Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is not just on old wives’ tale. In fact, it is estimated that between 9 and 20% of Americans actually avoid going to the dentist because of this fear. No need to fret, however. Should you be one of the many that has a natural aversion to your 6-month checkup, read these tips … Continued

How to Beat Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be a real roadblock during a job interview or date night. Don’t get caught with a malodorous mouth—try these tips to help beat bad breath. 1. Brush at Least Twice Daily Brushing your teeth at least twice daily should be part of your oral hygiene routine. Not only … Continued

February Is National Children’s Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) each February to raise awareness about oral health. By encouraging children to develop good oral hygiene habits when young, the goal is to instill positive dental practices for a lifetime. As a parent, teacher, or dental practitioner, it is critical to impart to … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About CEREC Technology

From the Beginning In 1980, W. Mörmann and M. Brandestini developed a method of CAD/CAM dentistry (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) at the University of Zurich called CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction). This technology allowed for dentists to construct, produce, and insert ceramic restorations in a single appointment. Up until … Continued

6 of the Worst Things You Can Do to Your Teeth

Have you ever wondered if some of your bad habits may actually be doing harm to your teeth? Perhaps you have a dental appointment in the near future and are concerned about what your dentist will say regarding the prognosis for your eroding gum line? Discover how you might be doing your teeth a major … Continued

The Wisdom of Wisdom Teeth

Perhaps you, like many of us, have had to have your wisdom teeth removed or will need to in the future. Wisdom teeth (also referred to as the third molar or M3) are removed because most people do not have enough room in their mouth for the molars to appropriately grow. But have you ever … Continued