February 3, 2023
Does Filtering Water Remove Fluoride (Dentist's Thoughts) | My Dental Advocate

Does Filtering Water Remove Fluoride? (2023 Update)

Fluoride is a mineral added to drinking water for decades to improve dental health. However, only some enjoy fluoride in their drinking water, and many wonder if filtering their water can remove this mineral...
January 31, 2023
Do ZeroWater Filters Remove Fluoride? | My Dental Advocate

Do ZeroWater Filters Remove Fluoride? (2023 Update)

Water filtration systems have become a popular choice for many households looking to improve the quality of their drinking water. ZeroWater and Brita are two of the most well-known brands in the market, with millions of users worldwide. While Brita uses a basic filtration system, ZeroWater...
January 30, 2023
Do Brita Filters Remove Fluoride? | My Dental Advocate

Do Brita Filters Remove Fluoride? (2023 Update)

There's nothing better than pouring a glass of pure water on a hot summer's day, knowing the water has been cleaned and purified of impurities, sediments and fluoride. However, with so many brands and filters available...
January 26, 2023
Does Reverse Osmosis Remove Fluoride? (Dentist’s Thoughts) | My Dental Advocate

Does Reverse Osmosis Remove Fluoride? (Dentist’s Thoughts)

As a dentist, I know the importance of fluoride in maintaining strong and healthy teeth. But with recent concerns over fluoride levels in drinking water, many people are turning to reverse osmosis systems to remove it...
December 9, 2022
Early Childhood Caries | My Dental Advocate

What is Early Childhood Caries (ECC)? Helpful Advice & Treatment

Early childhood caries (ECC) is a destructive oral health disease that affects infants and preschool children worldwide. What's involved? ECC is the presence of one or more decayed, missing, or filled primary teeth in children five and younger.
December 3, 2022
Fluoride varnish & fluoride treatment | My Dental Advocate

Fluoride Varnish vs. Fluoride Treatment (What’s the difference?)

What's the difference between fluoride varnish and fluoride treatment? Fluoride is a hot topic today, especially in the dental office. There are many questions about fluoride, including its effectiveness, safety and necessity. Is it safe for children? It's so expensive; is it worth it?
November 7, 2022
Happy Kid at the Dentist | My Dental Advocate

What is a Pediatric Dentist? (Read this FIRST)

Most parents can attest to the challenges of getting their kids in the car, let alone brushing their teeth before bed. The struggle is real! Can you imagine the difficulties a dentist would have fixing a cavity? As a dentist, restoring a tooth in an uncooperative child...
October 18, 2022
Is gingivitis & gum disease contagious? | My Dental Advocate

Is Gingivitis & Gum Disease Contagious? (What the Research Says 2023)

Gum disease affects nearly half of adults over 30 years old. And according to the American Dental Association (ADA), it is the number one reason people seek dental care. If left untreated, gum disease can result in tooth loss.
October 5, 2022
Gingivitis vs. Healthy Gums | My Dental Advocate

Gingivitis vs Healthy Gums (What’s the Difference?)

You may have gingivitis and not even know it! Harmful bacteria that cause gingivitis can progress into severe gum disease or creep into your bloodstream (yuck!). Most patients with gingivitis or gum disease are unaware because...
September 23, 2022
Gum Disease Pictures | My Dental Advocate

What Does Gingivitis Look Like? (20 Gum Disease Pictures)

Gingivitis is uncomfortable; your gums bleed, your breath smells, and your teeth hurt. But did you know that 94% of Americans have gingivitis? That’s an alarming statistic! However, what’s more alarming, gingivitis can progress...
September 19, 2022
Got Gingivitis? | My Dental Advocate

What is Gingivitis? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment 2023

Have you recently visited the dentist for a basic cleaning only to hear you have gingivitis? You're not alone; 94% of Americans have gingivitis. If gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress into gum disease...
August 26, 2022
Female sleeping after wisdom teeth removal | My Dental Advocate

How to Sleep After Wisdom Teeth Removal? (BEST Tips)

According to a recent study, 73% of high school students don't get enough sleep—unfortunately, the percentage skyrockets after wisdom teeth extractions. Wisdom teeth removal is necessary for most 15 to 25-year-olds...
August 9, 2022
Impacted Wisdom Teeth X-ray | My Dental Advocate

Wisdom Teeth Removal (What’s Involved?)

Wisdom teeth removal is a daunting procedure that most people fret about in their early years. According to a recent study, 10 million wisdom teeth are removed from 5 million patients every year. It's stressful to think...
July 21, 2022
Large Cavity (near nerve) | My Dental Advocate

When Are CEREC Crowns Not Recommended? (Top 6 Reasons)

CEREC crowns have become a popular way to restore teeth in recent years. However, there are some occasions when CEREC crowns are not recommended. From a dentist's perspective, we will discuss the top 6 reasons...
July 16, 2022
Crown Preparation Design | My Dental Advocate

How Do CEREC Crowns Stay On? (Top 8 Reasons Crowns Fall Off)

If you are a patient who has had a CEREC crown placed, you may be wondering how it stays in place. What type of cement or bonding agent is used? If the crown ever comes off, is there a particular way to re-cement it?