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Things to do when you child has a dental emergency


Dental problems for kids may arise suddenly. When a tooth becomes dislodged or broken, when debris becomes lodged between your child’s teeth, or when your child suffers from severe discomfort that you cannot alleviate, we offer emergency dentistry services. Your child’s best interest and comfort are always our top priorities.Toothache: Clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to...


Why do dental implants cost so much?


For many people, when it comes to deciding whether or not they should opt for a dental implant procedure, it’s often the cost that tends to sway them towards other forms of tooth replacement. So why are they so expensive?In essence it’s a culmination of factors including:·  The cost of materials used in the implant itself·  The experience of the surgeon needed to fit them·  The running costs of...


Understanding gum therapy and the disease


While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the tissues around the teeth. Unfortunately, you may not even realize you have gum disease as the signs and symptoms are not always as...


How Long Is Too Long Before Seeing A Dentist


Although most people cringe when thinking about visiting a dentist, it is an important part of a solid oral health routine. Taking care of your teeth is essential. A healthy mouth will have a positive effect on your overall health. It is wise to learn how often you should visit your dental care provider, the importance of regular checkups, and why procrastinating can cause major problems and expenses.How Often You Should Receive a Dental...


8 things you need to know about Invisalign before your visit a cosmetic dentist


Crooked teeth, overbite, or whatever your oral insecurity may be, clear braces are a great choice—but there are a few things to get straight first before you visit your cosmetic dentist.1. Yes, you actually have to wear them.It’s an all-too-true reality, but there’s no dancing it around it: You have to keep the aligners on for at least 20 hours a day or you won’t get the best results (22 hours is the rec, but you can boot two hours if...


Is Nitrous Oxide Safe for Kids?


Did you know that nitrous oxide has been used in dental procedures for 100 years? It’s an extremely safe way to make sure your child is comfortable during otherwise uncomfortable dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, and extractions. Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that can be easily controlled, does not affect heart rate, and has no ill effects on the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, or brain. Nitrous oxide has no odor and, used in...


How does dental insurance work?


Here's how dental insurance works in a language you can understand. No legal-ese here.You either buy your own dental insurance or your employer provides it, usually at a reduced cost to you. You or your employer buy a certain level of coverage, be it 80/20 (80% of "reasonable and customary” charges paid by your dental insurance, the other 20% paid by you) or 90/10, or 50/50, etc. They all work the same with different payout levels.Now, here's...


How Do You Know if You Have Sleep Apnea?


How Do You Know if You Have Sleep Apnea?There are three types of sleep apnea, all considered serious sleep disorders:·   Central sleep apnea: CSA is resulted when the lungs don’t receive a command from the brain that tells them to breathe·  Obstructive sleep apnea: OSA is the result of an obstruction in the upper airway·  Complex sleep apnea / Mixed sleep apnea: A combination of central and obstructive apneic...


What are orthodontic dental emergencies?


At first, having orthodontic treatment may take a little getting used to. It isn't uncommon to experience a bit of soreness when appliances are first put on, or some minor aches as teeth begin moving into new positions. Yet it's comforting to know that genuine orthodontic emergencies are rare.If you think you may have an emergency, however, the first step is to determine the severity of the problem: Is it an urgent situation that requires...


What is the best age for my child to see an orthodontist?


This is a very common question for parents because there is a lot to consider when deciding when your child should undergo orthodontic treatment.  When is the best time to start is a question at the top of every parent’s list.  Fortunately, this question has an easy answer.The American Association of Orthodontists states that the ideal time for a child to have his or her first visit is at age seven (7).  This may seem like a very...



Understanding adolescent dentistry

Understanding adolescent dentistry

Understanding adolescent dentistryYou might not be surprised anymore to see...
8 things you need to know about Invisalign before your visit a cosmetic dentist

8 things you need to know about Invisalign before your visit a cosmetic dentist

Crooked teeth, overbite, or whatever your oral insecurity may be, clear braces...
Understanding gum therapy and the disease

Understanding gum therapy and the disease

While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is...
In-office teeth whitening or at home teeth whitening?

In-office teeth whitening or at home teeth whitening?

Whitening your teeth at home is a bit more convenient than visiting a dentist's...
Understanding and Treating Gingivitis

Understanding and Treating Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a common disease of the gums that ranges from mild to severe. Most...
What are orthodontic dental emergencies?

What are orthodontic dental emergencies?

At first, having orthodontic treatment may take a little getting used to. It...
What is the best age for my child to see an orthodontist?

What is the best age for my child to see an orthodontist?

This is a very common question for parents because there is a lot to consider...
What is Scaling and Root Planing? Cant I Just Have my Teeth Cleaned?

What is Scaling and Root Planing? Cant I Just Have my Teeth Cleaned?

Both long-standing and new patients ask these types of questions. Patients can...
How to choose your Implant Dentist (the questions to ask)?

How to choose your Implant Dentist (the questions to ask)?

Any dentist with a dental degree can legally place an implant. Periodontal...
What are the Side Effects of Sedation Dentistry?

What are the Side Effects of Sedation Dentistry?

Those who struggle with visits to the dentist due to high anxiety or stress have...
Is Nitrous Oxide Safe for Kids?

Is Nitrous Oxide Safe for Kids?

Did you know that nitrous oxide has been used in dental procedures for 100...
Seven steps to do when your tooth gets knocked out

Seven steps to do when your tooth gets knocked out

As a general rule, the sooner a tooth can get back into its socket inside the...
How does dental insurance work?

How does dental insurance work?

Here's how dental insurance works in a language you can understand. No legal-ese...
How Long Is Too Long Before Seeing A Dentist

How Long Is Too Long Before Seeing A Dentist

Although most people cringe when thinking about visiting a dentist, it is an...