Regular Dental X-Rays: Needed or Not?

It is not uncommon to have a new, or even long-time patient come in for an exam(check-up) and inform me that they don’t need, or don’t want x-rays taken today. I often find myself explaining to patients the importance of periodic dental x-rays, even when no pain or problems are being experienced. Dental x-rays serve a number of purposes. No matter how sharp the dentist’s vision is, there are areas, such as between the teeth,

Teaching Proper Dental Care

As a dentist, a common statement I hear when people are assessing the condition of their own teeth is: “things are fine, nothing hurts.” This is often a reason people postpone or neglect seeing the dentist for a regular check-up and cleaning – sometimes for years. Additionally, it’s not uncommon for a patient with a broken tooth or filling to point out that “the breakage occurred sometime ago, but now it has started hurting, so