Archive for April, 2018
Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS There was an episode of the NBC comedy, Friends, where Ross goes a little overboard in whitening his teeth. The results were “glow in the dark” teeth! A beautiful smile with brilliantly white teeth is desired by a large number of the dental population. This goal can be accomplished […]
Oral Cancer by the Numbers
Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI This is the American Dental Association’s National Oral Cancer Awareness Month. My guess is that the following numbers are going to astound you. But here we go… The number of NEW oral cancer cases in 2017: 49,670 The number of oral cancer related deaths in 2017: 9,700 The number […]
Food That Fuels Your Body and Teeth!
Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD Water rules: Water, especially fluoridated water, is the best beverage for maintaining your oral health. That’s because fluoride helps to make teeth more resistant to the acid attacks that can cause cavities. As of 2012, nearly 75 percent of the U.S. population had access to fluoridated water, so drinking water […]
Need More Space!
Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS In an ideal oral site, there is enough clinical crown above the gingiva and bone to restore a tooth. When situations are not ideal, crown lengthening is needed. Crown lengthening is a procedure that reduces the gingiva and/or bone height so more tooth structure is exposed to better support […]