Teeth Wearing Away at the Gum Line
Why are my teeth wearing away at the gum line? That’s a surprisingly good question that we hear almost on a daily basis, and it’s surprisingly good because the dental community still hasn’t come to agreement as to the causative factor. Teeth begin to cup away at the gumline, often times causing recession and sensitivity. […]
How Dental Technology Can Make Your Dental Visit a Breeze.
At Kaufman Dentistry, we believe that new technology can provide the finest and most accurate dentistry available while making the experience as easy as possible on the patient. Below we discuss our three favorite advances in dental technology that have had the largest positive impact on our practice. This is one of our devices that […]
‘I am missing a tooth. It does not bother me, so why should I bother replacing it?’
Why should you replace a missing tooth? That missing tooth can keep you from chewing properly and speaking correctly. If you’ve lost a front tooth, you may have a gap in your smile. It may seem obvious that a missing tooth can change your chewing, your speech, and your looks. One thing you may not […]
Why are you looking in my throat and massaging my neck?? And what’s with all these health questions?
During a surprising number of new patient exams I am asked what I’m doing when I look at the back of the throat and under the tongue, and what I’m feeling for when I poke around the neck and jaw. To put it bluntly, I’m looking for anything out of the usual. Such changes may […]
Should I worry about radiation in the dental office?
Radiation sounds scary, but a lot of patients don’t understand what radiation actually is. In this short article, we are going to attempt to explain how much radiation you get from dental x-rays, and how this compares to the amount of radiation you are exposed in everyday life. We hope this will increase your understanding […]
What’s The Best Way To Whiten My Teeth?
Whiten Teeth Patients often ask us about the how they can achieve a whiter smile. Bleaching is by far the simplest and most cost effective cosmetic procedure we do. Whiter teeth can make you appear younger and healthier. There are two basic ways to make teeth appear whiter: removing surface stains from the outer layer […]
Are amalgam fillings safe?
Patients often ask us about whether they should replace their amalgam fillings. This type of filling material is called amalgam, and it is made of silver, mercury, tin and copper. Most fillings were made of amalgam until around 15 years ago, when safety concerns about the mercury in amalgam fillings began to be widely publicized. […]
At our dental practice, we frequently see problems resulting from grinding of teeth, or bruxism. In normal development, children grind their teeth as their baby teeth are first coming into the mouth and then again as the adult teeth are replacing the baby teeth. This helps the teeth break through the gums, and it aligns […]
The topic for this month is one that many people worry about: bad breath, also called halitosis. We’ll cover the common causes of bad breath and what can be done to make your breath as fresh as possible. Diet is the the most common cause of halitosis. The scent from strong-smelling foods like onions and […]
What causes tooth decay? Dental decay, also called dental caries, is one of the most common diseases in the world, yet very few people outside of the dental community really understand its cause. In this month’s article, we’re going to explain the causes of dental decay and help our readers learn to reduce their susceptibility […]
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Snoring? Sleep Apnea? Sleeping in Separate Bedrooms? Have a CPAP sitting in the Closet? We would like to thank Lauren B. for this month’s question: “Is there anything that could help my husband’s snoring?” Lauren will be receiving a complimentary exam, digital x-rays, and teeth whitening at Kaufman Dentistry for her question. First off, lets […]
Do I Really Need That Deep Cleaning
For our first column, we’re going to answer a question we hear frequently: “Do I really need that deep cleaning?” Often, patients are unfamiliar with deep cleanings and how they differ from the standard dental cleaning. During a standard cleaning (dental prophylaxis), the dentist or hygienist removes calculus deposits, also known as tarter, from the […]
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