Medical – dental complications

I am a patient of yours and my mother just moved here from my home town in northern Minnesota to be in an assisted care facility closer to me.  She has a hard time getting around and has some serious health problems.  Can she come in as a patient to your dental office? Paul Dear […]

Dental Stem Cells

Dear Dr. Carol, I have been hearing about dental stem cells over the past couple of years.  How close are we to growing new teeth in people’s mouth? George Dear George, Currently there are no human trials taking place with the postnatal cells and there are no clinical applications available.  Right now, cells from dental pulp […]

Over the Counter Whitening Strips

Dear Doctor Carol,  I am only in my forty’s, but my teeth look so old compared to many of my friends who are the same age.  I bought some over the counter whitening strips, but it didn’t seem to help.  What can I do?    Jeannie  Doctor Carol’s response,  Dear Jeannie,      Although I have not […]

Why do I have Bleeding Gums?

Bleeding gums may be caused by poor brushing and flossing………………oh no not that reason again and again!

Help for Aging Teeth

Does your mouth give away your age? When you think about aging, do you worry about your teeth and gums? After all, almost nothing gives away your age as much as ‘old’ looking teeth and receding gums. Signs of ‘old’ teeth and gums: Teeth that have yellow or brown stains? Teeth that have old discolored […]