The subconscious impact of a white smile is radiant health, happiness, warmth, and invitation. Today brighter, lighter, whiter teeth have become a norm. Tooth whitening by bleaching is a successful, conservative, relatively inexpensive, and safe alternative. Read the article.
Smile Design Enhanced with Porcelain Veneers
In part two of the series on Smile Design, Dear Doctor takes an in-depth look at porcelain veneers, a superior yet minimally invasive technique for smile enhancement. We’ll explain not only when they’re appropriate, but also when they’re not. Read the article.
Porcelain Veneers – Without a Drill
No drilling — reality or ridiculous? A no-drill technique requires a second look, as new materials and concepts have created new esthetic possibilities. Reactions and opinions among dentists have ranged from absolute disbelief to moderate acceptance. This article gives hope and reasons for patients to get excited about this conservative drill-free cosmetic technique. Read the article.
Cosmetic Dentistry – A Time for Change
Join us as we review the myriad of possibilities available to you for cosmetic dental change. But the biggest part is not just how your smile looks, it’s how you feel when you show it. Read the article.
Dental Implants – Your Third Set of Teeth
A discovery fifty years ago paved the way for one of dentistry’s most exciting, natural looking and successful tooth replacement systems. Learn how dental implants might just possibly change your life. Read the article.
What Is Tooth Decay? – And How to Prevent It
Tooth decay is an infection, and many people don’t realize that it is preventable. This article is the first in a series about tooth decay; perhaps the number one reason children and adults lose teeth during their lifetime. Explore the causes of tooth decay, its prevention and the relationship to bacteria, sugars, and acids. Read the article.
Tooth Decay – How to Access Your Risk
Don’t wait for cavities to occur and then have them fixed – stop them before they start. Modern dentistry is moving towards an approach to managing tooth decay that is evidence-based – on years of accumulated, systematic, and valid scientific research. This article discusses what you need to know to assess your risk and change the conditions that lead to decay. Read the article.
The Natural Beauty of Tooth Colored Fillings
The public’s demand for aesthetic tooth colored (metal free) restorations (fillings) together with the dental profession’s desire to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible has led to the development of special “adhesive” tooth colored restorations. Read the article.
Wisdom Teeth – To Be or Not To Be
Facts you need to know about these curiously named teeth. They are so-called because a moderate amount of wisdom is supposedly achieved at about the same time these teeth typically make their appearance. This article will review the problems associated with wisdom teeth and whether or not they should be removed. Read the article.
Oral Hygiene – Dental Health for Life
The best tools for maintaining your oral health and minimizing dental problems are a quality toothbrush, toothpaste, a roll of dental floss, approved mouthwash, and good diet. This article cuts through the confusion with a winning game plan for oral health. Read the article.
Understanding Gum (Periodontal) Disease
Have your gums ever bled when you brushed or flossed? This most commonly overlooked simple sign may be the start of silent (periodontal) disease leading to tooth loss. Learn what you can do to prevent this problem and keep your teeth for life. Read the article.
The Impact of a Smile Makeover
Americans are catching on to the emotional and social importance of a healthy, beautiful smile, and they’re seeking out ways to improve their smiles. Learn why and what a change could mean for you. Read the article.
“I’d Rather Have a Root Canal…”
A common misconception is demystified. Get the real story about this much maligned procedure that eases pain, rather than causes it. Read the article.
This article may just save your life. Learn how to notice any unusual lesions (sores or ulcers) anywhere in your mouth that do not heal within two-three weeks. Early detection is key. Read the article.
Implant Overdentures for the Lower Jaw
Implant overdentures represent a major change for the dental profession and the public. The lower jaw two-implant overdenture may be considered a more appropriate starting point over regular dentures. Read the article.
TMD – The Great Imposter
This “chameleon” of dental disorders manifests in a variety of ways, including joint pain, sinusitis, ear pain, tooth and headaches. The causes of TMD, its signs and symptoms and what can be done to treat this common disorder. Read the article.
About Dear Doctor Dentistry Magazine Dear Doctor – Dentistry & Oral Health is a dental magazine written for the education of the general public. Dear Doctor provides information that is accurate, authoritative, and trustworthy on all aspects of dentistry and oral health including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers and more.