The Basics of Mouth Sores

Mouth sores can be annoying, painful and unsightly. They can be caused by bacterial, viral or fungal infections, a loose orthodontic wire, a denture that doesn’t fit, or a sharp edge from a broken tooth or filling. Among the most common mouth sores...


Dentistry for Kids: Focus on Fun, Not Fear

A visit to the dentist can be a frightening time for kids. From hearing stories of tooth extractions and fillings on the playground, to mirroring their parent’s own anxieties, your child may become quite resistant to a visit to the dental offic...


Diet’s Role in Oral Health

Changing your eating habits could help reduce the risk for cavities! The December 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association reminds patients that maintaining a balanced diet is important to maintaining a healthy smile. Cavities are...


Why Replace a Filling?

Fillings don’t last forever. They can become discolored. Composite, tooth-colored fillings pick up stains, and yellow or darken over time. When you chew, your teeth and any fillings in them are subjected to tremendous pressures. Even if no othe...


Sedation Techniques for Children

Conscious Sedation Some children can become anxious when they see the dentist. As a result, they may not be able to relax or sit still long enough to receive treatment. The dentist may suggest giving these children a form of medicine that can help th...



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