Blog Archive

Sleep Apnea and the Dental Chair Nov 5th, 2021

As the centerpiece of a dental office, the dental chair offersunique access to the oral cavity, a gateway to the entire body,where we as dentists and orthodontists observe eitherdetriments or precursors to well-being. In fact, the six monthdental visit outdoes the yearly trip to the doctor(mathematically) in keeping with good...

The Misaligned Jaw Sep 29th, 2021

The Misaligned Jaw When we consider orthodontics, we may be thinking specific to crooked teeth, but we would be wrong to leave it there, those "crooked teeth" are a sign of misalignment in our oral posture which can undermine how we speak, eat, sleep, breathe and grow. The scope of...

The Value of a Smile Sep 2nd, 2021

The Value of a Smile   Imagine predicting a world without smiles. Covid masks have been with us for 17 months now. Throughout that time, men, women and children have “faced” an unsparing absence of the beaming, the grins, the friendliness and express graciousness that is the smile.  Facial expressions,...

POST OP INSTRUCTIONS : ROOT CANAL Jan 14th, 2021

WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL ?   Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully...

Chlorhexidine / Mouth Rinse Jan 14th, 2021

WHAT IS CHLORHEXIDINE?    Chlorhexidine is a prescription strength mouthrinse that kills the bacteria in your mouth that cause gum disease, also known as gingivitis. Dr. Shawn and our hygienist prescribe chlorhexidine to treat inflammation and bleeding gums. The hygienist may also perscribe it before a deep cleaning to prep the mouth and...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But...

How we are staying safe during the pandemic. Dec 8th, 2020

During these difficult times, we are under tremendous pressure to balance providing dental care to those who need it with adequately protecting our staff and our patients. This is why we have decided to keep our dental office open. This means we have also invested in additional equipment and personal...

Invisalign™ Jun 18th, 2019

The first step involves making a consultation appoitment with our in house Orthodontist, Dr. Tania Ohebsion.  Many offices offer Invaslign™ but it is extremely important that a licensed, trained orthodontist is monitoring your case. This ensures that the case is completed in an efficient manner and that it ensures that...

Zirconia Dental Crowns Jun 18th, 2019

Your visit will include an assessment of your periodontal condition and gingival health. Oftentimes, old crowns with metal margins will cause inflamation in the gums and can lead to recession. In such cases, there  is an unaesthetic black line that appears just underneath the gums. In reality, the margin of...