How Do I Avoid Cavities?

greenhaven cavitiesTooth decay affects both children and adults, leading to uncomfortable symptoms, such as tooth sensitivity or toothaches, and increasing the risk of serious complications, such as dental infections. Despite the seriousness of this issue, tooth decay can be prevented with a focus on maintaining good oral hygiene.


Why Do My Teeth Look This Way?

cleaningAre your teeth looking yellow, greenish, or even brownish? Or maybe you’re noticing just a few stains here and there. Well, there are several reasons your teeth may look discolored or stained. The most common reason and the one that is easiest to rectify is that you have some extrinsic staining going on. Another reason, one that is not so easy to rectify, and that may require a cosmetic procedure, is intrinsic staining. Why do your teeth look the way they do? Are your teeth discolored due to intrinsic or extrinsic stains?


What Dentists Look At (Besides Teeth)

What Dentists Look At (Besides Teeth)When you hear the word “dentist” do you automatically think “teeth”? Most people have that initial reaction. Dentists look at more than just teeth, however. Preventive visits help keep teeth healthy, but we don’t stop there. We also look at other structures in your mouth. Prevention means we will also ask about your overall health, and what medications you are taking. We will want to know if you have been sleeping well, and if you have pain in your face or jaw. (more…)

Why Choose Dental Sedation?

whyworldWhen you learn that dental sedation is an option at our practice, you may immediately think that it sounds nice. However, if you are like many of our patients, you may also immediately think that while it sounds nice, it is probably not something you qualify for – so, why bother getting excited about it? Fortunately, we offer nitrous oxide, which is a form of sedation that is effective yet gentle enough for most patients. Allow us to give you some common reasons to choose sedation – they may surprise you.