Improvements in imaging, software and biomaterials lead to better outcomes. John C. Minichetti, DMD Implant Supported Dentures In the United States, more than 35 million people are fully edentulous, and 178 million people are missing at least one tooth. With the life expectancy of baby … [Read more...] about Improvements in Implant Technology Make More Predictable Surgical Results
Removable Implant Denture We are very happy to announce that we can now offer dental implant placement at our office in Watauga. In order to safely place dental implants it is important to view the jaws in 3-D. Typical dental x-rays only show the jaws in 2-D. We recently upgraded our x-ray … [Read more...] about We Now Offer Dental Implant Placement!
Medically reviewed by Steven Gans, MD Written by Mark Stibich, PhD Updated on June 24, 2019 Many see smiling simply as an involuntary response to things that bring you joy or laughter. While this observation is certainly true, what most people overlook is that smiling can be … [Read more...] about Top 10 Reasons You Should Smile Every Day
It’s not easy to stay healthy during the holidays. Sweets seem to appear everywhere you go, and with all of the present-wrapping and card-writing, there’s not much time to devote to you and your family’s health and well-being. Luckily, Hermey the Elf, best known for his adventures with Rudolph the … [Read more...] about Have You Been Naughty or Nice to Your Teeth?
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. More than 29 million Americans have it, but 8.1 million don’t even know they do. Learn about the toll it takes on your mouth and how your dentist can help. Diabetes takes a toll on your entire body, but it can also increase your risk of … [Read more...] about Diabetes and Dental Health
Drs. Scott Froum and Alisa Neymark examine the effects of e-cigarette ingredients and their notable deterioration on oral health, as well as offer insight into how explosions while vaping and burn injuries from e-cigarettes can lead to disfigurement of oral soft tissue. Scott Froum, DDSAlisa … [Read more...] about Vaping and oral health: It’s worse than you think
Dental Emergencies Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. For all dental emergencies, it’s important to visit your dentist as soon as possible. Most dentists reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency … [Read more...] about Accidents Happen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VeqwXMQ2N0&feature=youtu.be Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include: Tooth decay … [Read more...] about Sensitive Teeth
Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. Still, if you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what … [Read more...] about Whitening: 5 Things to Know About Getting a Brighter Smile
HPV Vaccine and Oral Health You’ve probably heard about the health risks caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. Many people are exposed to HPV, and, the body is usually able to clear the infection on its own within one to two years. Yet, many people remain infected. It’s important to … [Read more...] about Oral Cancer Awareness Month