Five Ways to Prevent Oral Disease

No one wants to go to the dentist and hear bad news, but did you know that there are steps you can take to prevent hearing a long checklist of dental problems? The easiest preventative is making sure you are using Fluoride. Fluoride is important because it helps reduce acid that attacks tooth enamel and prevents … [Read more...]

The Fountain of Dental Youth

Members of the baby-boomer generation are increasing the demand for cosmetic dental procedures because they are looking for teeth that help them look and feel younger, reports the Academy of General Dentistry, an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education. "The reason cosmetic … [Read more...]

How To Prepare for Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery: Part II Last week we discussed some preparation steps for your cosmetic dentistry or restorative oral surgery. Today, we are adding some tips to make your procedure and recovery comfortable. Ask a friend to drive you to and from your oral surgery appointment. No matter what kind of anesthetic you and … [Read more...]

Why Does My Dentist Prescribe Medication?

Your dentist prescribes medications for many reasons. While some drugs are formulated to fight oral diseases, others are used to prevent infections after surgical procedures such as tooth extractions and oral surgery. Certain drugs are used prior to dental treatment. These medications are used to help fight infections … [Read more...]

Gingivitis – Preventable Oral Health Threat

Gingivitis is an oral health threat that is easy to miss in your mirror. But this mild form of periodontal disease shouldn’t be ignored. “It’s easy to shrug off gingivitis, but it’s smart to take it seriously,” says Dr. Carol Ford, from her Phoenix dental office. “It starts with red gums, but if you ignore it, it can … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery: Part I Whether you are having a cosmetic dentistry procedure or restorative work done, oral surgery requires planning to ensure a comfortable, successful experience. Your oral surgery will probably require several preparatory visits for measurements or pre-work. During those early visits, you can ask … [Read more...]