Dear patients, As I am sure you are aware, the coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the WHO (World Health Organization) and is causing a great deal of concern for everyone. Unfortunately, many people are confused and panicked by this situation. Most people who contract this disease are not … [Read more...] about COVID-19
The link below will take you to the CDC website where you can learn more about the spread, prevention, symptoms and treatment for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Education is the best prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus
Improvements in imaging, software and biomaterials lead to better outcomes. John C. Minichetti, DMD 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 boomers projected at 87 years, … [Read more...] about Improvements in Implant Technology Make More Predictable Surgical Results
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 equipment to offer 3-D technology … [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
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 (cavities)Fractured teethWorn fillingsGum diseaseWorn tooth enamelExposed … [Read more...] about Sensitive Teeth