Painless Novicaine for Kids: Dr. Erica’s New Magic “Wand”

For many children, and adults for that matter, getting the initial shot of novicaine can be the worst part of getting a filling or dental procedure done. Dentists nowadays don’t actually use “novicaine”, it’s usually lidocaine or septocaine in our office, but the name novicaine has stuck around to denote any kind of dental local… Continue reading Painless Novicaine for Kids: Dr. Erica’s New Magic “Wand”

SDF: Pediatric Dentistry’s New Silver Bullet

Silver Diamine Fluoride (or SDF) is a non-invasive treatment option for cavities that is painted on the tooth instead of drilling and filling the cavity. The use of SDF in the United States is relatively new (approved by the FDA in 2014), but it has been used in Japan for over 40 years and in… Continue reading SDF: Pediatric Dentistry’s New Silver Bullet

Dental X-Rays: The Whole Tooth

The use of x-rays in dentistry is considered a necessary component of a thorough dental examination. Problems cannot be treated without first being detected. Diagnosing and treating dental problems at an early stage can prevent pain, promote future dental health, and save time and money. In addition to cavities, x-rays allow us to detect an… Continue reading Dental X-Rays: The Whole Tooth

5 Reasons to Use Your Dental Insurance Before the Year Ends

Once again, the end of the year is quickly drawing near. Here are a few important reasons to consider using your dental insurance before the year is over. 1) Annual Maximum Your insurance policy entitles you to a set amount of coverage each year. This is typically referred to your policy’s annual maximum. Most dental… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Use Your Dental Insurance Before the Year Ends

7 Things Moms Should Know About Their Baby’s Teeth

Just when you’ve got your sleep schedule under control and your routine with your baby is ironed-out, teeth start showing up and throw everyone for a loop. Your normally happy baby might become a fuss bucket for no apparent reason, or all of a sudden copious amounts of drool have you replacing bibs every hour… Continue reading 7 Things Moms Should Know About Their Baby’s Teeth