Dental Blog

Sinus Lifts: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a sinus lift?  A sinus lift is a surgical procedure that adds bone to the upper jaw where the sinuses are located. There are different types of sinus lifts, direct or indirect (horizontal or vertical). A direct sinus lift (also known as the horizontal approach) involves approaaching the sinus from the outer region […]

What is the difference between a crown and an implant crown?

While it can be hard to tell the difference between a regular tooth and a crown, it can be even harder to tell the difference amongst different types of crowns. Some may not even know that there is a difference. But there are a few key differences between a crown and an implant crown. So, […]

What is the difference between a general dentist and a specialist?

While both are dentists, general dentists and specialists usually have different goals and focuses. Like the titles suggest, one focuses more on a broader range of procedures while the other focuses on a specific field within dentistry.   General dentists’ procedures range from simple check ups to more complex cases like surgeries, extractions, and root […]

Ways to help with Dental Anxiety

It’s not uncommon to be afraid of going to a dental office. But sometimes, it is necessary to go to the dentist, whether it be because of pain or for a cavity. So what do you do? Here are some tips that can help reduce your dental anxiety and make your visit a little less […]

Did you know?: Dental Fillings

Did you know that one of the best ways to treat tooth decay and cavities is via fillings? (Of course, this depends on the severity of the decay/cavity).   While fillings are very sturdy and long lasting, it is not guaranteed to prevent future cavities on a tooth. Unknown to many people, it is possible […]

Acidic Foods and Teeth

Did you know that what you eat can have a significant impact on your teeth and your oral health. It has been found that acidic foods and drinks can wear down your tooth’s enamel and can lead to tooth sensitivity and/or cavities and infections. Not only that, it can also change the appearance of your […]

Smoking and Dental Care

Did you know smoking is not only bad for your body but it also has a large negative impact on your oral health as well? Smoking can slow implant/surgery healing, cause more plaque development, worsen gum disease/recession and increase your risk of oral cancer. It can also cause a dry socket which can make healing […]

What should I have ready for my first appointment?

We always welcome new patients and we are glad that you are here! As a new patient, it can be overwhelming trying to remember everything that you need to bring with you. Hopefully we can help make it a little easier for you!   Before your appointment, we need 5 forms to be filled out. […]

Chewing Ice

Chewing on ice can be refreshing and help us keep cool in the summer. But it is actually really bad for your teeth.  Chewing on ice can not only cause chips in your teeth, but it can also damage your teeth enamel. Damage to the enamel can cause more sensitivity and could lead to cavities.  […]

What type of crowns do we make at our office?

In our office, we have our own in-house lab that customizes the shape and shade of crowns and bridges. Commonly, crowns were made using gold or porcelain. In our office, we use a zirconia alloys base covered in porcelain. We use zirconia as the base because it is generally stronger and more sturdy than porcelain […]

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