Healthy Dental Tips Blog

Newborn having trouble nursing? Take her to the dentist. She might have baby tongue-tie!

Posted by Dr. Larry Korenman on Aug 23, 2014 5:16:33 PM

A newborn who is having trouble nursing may have a common condition known as ‘tongue-tie’ or ankyloglossia.  This condition is caused when a frenum – a small piece of tissue – connects the bottom of the tongue to the bottom of the mouth and restricts normal movement such as nursing or speaking.

We typically have three frenums in our mouth. You might be able to feel the frenum that connects the top of your inner lip to the top of your mouth, or the frenum that connects the bottom of your lower lip to the bottom of your mouth.  The third frenum connects the underside of your tongue to the bottom of your mouth, and is often the problem with children who cannot nurse.

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Topics: WaterLase Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Dentistry, Dental Tips

Are You A Part of Dental Laser History?

Posted by Svetlana Li on May 6, 2013 11:25:00 AM

When a patient sits in a WaterLase dentist’s chair, they may only think they are about to experience the absolute best/coolest/amazing way to take care of many dental situations.  What they may not realize is that they are also taking part in a major revolution in dentistry – that also has a very interesting history.

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Topics: Dental Laser History, WaterLase Dentistry, Dentistry

Dentists Deploy Lasers to Treat Root Canals

Posted by Svetlana Li on Jan 29, 2013 5:54:00 PM

As any dentist understands, performing dental procedures are necessary to the health, well-being, and comfort of patients, but sometimes those procedures can be unpleasant and even painful. One of the most feared procedures is the root canal. A root canal is a specialized procedure that must be done when the soft inner tissue of a tooth – called the pulp - becomes diseased or damaged, resulting in pain. The way to relieve this pain and its cause is through endodontics, or root canal therapy.

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Topics: Safe Dentistry, WaterLase Dentistry

How to Achieve an EPIC Whiter and Brighter Smile in Minutes!

Posted by Svetlana Li on Jan 29, 2013 3:14:00 PM

Whitening your teeth is a great way to create a healthier looking smile and to feel more confident about your smile. People who have white teeth show them off more often because they feel more comfortable with their smile.  Did you know that lasers can be used in teeth whitening?  In fact, the EPIC dental laser from BIOLASE is a proven method to create a picture perfect smile through advanced laser whitening technology.

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Topics: Teeth Whitening, WaterLase Dentistry, Waterlase Dental Lasers, EPIC

Advances in Technology Surpass the Need for Dental Distractions

Posted by Malcolm Davies on Jan 2, 2013 11:29:00 AM

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Topics: Dental Fear, WaterLase Dentistry, Dental Phobia

Dental Health and Canker Sores

Posted by Svetlana Li on Dec 31, 2012 10:43:00 AM

Canker sores are painful blisters that form inside of the mouth. These blisters can form on the tongue, throat, inner cheeks and gums in varying sizes. The exact reason for the formation of canker sores is unknown, however, there are a few different things that are known to attribute to the formation of the sores. Simple sores are formed when the tissue inside of the mouth is irritated or the body has been under a great deal of stress. Certain acidic foods may also cause the sores, but are more likely to irritate them. These foods include many different fruits with a sour taste, such as lemons. More complex canker sores may occur when a person has an immune system disorder, nutritional imbalances and certain diseases.

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Topics: Canker Sores, WaterLase Dentistry