Year: 2020

oral health holidays

This is a special time of the year, for folks of all faiths around the world. With so many celebrations going on, it’s easy to get caught up in the spirit of things. And while we may be facing some additional challenges in finding safe and healthy ways to celebrate,…

Get in early! Schedule your appointments now before the schedule fills up! Each year, millions of dollars are wasted by not maxing out your dental benefits or using up the money set aside in your FSA. Most dental insurance companies reset their “benefit year” starting on January 1st. This means…

white spots on teeth

While teeth are ideally a uniform shiny white, white spots on teeth may be both unsightly and unnerving. What causes this kind of discoloration? Is something wrong? What can I do about it? As it turns out, we know what causes white spots on teeth and most of the time…

sedation dentistry

Many people are nervous if not afraid of going to the dentist. It’s a fear rooted in pop culture–how many times have you seen it on TV, especially in cartoons? And while every dentist can assure you that for most common procedures there’s minimal if any discomfort to the patient,…

root canal

Ideally, your teeth will last a lifetime, giving you a bright and happy smile for all of your days. However things do happen and sometimes teeth become damaged or diseased and may need repair or even replacing. One of the more common procedures used to address a damaged or infected…

gum disease

Gum disease is perhaps the most common oral health issue in the United States, with a majority of American adults dealing with some version of it every year. Gum diseases result from gum infections, which occur when bacteria take up residence inside the gum line and cause all manner of…

surgically clean air

The health of our patients and our staff are a top priority at Christopher N. Reese, DDS, PA. Surgically Clean Air products  help ensure everyone’s safety. Surgically Clean Air removes harmful toxins, pollutants, germs, odors, and airborne viruses. Additional benefits include increased alertness, mental energy, and productivity.  Please watch the…

The human body is a complex thing, and its various systems interact in ways that are both dynamic and surprising. For many of us, we tend to think of oral health as being a distinct issue from overall health–after all, how often do your dentist and your doctor compare notes?…

Sensitive teeth

It’s an attention-getter when it does happen: sharp, sudden tooth pain when you take a hot or cold drink, bite into some ice cream, or even take a deep breath on a cold day. While occasional tooth pain from hot or cold may not be a problem, if it happens…

professional teeth cleaning

If you’ve missed a few professional teeth cleanings or haven’t been brushing at home, you may need more than a “regular cleaning,” costing you more time and money. Did you know a routine cleaning is clinically called a prophylaxis, or prophy cleaning? This is because it’s a preventative measure to…