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Category: Dental Blog

Does Laughing Gas Really Make You Laugh?

Laughing Gas or Nitrous Oxide

A funny scene from a movie shows police detectives questioning a suspect while he’s at the dentist.  Somehow laughing gas comes into play and everyone is laughing hysterically, and the suspect is answering every question he’s asked.  But is that really how it works? Laughing gas is scientifically known as Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and can […]

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

February 21, 2019
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

Many people have breathing issues at night that can range from a mild snore to a more dangerous condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring can affect anyone, but it is more frequent in men and in overweight individuals, and has a tendency to worsen as we age.  When the flow of air through the mouth […]

What is a Gum Graft?

Gum Graft - Receding gums

A gum graft, also a gingival graft, is a form of periodontal plastic surgery, in which the gum tissue from the patient is grafted.  The procedure calls for the dentist to remove tissue from the roof of your mouth or from healthy gum tissue and to graft it to the area in need of repair. […]

Is Wine Really Bad for Your Teeth?

December 24, 2018
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care
Effects of wine on teeth

Holiday Wine and your Teeth As Christmas arrives and the New Year is about to begin, parties are to be found everywhere.  So as you attend your next party, think a little more about the wine you consume. Is wine really bad for your teeth? Both red and white wine are highly acidic, and the […]

Thumb Sucking and Toddler’s Teeth

November 30, 2018
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

As parents, we know that thumb sucking, along with pacifiers, is a common rite of childhood and is perfectly natural.  It provides your infant or toddler with security and comfort and may even help them fall asleep.  So how do we determine when enough is enough? On the average, children typically stop thumb sucking or […]