Author Archives: Dr. Katie
Thank you to all my patients for helping with the Soles 4 Souls shoe charity drive. We beat last years goal and helped lots of wonderful people in need. I have been doing this shoe drive every year for ten … Continue reading
Help your kids brush their teeth 2min2x – 2 minutes each time, 2 times a day – for healthier teeth, good breath, fewer cavities, and to avoid painful dental problems. The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives recommends that you … Continue reading
We’ve noticed that there seems to be a plethora of celebrities that have adopted the “Victoria Beckham Grin”. It’s unusual to see her flash her pearly whites. Is it because her life is so bad (we think not) or is … Continue reading
Sugar is the main cause of dental decay when there is bacteria present. More important than the amount of sugar you take is the frequency of it. Probably the worst thing you can do to your teeth is to hold … Continue reading
Make your own and save some money! We won’t brush your dogs teeth but that doesn’t mean we don’t want them to have healthy mouths! Dogs and other pets need to have their teeth brushed just like we do…regularly and … Continue reading
Yes! Everyone, no matter how well they brush and floss, will eventually need a deep cleaning! More than four in five Americans have some level of gum disease, which can lead to eventual tooth loss if left untreated. Sometimes your … Continue reading
Dr. Katie is again doing a “Shoe Drive” for Soles 4 Souls! Last year we collected over 400 pairs of shoes and would like to beat that number this year. To do so, we’re giving you a $10 credit toward any service we provide for every pair of shoes you bring in!
Soles4Souls has a simple concept: we procure shoes and get them to those in need. Continue reading
It’s not that we don’t love dogs, we just don’t work on them!
Every one of our staff has kids and we know how to take care of them.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child’s first dental visit should be by 12 months of age.
Normally, the first visit consists of a thorough and complete oral examination, prophylaxis (cleaning and polishing of the teeth provided by one of our doctors), appropriate x-rays, fluoride application, oral hygiene instructions, treatment plan and parent consultation. Continue reading
Ask about the extent of the dentist’s training and clinical experience in performing the specific procedure you may require. For example, not all dentists are trained in specific cosmetic dentistry procedures. In addition, certain procedures, such as an anterior porcelain veneer, may serve both an esthetic and functional need. A procedure that satisfies both needs might be the better option when compared with a standard functional restoration offering no esthetic benefit, but you will need to investigate which dentists have the training and experience to perform the procedure that best meets your needs.
Teeth whitening has a long history and has evolved into one of the most popular aesthetic dental treatments available. From “chew sticks” made from twigs dating back to 3000 B.C. to today’s use of various forms of peroxide to safely whiten teeth, the quest for “pearly whites” threads throughout the history of oral health. Continue reading