Frequently Asked Dental Questions
I have been fascinated by teeth since I was 3 years old. My mom likes to tell about when I saw my grandfather remove his dentures at that age and then she found me in front of the bathroom mirror 30 minutes later, frustrated because I couldn’t remove my teeth as my grandfather had! 🙂
On a more serious note, I made the decision to go into dentistry when I realized the impact I could have on individuals as a whole, instead of specializing on cause and effect for a particular body or organ or system. Many diseases show up in the mouth before they manifest in other parts of the body. If these causes (for example, bacteria and viruses) are not found and treated accordingly, they get into the bloodstream and can lead to heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, cancers, etc.
My staff and I take pride on using the latest in technology to help us take thorough diagnostic records as well as educating our patients as to what is going on in their mouths, why it’s happening, and what they can do to stay healthy.
My pediatrician says it's common to take children for their first dental visit when they are 3 years old. Is this when you want to first see my child?
Did you know???? It is time to start flossing your child’s teeth when they have 2 teeth side-by-side. For most children, this is the case well before their first birthday.
Why is periodontal (gum) disease so serious? I know that I have it but it doesn't hurt, so can't I just ignore it?
I’ve heard a lot about laser whitening from both the T.V. and my friends. Do you perform laser whitening in your practice?
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