Mercury-Free Dentistry

Did you know that mercury is the only metallic element on earth that is liquid at room temperature? That’s why it’s sometimes called quicksilver. This extremely low melting point makes mercury particularly useful in many different tools, including thermometers, barometers, and fluorescent lights. For many years, one of the ways we used mercury to great…

The Health Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are an extremely popular way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. They are incredibly long-lasting, durable, and functional. Even better, they look and feel exactly like a natural tooth. However, the benefits of a dental implant stretch far beyond how they look. Thanks to their structure, implants can actually improve your health…

Dental Care for Children and Tweens

There is an idea out in the world that dental care for children is much less important than for adults. The reason for this? Baby teeth are temporary. Why bother to repair something that’s going to fall out and get replaced anyway? In fact, dental care during childhood and the tween years can have a…

Dentistry During a Global Pandemic

You may be wondering what to do about your dental care while we’re in the midst of a world-wide health crisis. You certainly won’t be the only one trying to figure all of this out. After all, staying home as much as possible is the safest thing, in most cases. But what about those things…

What Do Modern Braces Have in Common with Mars Rovers?

NASA has developed a new type of tire for future Mars rovers, made out of a “memory wire” called nitinol. These tires are carefully-designed to bend out of shape as they cross obstacles in the Martian terrain. What makes them so special is what comes next: the wire mesh can bend itself back into shape…

What Happens When I Find a Cavity?

Finding a cavity is never an exciting experience, but it happens to nearly everyone at some point in their lives. If this is your very first cavity, you may feel some apprehension about your situation. What happens next? Is there anything special you should do? Will the filling process be painful? Let’s walk you through…

Digital X-Rays and Their Effect on Modern Dentistry

X-rays have been used in dentistry for over a hundred years. They were first discovered, named, and tested in the 1890s. Shortly thereafter they were used to take images of the teeth and jaw. Those early tests produced rough, and sometimes hard-earned results, but we have come a long, long way since then. These days,…

Your Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Replacing your missing teeth can give you a beautiful smile while enhancing your oral health. What could be better than a stunning smile that feels amazing?  Let’s discuss the different ways you can replace your missing teeth.  Using a Dental Bridge to Fill in the Gap One option for replacing a missing tooth is to…

How Replacing Your Missing Teeth Improves Your Oral Health

Many patients may lose one or two teeth over the course of time, but did you know that the gap left behind can cause other dental problems? Replacing a missing tooth is an important part of good oral health. Aside from leaving a gap in your smile, a missing tooth can make everyday activities difficult.…

Gum Recession

If you’ve noticed that your gums seem to be receding from your teeth or if you have been experiencing gum pain, you know that poor gum health can have a big effect on your quality of life. Gum recession is a common dental problem that many Americans have experienced. Fortunately, this condition is easy to…