I saw a patient recently who was in her mid-60s. She had accumulated a lot of dentistry over the years and was having some issues with new dentistry done by another dentist. As we are going through our exam, we started discussing the obstacles that are keeping her from getting to 100 with all her […]
How Long Does It Take To Get Dental Implants?
I see a lot of patients who need one or more dental implants, and they often ask me, “Doc, why is this going to take so long?” They’ve seen on TV that you can get same-day dental implants, and they don’t understand why their one or two implants will take six to seven months’ time. […]
Do I Need a Dental Crown or a Filling?
A question I get asked by patients daily is “do I need a crown, or could I get away with a filling?” Patients believe that the less invasive option is always better, so why not try a filling first instead of a dental crown. There are several reasons why a filling might not be the […]
4 Things to Know Before you Start Invisalign
Invisalign has become the gold standard for adult orthodontic treatment because of its proven track record of success over the last 20 years. There are several advantages to Invisalign vs. braces, and even more to Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club. But before you get started with your Invisalign treatment there are a few things you […]
Advice for People Interested in Dentistry
I recently shared my story of how I became a dentist, from my early interest as a child to my journey through dental school. Along the way, I was lucky enough to have mentors who encouraged me and helped me succeed. They offered sound advice that was paramount in my decision to pursue dentistry and […]
What is a Kois Dentist?
When choosing a new dentist, it’s important to know what type of practice you are entering. Many patients aren’t aware that dentists can fall under certain brands, or accreditations. But, much like the medical practice, there are different types of dentistry. We are a Kois dentist practice, meaning our team has been trained by Dr. […]
Advantages of Invisalign vs Braces
When I meet a new patient, I spend a great deal of time diagnosing their dental risks and identifying problem areas. We also discuss their goals for their dental health, which typically include straightening and whitening their teeth. Today, Invisalign has become the gold standard for adult orthodontic treatment and can help most patients achieve […]
What Type of Dental Crown is Right for You?
There are a few types of dental crowns available for patients. Typically, when a patient is told that they need a crown, they aren’t told which type of crown they are getting. This is a decision made behind the scenes, without the input of the patient, based on several factors that the dentist must consider. […]
Frequently Asked Dental Questions
As a dentist, I’m often approached by friends and family with their dental questions. Either they’re looking for a second opinion, or they haven’t had a chance to see their regular provider and want an answer quickly. Based on my years of experience, here are the most frequently asked dental questions. My jaw is popping, […]
How I Became a Dentist
Having practiced dentistry for more than 20 years, I have many long-time patients who have become a part of our practice. Over the years, as they’ve gotten to know me, several have asked me how I got into dentistry. It’s not a question I’ve answered on the blog before, but in building a rapport with […]
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