Entries by Ben Gallaher

Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the molars in the very back of your mouth and are the last adult teeth to develop in the mouth. Most people have four wisdom teeth – two at the top and two at the bottom. If these teeth become trapped in your gums or jawbone, impacted wisdom teeth are the result. […]

New Upgrade – CEREC Primescan

What is CEREC Prime Scan? CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.” CEREC Primescan is the latest technology of the CEREC scanner, a small, hand-held camera that scans a patient’s mouth and produces optical impressions of the tooth. How does CEREC Primescan work? The Primescan is a new digital scanner that uses a […]

Easing Anxiety in the Dental Office

Most people experience some level of anxiety at some point in their lives. It can be brought on by a test in school you have coming up, anxiously waiting on an event, or even brought on from an upcoming doctor’s appointment.  However, when a person feels a disproportionate level of anxiety, it might become a […]

Can my receding gums grow back?

Healthy gums should be firm and pink. Receding and inflamed gums are a sign your gums are in the beginning stages of gum disease. Gum recession will occur when the gums pull away from the tooth and recede causing root exposure. Health care professionals refer to this process as gingival recession which can also be called […]

Bad Habits that Might be Ruining Your Teeth

Protecting your teeth should be at the top of your priorities when it comes to your overall health. You might be surprised to learn that some common habits are putting your teeth at major risk. If you find yourself doing any of these habits, it’s time to change your ways for better oral health. Teeth […]

Aesthetic Veneers after Ortho

Case Presentation Patient Info: The patient is a male in his mid-20’s. He is a non-smoker with a history of orthodontic treatment and no history of dental disease. Chief Complaint: The patient wanted to fix his peg lateral incisors (a condition in which the second tooth on either side of the two front teeth does […]

Esthetic Fix

Case Presentation Patient Info: Female, late 70’s, non-smoker, and no history of dental disease. Chief Complaint: The patient would like all their upper veneers to match. Expectation of Dental Treatment: Patient would like to replace their old veneers with a new set. Clinical Examination: The patient’s cosmetic desires were discussed. The patient stated she did […]