Dental Myths Busted!

In dentistry there are certain myths or misunderstandings that are present.  Being a dentist I have heard them all, from old wives tales to opinions from the cousin of a dentist. As in life, some myths have a shred of truth to them.  Today, I would like tell you about the most popular myths in dentistry and expose the truth. Dental Myth 1:  Pregnancy steals calcium from your teeth causing you to have more cavities During pregnancy there are many

Should I Go Electric

Should I Go Electric? The high price tag that comes along with an electric toothbrush often gets people asking “Is it really worth it?” There are many benefits to using an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes minimize technique errors that occur with manual toothbrushes. People often miss hard to reach areas because they are rushing or just don’t know proper brushing technique. Electric toothbrushes are designed so that all you have to do is position the toothbrush head in the proper

Getting Dental Work Done "Knocked Out"

Often times I hear a patient refer to being “knocked out” for procedures such as extracting wisdom teeth or placement of implants.  Truth is, to “knock out” a patient we would have to perform General Anesthesia.  This is when a patient is intubated, and is done because he or she no longer has reflexes to breath on their own. We rarely do this for routine dental procedures.  In fact, when a patient refers to being “knocked out”, they may be