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What Is a Root Canal?

  • Posted on: Dec 27 2018

Many people hear the term “root canal” and immediately want to run and hide. The procedure is associated with pain, but often the alternative to a root canal is to lose the tooth. The abscess created when the tooth’s pulp breaks down can also lead to a number of health concerns, so you want it […]


Tips for Brushing and Flossing Correctly

No one really likes going to the dentist, but it is a necessity. Your oral health is important and can impact your physical health in a number of different ways.  If you’re able to keep your teeth and gums in good condition, though, you’ll only need to see your dentist every six months for cleanings […]


I’ve Never Been to the Dentist – Why Should I Start Now?

While many people visit their dentist every six months for a cleaning and a check-up, there are others who only go to the dentist when they’re in pain. Then there are those who simply don’t visit the dentist at all. Some don’t have dental insurance or don’t believe they can afford dental care. Others may […]



Making a New Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Everybody wants whiter, straighter, and youthful looking teeth. Unfortunately, as we get older, our teeth wear. Extenuating circumstances due to bruxing (night time grinding), clenching, or acid reflux, and make this happen much faster, and more drastic, leading to short, dark, worn teeth. There are several different ways to correct these problems, but most important […]


Will my Insurance Pay for all this Treatment?

This is a question that is often asked. Unfortunately no two insurances are the same. Each has different deductibles, co payments, maximums, inclusion and exclusions. Some of the terms you should be made of aware of in your policy is: Pre-existing condition prior to coverage date. What this means is that some policies will NOT […]


What Can a Dentist Do for Sleep Apnea?

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know how debilitating it truly can be. You may go weeks or even months without feeling like you’ve slept much at all, and that affects your thinking, reflexes, and your overall health. Most people assume that you would go to a doctor or a sleep specialist to deal […]



What is a Gum Lift?

A gum lift or gingivectomy is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that is usually done by a dentist to reshape the gums in order to provide a more pleasing smile to the patient. Gums are reshaped for a number of reasons. For starters, some people have gums that have not receded after the permanent tooth erupts. […]


Ways to Manage Peri-implantitis

Peri-implantitis is a destructive inflammatory that impacts both the soft and hard tissues surrounding the dental implants. For individuals missing a single or several natural teeth, implant-based dental rehabilitation’s have always been the preferred path. Even though the rate of success is as high as 95%, the dental implantation’s are still faced with the challenge […]


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