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CEREC means convenience but what if it doesn’t match my other teeth?

I travel for my job three weeks out of every month. When I’m home, I’m constantly playing catch up. I honestly don’t have time to go to the dentist. Therefore, I am intrigued by CEREC same day crowns. They sound convenient and from what I understand the entire crown can be done in one appointment.…


Looking for a dentist that uses a laser.

I have heard a laser drill is the latest new thing and it is supposed to be less painful. Do you know if it works to have a deep cavity filled. – Paul in Washington Paul, You are correct that laser dentistry is a recent technology that many dentists are beginning to incorporate into their…


The Transformation of Dentistry Through Use of Lasers

What do you imagine when you think about a trip to the dentist? Chances are you do not picture yourself having anything close to a spa-like experience? However the introduction of lasers in dentistry may be turning a once potentially dreaded life necessity into a very pleasant and even perhaps enjoyed experience. Let’s explore how…



What comes first – porcelain veneers, Invisalign or whitening?

My teeth are discolored and I have a crooked one in front. I am trying to figure out what I need to do first? Is tooth whitening supposed to go before porcelain veneers? Then, when would I use Invisalign for the crooked tooth? – Cora in California Cora, I can’t resist… Your question has a…


Changing my mind about my stub teeth. I want porcelain veneers now.

I was planning on getting crowns on my two front teeth so they were prepared last week. But now I want porcelain veneers instead. Is it possible to get veneers on these stubs I have now? – Sherry in Missouri Sherry, Unfortunately since your teeth have already been prepared dental crowns, that is the only…


A Successful Dental Career Built out of Love for his Mom

A person’s career choices can easily be influenced by childhood experiences that leave a lasting impact. This is definitely true for Dr. Hugh Flax, DDS. Dr. Flax’s passion for serving the dental profession started during his childhood. Growing up in the 1970’s, Dr. Flax observed the severe dental fears from which his mother suffered. “If you’ve…


How Can I Tell if My Insurance Will Cover a Holistic Dentist?

My medical insurance has different benefits if I choose a natural doctor and it forces me to pay more. I want to see a holistic dentist, so I’ve been looking through my benefits handbook. There isn’t anything listed. Does that mean I don’t have coverage for a holistic dentist at all? Thanks, Jeff in Georgia…


The History of April Fools’ Day is No Joke

There are some classic April Fools’ Day pranks many of us have either played or had played on us. Some are very funny. As fun as the pranks can be to plan and as big as the laughs that follow can be, there is an interesting history to the fun and games. Or rather there…


Help please! Looking for a holistic remedy for bad breath!

I am so embarrassed to be writing this even though you don’t know who I am.  I started to think my breath stinks so I asked my boyfriend. Well, at least he was honest. But how terribly mortifying to hear that it has been like this for months. He said he didn’t know how to…


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