Category: Patient Education

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 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 crown chipped

Dental crowns are a common dental prosthesis, used to repair a chipped or cracked tooth. Like your natural teeth, dental crowns are strong and meant to last a lifetime, but they’re not invulnerable. Like natural teeth, crowns can be chipped or cracked via accident or misuse. So if the worst happens and you crack your […]

tmj awareness month

It’s such a beautiful time of the year, November. Autumn has arrived in all its glory, with the holidays just around the corner, and the thought of a delicious Thanksgiving dinner fills the hearts, minds, and kitchens of many Americans. November is also a special month for dentists and other oral health professionals: TMJ Awareness […]

mouth cancer

Cancer is always a difficult subject. It’s one of the great public health fears of the 20th and 21st centuries but the fact is that a great deal of misinformation about cancer exists. The key thing to remember is that cancer isn’t just one disease, but rather a host of different illnesses with a variety […]

tmj pain

TMJ pain can be caused by many things. The jaw is one of the most complex joints in the human body, and perhaps one of the most active. It plays a key role in so many everyday activities: eating, talking, breathing, moving the head and neck. Due to its complexity and location, jaw pain is […]

To start, it’s important to know what constitutes a genuine dental emergency. If you’re experiencing any of the following, please contact your dentist or an emergency room immediately: Severe toothache Dental abscess  Loose tooth Knocked-out tooth A broken tooth or large piece of a tooth is missing Large crack or chip in a tooth With […]