A common dental practice is to apply a syrup-like substance called fluoride directly to a patient’s teeth immediately following their cleaning and exam. We often see parents worry about this process when applied to their children’s teeth and many ask why fluoride is even necessary. Indeed, many mainstream news articles have reported the dangers of … Continue reading Is Fluoride Bad For My Children?
Author: Kent Packard
Electric Toothbrush vs. Traditional Toothbrush
Life can be hectic and sometimes visiting the dentist is the last thing on your mind. All the same, don't neglect to keep up with your oral health. Your mouth and wallet will thank you! As you wait to get back in for a check-up, we recommend that you do something that you probably have … Continue reading Electric Toothbrush vs. Traditional Toothbrush
Tips and Tricks for Promoting Good Oral Health in Your Children
It may seem pretty obvious what adults should do to prevent cavities and have good oral health. You’ve probably heard them from your hygienist on multiple occasions - brush twice a day, floss daily, avoid sugary drinks like soda, and come in for a professional cleaning every 6 months. However, we have a lot of … Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Promoting Good Oral Health in Your Children
What Are Sealants and Why Are They Needed?
You may have brought your child in to see the dentist and have the dentist say, “We would recommend that your child receive sealants.” You authorize the dentist to apply sealants because you trust his expertise. However, you may have no idea what they are or why they are necessary. So what are sealants and … Continue reading What Are Sealants and Why Are They Needed?
Why Do Some People Still Get Cavities Even When They Brush Their Teeth?
A lot of times when patients come in, they are shocked when the dentist finishes poking around in their mouth and says, “Well, I hate to say this, but you have a cavity.” For the patient, they are frustrated and confused because not only do they rarely get cavities, but they brush their teeth … Continue reading Why Do Some People Still Get Cavities Even When They Brush Their Teeth?
In-Store vs Professional Teeth Whitening
Like most people, you have probably had an urge at one point in your life to get a whiter smile. With today’s technology, there are many options available to whitening teeth, but which ones are the most effective considering their ranges of cost? In general, there are two routes that you could take to … Continue reading In-Store vs Professional Teeth Whitening
How to Prevent Bad Breath
While almost everyone has struggled with bad breath at one point in their lives, like in an important meeting or on a first date, it is embarrassing and unpleasant for all involved. Bad breath is one of the consequences of bacteria building up somewhere in the mouth. Therefore, prevention is possible if you can … Continue reading How to Prevent Bad Breath
Flossing Could Save You Hundreds of Dollars in Dental Fees
Many patients dread receiving that phone call from the chipper receptionist reminding them that their 6-month check-up is due. Not only is it painfully awkward when the hygienist asks questions that you are expected to answer with her fingers in your mouth, but the dreaded flossing lecture always comes up. So why is it … Continue reading Flossing Could Save You Hundreds of Dollars in Dental Fees
Braces vs Clear Aligners – Are Braces Better?
When deciding which route to take to achieve straighter teeth, there are many options available thanks to modern technology. Traditionally, braces have been the sure way to enhance teeth alignment and there are many orthodontists who specialize in braces. Braces entails bonding metal brackets to the surface of teeth. A wire is placed through the … Continue reading Braces vs Clear Aligners – Are Braces Better?
Understanding Dental Insurance
Dental insurance can make your bi-annual trip to the dentist a breeze, but if you don’t properly understand insurance jargon, it can be a nightmare. To make it easy, we’ve broken down the different aspects of dental insurance. Co-Insurance, Co-Pays, and Deductibles We’ve all heard some of these words, but it can be easy … Continue reading Understanding Dental Insurance