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Could Gum Disease Prove Deadly?

It is now widely understood that gum disease can contribute to a host of potentially life-threatening conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research also indicates that women with periodontal disease are 3-5 times more likely to have a baby born prematurely compared with women without gum disease. However, is it possible that periodontal disease itself […]

New Recommendation for Brushing Baby Teeth

The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering new advice for the parents of young children. Previously, the ADA recommended that parents start using a pea-size amount of toothpaste on baby teeth, beginning at 24 months of age. The ADA now recommends that, twice daily, parents use a smear of fluoride toothpaste to brush baby teeth […]

Service With a Smile

By maintaining hygiene checkups and regular office visits, most patients can avoid many common dental problems. Along with daily brushing and flossing, the application of sealants can help youngsters reduce tooth decay. Adults can avert their most common problem, gum disease, with early detection and preventive dental care. In cases where tooth loss, breakage, or […]


Interplak™ Toothbrush Your Personal Instructions The Interplak™ toothbrush removes 98% of plaque with ten tufts moving both ways to help stop skating action (i.e. the toothbrush slipping off of your tooth). The unit is four (4) times softer than the softest manual toothbrush. The shorter tufts are devised for cleaning the facial (outside of front […]

Botox/Derma Fillers

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. BOTOX® is a purified protein derived from the botulinum toxin. It’s FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. What Causes […]

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gums that, if severe, can lead to the loss of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms constantly on teeth. Because early periodontal disease is painless and shows few symptoms, patients are often unaware that […]

High Tech Dentistry

Learn how technology helps provide more effective treatment for certain dental conditions and increases your understanding of recommendations made by your dentist. Imaging Perhaps you’ve heard about it from a friend or you may have seen it on the Discovery Channel; but what is Intraoral Video Imaging anyway and what role does it play in […]

Removal of Teeth

The goal of modern dentistry is to prevent tooth loss; however, there are situations in which extraction is the only course of treatment. Extraction One of the main goals of modern dentistry is the prevention of tooth loss. All possible measures should be taken to preserve and maintain your teeth because the loss of a […]


For people who have lost teeth, implants provide artificial teeth that look more natural and feel more secure. Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or support a bridge, full dentures or partial dentures. Dental Implants Answers to Commonly Asked Questions: What are dental implants? Dental implants are basically sophisticated screws made of […]