Patient Questions

1) I heard a commercial on TV that said I should chew gum after eating if I cannot brush. Is that true? 2) Two years ago I was told I had a cavity. It did not hurt so I have not done anything about it. It has been 2 years and it still does not hurt, do I really need...

September 2018

Missing something? Did you know that 80% of adults in the USA have at least one missing tooth? (Not including wisdom teeth) There are a few options for tooth replacement – bridge, removable partial denture or the ideal option – an implant. Interested in finding out...

The Importance of a Cleaning

The dental term for a cleaning is a prophylaxis. The definition of prophylaxis is: measures designed to preserve your overall health and prevent the spread of disease beginning in your mouth. Nearly 50% of Americans (approximately 65 MILLION people) have signs of gum...

Medications that can have dental implications

1. Bisphosphonates – a class of osteoporosis medications – such as Boniva, Actonel and Fosamax – in a small percentage of cases, there may be a development of osteonecrosis of the jaw. ONJ – where the jaw bone does not heal especially after an extraction. More common...

August 2018

Barcelona, Anyone? Dr. V will be heading to Barcelona at the end of the month with the Paragon International Study Club. He will be presenting a lecture on the digital workflow in the planning, placement and restoration of dental implants. Put a hard limit on the soft...