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Are X-Rays needed at the dentist?

We share your concern about x-rays.  The reality of radiation exposure makes everyone uneasy.  But the fact remains that x-rays are critical to the practice of quality, preventative dentistry.  In our practice, we sincerely believe the judicious use of x-rays is in our patient’s best interests. X-rays are not just business as usual.  We rely, [...]

Does whitening damage teeth?

Studies have shown that when properly done on patients with no active decay, there is no damage.  According to the American Dental Association, damage to teeth after whitening can occur with overuse of at-home whitening systems as these are administered without the supervision of a dental professional.  Damage could also occur in the enamel if [...]

By | 2017-02-02T20:45:53+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental, General Dental Information|

How does the fluoride in toothpaste prevent cavities?

Acids from plaque cause the loss of minerals from the tooth - a process called demineralization - resulting in tooth decay.  The formation of small cavities, or carious lesions, can be reversed by remineralization.  Remineralization occurs when minerals are deposited into previously damaged areas of the tooth.  Topical fluoride, when applied frequently in low concentrations, [...]

Burning Mouth Syndrome

For some people, they awake in the morning, feeling just fine.  But, about midday, begin to experience a burning sensation on the tongue that grows increasingly uncomfortable as the day goes on.  And there isn't any visible signs of anything being wrong on the tongue. Burning mouth syndrome usually occurs in women over 50.  And [...]

Bad Breath Problems

Lots of patients are concerned about bad breath.  As a social embarrassment, it's surely near the top of the list.  Since mouthwashes won't eliminate the problem, let's look at some possible reasons for your condition. Bacteria, plan and simple, are the culprit.  Bacteria do their work in the mouth, lungs, sinuses and stomach.  In the [...]