Monthly Archives: August 2012

What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a deadly disease that affects the lives of thousands of people. According to the National Cancer Institute, over 40,000 individuals in the United States will receive a diagnosis of oral cancer in 2012. Nearly 8,000 will die

X-Rays: Digital Versus Traditional

Dental x-rays are an essential tool that are used to obtain images of the bones, teeth and surrounding soft tissues of your mouth. With an x-ray, a dentist is able to identify problems that cannot be detected during a visual

Agents That Can Make Your Appointment More Comfortable

Going to the dentist is often not a pleasant experience for anyone who is fearful of needles or has a sensitive mouth. Since patient comfort and safety are key issues for many dentists, they can choose from a variety of

Differences between Prophy and Perio maintenance

Prophylaxis (prophy) and periodontal (perio) maintenance are procedures that your dentist can perform to improve the health of your mouth. There are key differences between these maintenance procedures and each are intended for different types of patients. Find out more