Archives for October 2011

No Excuses – You’ve Got to Floss

  A study  in 2008 found that less than half of Americans floss daily and 10% NEVER floss.  Flossing is even more important than brushing when it comes to preventing gum disease and future tooth loss. In our office we hear lots of excuses for not flossing - how many of these have you … [Read more...]

Dental Implant Q&A

Dental implants are one of the most exciting innovations in dentistry today. Many patients have heard of dental implants but don't really know what the term means or what can be accomplished using dental implants. Here are some common questions and answers about dental implants. What is a Dental … [Read more...]

Dental Abscess Questions Answered

What is a dental abscess and why did I get one? A dental abscess is an accumulation of pus that can form in the gum but generally forms in the bone and drains either through the gums or through a tooth.  These events are painful and usually start with a bacterial infection either inside the … [Read more...]

Toddlers and Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is one of the most common early childhood diseases and dentists and pediatricians are working together on the problem of toddlers and tooth decay. The University of Washington held a symposium on ways that doctors and dentists can work together to keep kids teeth healthy. While most … [Read more...]

Chipped Your Tooth?

Chipped teeth are extremely common. A tooth gets bumped or someone tries to use their incisor as a tool and, oops there is a chip.  How we repair the damage depends on factors such as the size and location of the chip, which tooth is chipped and the overall oral health of the patient. Options for … [Read more...]