Spina Bifida And Your Child’s Dental Health

Of the approximately 4 million babies born in the United States each year, up to 2000 will be diagnosed with spina bifida. This developmental disorder is centered around the spine and the membranes surrounding it, which fail to correctly close while the baby is in the womb. While the condition primarily affects your child's mobility, can spina bifida impact your child's ability to receive a high standard of dental care? Read More 

Why Might Your Child Need a Dental Pulpotomy?

Nobody is going to be thrilled when their dentist tells them they need a root canal. The process involves the removal of dead or dying dental pulp (the nerve inside the tooth), which halts the deterioration of the tooth. The tooth is then often fitted with a dental crown. This process is designed to be a permanent solution, but what about when the tooth itself isn't permanent? When children experience problems that might seem to warrant a root canal, is this the preferred method of treatment? Read More 

5 Reasons To Have Your Teeth Whitening By A Dentist

With a sensible and patient approach, you can whiten your teeth safely and effectively at home. But when it comes to teeth whitening, nothing compares to an in-office whitening by a qualified dentist. If you are new to whitening and want to ensure that you get the best results, then choose a professional to whiten your teeth. Professional tooth whitening offers patients the following benefits. 1. Safety If you have little experience with tooth whitening, you could damage your teeth and gums if you whiten your teeth at home with OTC (over-the-counter) whitening trays. Read More 

How Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treated?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the muscles around the tongue and in the throat relax and block the airway while a person sleeps. This can cause breathing to stop numerous times while a person is sleeping. Fortunately, there are ways to treat this condition so that breathing remains normal during sleep. These are some different types of treatments used for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Machines Read More 

Stuck At Home For Months Because Of COVID-19? You Should Get Your Teeth Cleaned

The global pandemic hasn't been easy on anyone. The vast majority of people are sheltering at home in an effort to avoid the disease. However, if you've been cooped up for months in your home, there's one good excuse to get some fresh air and some social time with others. You should get your teeth cleaned. There's actually several good reasons for it, given the amount of time you've been trapped at home. Read More