Category Archives: Dental Health

Teeth Whitening 101: Over the Counter vs. Professional Whitening

As a cosmetic dentist, I get asked about teeth whitening all the time. What I tell my patients is this: Whitening works, for some people. The truth is that the success of the tooth whitening depends first on the quality … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Combat Garlic Breath

April 19 is National Garlic Day, and if you’re celebrating by eating a meal that contains this tasty bulb, you might be interested in simple ways to get rid of the bad breath that will soon follow. Over the years, … Continue reading

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Is sedation dentistry right for you?

Over the years, I’ve learned that there are three things that keep people from coming to the dentist – lack of time, lack of money and fear. The latter is something that we help patients to overcome every day. How, … Continue reading

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Debunking Dental Insurance Part 3: When cost becomes more important than care

Over the last several weeks, we’ve taken a look at how the dental insurance mindset can often keep patients from dental health. We’ve debunked a number of myths and discussed the problem with completing dental work $1,500 at a time. … Continue reading

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Debunking Dental Insurance Part 2: The problem with completing dental work $1,500 at a time

Unfortunately, for many individuals who are stuck in the dental insurance mindset, dental work is viewed as an expense that can be completed $1,500 at a time. We touched on this briefly in the last blog post, but I think … Continue reading

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Debunking Dental Insurance Part 1: 3 myths that may keep you from dental health

Over the years, I have seen a number of patients who quit going to the dentist because they do not have dental insurance. It’s a common scenario, particularly for those who don’t understand how dental insurance works, and can result … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

For patients missing a single tooth or several teeth, we often discuss the pros and cons of dental implants. This option is a good solution where a patient’s tooth has been deemed non-restorable, or has already run the gambit of … Continue reading

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Should Adults be Getting Cavities?

Should adults be getting cavities? This is a great question, and one that I believe the general public might not know the answer to. As a dentist, my answer to this question is no. Adults should not be getting any … Continue reading

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The Art of Successful Root Canals

I recently attended an advanced endodontics course under renowned endodontist, Dr. John West in San Francisco. The course, which was attended by dentists from around the world, detailed Dr. West’s state-of-the-art technique for performing root canals and taught me a … Continue reading

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Complex Dental Issues From Tooth Wear

One issue that I commonly see in patients is the loss of tooth structure as a result of wear. Teeth have been worn down to the point that they can no longer function correctly, and complex dental work must be … Continue reading

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