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What’s With the Sticky Fluoride?

We have recently made the switch in the way we administer our fluoride treatment at the end of every cleaning appointment! We have shifted away from the standard fluoride foam and gel in the trays to a new paint-on, or fluoride varnish, type of application. Fluoride varnish is a gel that is applied with a […]

Wisdom Teeth: Do I Need Them?

Do I have to have my wisdom teeth taken out? It’s a question we get almost every day. The roots of wisdom teeth are usually not fully developed until age 21 or later, so it is common to have the teeth removed as a teenager or young adult while the roots are still forming. Once […]

How Much is Too Much Radiation?

It’s a concern that many people have. And a valid concern while being at the dentist as many people come to expect some sort of dental radiographs to evaluate their teeth. The benefit of radiographs are that they help us diagnose common problems such as cavities, gum disease and some types of oral infections. Dental […]

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Oral health and overall health are connected in many ways. Several health issues have oral health complications, and on the flip side, poor oral health can indicate overall health problems. Though diabetes doesn’t cause gum disease, and gum disease doesn’t cause diabetes, people who have one of them are more likely to have the other […]

Are the Negative Myths About Dental Implants True?

You may have fond memories of eating hot dogs and chips at Wrigley Field while watching the Cubs dominate the diamond, but since your tooth loss you’ve come to accept moments like these as faded memories of the past, because you can’t fully enjoy your favorite foods with a tooth missing. You’re wondering, “Can I […]

6 Things You Should Know About Dental Sealants

Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to clean the hard to reach areas in your mouth – especially those molars you use to chew. Molars are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide. There is another way to help […]

5 Reasons To Consider Replacing Your Silver Filling

We often get asked by our patients why they may need to replace their silver filling if they are not suffering from dental pain. Ultimately, deciding what filling material to use to treat dental decay is a choice that must be made by you and your dentist. We’ve put together a list of 5 reasons why […]

Five Signs You May Need A Root Canal

If someone mentions the phrase ‘root canal’ to you, your immediate reaction may be fear or dread. The fact of the matter is that root canal therapy also known as endodontic therapy is a critical procedure to help save a tooth from failure and extraction. The signs of a root canal can be varied. Here […]

3 Reasons To Choose Dental Implants

I always tell my patients that a person who is missing one or more teeth may be a candidate for dental implants. An implant is an appropriate treatment method to replace areas of missing teeth and provides support and stability for additional dental appliances. A dental implant is typically a small titanium screw that is applied […]

How Much Does a Dental Crown Cost?

You go for you annual check-up and the doctor comes to examine your teeth and informs you that your tooth with a very large filling is fractured and can no longer going to support your tooth structure. The good news he tells you is that there is a long term solution to save the tooth […]