Adolescents and Oral Health: How to Keep Your Teens Mouth Healthy

In the past we have discussed how to teach your children and yourself to be a great patient, and how to maintain a healthy oral environment. We’ve shared our insights from prenatal to postnatal as well. However, one very important group that seldom is addressed is the Adolescent group. Dentally, this is one of the most important age groups. These budding individuals are past the age where their parents can help them brush, but not mature enough to keep their

The Facts on Fluoride

Fluoride has been and continues to be a hot topic in the field of dentistry. Despite all the information available regarding the benefits and risks of fluoride use there still seems to be a large amount of misinformation about this topic. Fluoridation of the water system has been recommended by numerous health organizations, most notably the CDC and WHO have long supported the dental benefits of fluoride. The CDC has stated that:  “For 65 years, community water fluoridation has been

Benefits of Sedation with Dental Implants

One of my favorite procedures to perform under conscious sedation is the surgical placement of dental implants.  With the surgical placement of dental implants it is crucial that a patient is anxiety free as to prevent any movement during the procedure.  There are certain parts during the procedure that may not cause pain, but can make a patient uncomfortable.  Conscious sedation removes this uncomfortable feeling because the patient is often asleep or at the very least anxiety free and very

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