Marijuana and Your Oral Health

February 21, 2018 / Editor Smile Designs

Medical marijuana dispensaries are opening across the nation fast. There is a lot of hype about the professed benefits of this herb. But is it really that beneficial to your health? Everything that is available has some benefits if used following expert advice. Even there are declared poisons that have been researched that can be […]

Diagnostic Dental Visits: What Are They & Who Needs Them

August 15, 2017 / Sergio Rauchwerger

Your first appointment in our dental office is generally considered a diagnostic visit. Although not every office operates this way, we find that it allows us to provide you with a higher standard of care than you might otherwise receive. If you’re not familiar with the concept, that’s ok. This page will walk you through […]

Cleaning vs Scaling & Root Planing: What Do I Need and Why?

June 5, 2017 / Sergio Rauchwerger

If you haven’t been in the dental chair for a while or if you’ve struggled with your oral health and/or certain other health conditions, you may be told you need to have a special kind of deep cleaning done, called scaling and root planing. Hopefully, your dentist and hygienist will go over their findings with […]

4 Surprising Benefits of Nitrous Oxide in the Dental Office

March 16, 2017 / Sergio Rauchwerger

Most people have some familiarity with nitrous oxide. Often referred to as “laughing gas,” it has been used in dentistry for generations to help keep patients comfortable throughout treatment. However, even if you’re familiar with it, there are probably a few benefits of using it that you may not have heard. It Reduces Anxiety Nitrous […]

Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist? The #1 Thing You Need to Know

February 20, 2017 / Sergio Rauchwerger

If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist and aren’t familiar with all the specialties, it can feel overwhelming. After all, so many doctors refer to themselves as a “specialist” in many things, including cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry, and they may all have different credentials. How can so many people with different backgrounds all be […]

3 Reasons a Specialist is Best (But Your General Dentist Won’t Admit)

January 26, 2017 / Sergio Rauchwerger

Your general dentist has always been there for you, from cavities to checkups, every six months like clockwork. If you follow up with your routine cleaning schedule, you’re probably on a first-name basis with his staff and have a good relationship, but is he always the best one to turn to? Would you know if […]

Invisalign For Straighter Teeth

August 15, 2016 / Sergio Rauchwerger

For anybody who has ever worn metal braces, they can tell you how uncomfortable and unsightly they can be. That is why millions of people have chosen to go with Invisalign instead. Invisalign is a teeth straightening tool that uses a series of custom-made aligners created specifically to fit your mouth, and only your mouth. […]

Gum Disease & Straight Teeth

August 4, 2016 / Sergio Rauchwerger

Straight teeth are often seen as a big part of a “perfect” smile. Perhaps more importantly, however, is the fact that they are also an important part of a healthy smile. That’s not to say that having straight teeth is a guarantee that your gums are healthy and strong, of course, but it is a […]

8 Medications that Can Cause Dry Mouth

June 30, 2016 / Sergio Rauchwerger

Dry Mouth and Medications   Prescription medications have improved the lives of many people who are living in the Unites States as well as across the world. Many adults take prescription medications every day, and many of those people take multiple pills a day. While this advancement in medication availability and functionality is a great […]

Are you a candidate for dental sleep apnea treatment?

May 26, 2016 / Sergio Rauchwerger

Sleep apnea is an inconvenient and unhealthy condition that’s ruining your sleep! Take a look to see how as well as possible treatment options.   A common disorder, sleep apnea can refer to a few different issues. The first occurs when individuals experience pauses in their breathing while sleeping. The second refers to taking very […]