Category: Patient Education

A Surprising Secret in Your Wisdom Teeth

By the time most people reach their early 20s, all of their permanent teeth have grown in. For many, those include a third set of molars, often referred to as wisdom teeth, that may not fit as comfortably on the dental ridges as other teeth do. Impacted wisdom teeth are third molars that can’t erupt… Read more »

A Closer Look at Oral-Systemic Health

Oral-systemic health refers to the connection between your oral health and your overall health; particularly, the influence that periodontal disease can have on your systemic wellbeing. The same processes that make oral bacteria a threat to your periodontal health can also prove detrimental to other body tissues if they’re allowed into your bloodstream (through damaged oral… Read more »

Can Your Heart’s Health Affect Your Periodontal Treatment?

The oral-systemic connection, which describes the connection between your oral health and your body’s wellbeing, has been the subject of myriad research across the world. However, the fact that the condition of your heart health can affect your dental treatment is not a new revelation, and has in fact been recognized by dental professionals for… Read more »

How Good is Your Hygiene? Take a Quiz and Find Out!

Good dental hygiene is the first step to maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile. While most people are familiar with the basics of good hygiene, there is more to keeping your smile clean and healthy than simply brushing and flossing your teeth. To find out how good your dental hygiene actually is, take a short quiz… Read more »

Important Questions About Wisdom Teeth

Where your dental health is concerned, wisdom teeth (the informal name for your third set of permanent molars) are a bit of an anomaly. Unlike your other teeth, wisdom teeth are frequently removed for the benefit of the rest of your oral health. Also unlike other teeth, they typically don’t need to be replaced after… Read more »

How Dental Technology Can Work for You

Think for a moment about a toothbrush. There was a time when toothbrushes all looked alike, and you chose hard, medium and soft, and began brushing. Toothbrushes have come a long way, with improved head shapes and bristle placement and handle angles along with electric toothbrushes, sonic brushes and water flossers to choose from. Toothbrush… Read more »

Answers to Questions About Dental Sedation

With the right care and maintenance, and under just the right circumstances, you may never need extensive dental care, or the expertise of a specialist. If you do, however, then there may be a chance that dental sedation can help ease your anxiety and make your treatment more comfortable. If you are faced with extensive… Read more »

Are you Happy with your Smile?

June is National Smile Month. This is kind of like Christmas for dentists. Since we are in the business of preventing, restoring, and cosmetically altering smiles, we have a vested interest in the grin of every one of our patients. Most people think that smiling is an involuntary response to feeling happy. However, if you… Read more »

Periodontal Disease, and Other Causes of Tooth Loss

In a nutshell, one of the most important goals of maintaining good hygiene and regular dental care is the preservation of your healthy, natural teeth and oral structures. In some cases, though, this may not always be possible. Whether by accident or by neglect, adults lose their permanent teeth at an alarming rate, and if… Read more »

Questions About Laser Periodontal Treatment

Today, advanced dental and periodontal treatment often involves the use of laser technology. For instance, using a specially-calibrated soft-tissue laser instead of a scalpel, we can perform periodontal surgery to treat gum disease with unmatched precision and reduced damage to surrounding tissues. In fact, with specialized training and education in laser periodontal treatment, Dr. Kania… Read more »