March 2013

March 28, 2013

Are silver fillings safe?


Amalgam (silver) fillings have been one of the more controversial topics in dentistry in recent years, due to the fact that they contain mercury.  Because of this fact, they are also the most researched dental material in history.  To this date, there has not been a single credible study that shows any negative health effects Read the full article…

March 14, 2013

What’s the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?


A family dentist is a general dentist who has tailored his/her practice to accommodate patients of all ages, allowing children and their parents to be treated by the same dentist.  This allows for a high level of communication and trust between the children, their parent/guardian, and the dentist that is essential to a functional doctor/patient Read the full article…

March 13, 2013

What is a periodontist?


A periodontist is a dental specialist who has received an extra 2-3 years of training specifically dealing with the gum tissue and the underlying bone that supports the teeth.  In cases of extreme gum disease, pathology of the gums or bone, and often in replacing missing teeth with implants, the periodontists are our go-to-guys/gals.

March 11, 2013

What is an endodontist?


An endodontist is a dental specialist who has received an extra 2-3 years of training, specifically dealing with the nerve and blood vessel within the center of the teeth (endo- means inside, -dont means tooth).  These specialists mainly do difficult root canal cases, but are also trained to deal with various other complications with the Read the full article…