Ask Dr. D

Dental Issues Can Be Life Threatening

A couple of months ago, I learned of a 24-year-old man from Cincinnati who had died from a toothache. While of course any death is a tragedy, for me it’s especially difficult to hear of situations like this because they are so preventable. Apparently, the man had been told that an infected tooth needed to […]

My Personal Philosophy Regarding Dental Treatment

I believe that my success as a dentist begins and ends with a patient’s smile. That may result in a patient opting for a temporary solution to a problem until they are better able to afford the most desired solution, or it may mean that the patient will choose what they believe to be the best fit […]

Straightening Teeth Without Braces Can Cost Less Than You Think!

Imagine being able to straighten your teeth with no wires! Invisalign offers many advantages over traditional wire braces… Removable You can remove the Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, brush, floss, or for special occasions. Invisible Invisalign aligners are clear, colourless and virtually invisible so no one has to know that you are straightening your teeth. […]

The Benefits Of Digital Dental X-Rays

Digital technology has revolutionized the way in which we do many things, and the delivery of quality dental healthcare is no exception. As a seasoned dentist (how’s that for a subtle way of showing my age?!) I have witnessed first-hand the many ways in which computers have transformed the way in which dentistry is practised. […]

What’s Your Dental IQ?

Can you answer these dental-related True-or-False questions correctly? Holding an aspirin up to an aching tooth is a good temporary solution??? FALSE! In fact, doing this can cause damage to the soft tissue in your mouth. The ONLY solution for a toothache is seeing a dentist as quickly as possible. In the interim, swallowing pain […]

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