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Our dental team covers several topics including dental health, surgeries, cosmetics, orthodontics, and more. They also put together in-depth product and service reviews. Curious where to start? Check out our posts on teeth whitening, pediatric dentistry, and dental insurance. If you like our posts, subscribe to our newsletter!

Teeth Whitening Treatment - Exactly What You Need To Know
Are you curious about what teeth whitening treatments work the best? Have you ever wondered if teeth whitening is safe? Are you interested in learning more about over the counter whitening products, including different kinds of toothpaste? As a dentist, I'm constantly asked about my professional opinion on this subject. In this article, I'm going to answer these questions...
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Black Is Back in Pediatric Dentistry!
You look into your child’s mouth and notice a hole. It’s time to visit the dentist! But being concerned with your child's behavior with medical visits (you literally have to hold them down EVERY time), you asked around and heard of a product that halts cavities called silver diamine fluoride (SDF). In this article, I will introduce you to...
Dental insurance, it's the dreaded thing that confuses everyone and might be scarier than dentistry itself! Every day patients come into my office with questions about their insurance. In most cases, they ask how it works and want to know exactly how much their visit is going to cost them. What you may not know is that medical insurance...
Is Flossing Necessary? Here's What You Need To Know!
There has been a lot of discussion about whether flossing is necessary for good oral health. In this article, I'll review a flossing related encounter I had with a patient of mine as well as dive into the details of the anti-flossing research that's been recently cited in the news. The patient who stopped flossing I recently found out that a...
6 Tips For Overcoming a Fear of the Dentist (That Really Work)
Sitting in a chair while someone is poking around in your mouth isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, we understand that visualizing yourself in the dentist’s chair, even for a simple check-up, can make some people feel a bit anxious. With this in mind, going for dental check-ups is extremely important for your oral health!  On the other hand,...
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Are you thinking of getting braces but are stuck on deciding which ones are the best option for you? Straight and properly aligned teeth not only look good but also tend to be a lot healthier as well. Having crooked teeth can also lead to overcrowding in your mouth which can limit your tooth function and throw off your jaw’s...
Root Canal Treatment - Everything You Need to Know
In my experience, a lot of patients feel jittery when dentists recommend undergoing root canal treatment. The fear stems from all the misconceptions related to the treatment doing the rounds on the internet. This article is a step-by-step guide on everything you need to know about getting a root canal. What is root canal treatment? Root canal treatment, also known as...
8 Ways To Avoid Bad Breath Throughout the Day
Bad breath, or halitosis, can be a constant curse for some people. Even if you skip the garlic and other smelly foods, you might still find yourself struggling with stinky breath. The go-to solution for many is to simply pop in a piece of minty fresh gum. And while that might provide some short-term relief, gum won’t address the...
Patients often ask what is the difference between a porcelain veneer, crown, and composite veneer? They also want to know which is the best option for their teeth? In this article, I'll review the difference between a veneer and a crown as well as highlight which is best for you.  First off, everyone is different and your decision needs to...
Should You Visit a Dentist While Pregnant? Is it Safe?
Pregnancy is a busy time for moms-to-be. In between trips to your obstetrician and decorating the nursery don’t let your dental check-ups fall off your to-do list. Regular cleanings and dental exams become even more critical once you are pregnant because your oral health can impact your overall health and the health of your baby.     How dental health impacts...