Archive for January, 2018

Why is My Dentist Concerned with My Diabetes?

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI Diabetes Mellitus is an absolute or relative insulin insufficiency caused either by a low output of insulin from the pancreas (type 1) or resistance of peripheral tissue to insulin (type 2). Well-controlled diabetics can live a long and uncomplicated life with proper management of lifestyle, diet and medications for […]

The Ultimate Guide to Toothpaste Selection

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD One topic that patients routinely ask us dentists about is, “How do I know which toothpaste is best for my daily use?”. There are many different brands of toothpaste out there that are fabricated for different purposes and each one has a unique flavor and underlying ingredient. There are a […]

Let’s Watch It

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS You come in for your 6 month hygiene appointment, and your attention is directed towards your radiograph to see a small dark spot on the outer border of your tooth, between two teeth.  You’re informed that this is an area of decalcification, where your tooth is starting to breakdown, […]

8 Tips to Help You Overcome Dental Anxiety

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD Many people experience intense fear and anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist. It is estimated that between 10-20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist due to anxiety or fear. Perhaps you may have an unpleasant memory from your childhood of an unprofessional dental practitioner, or you may be […]