Plaque and Tartar Control

Patients often confuse plaque and tartar. This post will explain how they are related to each other. PLAQUE is a sticky, colorless deposit of bacteria that is constantly forming on teeth. Saliva, food and fluids combine to produce these deposits that collect on teeth and where teeth and gums meet. It is removed easily (not by [...] Read more »

Fluoride FACTS

Hello again… as your well informed dental expert I am here to try and clear up the issues involving Fluoride usage for disease prevention once and for all. Fluoride usage has become controversial over the years although it is one of the most proven and effective forms of disease prevention invented by humankind. It is [...] Read more »

AOT For Me? – (raise your dental IQ Part IV)

Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (A.O.T.) < Ameloblastoma < Dentigerous Cyst Why are we talking about this today? Well, its important to realize that dentists aren’t just ‘tooth carpenters’ these days (well, at least the good ones aren’t…). We are doctors not only of the mouth, but of the entire head and neck. That’s right! Believe it [...] Read more »