Entries by Happy Patient

Sports and Energy Drinks Can Damage Tooth Enamel

Scientific studies are now revealing the full extent of damage a person can inadvertently cause to their tooth enamel by consuming highly acidic beverages. With a reported 30- 50 percent of U.S. teenagers consuming popularized energy drinks on a daily basis, it is important that parents and young adults as well as fitness enthusiasts, understand […]

Your Toothbrush: A Ticking Time Bomb?

Brushing our teeth is an exercise in self-care that most of us do at least twice a day but there is also something we seldom consider; the health of that toothbrush. It might shock you to realize that literally millions of microorganisms (bacteria) live on the bristles of your personal toothbrush. That comes down to […]

Root Canals Can Lead to Serious Disease Including Cancer

More than 40,000 root canals are performed every day in the United States affecting more than 25 million people annually. What most people haven’t yet come to realize is that root canal procedures can lead to serious life threatening or chronic health issues including cancer and heart disease. Chronic Disease Linked to Root Canals Dr. […]

Dental Emergencies

How to handle a Dental Emergency? According to the American Dental Association, the difference between saving and losing a knocked out tooth, is the thirty minutes following the incident. To save the tooth, follow these steps: Rinse the tooth in tap water. Avoid scrubbing the tooth. Insert the tooth into the empty socket quickly. If […]

Oral Surgery

What are wisdom teeth? Also called third molars, wisdom teeth usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Because most mouths are too small for these four additional molars, an extraction procedure, sometimes immediately after they surface, is often necessary. When should wisdom teeth be removed? The following […]

Cosmetic Care

My old fillings in the front have turned dark, can they be bleached? Unfortunately, dental bondings, composite resin fillings (tooth colored fillings) and old crowns cannot be bleached. Fillings that have discolored indicate that they are either leaking or have secondary decay, so it is best to replace them. A better choice may be to […]

Prexion – Dental CAT Scan (CBCT)

In layman’s terms, a dental CBCT is a compact, faster and safer version of the regular medical CT. This technology unlike medical CAT scans uses of a cone shaped X-Ray beam, therefore the size of the scanner, the radiation dosage and time needed for scanning are all dramatically reduced. The cone beam CT scanner we […]

Ultrasonic Bone Surgery

We are excited to offer Ultrasonic Bone Surgery to our patients. This state of the art technology is also commonly called Piezosurgery and it has revolutionized surgery in medicine and oral implant surgery. The Sonic Surgeon 300 is an ultrasonic surgery uses precisely controlled, three-dimensional ultrasonic vibrations to cut bone without damaging surrounding tissues; in […]