Posts Categorized: Dental Services

Can The White Spots On My Teeth Be Fixed?

  White spots, that are often observed as milky white areas on the front teeth, are generally the result of demineralized enamel.  There is a loss of minerals from the tooth structure. There may be other causes as well, which your dentist will identify during a review of your dental and medical history and upon… Read more »

Do I Really Need X-Rays Once a Year?

Some patients wonder why yearly dental radiographs are necessary, particularly when they may have never had any oral health issues. For a dental examination to be complete and comprehensive, a clinical evaluation must be combined with dental radiographs. Many oral conditions can be missed when radiographs are not taken. These include cavities, cysts, abscessed teeth,… Read more »

Will Nitrous Oxide Put Me To Sleep?

Unlike general anesthesia and intravenous sedation, nitrous oxide will not put you to sleep. It will, however, decrease your awareness of and sensation of what is occurring during your dental visit. Nitrous Oxide can do all of the following: reduce your anxiety level, enable you to feel more relaxed, and decrease your gag reflex. Most… Read more »

Does Soda Cause Cavities?

Cavities are generally caused by the presence of bad bacteria in the mouth. They can also be caused by the foods and drinks that we consume. Soda, most definitely, can contribute to the development of caries. This is because soda is very acidic, and cavities can develop from low (acidic) pH levels. This is why… Read more »

Does My Child Need a Mouthguard?

If your child plays a contact sport such as soccer, football, hockey, or basketball, they most likely wear protective gear such as helmets, kneepads, shoulder pads, etc to protect their head, neck, limbs and joints. Mouthguards, which can protect the teeth, lips, and other parts of the mouth, are just as important as the more… Read more »

What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do?

Your smile is complex, and so are the issues that can affect it. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on your smile’s appearance, though cosmetic treatments often coincide with more functional issues, like damaged or misaligned teeth. The point is to make your smile look better, thereby increasing your confidence, and to do so in a way that… Read more »