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What to do when your child is tongue tied and needs a frenectomy

Alexander K. Arrow, MD
President and COO
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Dental laser technology improves recovery time for procedures

Alexander K. Arrow, MD
President and COO
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What you need to know about veneers beforehand

Dr. John P. Dougherty
General and Cosmetic Dentist
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A root canal can relieve tooth pain and save your natural smile

Jaime J. Silberman
Diplomate, American Board of Endodontists
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Anti-aging dentistry can keep your face looking young and balanced

Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, DDS
Cosmetic Dentist, Anti-Aging Dentistry Expert and Author
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Dental Procedures

Getting a dental procedure like veneers, tooth implants, dentures, or TMJ surgery, can be both stressful and costly. Getting the right advice before you dive into a procedure could save you money and keep you from having to go back to your oral surgeon (or even worse go to another one), because of a botched surgery. Choosing an experienced dental surgeon is key when having to go under the knife. Let us help you find that person, and let us also give you all the advice you need both pre-op and post-op for whatever dental procedure you are getting.

Fix the gap in your teeth with dental crowns or bridges

Large gaps, chipped or missing teeth can affect a person’s smile. Dental crowns and bridges are techniques available to help.

It’s estimated that 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth and approximately 2.3 million implant-supported crowns are made annually. If you’re one of the 178 million people who are missing a tooth, it’s important to address the problem as soon as possible to prevent further oral health issues.

Dr. Neal NealisDDS

Dr. Neal Nealis is one of the top dentists in Chicago with a focus on pain-free and stress-free dentistry. His background in engineering, dentistry and art history has helped him nurture a rich understanding of new high tech tools and approaches...

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What to do when your child is tongue tied and needs a frenectomy

16 percent of babies born in the U.S. are diagnosed with Ankyloglossia (being tongue-tied) with more left unnoticed until the child starts speaking. Ankyloglossia is caused when the small cord that stretches from under the tongue to the floor of the mouth is too short and therefore tight, affecting the range of motion of the tongue and speech patterns of those who have it.

Alexander K. Arrow, MDPresident and COO

Alexander K. Arrow, MD is President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of BIOLASE, Inc. a biomedical company that develops, manufactures, and markets state-of-the-art lasers that are changing the practice of dentistry and positioned to do th...

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What you need to know about veneers beforehand

Ever thought about how your smile might look different with veneers? Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain applied to the front of teeth; they can radically transform imperfect smiles for the better. If your teeth are discolored, worn down, chipped, broken, misaligned, gapped, uneven or irregularly shaped, veneers might be a great choice. However, they are also a big commitment – costing thousands of dollars and sometimes lasting two decades or more! So do your homework, and ask your dentist some important questions before making a final decision.

Dr. John P. DoughertyGeneral and Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. John P. Dougherty has been practicing dentistry for more than two decades. During his career, he has continued to invest in his education, in order to obtain a full set of tools for treating his patients and providing them with the best care...

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Baby teeth: Wait for them to fall out naturally or get them pulled?

Most children will lose their first set of teeth normally, in a specific sequence and during a specific time. They might even have perfect teeth that do not need more than the routine cleaning and checkup exam every six months. However, some children may require more than routine care, including anxiety-provoking procedures such as a tooth extraction. There are times when the removal of a child’s tooth is necessary and may even be beneficial to his overall health and development.

Megan Chin, DDSPediatric Dentist

Dr. Megan Chin completed her dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry where she received the American Academy of Orofacial Pain award as well as being inducted into the OKU National Dental Honors Society. She then moved to Cal...

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Sedation dentistry reduces fear and anxiety when going to a dentist

Dental phobia is no laughing matter. Even the thought of going to the dentist is enough to scare people away; thus avoiding routine teeth cleanings or other treatments that are necessary and beneficial to the state of your oral health. Discolored or crooked teeth are the cause of many a frown. With sedation dentistry, patients can sleep through a visit to the dentist and not remember a thing. No traumatic experience to relive ever again. Everybody deserves to smile and laugh. Don’t allow your dentist fears to get in the way of spreading your grin from ear to ear.

Dr. Jessica T. EmeryD.M.D.

Dr. Jessica T. Emery is the owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft. She has a true passion for helping individuals meet their dental goals, whether general, restorative, or cosmetic. Dr. Jessica Emery is a second generation dentist, as her mother is als...

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Sedation dentistry for children: What parents should know and expect

A trip to the dentist should always be positive and stress-free for both a child and his family. Unfortunately this is not always the case, especially when a child has been diagnosed with multiple cavities. Pediatric dentists have been trained to use various behavior guidance techniques that allow the majority of their young patients to receive care in the office without experiencing much fear and pain. However, there are patients that require more advanced techniques in order for them to be able to tolerate treatment.

Megan Chin, DDSPediatric Dentist

Dr. Megan Chin completed her dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry where she received the American Academy of Orofacial Pain award as well as being inducted into the OKU National Dental Honors Society. She then moved to Cal...

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Teeth sealants can prevent cavities and make cleaning more effective

Sealants are a clear or white protective coating that is applied as a liquid to the chewing surfaces of molars and set with an ultraviolet light. The grooves in these teeth catch food which proliferate the bacteria that causes the decay in this very susceptible area on the tooth. Ninety percent of decay is found on chewing surfaces of the back teeth. By having a dentist or hygienist paint the sealant on the tooth, the grooves fill with the plastic coating and allow the tooth to be more easily cleaned during daily home care. Think of a pane of glass versus an acoustical tile.

P., Piero D.D.S.Dentist

Dr. Piero, a practicing dentist for over twenty five years, is the inventor of Dental Air Force® (www.dentalairforce.com). Articles published are on periodontal health related to heart disease, respiratory health, diabetes, strokes, and other sy...

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Dental crowns can help restore broken, weak, and diseased teeth

A dental crown is an artificial restoration that covers a portion of the tooth above the gum line in the oral cavity. The most common indications for crowns includes restoration of the large amounts of broken or missing portions of the tooth as a result of dental cavities, trauma, and congenital malformations of the teeth.

Alexander Shor DMD, MSDSpecialist in Prosthodontics

Alexander Shor DMD, MSD is a certifed specialist in prosthodontics, a dental specialty which encompasses restorative and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Shor earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. After dental ...

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Porcelain veneers can really enhance the appearance of your smile

Porcelain veneers are one of the quickest ways to enhance the appearance of your smile - usually in just two office visits with the dentist. Whether you are interested in changing the color of your teeth without the hassle of whitening, closing gaps between your teeth, or correcting the appearance of crowded teeth without having orthodontics, porcelain veneers just may be your best bet.

Lillian Obucina, D.D.S.Doctor of Dental Science, Private Corporation

Dr. Lillian Obucina is a private practice dentist in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1984 and the Northwestern University Dental School in 1988 with a D.D.S. Degree. She received he...

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Denture treatment is a simple way to restore missing teeth and chewing function

A denture is an artificial prosthesis, which replaces missing teeth and gums. Dentures can be removed by the denture wearer and the dentist for cleaning and servicing. The most important benefits of denture treatment includes cosmetic replacement of missing teeth and restoration of chewing function.
Alexander Shor DMD, MSDSpecialist in Prosthodontics

Alexander Shor DMD, MSD is a certifed specialist in prosthodontics, a dental specialty which encompasses restorative and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Shor earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. After dental ...

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Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth

In today’s dental practice, implants are routinely used for the replacement of missing and hopeless teeth. Dental implant treatment has a very high success rate and patient satisfaction. The main benefit of implant treatment includes cosmetic replacement of the missing teeth, restoration of the chewing function, and maintenance of the supporting jaw bone. The disadvantages of implant treatment includes high cost, longer treatment time, and possibility for surgical and prosthetic complications.

Alexander Shor DMD, MSDSpecialist in Prosthodontics

Alexander Shor DMD, MSD is a certifed specialist in prosthodontics, a dental specialty which encompasses restorative and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Shor earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. After dental ...

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Decision time on your wisdom teeth: To pull or not to pull

Every year, millions of wisdom teeth are extracted from patients across the United States. An astonishing 75 to 80 percent of Americans are unable to maintain their wisdom teeth for more than a year due to pain, soreness and extreme discomfort. These third molars have even come to symbolize a “right of passage” into adulthood as many wisdom teeth generally to crest between the ages of 15 and 25.

Dr. Neal NealisDDS

Dr. Neal Nealis is one of the top dentists in Chicago with a focus on pain-free and stress-free dentistry. His background in engineering, dentistry and art history has helped him nurture a rich understanding of new high tech tools and approaches...

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Dental laser technology improves recovery time for procedures

Laser technology is changing the dental patient experience for the better. While lasers have been around for several years, advancements in technology and new applications are being uncovered at an accelerating rate in recent years.

Alexander K. Arrow, MDPresident and COO

Alexander K. Arrow, MD is President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of BIOLASE, Inc. a biomedical company that develops, manufactures, and markets state-of-the-art lasers that are changing the practice of dentistry and positioned to do th...

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Choose a cosmetic dentist with experience to rejuvenate your smile

Congratulations on your decision to investigate improving the appearance of your smile, self-esteem and opportunities in your world. Surveys commissioned by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) have shown that the smile is the most important factor in attractiveness and self-esteem. If you are considering changes to your smile, it would be prudent to be a wise consumer by investigating certain factors in choosing a cosmetic dentist. Do not hesitate to ask the dentist and team all of your questions.

Mickey Bernstein, DDSCosmetic Dentist

Dr. Mickey Bernstein has practiced cosmetic dentistry in Germantown, TN for over 30 years. He is a graduate of the University of TN College of Dentistry, where he serves as Adjunct Faculty in Esthetic Dentistry. He is accredited by the American ...

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A root canal can relieve tooth pain and save your natural smile

Who could imagine that toothache is one the most common causes of ER visits? The number of dental emergencies room visits in the U.S. has increased considerably from 2000 to 2010 based on reports of the American Dental Association. Close to 80% of these visits are associated with dental cavities and tooth abscess. When these conditions are extensive, sometimes the only treatment option is the tooth extraction. However, according to the American Association of Endodontics, 70% of the Americans want to avoid losing their natural teeth.

Jaime J. SilbermanDiplomate, American Board of Endodontists

Dr.Silberman received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (D.D.S) and his specialty training Certificate in Endodontics from Columbia University in New York City. Before settling in Palm Beach County, Dr.Silberman served for five years as a F...

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Anti-aging dentistry can keep your face looking young and balanced

Obtaining a high-quality and natural looking smile is all about choosing a credible cosmetic dentist that has proven experience. You need to be sure that you are spending your money for a smile that you want, and won’t have to fix it with a different dentist when all is said and done. Here are some of the most important qualities to look for when choosing an anti-aging dentist for your smile makeover.

Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, DDSCosmetic Dentist, Anti-Aging Dentistry Expert and Author

Dr. Maddahi has built a reputation as one of the most trusted names in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. After graduating with honors from UCLA in 1983, Dr. Maddahi went on to complete his dental degree at the University of Southern California...

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Dentures can help replace missing teeth and improve oral health

Partial, complete, immediate, or implant supported - dentures offer many options for people who are missing some or all of their teeth. It is important to know what types of dentures there are out there for you, and also how to care for them to help maintain a high level of oral health. Though dentures work like your natural teeth, they require specific maintenance and at-home care that is different from taking care of natural teeth. Here is some advice to help.

Lillian Obucina, D.D.S.Doctor of Dental Science, Private Corporation

Dr. Lillian Obucina is a private practice dentist in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1984 and the Northwestern University Dental School in 1988 with a D.D.S. Degree. She received he...

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Dental bridges are a good option for the replacement of missing teeth

A dental bridge is an artificial restoration used for the replacement of one or more teeth. Bridges can be made in several different designs and the most common design includes placement of the crowns on the supporting teeth adjacent to the area of missing tooth and attaching a false tooth or teeth to the crowns.

Alexander Shor DMD, MSDSpecialist in Prosthodontics

Alexander Shor DMD, MSD is a certifed specialist in prosthodontics, a dental specialty which encompasses restorative and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Shor earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. After dental ...

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TMJ surgery can relieve joint pain and fully restore jaw function

Gary F Bouloux MD, DDS, MDSc, FRACDS(OMS) Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Temporomandibular joint surgery (TMJ) involves surgery on the jaw joint. Surgery may involve arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, open joint surgery to repair or remove the disc, and total joint replacement. The choice of procedure depends on the signs and symptoms, clinical examination and often additional imaging like x rays and/or an MRI. Keep this advice in mind if you are considering TMJ surgery.

Gary F BoulouxMD, DDS, MDSc, FRACDS(OMS)

DDS, Sydney University Dental School MD, Emory University School of Medicine Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency, Sydney University Fellowship Temporomandibular Joint Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine Currently Associate Prof...

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Denture treatment to replace missing teeth is cost effective

Getting denture treatment has both advantages and disadvantages, but can offer a relatively cost effective and simple replacement of your missing teeth. There are many different types of denture treatments available and you must ensure that you work with a qualified dentist so that you can discuss all of these options in their entirety. Keep in mind this advice as you are considering dentures as a cost effective way to replace your missing teeth and restore your chewing function.

Alexander Shor DMD, MSDSpecialist in Prosthodontics

Alexander Shor DMD, MSD is a certifed specialist in prosthodontics, a dental specialty which encompasses restorative and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Shor earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. After dental ...

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Dental implants as the best option for teeth replacement

Contemporary dental practice emphasizes preventive measures which over the past decades resulted in much lower rate of tooth loss. Despite this trend a lot of people are losing their teeth because of dental caries, gum disease, and other less common causes.
Alexander Shor DMD, MSDSpecialist in Prosthodontics

Alexander Shor DMD, MSD is a certifed specialist in prosthodontics, a dental specialty which encompasses restorative and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Shor earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. After dental ...

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Advice on how dental surgery can help you

Many people will have to undergo oral surgery to maintain optimal oral health. Surgical procedures can range from removal of teeth (extractions), to biopsies, to dental implants, or to major reconstructive surgery of the jaws and face. Regardless of the extent of the procedure, there are a few dos and dont’s that apply to most situations. Following are some pointers to ensure you obtain the best possible results.

Frances Emelia Sam, DDS Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Frances Emelia Sam received her doctor of dental surgery degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC . She then went on to complete a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Upon graduation, she balanced priva...

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