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...

Orthodontics

It is the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites) which may be caused by disproportionate jaw relationships, tooth irregularities or both. Treatment is most typical in adolescents usually after all of the baby teeth are lost. Usually 12-14 years of age....