Posts Categorized: Advice/Tips

What is so great about Nitrous Oxide?

In our dental practice, we occasionally have patients express that they’d rather do anything than come see us.  For those few patients, there is something about being in the dental chair, hearing the noise of the drill, or anticipating feeling discomfort, that makes it difficult for them to seek dental care.  One way that we… Read more »

Does Charcoal Whitening Work?

You may have recently observed a lot of discussion on the internet about brushing and whitening teeth using charcoal products. Over the past year, we have had many patients inquire about the effectiveness and safety of using charcoal on their teeth. History shows that many years ago, ancient Romans used charcoal powder in making a paste… Read more »

What is TMJ?

Very often, patients present to our office complaining of TMJ while pointing  to their joint area.  TMJ is actually just an acronym for the  temporomandibular joint, which everyone has.  This joint is what connects your upper and lower jaws. And the muscles around the joint enable you to open and close your mouth. The term… Read more »

Summertime Oral Health Tips

The lazy days of summer are here along with all of the fun activities (swimming, cookouts, beach trips) that families engage in during the summer months. There are a few things to keep in mind that will allow you to have a fun summer and protect your smile at the same time.