Dr. Daniel Butensky

I am so excited to announce that Dr. Daniel Butensky has recently joined our practice!  While I will be continuing to practice, I decided to expand the services our practice may offer. I have carefully interviewed a number of candidates and I selected Dr. Butensky because I believe he possesses the highest qualifications and is … read more

Participating Vs. Non-Participating Dental Insurance Providers

So, what is the difference between a participating and a non-participating dentist with an insurance company?? A participating provider chooses to enter into a contractual agreement, agreeing to accept the benefits that the insurance company is willing to pay for a particular procedure, as payment in full. A non-participating provider does not enter into a … read more

FLOSSING: What’s your excuse?

When it comes to your oral health, flossing your teeth is as important as brushing. So, why do so many of us find reasons not to do it?  Read on for an answer for every excuse………… Excuse No. 1: Food doesn’t get stuck in my teeth. We urge our patients to floss, not only to … read more

Health Problems Linked to Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease is one of the most prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases in the U.S.  According to the American Academy of Periodontology, research has shown a link between periodontal disease and other diseases in the body.  Inflammation caused by periodontal disease may be responsible for the association. 1   HEART DISEASE:   According to the Center … read more

Dental Care on a Budget

In these economic times, it is easy to forgo all but the most critical expenses. As the saying goes; ignore your teeth and they’ll go away! Dental care needn’t be forsaken when the money gets tight. Here are some things to consider about dental care when planning your expenses: Maintain at least an annual visit. … read more

February is Dental Health Month!!!

Here are some tips for a healthier smile! Have a dental check-up and cleaning every 6 months!!  You may not think there is anything going on but having your teeth checked and cleaned on a regular basis can  help you avoid problems.  When a cavity is starting, you are not aware of anything.  We can … read more

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

Periodontal patients present maintenance challenges, but when coupled with disease, such as diabetes, the challenges increase.  Diabetes is characterized by disorders metabolizing carbohydrates, protein, and fat.  Diabetic complications are related to blood sugar control.  Individuals with poorly controlled blood sugar levels have a higher incidence of periodontal disease among  other complications. It’s not that diabetes … read more

Your Medical History: Why we need to know

Did you ever wonder why, at each dental cleaning appointment, we ask if there have been any changes to your medical history? You may not think that your medical history is important to your dental care, but it is! Many medical conditions and the medications used to treat them, affect your mouth and gums. Providing … read more