Preventative Care

It’s estimated that around 54,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in the US annually. VELscope is an FDA-approved system used to screen for oral cancer and other abnormalities which may not otherwise be visible to the eye.
Let's be honest, there aren't many people who look forward to going to the dentist. In fact, about 60% of people have admitted to experiencing anxiety when it comes to getting their teeth checked.
Did you know that about 42% of Americans don't see a dentist as often as they should? Regular visits to the dentist are key to prevent dental disease, cavities, and other oral issues.
The best way to fight cavities is to brush and floss regularly, but sometimes it can be tough to clean the entire surface of your teeth. This is especially true in the case of our molars, which reside in the deep depths of the mouth and act as a haven for bacteria and leftover food.
Wisdom teeth are the molars (located both up and down and on either side) in the very back of your mouth. In many cases they can grow improperly (i.e. at wrong angles), causing various problems in the mouth.
Thumb-sucking is a natural behavior for children. It’s a reflex that calms them and makes them feel more secure, and it may even help them sleep. However, if the habit continues into adolescence, it can cause numerous dental issues.
Have you ever had a painful visit to the dentist, even though it didn't involve anything more than an exam and a cleaning? Is it normal to have sensitivity after a cleaning? What happens if it's more than that, and your teeth actually hurt afterward?
When 92 percent of adults have had at least one cavity in their life, you know tooth decay is a real issue. But thankfully, we have something to help protect us. And it's as simple as a little paint job!
85 percent of people have to get their wisdom teeth removed at some point in their life. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are unnecessary teeth that grow in when someone is around 20 years of age. And in most cases, wisdom teeth just lead to health problems.
How do I know if I need a night guard? If I do need one, what kind should I get? What are the differences between ones from the drug store and the one I would get from my dentist?
Fluoride treatments at the dentist are common for children; children typically don't have the best oral hygiene habits, after all, and need all the help they can get.
With x-rays, there's always some degree of concern over radiation exposure. Some people argue that their dentists may be taking x-rays too frequently (citing that the ADA suggests between 2-3 years for adults with no cavities or other symptoms), while a few have argued that x-rays shouldn't be necessary at all.
The general rule of thumb tends to be that everyone should see their dentist every six months. However, this doesn't take into account the person's oral hygiene habits or other medical conditions. Does someone with good home care really need to come in just as often as someone who doesn't?
Oral hygiene is critical to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Healthy teeth and gums are critical to your overall health. As part of proper oral hygiene, you must visit your dentist on a regular basis for routine professional cleanings.
Your at-home hygiene care is important for maintaining healthy teeth and a healthy mouth. However, just as important as your at-home care, is receiving a professional dental cleaning at your dentist’s office.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps to strengthen the enamel of your teeth. Fluoride is found in many foods that we eat, as well as in our tap water. In the dental world, fluoride is known for its ability to prevent cavities from developing, and for keeping our teeth strong and healthy.