Countering Dental Fears

The fear of willingly submitting yourself to a person who requires you to remain perfectly still, while you inhale disturbing odors, and listen to skin-crawling sounds, and quite often, the experience of extreme oral pain is not really surprising in this country. The truth is 75% of adults in the United States experience some form of anxiety before going to ... Read More »

Why You Should Fight The Oral Nemesis

Plaque on the teeth is like moss on the wall, it keeps forming even after you remove it. Dental plaque is a bio film containing numerous bacteria that forms constantly on the surface of teeth and gums. This is the primary cause of dental caries, gingivitis, periodontitis, peri-implant infections and stomatitis. Many recent studies indicate that plaque which leads to ... Read More »

Excessive Cementation in Teeth – Hypercementosis

Enamel covers the portion of the tooth above the gumline. Cementum covers the portion below the gumline (the root surface). Hypercementosis is the thickening or increased deposit of cementum on the root surface. It may involve the entire root surface, but more commonly it appears as a bulbous mass involving the root end (called the apex). No pain or other ... Read More »

Damon braces or traditional braces: which one to choose?

“Train Tracks” This is what dentists call traditional braces, actually, this nick name describes how you are going to feel and look with traditional braces. Some people say that it is not important how you feel during your orthodontic treatment, what really counts is the end result. Day after day, the importance of cosmetic dentistry increases, in fact, people start ... Read More »

Be Careful Whom You Kiss!!!

You may have heard that the mouth is the dirtiest place in the body; this is because saliva contains numerous microorganisms. A human bite is said to be more dangerous than a dog bite as it contains more bacteria says the CDC. Worldwide there are billions of kisses exchanged by people each year. The air kiss, casual peck on the ... Read More »

Halitosis – Dental hygiene blog

Halitosis is an unpleasant, distinctive and offensive smell from the mouth, commonly referred to as ‘bad breath’. The most common causes for bad breath are present in the mouth, although there could be other systemic causes leading to halitosis. Causes: tooth abscess or infected tooth dental caries presence of calculus and plaque gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis poor oral ... Read More »

Alternative Dentistry: you didn’t know that?!!!

The first time I heard about alternative dentistry, I didn’t believe it. Suddenly, after being a dentist for 12 years, I discovered that there are different dental therapies than the conventional ones; i.e. Holistic approaches for dentistry. Believe it. In fact, there is also a holistic dentist who believes that overall oral health is a mirror image for overall medical ... Read More »

Canker Sores

Canker sores are painful,benign sores generally seen inside the mouth. These are the most common types of mouth sores. Generally seen on the inside of the cheeks ,tongue, lips ,soft palate,and gums. CAUSES: some of the most common causes are, heredity reduced immunity recent dental work trauma vitamin deficiency stress hormonal changes food allergies viral infection SYMPTOMS: Burning or tingling ... Read More »

3 Homemade Teeth Whitening Techniques

In recent years teeth whitening has become extremely popular. Some people are able to eliminate stains on their teeth by purchasing special toothpastes or visiting their dentist. In this article we’ll show you three home remedies to brighten your smile, and avoid those expensive Dentist visits. Baking Soda The use of baking soda for teeth whitening has been floating around ... Read More »