The Benefits of Topical Fluoride Treatment

After more than 30 years, we recently were forced to replace our deck on our back patio. We knew it was bad when the deck gave way at our eldest daughter’s wedding reception as more than 50 people rushed out to witness the cutting of the cake, dropping more than a few feet, it was lucky no one was injured.... read more »

DO YOU KNOW THE DANGERS OF ACIDIC DRINKS?

With the exception of a few rare conditions, most all of us are born with a healthy layer of enamel on our teeth. As one of the hardest substances known to man, enamel provides protection, aesthetic beauty, and unparalleled strength; as such, it is very hard to replicate or replace.  Because there are no living cells in enamel, once it... read more »

IT’S A STRESSFUL WORLD OUT THERE

One of the things the COVID-19 pandemic has taught me is that it's a stressful world out there and many of us are wearing our teeth away with harmful bruxism, clenching, or grinding habits.  From cracked and fractured teeth to severe wear, erosion and TMJ jaw problems, we have seen a huge increase in these problems over the last couple... read more »

THE WORLD OF REMOVABLES

My how things are changing in the world of dentures and removable partial dentures. The analog technology over the past 50 years is rapidly being replaced by digital. It is getting easier and easier to get a digital scan and design the removable on the computer and print it out on a milling machine. In some cases, we still may... read more »

CLEAR ALIGNERS

It is amazing to me how in such a short time dentistry has changed and improved vastly. Much of this is due to many of the processes going "digital". Since I purchased an intraoral scanner in the summer of 2020, I have considered offering clear aligner therapy to my patients for minor crowding or spacing of the social six anterior... read more »

READY WHEN ITS READY

Somethimes, you don't know it's ready until its ready. At Two Rivers Dentistry, we have another tool in our arsenal to measure whether an implant is ready to be restored or loaded. In the past, we've had to rely on guesswork or whether a certain torque could be achieved or just waiting 3 or 4 months and hoping it has... read more »

BRIGHTEN UP YOUR SMILE

There is nothing more healthy and refreshing than a bright, white smile. Many of our patients ask us about whitening their teeth. There is a lot of confusing information out there, hoaxes and gimmicks like charcoal, kaolin clay and fruit peels. The first step is to limit staining foods and beverages such as coffee, red wine, soda and dark berries.... read more »

PROACTIVE DENTAL HYGIENE

You wake up in the morning in a frenzy. You’ve slept through your alarm…again. Sprinting into the kitchen, you frantically pour milk into a bowl of cereal, only to discover it expired three days ago. Turning your car’s ignition in the driveway, you remember it is out of gas. At work, your boss requests that project to be on his... read more »

THE JOY OF LIFE

Sometimes it is good to just get out and enjoy life sometimes. My son was in Cambridge, England doing a study abroad and was heavily involved in the course work when, one weekend, he and a friend decided to go all the way out to Cornwall, England and enjoy the beaches which are warm from the Atlantic current in that... read more »

HOLE IN THE BUCKET

I was listening to the radio the other day about an analogy of a hole in the bucket. An economist was describing the problems with the economy of his home country and ways to fix it. He went around the country showing a power point slide of a bucket with numerous holes in it letting water out to relate to... read more »