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
Dentistry and modern science have not been able to find a cure or preventative measure for tooth decay. New clinical studies show that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after eating may help to prevent tooth decay.
Q: What is tooth decay?A: Dental decay (also known as cavities or caries) is a bacterial disease. Everyone has...
What Happens When the Dentist Needs a Dentist? I have been along for the high technology changes in Dentistry since I started going to the dentist myself as a child in the 1950s and I am still a dental patient. Last month I fractured a large tooth colored filling in a back tooth. No pain, but now the...Read more
The only time and place you have regular oral health examinations is during general dental appointments. Mouth infections can have adverse effects on other body parts. Systemic Diseases of the entire body may also first appear as mouth problems. A healthy mouth is important to your quality of life. Q: How can the condition of your...Read more
Fall sports will soon begin. Over a third of mouth injuries occur while playing sports. Sports related oral and dental injuries are commonplace. We need to prevent injuries to teeth, tongues, lips and cheeks. School age children are the most vulnerable. Athletic mouth guards are worn to save teeth and prevent sports related injuries to the...Read more
How Do I Replace My Missing Tooth?Modern technology has increased a dentist’s choice in ways to replace a missing tooth. What is best for the patient and what are the benefits and risks? Q: How can I have a lost tooth replaced to look like my original tooth? A: There are three choices using the new materials...
The first line of defense in diagnosing oral cancer is in the general dentist’s office. About 60% of adults visit a dentist per year. During these emergency and regular care visits, dentists and dental hygienists routinely use visual examinations and other screening tools to evaluate changes in the mouth and search for signs of cancer growths. I...Read more
Dental science has not been able to find a cure or prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay (caries) is the most common disease in man, found in millions of people. Minimally Invasive Dentistry is modern technology that gives more treatment options that minimize the removal of healthy tooth structure while treating tooth decay. Q: How is Minimally Invasive...Read more
Q: I remember your first office in Cape St. Claire. I’m amazed at the changes in dentistry, the dental office and equipment over that time. What are the biggest changes in your dental practices? A: I have been along for the high technology changes in dentistry. I started going to the dentist myself as a child...Read more