why does my dentist take xrays

Why does my Dentist take X-rays

Fairport, Pittsford, Rochester NY Dental X-rays are commonly used for diagnostics, to develop treatment plans, and to evaluate the growth and development of the teeth and jaws. Patients often wonder why the dentist takes X-rays, and whether it is safe. Here are the answers to some common questions regarding dental X-rays. Why do I need X-rays at the dentist? When …

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The Deadly Consequence Driver Fatigue

Fairport, Pittsford, Rochester NY A sleep breathing disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea can increase your risk of chronic health ailments such as cardiac disease, stroke, and anxiety. Did you know that the consequences of sleep apnea also could threaten your life? Recent data released by the National Highway Safety Administration estimated that 100,000 vehicle accidents per year were the …

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Want a Fashionable Smile? Here’s how to Get One

Fairport, Pittsford, Rochester NY Clothing trends come and go, and regardless of what the “new black” is, a fashionable smile will always be in style. Even if you do not follow fashion trends in general, you can still have a Hollywood smile by following these tips. Of course, general dental care and at-home oral hygiene are essential to maintaining a …

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Ouch my Tooth Hurts and it’s the Weekend Heres What to do

Fairport, Pittsford, and Rochester, NY Nothing can ruin your weekend quite like a dental emergency. A broken tooth, a cracked filling, or a toothache can feel especially miserable when it happens on a day when the dentist’s office is closed.   If you suffer a dental emergency outside of office hours, here are a few tips that will help until …

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How Informed a Dental Consumer are you Really?

Fairport, Pittsford, and Rochester, NY A colleague shared this story with me recently. He reported that a good friend called him to ask for a referral to a new dentist. Apparently, the patient’s dentist had retired at the age of 85. My colleague’s reply was that the patient should consider the dentist who acquired the retiring dentist’s patients. The new …

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What’s a Dental Deep Cleaning?

Fairport, Pittsford, and Rochester, NY Ever heard of a dental deep cleaning? The sound of it alone probably makes your skin crawl but in reality, it is not that bad. A deep cleaning is not much different from a regular dental cleaning, except the hygienist cleans somewhat below the surface of the gum to clean periodontal pockets where bacteria hide. …

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How to Ease your Dental Fears

Fairport, Pittsford, and Rochester, NY Many Americans are hands down afraid of going to the dentist. From the sound of the equipment, the smells, to the physical discomfort, dental visits can be downright scary for some. In fact, this fear can be so strong that a person even avoids going to the dentist at all costs. Skipping out on those …

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The Dangers of Men Being Resistant to Visiting the Doctor

Fairport, Pittsford, and Rochester, NY Medical professionals are in general agreement that men are more reluctant to go to the doctor than women. An adult male is more likely to just “tough it out” through any health problems, in the hope that whatever symptoms he is experiencing just go away on their own. However, there is one concern in particular …

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Will Apple Cider Vinegar Harm My Teeth?

Fairport, Pittsford and Rochester, NY You may have seen articles praising the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Some insist you should drink it every day, or even before every meal. You may not know, however, that frequent consumption of apple cider vinegar actually can harm your teeth. Why does this happen? It is because of its high acidic quality. …

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Get Your Dream Smile Today

Fairport, Pittsford and Rochester, NY Which physical feature stays attractive regardless of your age? A smile. That, at least, was the top answer in a survey of Americans over the age of 50 conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. More than half of those surveyed, in fact, gave “a smile” as their answer. Perhaps that is because the …