Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks? Does fluoride, in spite of everything we’ve been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good? What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health?

This section is dedicated to the latest information about these and other oral health topics, culled from authoritative sources such as the American Dental Association.

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High-Tech Office

One national agency estimates that advances in dental research save Americans more than $4 billion a year.

Dentistry today has the most sophisticated, high-tech equipment ever available, allowing the dentist to treat and diagnose with remarkable precision.

Oral Piercing

Oral piercing (usually on the tongue or around the lips) is one of the more disturbing fashion trends in recent years.

A common form of body piercing involves the tongue. Tongue piercings have been known to cause blocked airways (from a swollen tongue). In some cases, a tongue piercing will cause uncontrolled bleeding.

Tobacco

What effects can smoking have on my oral health?

Are cigars a safe alternative to cigarettes? Are smokeless tobacco products safe? 

Age and Oral Health

Is tooth loss inevitable in your later years?

How much should adults be concerned about cavities? Here you’ll find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health questions you may have as you get older.

Latex Allergy

Naturally occurring latex has been linked in recent years to allergic reactions in people who use such products as latex gloves.

The proteins in the latex, which can also become airborne, can cause problems in vulnerable people such as breathing problems and contact dermatitis.

Infection Control

One of the most effective methods for preventing disease transmission-washing one's hands-is practiced in our office.

It is routine procedure to wash hands at the beginning of the day, before and after glove use, and after touching any surfaces that may have become contaminated.

The Preventive Program

Our program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease.

At the initial visit oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits.

Fluoride

For decades, fluoride has been held in high regard by the dental community as an important mineral.

In nearly every U.S. community, public drinking supplies are supplemented with sodium fluoride because the practice is acknowledged as safe and effective in fighting cavities.