Has your dentist recommended a deep cleaning? What exactly is the difference between a routine dental cleaning and a deep cleaning? You probably get your routine dental cleaning two or three times a year.
Brush with fluoride toothpaste before your whitening treatment. If you tend to have sensitive teeth you can also use a prescription fluoride toothpaste from your dentist or a sensitivity toothpaste like sensodyne.
Antibiotics are frequently prescribed in the dental and medical world but what exactly do antibiotics do? Antibiotics kill bacteria that cause infections and have been critical in fighting many serious diseases. Learn More...
If you are like most of our patients, you have seen advertisements for
nightguards and tooth straightening aligners that you can order
online, without visiting a dentist. These services can seem very
attractive due to their cost and ability to obtain...
For many of us, the holiday season is synonymous with overindulging in food and drink. Believe it or not, this can have an effect on your teeth. I'm
going to give you a few tips for keeping your teeth healthy during the
Using the correct tooth brushing technique is one of the most
important things for your oral health that is often overlooked. Let's
check in and make sure that you are brushing your teeth effectively to
keep your teeth as healthy as possible!
Have you ever walked down the dental aisle of your local pharmacy and been completely overwhelmed? If you answered yes to those two questions then you are in luck because I'm going to make your next trip to the pharmacy a little. Check more in this blog.
Have you noticed white spots on your teeth? Some white spots are more visible than others especially if they are on the front teeth and can be seen when smiling. Several things can cause white spots to appear on the teeth including some early stage...
The past year has come with many changes and increased stress levels for a lot of us. Not only did these life changes translate to our physical health but it also has had an impact on our oral health. One of the most common stress related things we have se
At Metropolitan Dental Care we join the fight to combat Alzheimer's and this month of June, we support the Alzheimer's Association's - Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. "In 2020 as many as 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer's disease" (M
Here at Metropolitan Dental Care we use an iTero digital scanner. This scanner is one of the latest advances in digital dentistry that allows us to provide innovative digital dentistry which incorporates the use of computer-aided design and computer aided
Behind the mask there is a smile waiting to greet you! Are you feeling like your teeth are stained or looking more yellow? Here at Metropolitan Dental Care we provide patients who would like to whiten their teeth with the following
Many patients have wondered whether they should continue routine dental
care amidst a global pandemic of an airborne virus. This is a legitimate
concern given that the dental office is one of the few places where you are
required to remove your face mask.
There are approximately 35 million people in the United States that do not have any teeth.* Approximately 178 million adults are missing at least one tooth due to either periodontal disease (gum inflammation and bone loss) or caries (cavities).*
Every November as we raise awareness in the importance of men's health
issues related to prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's suicide, it
is important to pause and recognize the overall importance of the health of
Times are changing and lifes getting stressful, throughout COVID we have
seen many fractured teeth emergencies. Some emergencies have been due to
patients who clench and grind their teeth. The additional pressure from
patients environments are resulting in
Staining can be a result of environmental, pharmacological medicines, or be genetic nature. Majority of surface stains on our teeth are caused by common foods and drinks that are a part of our regular diets.
The average pH of our saliva is 6.7 pH is a measure of the acidity or
alkalinity of a solution on a logarithmic scale. The range is 0-14 and 7 is
neutral. Greater than seven is a basic solution and less than seven is an
A child’s first tooth typically erupts between five to eight months. It is usually the child’s bottom front teeth. Second to follow are the child’s top front teeth. Teeth will erupt in a symmetrical fashion and typically by 3 years old a child has all 20 o
“Close to 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal
cancer this year. It will cause over 9,750 deaths, killing roughly 1 person
per hour, 24 hours per day. Of those 53,000 newly diagnosed individuals,
only slightly more than half will b
Summertime after the fourth of July goes by in a blink and before most know
it – it’s time for Back to School. As you and your child prepare with new
backpacks, new learning materials, it’s also a great time to bring your
child to the dentist. Schedules...
At the start of every dental visit your provider will review your medical history and medications. One of the most common chronic diseases in patients is Diabetes. “10.5% of the U.S. Population has diabetes.”*
At your recall appointments, I am sure your dentist asks about brushing and flossing. How many times per day do you brush? How often are you flossing? While these are the workhorses for maintaining your oral hygiene, there are a myriad of other tools you c
When you walk into any pharmacy, the sheer volume of toothbrushes, toothpastes, and other oral care products can be overwhelming. What type of toothbrush should you be using and how? In this blog post, we’ll tackle all of your questions about brushing.
Knocking out a tooth, otherwise known as avulsion, can be a scary thing! Avulsion accounts for 0.3-5% of all dental injuries. This is one of the most serious dental injuries and many studies have shown that the first few mi
You’ve had a root canal on one of your front teeth and now you’ve noticed the tooth is turning gray. Now what? Sometimes changing the temporary filling in the back with a permanent white filling is enough to eliminate this graying. If not, internal bleachi