Dr. Rainey and Dr. Fritsche love to stay connected with their patients and share their knowledge of dentistry even outside your scheduled dental visits. This blog offers an opportunity to continue to educate and answer your questions between visits. We cover topics from general health to technology to important research emerging from the field.
Zirconia has been used in major medical procedures like hip replacement for many years due to its strength and biocompatibility. It took the dental industry until the early 2000s to catch up, beginning with adult dental procedures such as dental implants, root canals and dental crowns. In 2010, zirconia became available for use in pediatric […]Continue Reading »
If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This […]Continue Reading »
The pulp is found in the center of each tooth and consists of tissue, nerves, and blood vessels, which work together to provide oxygen and nutrients that keep them healthy and strong. If one or more teeth suffer a traumatic injury or decay, the pulp can become inflamed or infected. When this happens in a […]Continue Reading »
It’s common to see people wearing mouthguards for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouthguards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms simply by […]Continue Reading »
The above video is the story of a mother and her difficult journey in getting treatment for her son who had debilitating behavioral issues. ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a term that unfortunately most people in our society are all too familiar with. It sadly might even be considered “normal” to some degree […]Continue Reading »
Recent research examined the levels of mercury found in the blood of research participants in relation to the number of silver amalgam fillings that they have.(1) Not surprisingly, as the number of silver dental fillings increased, so did the level of mercury detected in their blood. In people who had 8 or more amalgam fillings, […]Continue Reading »
The recent news about an AP study which concluded that flossing your teeth was not beneficial has been an hot topic for dentists and dental patients recently. I think you could almost feel the collective sigh of relief from the multitudes who are not fond of flossing their teeth. That flossing study I believe has […]Continue Reading »
Many patients have tried different methods to whiten their teeth with varying degrees of success. Some patents don’t even try to bleach their teeth because they believe that their teeth are so stained that it will not work for them. I am here to tell you that after many years of […]Continue Reading »
How could you possibly have hidden decay if you get X-Rays and a dental exam every 6 months? If you have been to the dentist before, then you are probably familiar with the part of the dental examination where the little silver hooked probe is used to press on the fissures in the teeth to […]Continue Reading »
Why do Many Patients Fear Going to the Dentist? Fear of shots/needles Disliking the sound of the high speed dentist drill Anticipating pain Don’t like mouth being open too long Anxiety related to any or all of the above What is Air Abrasion and how does it make going to the Dentist more Comfortable? Many […]Continue Reading »
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