Archive for February, 2022
Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD, FAGD I know we stress the recommendation of flossing every day, but why? Every time we eat, plaque gets accumulated on the teeth surface allowing bacteria to damage the tooth structure, which leads to the formation of cavities. Cavities are not the only thing forming on the teeth, this plaque can […]
Give Kids A Smile
Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI February is National Dental Health Month and one of the flagship programs run by the American Dental Association is an effort to assist underserved children throughout the nation with volunteer participation in Give Kids A Smile. Give Kids A Smile allows dentists see pediatric patients pro-bono within their private […]
Can I Pull It?
Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD It can be scary for a little kid to feel their tooth moving. It can be uncomfortable when eating and talking, gums can become irritated, and that nosey tongue is definitely going to touch it repetitively. The loose tooth can also contribute to a less than ideal eruption […]
Nitrous Oxide Indications, Side Effects & What To Expect
Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD Many of our patients have requested the use of nitrous oxide, or commonly known “laughing gas”. This gas has been around since the 1770s and vastly used in the medical field since then. But it was not until mid 1840s that Horrace Wells, an American dentist in Connecticut, used nitrous oxide as […]