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Why Do I Need Dental X-Rays?

When visiting your dentist you’ve probably noticed that you are frequently given dental x-rays, imaging of your teeth done to show the internal structure of your jaw and teeth. Many times patients wonder why a dental x-ray is necessary when their teeth otherwise appear in perfect health. The reason behind these images is to reveal…

What Type of Sedation Is Right For Me

For certain dental procedures, your dentist will suggest various forms of sedation, what kind of sedation is appropriate for you and your particular procedure is going to depend on a number of factors.  Generally speaking, local anesthesia, numbing of the area being worked on, is going to be appropriate for most procedures.  However, under certain…

Why Do I Need to Floss?

We’ve all seen the memes online that joke about flossing. It always starts with someone’s dentist asking if they floss and the person responding (with a bloody mouth) that they do daily. All jokes aside flossing is incredibly important and dentists can tell whether you do it daily or more infrequently. Even if you visit…

What Causes Cavities

Cavities. The word alone is enough to bring images of dental drills and fillings and pain to your mind. But what are cavities and why do those pesky things cause so much trouble? Cavities are quite common and must be diagnosed and treated by a dentist. Never try to treat a cavity at home, as…

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