Don’t Be Afraid of The Dentist

Halloween and the month of October leading up to it are a time when we “play with” the idea of being scared. Some people like watching horror movies because they get to control when, how, and how much they feel scared by the unfolding story.  But if you’re afraid – really afraid – of something necessary like trips … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Protect Your Enamel

Tooth enamel is one of the hardest substances found in the human body. This tough outer layer protects your teeth above the gum line when you use your teeth to bite, chew and crunch your food. It also protects your tooth’s living inner pulp from temperature extremes and unwelcome chemicals. But as amazing as tooth … [Read more...]

Each Patient Is Unique

One of the concepts in modern American life that is the LEAST applicable to dental care is the idea that “one size fits all.” That can be a wonderful idea if we’re talking about a hat, or an accessory like a necklace, but it’s a terrible idea to adhere to if we’re talking about your dental health. When it comes to … [Read more...]

Importance of Saving the Tooth

Today’s cosmetic dentistry patient has options for maintaining their smile that would astonish their great-grandparents. For much of recorded history, losing one’s teeth was a feared but somewhat inevitable outcome of old age (and occasionally of an accident or illness). But since the advent of removable dentures, … [Read more...]

Oral Health Tips For Seniors

While advances in medical care and changes in cultural expectations have made it easier as an adult over the age of 60 to experience excellent quality of life, when it comes to oral health, there are a number of dental “self-help” tasks in which senior adults can engage to ensure their teeth and gums remain … [Read more...]