1. Filling A Cavity

    Filling a Cavity: The Process A first-hand account of getting a cavity (or four) filled. I’ve had a few cavities in my short lifetime so I’ve had to get a few fillings. Each time I go, I sit back in the exam chair and close my eyes as I hear an assortment of (sometimes scary) noises. I get periodic updates, ‘that’s bigger than we thought,’ but for the most part I am blissfully unaware of…Read More

  2. Drugged Driving

    Drunk driving has always been an issue in this country. However, as of this year, more fatal car crashes in the United States are caused by drivers who are on drugs than by drivers who are drunk. The Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility recently released a report stating that 43 percent of fatal car crashes in 2015 involved prescription or il…Read More

  3. When to Pursue In-Office Whitening

    There is no permanent solution to tooth discoloration, including in-office whitening, however, it is the fastest and safest form of teeth bleaching. In-office teeth whitening In-office whitening is much faster than home treatments or do it yourself kits. In-office whitening can produce results with as little as one office visit. During the bleaching, your dentist will apply gel or a rubber shield …Read More

  4. Let Freedom Ring!

    Fireworks. Hamburgers and hotdogs. Friends and family. Bug spray. These are some of the staples of a successful summer Fourth of July celebration. Most of us associate these things with the holiday, but do we know this history behind the day? When did it become a recognized holiday? History of the Holiday In 1775, the Revolutionary War started; the beginning of the American colonies’ quest for f…Read More

  5. Skip the Sugary Summer Treats

    Summer is coming and with it comes warm weather, sunshine, and special summer treats. Some of these treats are full of sugar, and sugar contributes to dental issues like cavities and damage to tooth enamel. Here are some popular (and tasty) summer treats that may have more sugar than you thought. Fruit cocktail drinks While refreshing and delicious, fruit cocktail drinks like margaritas and daquir…Read More

  6. Tajiri’s Late Arrival

    If you have been on the Internet at all over the last three months, you have probably heard of April the Giraffe. April gained notoriety back in February when her live birth feed (via Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville N.Y.) was reported for inappropriate content. After that incident was cleared up, she had a live stream for over two months while viewers all over awaited the pending arrival of …Read More

  7. Dr. Dolittle, DDS

    Do you have a family pet? A cat or a dog? Or maybe even a rabbit or two? If you do, do you do anything for their mouth and their teeth? Maybe a dental chew every now and then? While beneficial, it is not enough to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. Just like people, cats and dogs require regular dental care. They suffer from the same tooth ailments that we do: bad breath, tooth decay, etc. There are…Read More

  8. Combatting Cavities by Reducing Sugar

    We all dread the C word: cavity. Every dentist visit, we aim to hear that magic phrase: you have no cavities! So, how can we make sure that we are working towards a cavity (and thus stress) free dental visit? The biggest one is avoiding sugar. This seems obvious, but the problem is that sugar is hidden in so many foods. Here is a list of a few of the places sugar can be found in deceiving quantiti…Read More

  9. What’s the deal with Wisdom Teeth?

    What are wisdom teeth? Do we all have them? How can I tell if I do? Will I need to get them removed?   While most of us frequently hear the term 'wisdom teeth,' we may not actually know much about them. So, what exactly are wisdom teeth and why does it seem like so many people end up getting them removed?   What are they? Wisdom teeth are the third molars that typically show up in the mo…Read More

  10. Celebrating the Cherry Blossoms

    Happy Spring! If you live in the Washington D.C. area, or have ever visited the Washington D.C. area, you know that one of the main attractions in the Spring is the cherry blossoms. Every year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates Washington DC’s 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo. In addition to the Cherry Blossom Festival, there are other well-known ev…Read More