Archives by Tag 'general dentist'

Is your dentist a DDS or DMD? Is there a difference?

Fun Dental Facts

02/06/2010
In 1840, the world's first dental college was opened at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. This began the formal education of dentists who would receive the Doctor of Dental Science or DDS degree. Years later, the Harvard University Dental School was founded in 1867 as the first university-affiliated dental more...

The Dental Universe

Fun Dental Facts

02/06/2010
Sun (General Dentist) – The Center of the Dental Universe General Dentists are at the center of our dental universe. As your Family Dentist, they are the trusted professionals who guide and maintain your family's dental health and when necessary will involve the help of the “Dental Specialists,” represented by more...

Is Chipping a Tooth Really that Big of a Deal?

Common Symptoms, Dental Injuries

02/05/2010
Dentists are frequently asked questions about chipping a tooth—“Is it that big a deal? Doesn't it depend on how big the chip is? I mean if it is just a little chip, it can't be that bad...can it?” The answers to these questions are variations of the same theme. Yes, more...

Understanding the Universe of Dentistry

Fun Dental Facts

02/05/2010
The universe of dentistry includes general dentists and dental specialists that many people are either unaware of or they may have heard the terminology but don't really know what it means. For example, do you know the difference between a prosthodontist, pedodontist, and an endodontist*? If not, they're worth knowing. more...

Using Orthodontic Retainers to Protect Your New Smile

orthodontics

02/05/2010
After completing the process of wearing braces, it is a wonderful feeling to once again feel that smooth surface of your teeth. And now that your teeth are finally straight, you may think that your job is done. However, your teeth will tend to relapse into their old position quite more...

Dental Implants & Your Teenager, Timing Is Everything!

dental implants

02/05/2010
When it comes to permanently replacing a teenager's missing tooth, timing is everything. As a parent or caregiver, of course you want what's best, and an implant provides the highest quality of life in addition to being the best long-term solution...so why should you and your child have to wait? more...

A Clear Way for Straightening Teeth

orthodontics

02/05/2010
For years, straightening teeth required a mouthful of metal braces; however, today there are clear alternatives that may work just as well. This 21st century approach requires sets of clear aligners that are replaced every 2 to 3 weeks over the course of the typical 6 to 18 month treatment. more...