Blog Archive

Why You Might Need Digital X-Rays Mar 7th, 2021

Digital X-rays provide detailed images of the interior areas of your teeth and gums to give your dentist a clear picture of your oral health. They can help identify issues such as impacted teeth, tooth decay, and oral disease early, when treatment is most effective and less complicated. The high...

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve the Look of Your Smile Feb 16th, 2021

Whether you’ve always had an imperfect smile or it occurred as the result of tooth damage, cosmetic dentistry can improve your teeth, your appearance, and even your self-esteem.  Teeth that are free of gaps, stains, and misalignment improve the aesthetics of your smile and restore normal function, enabling you to...

What’s Included in Periodontics? Jan 20th, 2021

While being cavity-free is a good foundation for protecting your teeth, maintaining healthy gums is just as important. When untreated, gum disease can damage your gum tissue and the bones that support your teeth and hold them in place. Periodontics includes preventive services, disease treatments, and surgical repair of the...

What to Expect During a Routine Dental Visit Dec 11th, 2020

A routine dental visit is an important part of preventive dental care for patients of all ages. While daily brushing and flossing are the foundation of good oral hygiene, a routine dental visit takes preventive care to the next level to ensure that your entire mouth is healthy.  If you’re...

Help! I Have Dental Anxiety Nov 25th, 2020

If you’ve delayed or avoided going to the dentist because of fear or anxiety, you’re not alone. Research indicates that about 22% of adults avoid the dentist because they’re afraid to do so.  While it may make you feel more comfortable to ignore your dental health, avoiding preventive dental visits...

The Many Benefits of All-on-4® for Replace Missing Teeth Jul 2nd, 2020

When you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, you might believe that your only two realistic tooth-replacement options are undergoing full-arch restorations with surgically inserted dental implants or getting removable dentures. But implants are expensive and dentures don’t look or feel completely natural. Plus, dentures change the way you...

Protect Your Child’s Teeth With Sealants, Fluoride Treatments, and Regular Checkups Jun 8th, 2020

When you think about good dental hygiene practices for your child, you likely think about brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash. While these are important, this list misses a few key ingredients. These missing ingredients are sealants, fluoride, and, of course, regular dental cleanings.  Ifeanyi Ezunu, DDS of Spectrum Dental Care...

Veneers: A Simple Solution to Many Smile Flaws May 13th, 2020

Do you feel embarrassed and ill at ease every time you smile because of crooked, chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth? Today’s veneers are an excellent, minimally invasive method to correct a variety of imperfections in your smile. Veneers are wafer-thin covers that are bonded to the front, sides, and bottom...

What is a Deep Cleaning and Why Would I Need One? Apr 21st, 2020

You may be surprised to know that 42% of adults in this country suffer from gum disease or periodontitis. What's more, periodontitis is among the leading causes of tooth loss. Even more surprising, gum disease and periodontitis are largely preventable, especially when caught and treated in their earliest stages. Twice...

Sedation Dentistry Eliminates Dental Anxiety Mar 19th, 2020

You know you ought to see the dentist, but you just can’t bring yourself to do it. Whether you’ve had a bad experience before, or just afraid of what your dentist is going to find, avoiding the dentist’s chair puts your oral health -- and overall health -- at risk.  ...

Start the New Year Off Right with Your Biannual Dental Cleaning and Exam Jan 10th, 2020

Plenty of people avoid going to the dentist, but it's important that you receive routine cleanings twice a year. These visits allow your dentist to examine your teeth and identify problems before they begin causing you pain. The new year is finally upon us, so it's a great time to...

Get Your Smile Holiday-Picture Ready with Zoom! Whitening Treatments Dec 12th, 2019

The holidays can be stressful, and there’s no sense in adding to that anxiety with worries about whether or not your teeth are “picture ready.” If you’re dreading holiday picture taking because of a yellow or stained smile, you can mark this item off your to-do list by picking up...