Posts by Dr. Hugh Flax:
Can I Have My Metal Crowns Replaced with Porcelain Veneers?
I’m starting to notice the metal at the top of my crowns. It wouldn’t be so bothersome, but they’re front teeth, and it doesn’t look nice. So far, I’m the only one that seems to notice, but I’d like to have them replaced with porcelain veneers, no metal at all. That way, I won’t have […]
- Posted on: Aug 25 2015
Did I do something strange at the sedation dentist?
I needed a lot of work done and I opted to see a sedation dentist, so I could get more done at each visit. I had a total of four visits, plus an exam, and the staff was great. My initial exam was a little traumatic, only because we were discussing so much. Between the […]
- Posted on: Aug 17 2015
Why can’t I get porcelain veneers? I’m confused!
I have been making plans to get porcelain veneers for months. My regular dentist said it would be fine even though he found a couple really small cavities. Basically he said the cavities would be removed when the teeth were prepared for porcelain veneers. If they needed it, he said he could fill them too, […]
- Posted on: Aug 14 2015
Is a man or woman the best cosmetic dentist?
I have been thinking about getting a smile makeover with porcelain veneers. But I am just getting ready to move again. So I was wondering if men or women make the best cosmetic dentist? Does gender matter when I am interested in more aesthetic work versus general dentistry? – Kendra in Florida Kendra, That is […]
- Posted on: Aug 5 2015
Finding Cavities Made Easier with CariVu
For many people, a cavity can go undetected until it is spotted on an x-ray by your dentist. Dentists are now able to use a different technology to detect cavities (also known as “caries”) and it does not require radiation. This technology is known as the CariVu. What is CariVu? CariVu is a high tech […]
- Posted on: Jul 21 2015
My husband gets so anxious and hates the dentist. Anything that can help him actually go in?
I don’t know what to do about my husband! He is scared of the dentist, but is so embarrassed about it that he simply refuses to go in. He has been complaining about this annoying toothache that wouldn’t go away. It has probably been months. So I finally convinced him to have it checked out. […]
- Posted on: Jul 21 2015
I’m confused about lasers filling my teeth?
My dentist is all hyped up about his new laser dentistry. He sold me when he told me he can take care of my fillings without using a drill. But I don’t really understand laser tooth fillings? It seems more expensive, but I hate the sound of a drill so I am willing to try […]
- Posted on: Jul 17 2015
Are Good Teeth Inherited?
Many aspects of your overall health are given to you before you take your first breath. There are various aspects of your general health, physical shape and condition, and potential future concerns that are determined ahead of time. From the amount of hair on your head to the types of medical concerns you may have, […]
- Posted on: Jul 10 2015
Is my cosmetic dentist being cheap because he won’t do Lumineers?
I went into my dentist (who is supposed to be this spectacular cosmetic dentist) to get Lumineers. My friend loves hers and I want to do the same. When I talked to this dentist he adamantly refused to do Lumineers. He said he just doesn’t offer them, but he uses a similar process. He keeps […]
- Posted on: Jul 8 2015
Is sedation dentistry really safe?
I have always been really nervous about going to the dentist. Even for a cleaning, I get really worked up. So much so, I have been known to cancel appointments at the last minute. Well, sadly it’s been a couple years now since I have been in and someone told me about sedation dentistry. I […]
- Posted on: Jul 6 2015
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