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Why It Matters to be a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

The need for oral surgery is rarely taken lightly, yet when that need presents itself, it seems one is never fully prepared. In many cases, the immediate need for a surgeon does not leave time to search for just the right person, creating additional stress. Should you find yourself in need of an oral surgeon […]

A Brief Look into the History of Oral Health Care

  Because of changing oral health care practices over time, dental health has drastically improved in recent decades. Tooth decay and tooth loss occur less often than in the early days of dentistry. Much advancement in dentistry is due to modern technology and evidence-based dental research. Earliest Days of Dentistry The field of dentistry began […]

Determining if you are a Candidate for Orthognathic Surgery

Choosing to have orthognathic surgery, a surgery that corrects a misaligned jaw or a misalignment of the teeth with the jaw, is a big decision. Whether you choose orthognathic surgery for cosmetic reasons or to improve your health, it’s important to determine if you’re a good candidate for the surgery before you pursue it. Benefits […]

Top 5 Dental Myths Explained

There are a lot of myths out there and when it comes to dental health – you should believe everything you hear. Obtaining research from reputable sources helps separate the dental facts from myths. Here is a breakdown of the top 5 dental myths: 1. Fluoride is Poison While ingesting fluoride in excess can cause […]

What Foods Stain Your Teeth the Most

Are you wearing your diet on your teeth? Every day, we eat and drink foods and beverages that not only eat away at the enamel on our teeth, but they leave teeth yellow, stained, and tarnished. From your morning cup of coffee, to your glass of happy hour wine, to your weekend bowl of spaghetti […]

What Happens When You Don’t Take Care of Your Braces

Braces are a big commitment and they require a lot of attention and work. The wire, rubber bands, springs and more are magnets for food and plaque. Regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash will not only prevent staining, but they will help ward off other maladies. Gingivitis Gingivitis, a sign of poor oral hygiene, […]

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity and How to Treat it

Do you dread brushing and flossing because it causes your teeth and gums to ache? Are ice cream and cold treats hard to eat? You may have tooth sensitivity. According to Consumer Reports, tooth sensitivity affects 35 percent of adults. There are many culprits to tooth sensitivity—from bad oral habits to diet. Here are a few […]

Tips for Helping Your Child Deal with Fear of a Dentist

For most of us, going to the dentist isn’t exactly a fun experience. For a child, though, it can be downright terrifying. Spending an hour or so in the dentist’s chair with a stranger poking around your mouth, not to mention the discomfort of going under the drill, can make nearly any child want to […]

American Dental Association’s Guidance on the Ebola Virus

The American Dental Association (ADA) recently published a resource for dental professionals that provides guidance and precautionary measures in relation to the recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus. “The ADA is monitoring the recent outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. We monitor the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the […]

The Health Benefits of Cosmetic, Corrective Facial Surgery

There are a myriad of reasons why you may elect corrective facial surgery. You might want to correct a problem caused by a birth deformity or accident, change a feature you’ve never liked, or simply improve your overall appearance. The decision to seek cosmetic facial surgery is a personal one, and chances are it won’t solve […]