Getting a New Dental Insurance Plan? Here’s Help!

The new year is just six weeks away, and if you are like most of our patients, your dental insurance benefits will renew on January 1. This means that your slate will be wiped clean as far as your policy benefits go, with a few notable exceptions. What does this mean for you? Read on for an explanation of a typical dental insurance policy. (Keep in …

Symptoms of Oral Cancer

During your routine dental cleanings and examinations, your dentist and hygienist are alert to signs that you might be developing the symptoms of oral cancer. Regular screenings are important, as early detection can lead to a better prognosis when it comes to all types of cancer. Read through this list of potential symptoms of oral cancer. Keep in mind …

Wisdom Teeth: What You Should Know About Extraction

It used to be that most young adults had their wisdom teeth pulled as a matter of routine. Nowadays, the message is not quite as clear: Some people definitely have to have their third molars extracted, but others don’t. This is a decision that you and your dentist will have to make together, but here are some considerations to keep in mind when choosing …

Help for Those With Dental Phobia

Does the thought of a dental drill make you want to flinch, even if you’re miles from your nearest dental office? If you’re cringing just thinking about it, you’re not alone; a sizable percentage of people feel at least a little anxiety when it’s time to go to the dentist. The good news is that if you are like most nervous patients, a bit of …

Serious Diseases Detectable By Your Dentist

Diseases Detectable by Your Dentist   You know the benefits of preventative care when it comes to your health. Depending on your age, you should see your physician at regular intervals that might range from twice yearly to every few years in order to be screened for various health problems. While you may know that seeing your dentist every six …

How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Do you clench or grind your teeth? This is something that many of us do when we’re feeling stressed out or frustrated. Some people, however, get into the habit of clenching and grinding much of the time, even while they sleep! Since grinding, also called bruxism, can cause pain as well as tooth damage, it’s important to get a handle on it. Here’s …

Baby Teeth: What to Expect

If you have a new baby, pretty soon you’re going to be fielding questions about whether he’s teething. Although a few babies have a tooth or two as newborns, the majority of them wait until they’re four to six months old (or even older) before showing off their first pearly white. If you have a little one, you might be wondering what to expect …

Crowns or Bridges? Which Do You Need?

You’ve probably heard of crowns or bridges but you may not know which solution is best for you. While they are both fixed dental prosthetic devices, crowns and bridges serve different roles in dental support. One of these helps your teeth function normally after tooth-loss, and the other helps your teeth work normally after erosion. Crowns Crowns …