Author Archives: Alla Rapoport

Allergies

Allergies are seasonal, but for some people, the season seems to never end.  The sneezing, the coughing, the draining sinuses to the back of your throat, sore throat, ear pain, and pressure.  What does this have to do with dentistry?  Well, seasonal … Continue reading

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Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, (Xerostomia,) is a serious condition which requires medical treatment.  In simple terms, dry mouth is a condition in which there is an abnormal dryness of the mouth.  It is as the result of a decrease in the saliva in … Continue reading

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Dental Disease

A dental family practice should function to treat the entire family.  Our office treats patients of all ages, both genders, and for all types of dental issues. Cleanings, fillings, implants, crowns, whitening, pre-orthodontic diagnoses,  dental sealants, gum laser treatment, periodontics, … Continue reading

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Dentures

Full dentures would not be any person’s first choice if given the choice.  But having something in your mouth to support the other structures in your mouth and face is very, very important. A set of dentures is either a … Continue reading

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Dental X-rays Are Safe

There has been much concern shown by patients regarding the safety of dental x-rays.   Patients are their own best advocates, so asking questions and doing research is welcomed. Dental x-rays are used a supplemental diagnostic method by dentists so that … Continue reading

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Choosing a Toothbrush

Choosing a toothbrush is one of the most important decisions a patient can make regarding his or her dental care.  Making the correct choice is entirely individual and must be made by your dentist. Brushes are made with  various levels of firmness.  They … Continue reading

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Endodontic Treatments

Every student attending dental school receives training in Endodontic treatment. Any dentist having studied Endodontic medicine can perform procedures for which he or she has received training. There a many reasons one may require Endodontic treatment. It is a necessary … Continue reading

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Dental Scamming

Scamming people is not just for mechanics any longer.  There are unscrupulous dental practitioners, as well. There have been many news stories in the press over the past several years about over-billing, unnecessary dental procedures, and  criminal charges being brought against dentists.  … Continue reading

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Dental Veneers

Porcelain or Resin Veneers are the magic trick of dentistry!  They can cover any number of dental imperfections.   No matter the cause of the imperfection, Dental Veneers may be for you. First, there must be a diagnosis made by the dentist.  … Continue reading

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Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry may seem like something out of a science fiction movie, but it is very real.  Dentistry has made enormous progress in the past few decades, and the adoption of Laser Dentistry as part of care and treatment has made … Continue reading

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