Archive for November, 2012


Benzocaine is a local anesthetic that is used to relieve pain.  It can be found in most drugstores, usually under the product names Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, and Orabase.  Benzocaine has been associated with a rare but serious, and sometimes fatal, condition called Methemoglobinema, a disorder in which the amount of oxygen carried through […]

Preventative Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry is the area of dentistry that focuses on those procedures and life practices that help people to prevent the beginning or progression of oral disease.  It includes at home dental care performed by patients, as well as dental care and education by professional dental staff in the office or clinic.  Preventive dentistry includes […]