Dr. McNew attended the Academy for Sports Dentistry 33rd Annual Symposium at the InterContinental Hotel Magnificent Mile in Chicago Illinois. This three day symposium was sponsored by the Academy for Sports Dentistry. The presentations at the symposium were designed to inform the participants of … [Read more...] about Academy of Sports Dentistry Annual Symposium
TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS While dental amalgam has proven itself to be an effective and relatively inexpensive material for filling cavities caused by tooth decay over the past 150 years, it is not the most pleasing aesthetic choice. Amalgam's silver color stands in stark contrast to natural tooth … [Read more...] about TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS
SECOND THOUGHTS Dental patients have many reasons to prevent periodontal (gum) disease before it exerts far-ranging adverse effects. Aside from the more immediate potential consequences of gum disease, which include inflammation and possible tooth loss, research links gum disease with heart … [Read more...] about SECOND THOUGHTS
When it comes to repairing or enhancing the visible surfaces of front teeth, porcelain is the material of choice for veneers. While no other material so closely approximates the look of tooth enamel and is so durable, budgetary considerations may lead to contemplation of alternative types of … [Read more...] about Just Scratching the Surface
When there is enough space in the mouth to accommodate the "wisdom teeth" (third molars), which do not appear until the late teens or early twenties, they can grow normally to become fully functional. However, wisdom teeth are candidates for extraction when they are impacted or trapped in the bone … [Read more...] about Words of Wisdom
There are several ways to treat diminishing gums. First and foremost is to take care of your mouth. If you have gum disease, get it taken care of. Get your teeth cleaned and do the maintenance with meticulous home care. At McNew dental, we are dedicated to the health of our patients, and you are … [Read more...] about Diminishing Gums?