Dentists have choices in the ways they utilize modern technology to practice dentistry and maintain exceptional patient care. Most new equipment and technology improvements are better for the environment. The Hi-Tech Office is the Greenest. Q: What is Eco-Friendly Dentistry? A: I take this as what can I do as a dentist do to help the environment...Read more
Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia is not a disease. This medical disorder is simply the decrease flow of saliva in the mouth. Without saliva there can be extensive tooth decay. Q: What is tooth decay? A: Dental decay (caries) is a bacterial disease. Everyone has bacteria in their mouth which cause caries. These bacteria form a...Read more
Pregnancy, Expecting Parents and Baby Teeth Expecting parents here is what you need to know and do to positively affect the development of your unborn child’s teeth. Q: What concerns should I have if I’m pregnant or thinking about having a baby? A: Up to 3 out of 4 pregnant women have gingivitis due to hormonal changes. Untreated...Read more
HPV and Oral Cancer If you are a smoker and abuse alcohol you should be concerned about these traditional risk factors for oral cancer. We are now faced with an epidemic of oral cancer developing in younger, non-smokers and non-heavy drinkers caused by a common viral infection. Research now shows links between human papilloma virus (HPV-16) and...Read more
Widespread antibiotic usage began in the 1940s to treat infections. Antibiotic resistant bacteria are developing over time and threaten the usefulness of these drugs. Resistant antibiotics are caused by antibiotic use.Read more
Q: When do I need to take an antibiotic drug?A: Disease causing bacteria bring about illness. Antibacterial drugs fight infections caused by bacteria. All health care...
Reasons to Drink Tap WaterRead more
- No sugar to cause dental decay
- Fluoridation to prevent decay
- No calories to cause weight gain
- Fights dry mouth (decreased saliva) which increases the risk of decay
In a dental office, the dentist and dental hygienists work together in clinical patient treatment. Technology has given dentistry another treatment modality for the dental hygienist to use during therapy to maintain and protect oral health, adult in-office fluoride varnish therapy.Read more
Q: What happens at my maintenance visit with the dental hygienist?A: Your health history is...
Q: I have been going to the dentist since I was a child. I’m amazed at the changes in dentistry, the dental office and equipment. What do you think are the most important recent changes in dental technology?A: I have been along for the high technology changes in Dentistry myself. I started going to the...
Modern technology has given dentists the ability to replace a missing tooth with an implant-borne dental restoration. The lost tooth has been replaced to look like the original tooth. Now what does the patient need in professional maintenance and at-home care to make this replacement tooth last the rest of their lifetime?Read more