wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are deeply entrenched in popular culture, generally as a joke about painful dental procedures and the oft-dubious joys of growing up. As a result of their popularity as a source of anecdotal humor, however, there are a number of misconceptions and misunderstandings about wisdom teeth, what they are, and what they do.  That’s […]

man flossing

We’re taught from childhood that brushing and flossing are the two most important things we can do at home in order to care for our oral health. This remains true for a lifetime–an effective brushing and flossing routine combined with good diet and hydration go a long way towards keeping your teeth and gums healthy. […]

lyme disease

Lyme disease is well known, but the popular understanding of the condition is often wrought with misconceptions and partial understandings of what the illness is and does. In particular, many of the long-term health complications resulting from Lyme Disease are often underreported. This applies to the complex relationship between Lyme Disease and oral health, which […]

clear aligners

Clear aligners are one of the biggest advancements in modern dentistry and orthodontics. Sold under various brand names like Six Month Smiles and Invisalign, they are a powerful alternative to traditional metal braces, despite the latter having been a traditional rite of passage for young Americans for generations. While clear aligners are growing in popularity, […]

dental crown chipped

Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and towards that end, they are made of the strongest substances in the human body. While your smile should provide years and years of service, the truth is that accidents happen. You may bite down too hard on a piece of ice or a nut, you may […]

charcoal teeth

Trends and fads have long been part of life. All the internet has done is move them along faster. With that having been said, many people still view the internet as an authoritative source of information and accept much of what they see there uncritically. Much of the time this is harmless, but occasionally it […]

oral cancer month

Oral cancer often goes unnoticed but is highly curable if diagnosed and treated in the early stages. At every dental exam, an oral cancer screening is performed on every patient. We at Queen City Dental Arts, are offering FREE enhanced oral cancer screenings at any appointment in April in order to bring an awareness to […]

Dental Anesthetic

Let’s start with the good news: most routine dental procedures involve minimal if not no discomfort for the patient. These include exams, cleanings, and x-rays. So don’t worry–your next trip to the dentist’s office will likely not hurt a bit. However, there are other dental procedures that may involve some discomfort or pain. These include […]

Dental- Filling

Dental fillings are some of the most common dental procedures out there and the most common restoration technique in dentistry. Despite being so common, dental fillings are surprisingly complex and often misunderstood. So what exactly are fillings? What function do fillings perform–ie what do they do? And what are the different types of fillings? Let’s […]

Mouth Guard

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a fairly common problem. It affects about 20% of the adult population, so if you suffer from it please know that you’re not alone. While teeth grinding may sound simple, it has several possible causes and a variety of potential treatments. The key to finding the one that’s […]