• Radiation and the Safety of Dental X-Rays
    It is not uncommon to be concerned about your safety when you have dental X-rays performed. Putting on a heavy lead vest may make you apprehensive. The benefits of dental Read more
  • How do I know when I have a cavity?
    the doctor and our team at Crossoak Family Dentistry frequently field questions about cavities and what causes them. Patients will typically ask, “I brush twice a day and floss regularly, Read more
  • Tell us about your summer!
    The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for the doctor and our team to ask our patients about their summer! Whether you visited our nation’s capital, Read more
  • Happy Fourth of July
    Every year, Americans all over the world celebrate the birth of the country and its independence on the Fourth of July. There are countless ways that people celebrate and they Read more
  • Dry Mouth and How to Treat It
    In fancy medical terms, dry mouth is known as xerostomia. It’s really just what it sounds like: a condition in which you don’t have enough saliva to keep your mouth Read more
  • What Are Chalky Teeth?
    You’ve always taken care of your child’s smile. You make sure thorough brushing and flossing take place twice a day. You serve foods high in vitamins and minerals and low Read more
  • Stress Free Dental Visits
    It’s time to schedule that visit to the dentist. Whether you’ve been putting it off for months or years, it’s time to pick up the phone. It’s not as scary Read more
  • X-Ray Safety
    In most cases, you only get X-rays when something hurts – like when you’ve sprained or broken something. So why does your dentist take X-rays when there’s nothing visibly wrong? Basically, Read more
  • Diet & Decay
    It is very common for me to see individuals or families with a lot of dental decay who are very surprised because they routinely eat a very “healthy” diet (yogurt, Read more
  • Why Do I Shake Your Cheek While Giving Anesthetic?
    Many patients ask me why I shake their cheek when giving anesthetic, commenting that they’ve never had that done before.  They often assume it is just a distraction, but there’s Read more

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