Archives by Tag 'dentist'

Becoming a Dentist: What’s Involved?

Dental Health Tips, Fun Dental Facts

Interested in becoming a dentist? The American Dental Association recommends the following steps for high school students who may be considering a career in dentistry: Get a broad exposure to science and math while in high school — enroll in college preparatory classes in biology, algebra and chemistry. Continue taking more...

The Value of a Two-Phased Approach to Orthodontics


When it comes to your children's teeth, you want what is best—the best results and value! For this reason, if you notice bite or misalignment issues as their permanent teeth are surfacing, you should quickly schedule an appointment with your dentist or an orthodontist for a consultation. While this may more...

Is Oral Surgery Safe When Taking Blood Thinning Medications?


Blood-thinning medication is prescribed for a variety of medical conditions as an anti-coagulant—as the name implies—to stop blood from clotting. They are typically prescribed for individuals with atrial fibrillation (the heart's two upper chambers “fibrillate” or beat out of rhythm), deep venous thrombosis (clotting in the deep veins), and pulmonary more...

Dental Implants & Your Teenager, Timing Is Everything!

dental implants

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 why should you and your child have to wait? more...

Understanding the Benefits of Root Planing

Oral Hygiene

While nearly everyone experiences the first stage of periodontal disease or gingivitis, about 10% of the population goes on to develop destructive periodontal (gum) disease. However, with the proper treatment as soon as possible, you can return to good oral health. One conservative treatment plan your dentist may suggest is more...

Canker Sores Are Not Contagious

Common Symptoms, Oral Health

At some point, many of us have suffered from canker sores, which should not be confused with cold sores or fever blisters. Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus (HSV1) and usually occur on or around the lips, but can occur inside the mouth on the gums, tongue and more...

Warning signs of Gum Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

If you are experiencing any of these signs you should be evaluated by your dentist or periodontist. Gums that bleed during brushing or eating Gums that feel swollen or tender Persistent bad breath Pus between your gums and teeth Gums that are receding or pulling back from your teeth Changes more...