Do I Need Sedation Dentistry?

Going to the dentist can cause anxiety, and sedation dentistry might offer a solution. Sedation dentistry refers to the use of medication to help patients stay calm while receiving dental care. But before you choose sedation dentistry, it’s important to understand how sedation works and what kinds of risks and benefits come with it. Levels of… Read more »

The ADA Has Updated Guidelines on Prophlyactic Antibiotics

Dental care recommendations often change as new research becomes available. One of the most recent changes is in the American Dental Association’s guidelines around prophylactic antibiotics, a premedication designed to prevent infection. At one time, clinical practice guidelines always recommended antibiotics for patients who had certain medical conditions. But the ADA has issued new guidelines for… Read more »

Make Sure You Properly Care for Your Dentures

Everyone, regardless of whether they have baby teeth, adult teeth or dentures, should see a dentist regularly. Over time, your mouth, teeth and even your dentures change, requiring professional oral care. If you currently wear dentures, here’s why you still need to go to a dentist periodically. Dentures and Mouths Change Over Time   Dentures are… Read more »

Periodontal Disease: Causes To Consequences

If you have been told that you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. Many adults have some form of the disease; however it affects some individuals differently than others. Periodontal disease ranges from simple gum inflammation to major damage to the soft tissue and bone around teeth, which if left untreated, can result in… Read more »