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Patterson’s High Tech Dental Fair

This week Dr. Massie and staff attended Patterson’s High Tech Dental Fair. We were able to see lot of exciting new products and instruments!

By |July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Deal With a Dental Emergency

Got a cracked tooth or a cut in your mouth? It could require immediate dental care. Find out what to do in these 11 dental emergencies.

Like cavities and gum disease, many dental problems develop gradually after months (or years!) of dental-health neglect. But sometimes, pain or sensitivity in your teeth can come on suddenly, and […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dental Phobia: 7 Common Fears, And How To Conquer Them

People with dental phobias have a reflex to feel a fight-or-flight response when they visit the dentist, explained New York City-based dentist Dr. Louis Siegelman, D.D.S., who works in private practice and also is a clinical assistant professor in pediatric dentistry at New York University.

“It’s life or death, it’s fight for your life or run […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teeth Grinding: What You Need to Know About Bruxism

What Is It?

Bruxism is clenching or grinding your teeth, often without being aware that your are doing it. In the United States, bruxism affects an estimated 30 to 40 million children and adults.

 Some people grind their teeth only during sleep; this condition is called “nocturnal bruxism” or “sleep-related bruxism.” […]

By |May 22nd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

5 Reasons Why Flossing is Extremely Important

The places where the gums and teeth meet are where flossing plays its major role. Tiny particles of food can get lodged here, and plaque in this area will harden and accrete over time to form tartar, a thick deposit that only the dentist can remove with a scraper. Tartar buildup can lead to gingivitis: […]

By |May 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Knocked Out Teeth: What to do If a Tooth is Knocked Out

More than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year in children and adults. With proper emergency action, a tooth that has been knocked out of its socket can be successfully replanted and last for years. It’s important to see a dentist or endodontist as soon as possible after the tooth is knocked out. Quick […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Biggest Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Are your teeth tender? From acidic foods to certain toothpastes, a number of culprits could be to blame.

 Does eating frozen yogurt make you say “ouch” — or do you find yourself wincing when you brush or floss? You could have what’s known as tooth sensitivity.

 But you don’t have to […]

By |April 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?
Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.

How do Crowns Work?
A crown is used to entirely […]

By |January 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Signs and Symptoms of Cavities

The signs and symptoms of cavities vary, depending on their extent and location. When a cavity is just beginning, you may not have any symptoms at all. As the decay gets larger, it may cause signs and symptoms such as:

Tooth sensitivity
Mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold
Visible holes or […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Causes a Toothache?

While tooth decay is often the primary cause of a toothache, it’s important for you to have a complete oral examination to determine the cause. Other causes of a toothache can include the following:

Gum disease
Grinding teeth (bruxism)
Tooth trauma
An abnormal bite
Tooth eruption (in babies and school-age children)

TMJ/TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), sinus or ear infections, and tension […]

By |August 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments