Many patients make their appointments for a “cleaning” and don’t know that there are different types of dental cleanings. There are basically 4 types of dental cleanings: Prophylaxis o “regular cleaning” “Gross debridement” “Deep Cleaning” or Scaling and root planning and Periodontal maintenance. The type of cleaning needed must be determined by the dentist after…

In these hard economic times, many people are looking for ways to improve in their work or find better jobs. It is well known that people that like their smiles and the appearance of their teeth are not afraid of smiling, have a higher self-esteem and appear more confident. These people generally have better chances…

Why Two Sets of Teeth? Have you ever wondered why we have two sets of teeth (baby and permanent teeth)?  Although some people think that we can get many sets of dentures made, nothing is better than your own teeth!  This article seeks to inform parents about the importance of our first set of teeth:…

Some of you might have seen or heard about the recent news regarding a Tulsa, Oklahoma dentist whose use of unsanitary instruments and procedures resulted in possible exposure of his 7,000 patients to HIV and hepatitis viruses and other diseases. Some patients seek cheaper dental treatment by unlicensed dentists that either go to their homes…

  Many times patients tell me that having “loose teeth”, “bad teeth”, or “it runs in the family.”  They describe that either their parents or grandparents have had the same condition, therefore “it must be hereditary.” Some dental problems are hereditary, such as cleft lip and palate, having extra teeth or missing teeth, incomplete formation…

Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are commonly placed in the fully erupted permanent molars of children or young adults. They have demonstrated to prevent tooth decay and stop decay if it has not reached the dentin. Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on to the chewing surfaces of teeth and are designed to prevent…

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