Cleaning & Exam

To Polish or Not To Polish

December 8, 2015

The New York Times ran an interesting, albeit short, article about polishing teeth. We’ve heard the question before, and it seems that there is some confusion with respect to polishing teeth. The primary misconception relates to some concern that good enamel will be eroded with the polishing. The short answer is that, yes, you should […]

The Dental Diet – Say What?

December 22, 2013

You may not like it, but, nowadays, even your teeth are jumping on the “eat healthy” bandwagon. There are two schools of thought when it comes to the dental diet – what foods are good for your teeth and what actually contributes to their ultimate demise. We hate to say that scary word but cavities […]

5 Candy Tips for a Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2011

Halloween is a scary time of year; especially for those of us who love sweets!  Unfortunately, I am as guilty as my 3 and 6 year-old boys! 🙂 So, to maximize your enjoyment of the season’s sugary sweets, try and follow a few simple steps: 1) Eat Sugary Foods Once a Day at the End […]

The 6 DOs and DON’Ts of Pregnancy Gingivitis

July 29, 2011

Pregnancy can bring many wonderful new joys to an expectant mothers’ life. Pregnancy gingivitis is not one of them. The shocking truth is that pregnancy gingivitis affects anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of pregnant women, and those with the disease are 7 times more likely to go into preterm labor, preclampsia and have low-birth weight […]

The Secret Smile Makeover

September 10, 2010

Every so often, a patient will ask me about the “secret” to a healthy-feeling and looking smile. You know: something to keep those pearly whites; pearly! The one true secret is…preventative care (coupled with some cosmetic touch ups). Here are some steps that you can follow to keep your teeth and gums healthy and beautiful: […]