail biting. At first, mere habits may seem harmless, but continuous nail biting can create unfortunate, expensive, and even painful side effects. Nail biting often…

Neonatal and Natal Teeth

Have you ever wondered why we have baby teeth if we’re just going to lose them? What are baby teeth? Baby teeth are also known as primary teeth. Twenty baby teeth will grow into place between the ages of 6 months to 2 years. Slowly, over the next few years, these primary teeth will be…

Root Canals

No one likes to hear bad news from the dentist, but sometimes that bad news helps to prevent worse news, root canals or even tooth loss. When a dentist needs to perform a root canal on a patient, a cavity, has progressed passed the first and second layers of the tooth or the enamel and…

Wisdom Teeth: Everything you need to know!

Today, most people do not have room in their oral cavity for the third set of molars without affecting the alignment of first and second sets of molars. Although some individuals have enough room to house wisdom teeth, the third molars may present bacteria risks and periodontal diseases in the difficult to clean areas of…