Category Archives: General Dentistry

General Dentistry contains number of services and procedures, all with a common goal: to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible.

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Safe To Use?

  Charcoal based toothpastes have become all the rage recently in oral health and are being promoted by Hollywood stars and beauty companies as the best method to whiten teeth, re-mineralize cavities and freshen breath.  However, recent studies have found charcoal is actually causing more harm than good when it comes to your oral health. […]

What is Occlusal Disease?

Occlusal disease is a destructive process that can result from a bite in which the teeth are not properly aligned. Forces are applied to the teeth every time they meet.  When the teeth are properly aligned, teeth, muscles, which work the jaw and the jaw joint, are designed to withstand these forces. But, when bite […]

How Often Should Dental X-Rays Be Taken?

I’m often asked, How Often Rays Be Taken? A frequently asked question at our office is, “How often should I have x-rays taken?” This is a great question! As a general rule of thumb, you should get a set of bitewings taken once a year, and a full mouth series (FMX) once every 3 years. […]

How Does Dry Mouth Puts Your Teeth at Risk?

By Dr. James Segulyev Having enough saliva is important both to your general health and your dental health. Our saliva is part of the digestive system and helps us break down our food. Not having enough, or dry mouth, can compromise our digestion and add stress to our stomachs. Saliva is also an essential part […]