FAQs Archive

Q: What is Dry Mouth?

Having a dry mouth is not comfortable to live with and not having enough saliva can have a huge effect on your teeth. The good news is that it’s treatable.

Q: Do I Need to Take a Pre-Medication for my Prosthetic Joint?

Orthopedic surgeons have gone back and forth as to how long after a weight bearing prosthetic joint has been placed and the need for pre-medication prior to dental visits.

Q: What Is GERD?

Acid reflux, commonly called GERD or gastro-esophageal reflux disorder, is a concern to dentistry because it destroys or dissolves the tooth structure away.

Q: What Is Silver Diamine Fluoride?

Silver diamine fluoride is a highly concentrated fluoridated liquid that is applied to cavities with the intention to stop the cavity from progressing.

Q: Water is Water, Right? Wrong!

Everybody knows that drinking water has better health benefits than drinking soda. What you may not know is that not all bottled water is created equal.

Q: How Can I Prevent Cavities?

Many cavities can be prevented by only doing a few simple things.

Q: What Is Oil Pulling?

Some believe that swishing and holding oil in your mouth for 20 minutes will pull toxins and bacteria out of your gum tissues.

Q: How Does Acid Wear on My Teeth?

Limiting how much and how often you consume acidic foods and beverages will help to significantly prevent tooth wear.

Q: What’s the Correct Way to Brush?

Watch these helpful videos to see how to correctly brush your teeth.

Q: Should I Use a WaterPik® or WaterFlosser® ?

We recommend the Waterpik® Ultra Water Flosser® because it has proven to be a very effective oral hygiene aide that significantly decreases the bacteria count and ultimately inflammation in the gum tissues surrounding the teeth.