Archive for the ‘ “Your Dental Health” ’ Category

Pacemakers

  Pacemakers are lifesavers in cardiac care, but when it comes to dentistry, you must take special precautions. Patients with pacemakers or similar cardiac devices can still visit the dentist. When you arrive for your appointment, tell your dentist and hygienist about your device immediately. Since pacemakers use electrical impulses to help the heart stay […]

Osteonecrosis

  More than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with osteoporosis each year. While very uncommon, sometimes medications used to treat osteoporosis, called anti-resorptive agents, have been known to cause osteonecrosis. This causes severe damage to the jaw. It is important to let your dentist know if you are taking these medications because modifications to your […]

Botox and Fillers

Did you know that many dentists are starting to offer Botox, and facial fillers, in their offices? Dentists who are members of the Academy of Facial Aesthetics, are trained to provide facial injections to reduce and prevent wrinkles, or fill and plump the skin. But is it safe to get these injections at the same […]

Gingivitis

Periodontal disease is the infection of the tissues around your teeth. The beginning stage of periodontal disease is call gingivitis and is caused by a buildup of plaque. Some of the most common causes of gingivitis are poor dental care, tobacco use, hormone fluctuations, diabetes, certain medications, and even genetics. Some warning signs of gingivitis […]

Dental Bonding

If you want to improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, but are on a budget, you may be interested in dental bonding. In this treatment, a dentist will skillfully apply a tooth-colored resin to each tooth you wish to treat. The resin is cured with a light, then filed and polished to blend flawlessly […]

3D Printing

  One of the newest pieces of dental technology is a 3D printer. Many dentists and dental labs are using 3D printers to make everything from mouth guards and crowns, to retainers and other orthodontics. This new technology reduces the time it takes to make these dental products, while providing more precision, and patient customization. […]

Oil Pulling

You may have heard about “oil pulling,” and its supposed benefits for your oral health. Oil pulling is the practice of swishing oils, like coconut oil or olive oil, in your mouth. Some claim that oil pulling can whiten teeth, improve dental health, and even improve overall well-being. The practice of oil pulling has been […]

Dentist Certifications

  You may have noticed that your dentist has a few letters after his or her name when listed professionally. What do all those letters mean? The most common, that all dentists possess, is their dental school degree. This will be either D-M-D or D-D-S. Both degrees follow the same curriculum, and it’s usually a […]

Dental Specialists

  Over the course of your dental treatment, you may be referred to a specialist. Learn about the different types of dental specialists in this informative video from Dr. Richard Caron.

Dentures

A “denture” is a device that is inserted into the mouth to replace natural teeth, and provide support and structure to the cheeks and lips. There are a variety of different types and forms of dentures that a dentist may recommend to a patient. A removable denture is what most people imagine when they think […]