Aging Gracefully is an Art

I ran into a friend the other day, and she had had plastic surgery since the last time I saw her. I didn’t say it out loud, but my first thought was, “Oh, no! What did you do to your beautiful face?” We’ve all seen it: Plastic surgery gone bad… Over-swollen lips. Stuck eyes. Expressionless… Read More »

How Does IV Sedation Work?

In the 2016 Guidelines for the Use of Sedation and General Anesthesia by Dentists, the American Dental Association went on record as saying, “The administration of local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia is an integral part of dental practice.” IV sedation, or conscious sedation is “moderate sedation,” defined in the Guidelines as, “A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond… Read More »

Going to the Dentist is Now a Breeze. Really.

It’s as though I swallowed a liter of concrete. My insides are cold and tight. My hands are not only sweaty and freezing, they are trembling. I can no longer hear or see straight, the fear is so gripping. And my dental appointment isn’t even actually happening until next week. I’ll probably just cancel and… Read More »

Fix My Smile Comparison

There are lots of ways to fix your smile. Here is a comparison of the three common ways to achieve a smile makeover:   Cerec Same-Day Crowns Implants Hybridge® Dental Implants What is this best for? A crown goes atop an existing tooth or implant to improve its shape, appearance and functionality. Implants replace a single… Read More »

2 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Smile

Despite everything you’ve tried, you’re simply not happy with your teeth. You have spend a lot of time, money and discomfort trying to make them healthy, but it’s been a losing battle. Maybe you have been trapped in an endless cycle of root canals, bridge work, crowns – hours and hours of sitting in the dental… Read More »

3 Ways to Ensure Healthy Gums and a Happy Smile

To ensure a beautiful smile for years to come, good oral hygiene starts with a regular routine at home that includes brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once a day. Maintaining oral hygiene also includes taking care of your gums. Here are three ways to keep your gums healthy: Eat colorfully. The… Read More »

Foods That Strengthen Your Teeth Naturally

You may know that sugary and acidic foods are bad for your teeth. Do you also know which foods are beneficial to your oral health and which can help in strengthening your teeth? Read on to find out: Cheese – According to a Consumer Trends report, 96% of Americans are cheese eaters and would rather… Read More »

Have You Heard About Hybridge® Dental Implants?

Hybridge is an innovative full-arch tooth replacement technique, giving patients the look and feel of natural teeth. Beyond that, Hybridge shortens the amount of time from start to finish over other implant methods and offers patients a permanent solution at a competitive price point. After completing multiple rigorous training courses where he learned the Hybridge… Read More »

Botox – What You Need to Know

Botox has become one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment options, with more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year. Most people use it to enhance their appearance by removing wrinkles and smoothing their skin. We are proud to announce that Dr. Arnold now offers Botox treatment for patients, making it that much… Read More »

Top Five Questions About IV sedation

Comprehensive and regular dental care is a must. Whether it’s twice annual check-ups or more extensive work, going to the dentist is essential. Unfortunately for some, dental visits can be quite anxiety inducing. IV sedation, also known as conscious sedation, is ideal for patients who: – Have had a traumatic dental experience in the past… Read More »

Your Teeth and Your Heart: How Oral Health is Related to Heart Disease

Oral health, specifically your gum health, can have a huge impact on overall health. The gums set the foundation for all other aspects of your oral health, and keeping gums healthy is something that many struggle with. According to Colgate, over 80% of American adults have signs on periodontal disease and studies show that there… Read More »

Grinding Your Teeth: Causes, Effects and Solutions

Teeth grinding is a very common problem that we see among patients. It most commonly occurs while the patient is asleep, but can also happen throughout the day, usually without conscious action. Light grinding of the teeth can be harmless, but most of the time we find that it is best to nip this habit… Read More »