What Is CEREC Technology and Why We Use It at Pinnacle Dental Associates

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology is a revolutionary advancement in dentistry that allows for the creation of dental restorations, inlays, onlays and veneers in a single visit to the dentist. What Are Its Advantages? -Single visit convenience: One of the most significant advantages of CEREC is the ability to complete dental restorations in a single visit.  Traditional... read more »

Four Essential Dental Products to Own

The saying goes that a craftsman is only as good as their tools. So it only makes sense that a person’s teeth are only as good as their dental products. Having the proper products to practice regular dental hygiene is one of the best ways to ensure you’ll get a clean bill of health at your next dental check-up. Of... read more »

Can I Visit the Dentist While Pregnant?

Many women might wonder whether pregnancy and dentist visits are a good combination. After all, one of your first concerns while pregnant is ensuring that you and your baby stay healthy. But luckily, there’s an easy answer to the question “can I visit the dentist while pregnant.” Not only can a pregnant woman go to the dentist, but it’s also... read more »

Maintaining Good Oral Health During Pregnancy Benefits Moms and Babies

Hormone fluctuations during pregnancy can cause a lot of changes. While most people think of swollen feet and strange cravings as the most common pregnancy side effects, not as many realize that pregnancy can affect your dental health. Pregnant women are at a much higher risk for periodontal disease and cavities and can even pass those concerns on to their... read more »

Teeth Sensitivity

My Tooth is Sensitive to Cold: What Can I Do? As the weather heats up and we turn to chilled drinks and ice cream, many people may notice tooth sensitivities that force them to avoid certain foods. In many cases, a sensitive tooth can signify an underlying dental problem. If tooth sensitivity is cramping your summer style, it may be... read more »

How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Does a routine trip to the dentist make you want to hide under the bed? Dental anxiety is a well-documented phenomenon in which a person experiences intense anxiety at the prospect of going to the dentist. The condition may involve shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, and panic. While it’s perfectly normal to be nervous about the dentist, if you experience... read more »

Treatment Options for a Cavity Between Teeth

Can you get a cavity between your teeth? Unfortunately, they’re more common than you might think. Cavities between your teeth–also known as an interproximal cavity–are hard to spot. They’re less noticeable visually and might not cause you much discomfort in the early stages. However, these cavities are also fairly common–especially in patients who haven’t kept up with their flossing regimen.... read more »

How to Tell if it’s a Sensitive Tooth or a Cavity

Is it a sensitive tooth, or a cavity? If you’ve experienced a flare of pain when sipping a latte or taking a big bite of ice cream, you might be wondering about the difference. Tooth sensitivity ranges from annoying to outright alarming, since no one wants to suffer while eating their favorite hot and cold foods. But by understanding the... read more »

What Can I Do About Dentin Hypersensitivity?

Tooth pain is, well, a pain. Dentin hypersensitivity is one of the most common causes of oral discomfort, affecting nearly 60 percent of patients between the ages of 20 and 40. For people with gum disease, that number can range from 72 to almost 100 percent of patients. This unpleasant condition can make it hard to enjoy a cold cone... read more »