As part of our commitment to offering state-of-the-art dental care, we have recently added a Carestream CS 3500 intraoral scanner to our line-up of innovative dental technologies. This remarkable instrument allows us to create precise 2D and 3D digital impressions for crowns and bridges. The CS 3500 replaces most traditional crown and bridge impressions to provide more accurate and reliable impressions with greater comfort for the patient, enhancing both restoration quality and the patient experience.
Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you and the last thing smokers need is lectures about why they should quit. However, amidst the focus on major smoking-related killers like cancer and emphysema, the impact of smoking on gum disease is often overlooked and poorly understood, even by smokers themselves.
Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common dental complaints, affecting at least 40 million adults in the United States. Regardless of the degree of severity of your tooth sensitivity, understanding the causes of this phenomenon can be invaluable to ensuring you get the care you need to ease your discomfort and enhance your quality of life.
Cavities: it’s a word we all fear hearing at the dentist. But despite the fact that you’ve probably known about the existence of cavities since you were a child, many people are confused about what exactly cavities are and how they form. How do they happen? Are they always due to not brushing well enough? Can they be reversed?
Dental anxiety is so common that it has become part of our shared cultural consciousness. Researchers estimate that as many as 75% of people in the United States have some form of dental anxiety. For 9-15% of people, dental anxiety is so severe that it becomes a phobia, preventing you from visiting the dentist, keeping you from vital care, and compromising your health.
Light and healing have been deeply connected in cultural imaginations both symbolically and practically for thousands of years. From ancient Egyptians using sunlight to cure infection and prevent disease to 19th century physicians advocating heliotherapy to combat tuberculosis, cholera, and typhoid fever, the healing power of light has been critical to preserving the health of people for thousands of years.
The holiday season can be an incredible time of joy and celebration. For teeth, however, holidays can be tough. An abundance of delicious, sugar-laden candies, cookies, cakes, and drinks seems ever-present, threatening to cause decay. Here are some simple tips to help protect your teeth from cavities while still enjoying the festivities of the season.