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The Myth About Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a sequence of treatments used to eliminate infection from the pulp of a tooth. The pulp chambers are the hollow spaces deep within the tooth that contain nerves, blood vessels, and other structures. Root canals are one of the most widely used methods to clean infected teeth and avoid painful and costly…

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What to Look For When Buying Mouthwash

If you have visited the dental care aisle of any drug store lately you know that there are dozens of mouth washes now available on the market.  Some mouth rinses are designed to only freshen your breath, others to prevent cavities, and some even advertise whitening properties. Some are designed for children in that they…

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Is a Water Pick Right for Me?

With the hundreds of products available on the market today for cleaning your teeth, it can be difficult for many of our patients to decide which products to take and which to leave. Among the newer products available on the market, water picks offer an intriguing cleaning solution for many of our patients. A water…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Toothbrush

Consumers are swamped with more choices in at-home dental health care products today than ever before. The dentists and hygienists of the Family Dental Group are happy to offer opinions and product recommendations for items that may encourage our patients to better care for their smiles at home.  All of the options available today can…

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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Did you know that oral cancer is one of the most lethal cancers out there, killing almost 60% of those who are diagnosed? However, if diagnosed early, oral cancer can also have one of the highest survival rates – reaching as high as 80%. This wide disparity only emphasizes the need for regular and thorough…

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Dental Prostheses

Dental prostheses are popular devices used to replace missing teeth for patients of all ages and health conditions. Dental prostheses are useful because they restore the appearance and function of your smile, while also being removable for easy cleaning and maintenance. By far, dentures are the most common dental prosthesis on the market. If you…

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Treatment and Prevention of Tooth Decay

Cavities and tooth decay are very common dental conditions experienced by patients of the Family Dental Group. While tooth decay can lead to pain, discomfort and costly dental bills – the good news is that tooth decay is very easily and affordably avoided.   The most effective way to prevent the onset of tooth decay…

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The Invisalign Advantage

For those patients who would like a straighter smile, or to align their over or underbite there are many orthodontic treatments available. One of the most common treatments for crooked or misaligned teeth is metal braces. However, if you would prefer to straighten your smile without the metal wires and brackets there are new and…

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Risks Posed by Over the Counter Teeth Whitening Treatments

It’s not unusual for patients to come to our clinic seeking a whiter and brighter smile. However, many are not sure of the best method for brightening their teeth. There are countless over the counter whitening products available in stores today, ranging from whitening toothpastes, strips, gel-filled trays, mouth rinses, even whitening pens. It can…

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