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What is a Dental Implant A dental implant, sometimes called a tooth implant, is an artificial tooth root (synthetic material) that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using dental implants is that they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support, they are permanent, …

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, do not always erupt properly when they decide to make an appearance. It’s wise to get an early opinion from your dentist on getting wisdom teeth pulled before they become impacted, causing pain, swelling, infection, cavities or gum disease. Why don’t wisdom teeth grow in right? Although we have seen …

Your Dentist is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

Your dentist is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists who are dedicated to professional development and continuing education. All AGD members must remain current with advances in the profession to provide quality patient treatment. A general dentist who is a “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry …

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

The ideal time for your child’s first dental visit is six months after your child’s first (primary) teeth erupt. This time frame is a perfect opportunity for the dentist to carefully examine the development of your child’s mouth. Because dental problems often start early, the sooner the visit the better. To safeguard against problems such …

Women’s Dental Health

Women’s oral health depends on their different stages of life. For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in sex hormone levels, such as in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ, Myofascial pain, eating disorders, and Sjogren’s Syndrome (dry mouth). What types of …

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease or periodontal disease, a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue, is the major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting three out of four persons at some point in their life. What causes gum disease? Bacterial plaque – a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on …

What is a General Dentist?

The Academy of General Dentistry defines a general dentist as “the primary dental care provider for patients in all age groups”. The general dentist is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. A general dentist is an expert in dentistry. These dentists are highly educated …

Toothpaste

Brushing with toothpaste (also called a “dentifrice”) is important for several reasons. First and foremost, a toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that causes caries, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss if not controlled. Second, the toothpaste contains fluoride, which …

Tooth Decay (Cavities)

Tooth decay is the disease known as caries or cavities. Unlike other diseases, however, caries is not life threatening and is highly preventable, though it affects most people to some degree during their lifetime. Tooth decay occurs when your teeth are frequently exposed to foods containing carbohydrates (starches and sugars) like soda pop, candy, ice …