Blog - Laser Dentistry
Saving Teeth from Gum Disease and the Trash Can – Ain’t This Awesome?
Having practiced dentistry now for 12 years, I’ve seen a lot of different stuff, tried different technologies, different techniques, etc. Most of it works pretty well, some of it we discard and look for something new or better, and occasionally we scrap the new and return to the tried-and-true techniques and methods that have been […]Read more
Six-Month Braces if you have Gum Disease? YES!
Patients with periodontal (gum) disease often end up being very embarrassed about their smiles, because as the disease progresses and more bone is lost, the teeth start drifting. It’s not uncommon to see the teeth flared out with a lot of spaces between them, or the bottom front teeth really crowded as the teeth shifted […]Read more
Is There a Comfortable Treatment for Periodontal (Gum) Disease? YES!
I just got off the phone with one of our patients from yesterday for whom we had done LANAP, also known as Laser Periodontal TherapyTM, as I wanted to check and see how she is doing today. And even though I have heard the same exact story practically every single time, I still find it […]Read more
Differences between Gingivitis & Periodontal Disease
This is a simple question, but patients are often confused by the difference. Dental offices often don’t do a good job explaining the difference. Sadly, periodontal disease is still one of the most under-diagnosed and under-treated diseases in the United States. Sadly, many patients believe that treatment for periodontal disease is uncomfortable or doesn’t work […]Read more
2009 is Almost Over – Use Your Dental Benefits/Flex Plan $ or Lose Them!
USE IT OR LOSE IT! Your Dental Insurance, that is. Did you know that, when your dental insurance year runs out, you LOSE whatever benefits you have left? Unlike phone minutes, there’s no “roll-over” for your insurance, so once they’re gone, they’re GONE. We are rapidly approaching the end of 2009, and our schedule is […]Read more
1-Visit Porcelain Veneer
Linda came in to our office today with 1 serious issue: a broken porcelain dental veneer on her upper right lateral incisor (second from the middle). Naturally, since she’d been through the process of getting veneers done previously, she was expecting that she would leave with a temporary (aka provisional) veneer after we’d taken a […]Read more