An exam by any other name...Is not an exam. A typical dental exam checks your teeth for cavities and your gums for disease and stops there. It doesn't include examining your jaw joints and their impact on your dental health and your overall health. This more comprehensive dental exam is important in "orthopedic dentistry," which ensures [...]
1. Ignoring bleeding or swollen gums. 2. Skipping scheduled cleanings and exams. 3. Putting off getting an ache or pain in your tooth checked out. 4. Allowing impacted wisdom teeth or decayed teeth to remain. 5. Keeping old mercury fillings (these often have cracked teeth underneath). 6. Ignoring the fact that you have bad breath and [...]
The FDA then recommended that, pending confirmation of these findings, this sweetener should no longer be used.
What do we mean by “orthopedic cosmetic dentistry?” Think of your teeth and gums as the inside of a house and your jaw and head bones as the structure and foundation.
"Ultrasonic Cleaning: Ultrasonic instruments vibrate plaque and calculus off your teeth, even in areas below your gums. It is much more comfortable than oldfashioned hand scraping." Dr Pete's Comment: I agree. Thats' why our office has had this technology for years.