Save or Extract a Problem Tooth

For a dentist, there are very few things that are harder to decide than whether to save or remove a problem tooth.  Losing a tooth can potentially have a major impact on a patient’s ability to chew.  A lost front tooth can have a major impact on self-image and confidence.  So why does the dentist … Read more

Do I really need X-rays every year?

Routine x-rays can be a conflicting topic in the dental office, especially while many people do not understand the benefits and importance of updating images. In some cases the answer could be getting images done every 18-24 months. Those cases are rare and not usually advised, especially as we age. You wouldn’t want to have … Read more

Dealing with Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD’s)

A temporomandibular disorder is found through symptoms of pain or tenderness in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) of the jaw. The TMJ is an intricate joint that allows us to chew, swallow, yawn and speak. The joint also has a wide range of movement. It’s enclosed by muscles and ligaments that work in affiliation with the … Read more

Oral Care Tips for Seniors

As many of us know, due to advancements in medical technology we are living longer than we ever have. By 2030 the last of the Baby Boomers will turn 65 and older individuals will account for 20% of our population. This is good, but also presents other issues for us to deal with as we … Read more

Tips for Navigating Dental Anxiety

Here at 1111 Dental we understand the dentist is not everyone’s favorite place to be. Many people have general dental anxiety, but other times there is a deep rooted fear. This usually stems from one or several bad experiences that occurred in a patient’s past. We absolutely understand how these experiences can cause mistrust in … Read more

Autoimmune Series Part 2: Impact of Psoriasis on Oral Health

Psoriasis affects 8 million Americans and over 125 million individuals worldwide. Psoriasis is the result of the immune system having a negative response and reproducing skin cells too quickly. Areas of red, thickened, and scaly patches of skin appear as a result of the body not shedding the skin cells fast enough. These patchy areas … Read more

Tips for Tooth Whitening

Summer is here and many of you might be considering tooth whitening. Most of the time whitening is perfectly safe when following directions, although there are certain aspects to consider. We’re going to discuss the different options for tooth whitening as well as answer some commonly asked questions. Is it safe to whiten my teeth? … Read more

Improve your Oral Health in 2019

New Year Resolutions for Improved Oral HealthWith the New Year here, many of you are contemplating how you can make this year even better than the last one. Year after year “Health” resolutions are at the top of everyone’s list for renovation. These typically include, more exercise, losing weight, eating healthier and taking a more … Read more