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...
Why Does My Jaw Ache

Why Does My Jaw Ache

Many of us have problems with our jaw. We get jaw aches and pains that make it difficult for us to eat, chew, swallow, and speak.  It can even lead to migraine headaches.  Some of us learned to live with it because it is not “that bad”.  But others seek...
Can worn down teeth be restored

Can worn down teeth be restored

Many times patients have worn dentition such that their teeth look flat.  These teeth are so worn down that the inner part of the tooth, the dentin, is visible.   Even though this condition does not always involve pain it still warrants correcting.  If left alone over...
Flossing: Why It Is Important

Flossing: Why It Is Important

Every time we come in for our dental visit, the dentist or the hygienist will stress the importance of flossing. But most patients simply listen in one ear and then the message goes out the other.  The reason for this may be that there is no instant gratification from...
What is Periodontal Disease and Why Does It Matter

What is Periodontal Disease and Why Does It Matter

If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone.  Many adults in the U.S. currently have some form of this disease.  Periodontal disease ranges from a mild gum inflammation (called gingivitis) to a serious disease that can result in major...