The end of the calendar year marks a busy time for most people, and the dental office is no exception.
The science of tooth decay is evolving. What we thought we knew when I graduated from dental school in 1992 is now only part of the story.
When I was in dental school, many professionals teaching dentistry told us that the day of tooth decay was coming to an end, but after an initial dramatic decrease in tooth decay in the 50's and 60's, decay rates have actually been rising.
Needles are the thing that comes to mind most often when people are thinking about the dentist. With today’s technology, needles are a fact of life in dentistry.
There is a lot happening in science to help us as patients and dentists in the fight to reduce everyone’s exposure to tooth decay.
It seems no matter how often the subject of dental insurance comes up, there are still questions and misunderstandings.
Wisdom teeth are just plain hard to work on, and uncomfortable for the patient while the work is being done.
One of the parts of most visits to the dentist is local anesthetic or getting frozen as people often say. It is interesting to note that the first local anesthetic was actually cocaine.
Insurance coverage for your dental care in some ways is similar to insurance for your car.
Many people end up with a six month interval. Some need a professional cleaning more often because the calculus builds up quicker than on other people.