Category Archives: Dental Visits

Baby Tooth Traditions

Yesterday was a big day for my son!  He is enjoying all of the regular milestones of being a  7-year-old and the loss of his first baby tooth was something he had been looking forward to for a long time.  The average age for losing the first tooth is typically age 6 but it is perfectly normal to begin as early as… (more…)

Waterline Maintenance in our Dental Office

You may have read in the news about an outbreak of infections from a dental clinic in Anaheim, California that were the result of contaminated water: Read Article Here Proper Infection Control This unfortunate case highlights the importance of proper infection control. It appears the procedures performed, while likely done under otherwise appropriate conditions, subjected the patients to the water… (more…)

X-Ray Radiation: The Safety of Dental X-Rays

I am asked daily about the safety of dental x-rays and this is always regarding the use of radiation to obtain the images. I assure people that the level of radiation is slight and relatively insignificant. Modern dental imaging and the advent of digital sensors has resulted in the need for so little radiation as to render the relative risk… (more…)

Do redheads feel pain differently?

Redheads feel more pain

The answer is Yes. I am often informed by people with red hair that they believe they feel pain to a greater degree than others as well I have been asked if red-haired people have a harder time dealing with pain.  This is a common idea in dentistry as the concept of pain is never far during our time in… (more…)

Bad Breath Causes and Best Remedies

I am often asked about the causes of bad breath (halitosis) and what can be done about it. My initial reaction is to inquire about home care oral hygiene habits. Bad Breath Causes Bad breath is usually caused by bacteria that live in the mouth. These microorganisms typically inhabit the tissue on the tongue and under the gums around the… (more…)

When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?

Your child should become familiarized with visiting the dentist at an early age.  According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists: “Your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than his/her first birthday.” This is an opportunity to evaluate facial and dental development, early onset of dental disease and to review home care… (more…)

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