Call Them What You Will, Just Keep Them Healthy

Albany Top Cosmetic dentist

Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. While you can switch up what you call them, Pinnacle Dental Associates in Albany reminds you to never switch up a well-established dental health routine. By brushing your teeth twice every day, you remove the plaque that causes cavities. Plaque is that soft and sticky film that builds up on…

How Does Laser Teeth Whitening Work?

Laser Teeth Whitening

Did you know that nearly a third of adults will have no natural teeth left by the time they reach retirement age? It just doesn’t seem fair that they finally get to reap the benefits of retirement, only to worry about leaving their dentures embedded into that juicy filet mignon that they can finally afford…

A simple way to save your mind

Categories: Oral Health

There are simple things you can do daily to help deter the onset of dementia, like keeping your mind active with crossword or other puzzles, or drinking green tea. Yet, did you know that the health of your teeth and gums can help predict dementia? Research conducted at the University of Southern California found that…

Health Information Privacy and Security Week

Over the past few years, you have undoubtedly noticed that the paperwork that you’re required to fill out in medical and dental offices has increased. Yes, it can be overwhelming. The good news is that the forms you are filling out are directly related to the privacy of your health information. We have firm controls…

National Autism Awareness Month

Today, we honor those who provide loving care for those with autism or special needs. It’s especially important to maintain their oral and overall health. People with mild or moderate forms of autism can be treated successfully in our office. We will take special care to be sure their dental experience is personalized. To assist…

Is a Mouth Rinse Right for You?

Do you use a mouth rinse?  Many patients use mouth rinse to simply freshen their breath, but it can be used for other reasons as well.  People might use it to help prevent and/or control plaque.  Mouth rinses can be used to prevent or control gum disease along with reducing the forming of tarter on…

Pockets of Perio

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth, much like a glove on your hand. When someone has periodontal (gum) disease, the supportive tissue and bone is destroyed by bacteria, forming “pockets” around the teeth which trap food, creating plaque and causing infection. Normally the pocket area causes persistent bad breath, is…

Teens and Oral Piercings

Creating your own person style is important for everyone.  Whether you color your hair, keep it short or long or add a tattoo to your arm.  Some of you have decided to have an oral piercing or maybe you or some you know are considering getting one.  The piercing is not only about expressing your…