Opioids and Pain Managment in Dentistry

With the subject of opioids and opioid abuse in many news headlines these days, patients may have concerns about the prescription practices of dental offices, or more specifically, Adams and Cheek Dentistry. Some patients may be concerned we will recommend certain prescription pain medication following dental procedures. Others may worry we will not prescribe what…

Crooked Teeth and Oral Health

Many people grow concerned over the appearance of crooked teeth. Most people do not realize the ways that misaligned teeth can affect overall oral health. We’ll look at some examples of problems that crooked teeth can cause and explain why orthodontics is not only a cosmetic option. Difficulty chewing When teeth are misaligned or crowded,…

Oral Benefits of Water

Our bodies are 60% water. It is essential in maintaining everyday bodily functions. Aside from aiding physical performance, brain function, digestion, and weight loss, water is necessary to maintain good oral health. Let’s look at some of the many ways water can make your mouth happy! Strengthens Teeth Most city water contains fluoride. Fluoride is…

High School Seniors and Oral Health

It’s that time of year again! “Senioritis” fills the high school halls as seniors in high school prepare for the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next. High school graduation is right around the corner. While some students will be continuing their education elsewhere, others will be moving into the working world.…

Am I A Candidate For Dental Veneers?

Everyone wants that Hollywood smile, however not everyone is lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth. Chips in teeth, irregular shapes, and discoloration of teeth are not uncommon and can make people hide their smiles or feel uncomfortable. Therefore, if your teeth make you self-conscious for any reason, dental veneers may be a solution…

Root Canals Don’t Cause Cancer

Many patients are being mislead by false information in a new documentary, Root Cause. The information portrayed in this documentary is causing much confusion across the country. The American Dental Association (ADA) is working with the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) to counter the long-disproven claims made…

How Dental Insurance Works

Why Doesn’t My Insurance Pay for this? Having dental insurance or a dental benefit plan can make it easier to get the dental care you need. But most dental benefit plans do not cover 100% of all dental procedures. Your dental coverage is not based on what you need or what your dentist recommends. It…