Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children Not many people consider that young children can also have sleep apnea.  Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which your child’s breathing is partially or completely blocked repeatedly during sleep. This is...
Periodontal Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Periodontal Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Periodontal Disease, Your Memory, and Your HealthSince we were children, we’ve all been told “brush your teeth.” Not only do we have to brush our teeth but we have to do it twice a day!  Why? Well, aside from the obvious removal of food from your teeth and improving...

Meharry Dental School Professor

Our lead dentist, Dr. Erwin Ricafort recently joined the teaching staff at Meharry Medical College. “I am currently on faculty as Associate Professor at Meharry Medical College Dental School Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences.  This is a part time position for me...
Why Do We Need Braces

Why Do We Need Braces

Dentists usually recommend orthodontic treatment, also known as braces, for several reasons.  The need for braces can vary from improving esthetics, to improving functionality, to improving accessibility for hygiene.  Whichever reason the dentist makes his/her...
Why Do We Need Dental Sealants?

Why Do We Need Dental Sealants?

We place dental sealants on back teeth to help prevent them from getting cavities. Posterior dentition (back teeth) have grooves on the chewing surfaces. While fluoride hardens teeth, making them less susceptible to decay, fluoride cannot physically block debris from...