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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
Best New Year’s Resolutions for Healthy Teeth
It’s that time of year. Time to set your New Year’s resolutions and determine how you will work to be a better, healthier version of yourself in 2022. Typically, people’s resolutions focus on their physical health – such as exercise more or eat healthier. But there is great value in setting New Year’s resolutions around […]
4 Reasons People Make a Dentist Appointment
4 reasons people make an appointment to see the dentist… For people who haven’t been to the dentist in a while, there are a few reasons they might make a dentist appointment. Whether you are calling to schedule a dental cleaning or to receive emergency dental care, there are a few things you should know […]
How to Fix a Chipped Tooth and Restore Your Smile
A chipped tooth can happen to anyone. Discover how a cosmetic dentist can restore your smile when disaster strikes. Do you have a chipped tooth? Don’t worry – it happens often. Even if you brush and floss every day, you could still bite down on something hard and break a front or back tooth. But […]
Affordable Dental Care or Bargain Shopping?
When it comes to shopping, people love to get a bargain. It’s a thrill and they feel accomplished saving money on something they need. Unfortunately, people tend to do this with dentistry, as well. But there’s a big difference between affordable dental care and bargain dentistry. During my career, I’ve witnessed the effects of bargain […]
Dead Tooth? Options for Treating a Tooth Abscess
Consider this scenario, you go to your dentist for a routine exam and find out that you have an abscessed tooth. This is hard to believe considering you don’t feel any pain and your tooth looks normal on the outside. Seeking a second opinion, you go to another dentist who confirms what your dentist told […]
What Does a Good Dental Hygienist Do?
4 ways a dental hygienist adds value to your care team There’s one aspect of dentist appointments and dental cleanings that I believe is often overlooked. That’s the relationship with your dental hygienist. As a patient, it’s important to understand the value the hygienist brings to your dental health. » Click here for a video […]