Sensitive Teeth

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include: • Tooth decay (cavities) • Fractured teeth • Worn fillings •...

Services We Offer Our Patients

1. Crowns: Our office offers same day crown appointments with CEREC Technology. CEREC utilizes 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology to assist me in designing a virtual restoration (onlay, inlay, crown, or bridge) without taking impressions. When combined with a...

12 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of healthy and safety challenges. It’s OK to eat that candy on...

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...

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...