Category Archives: General Dental Information

3D technology in the dental world!

PORTLAND, Oregon, February 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “World 3D Printing Healthcare Market-Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014-2020,” projects that the world 3D printing healthcare market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 26.2% from 2015 to 2020. External wearable devices application is set to boost the 3D […]


Super Snacks for the Big Game

As seen on the American Dental Association website MouthHealthy.org By Dr. Sheryl Hunter Griffith, DDS and Dr. Elizabeth Chen, DDS, MS Kids Healthy Teeth Are you ready for the Big Game? A championship get-together demands super snacks but not at the expense of your teeth. That’s why we’ve put together a few tasty game day […]


Are You Keeping Your Child’s Mouth Healthy?

from www.NewWise.com – Released: 1-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST Source Newsroom: University of Alabama at Birmingham more news from this source Newswise — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an opportunity for parents of toddlers, young children or teenagers to explore questions about keeping your child’s teeth clean, your child’s first dental […]


No more needles at the dentist—just a tiny electric current instead

Phys.org website from January 18, 2016 – If you’re scared of the dentist’s needles you’re not alone – but new research means you might not have to put off that appointment again. A study published in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces reveals how the dentist could give you anesthetic using a tiny electric current instead […]


Notes from the American Dental Association about Whitening

From www.ada.org: Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. Still, if you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve […]


Colgate, American Diabetes Association pair up for oral health-related campaign

  from ADA website – December 11, 2015 By Michelle Manchir The relationship between oral health and diabetes is the highlight of an ongoing campaign launched in November by Colgate Total and the American Diabetes Association. The monthlong campaign targeting consumers — dubbed “30 Days of Laughter” — features videos and social media posts meant […]


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, […]


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What exactly is TMJ?

What exactly is TMJ and what does it mean to you? We often have patients say “I have TMJ” and it’s true.  Nearly everyone does have TMJ – it stands for Temporomandibular Joint…it’s your jaw joint and we all have them!  But, some people have pain in their TMJ – pain in their jaw.  TMJD […]


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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 […]


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Choosing a Dentist

The do’s and don’ts of caring for your teeth: When you are choosing a dentist, your personal goals for the health of your teeth and mouth should be the basis for making your decision.  Look for a dentist who has experience with the services you are seeking.  Most importantly, choose an office with a caring […]


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