Archive for the ‘ “Your Dental Health” ’ Category

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. While […]

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 […]

Reading a Tube of Toothpaste

  Do you know how to decode the label on your toothpaste? There are some helpful hints to be found on your tube of toothpaste, to ensure you are using the best toothpaste for you and your family. First, you should look for the American Dental Association seal of approval. All A-D-A approved tooth pastes […]

Electronic Cigarettes

  Smoking cigarettes is harmful to your dental health. New electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, may seem to be less harmful, but recent research says otherwise. Researchers at the University of Rochester have found that e-cigs, also commonly called vapes, are just as damaging to both teeth and gums as regular cigarettes. Previously, dentist and scientists […]

Dental Insurance vs. Dental Savings Plan

  Do you know the difference is between dental insurance, and a dental discount plan? Dental insurance works like health insurance and is often available through your employer. Most plans have a monthly premium, and when you have a dental expense, the insurance plan pays all or part of that expense, up to a stated […]