The Never Ending Debate: Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual?
Plaque is a sticky film that will cause tooth decay and disease without removal. The best way to prevent plaque buildup has been debated for years. Some people are team electric while others are team manual… The Pros of Electric Toothbrushes: Timed brushing cycles to ensure you are brushing for the right time. Some light […]
The Hidden Treasures Found In Dental X-rays!
Many people are at fault for running straight to Google and filling the search bar with their symptoms. It is important NOT to self-diagnose at home because the results can be misleading and inaccurate. Instead, book an appointment with your dentist! A proper oral exam with X-rays at the dentist can unearth the real problem. […]
The SCARY Truth about Charcoal Toothpaste- What You Need To Know:
What is Charcoal Toothpaste and Why is it Popular? Charcoal toothpaste has become a widely popular dental hygiene trend and is picking up momentum across social media. However, before you jump on this bandwagon learn all the secrets hidden in this health fad. The product is composed of finely ground substances such as shells, wood, […]
Yes… You Need To Wear Your Retainer After Braces!
What Is an Essix Retainer? Retainers are dental aftercare products typically worn after braces or tooth alignment treatments. They are custom made to the patient so the appliance fits their bite perfectly. Materials such as plastic or acrylic are used to give your retainer a translucent barely there appearance. Why you should Wear Your Retainer? […]
Tooth Loss – Think Again: The Truth About Grinding
Many of us grind our teeth without even realizing it until it is too late. By this time patients have severe wear and tear on their teeth. An example of long-term effects of grinding is presented below from one of our patients. You can see that the teeth have turned into small stumps giving an […]
Do You Need A Crown After A Root Canal?
Many patients wonder why a crown is necessary after getting a root canal. Why can’t dentists just put a filling in? It’s so much cheaper… What Is a Root Canal Procedure? When a cavity in a tooth is left untreated, it enlarges and eventually reaches the nerve inside. The nerve gets infected resulting in the […]
Brushing and Flossing: The Ultimate Dream Team
Think of brushing and flossing as the Tampa Bay Lightning’s championship winning offense and defense. Flossing is the defense that skillfully takes plaque out and brushing is the offense that moves plaque away to take the lead in scoring the winning goal of oral hygiene. Individually, brushing and flossing have different functions that support one […]
Going to the Dentist… IT’S LIKE PULLING TEETH!
The Fear You Didn’t Know You Had… Isn’t it something how people are deathly afraid of going to the dentist? It doesn’t matter why they are going…they are paralyzed in fear! So why is that? Childhood memories? The trauma of being injected and worked on while awake? OR…the cost of the treatment plan!!! All joking […]
The Truth About Teeth Whitening Products You See Online
Online options are cheap, but as with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Buying cheap bleach products from non-professionals sites online could lead to gastrointestinal damage and burns in your mouth. It is important to remember that only professional teeth whitening will give you long lasting brightening results. What Is Wrong […]
Why Does My Dentist Make Me Sign All This Paperwork?
Patients and dental professionals may sometimes have different expectations as to the outcome of treatment. A key step is to make sure that the patient has realistic outcomes regarding the treatment having an open and honest conversation. Why Should I Sign a Consent or Treatment Plan? Usually after you have your initial visit, if you […]