October 6, 2017

How Teeth-In-A-Day® Can Change Your Life


Adults missing teeth is a much more common condition in the United States than you may think. In fact, recent studies suggest that nearly half of American adults are missing multiple teeth. If you are part of the half who are, rest assured that you are not alone. At South Hills Dental Arts, we have […]

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September 18, 2017

The Effectiveness of Laser Gum Treatment


Gum disease is a serious problem affecting many adults. According to the CDC, about half of all Americans have periodontitis. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissues and bones around the teeth. When left untreated, it leads to tooth loss. Fortunately, not only can gum disease be treated, it can […]

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June 6, 2017

Taking Care of Your TMJ


June is here, and that means another National Jerky Day. It’s a great day to remember the fun foods that you can eat when relaxing or when you are enjoying outdoor activities like camping, because jerky makes great trail food. Jerky can also cause problems for some dental patients, though, and it is important to understand […]

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April 25, 2017

5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist About Invisalign®


Many people suffer from problems associated with crooked teeth, including jaw misalignment, difficulty eating and speaking, TMJ pain and low self-confidence. However, there are several effective orthodontic treatments available that can straighten teeth for a beautiful smile and better oral health. Dr. Steven Crandall, Dr. Karen Johnson and Dr. Kathy Lopez offer a variety of […]

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August 24, 2016

Teeth Whitening From a Cosmetic Dentist vs. a Drugstore


Teeth whitening has grown in popularity over the years. Naturally, teeth will begin to yellow as individuals grow older. For those who like to partake in tooth-staining foods, drinks and activities, these effects can be even more severe. To help combat them, many individuals now turn to teeth whitening. With the various drugstore whitening options […]

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June 6, 2016

What Are Your Options When It Comes To Missing Teeth?


Are you missing a tooth or two? Well, it’s pretty understandable if your self-esteem and self-confidence has taken a hit because of it. After all, missing teeth are certainly not a pleasant sight. Though, if it’s any consolation, missing teeth is quite a common problem, especially among adults. According to the American Dental Association, the […]

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June 6, 2016

3D Imaging in Dentistry – South Hills Dental Arts


As one of today’s many dental patients,  it’s imperative that you demand the best out of your dental care. And, to that demand, many dentists have responded by using 3D imaging in their field. While the application of 3D imaging in the field of dentistry doesn’t sink in immediately, give it more thought and you’ll […]

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June 6, 2016

The Consequences of Missing Teeth – Upper St. Clair Dentist


Esthetic issues aside, missing teeth don’t really present that much of a problem. After all, shouldn’t there be fewer dental problems to worry about now that one has fewer teeth? Well, as much as most people think that’s how it works, it’s not. While it is true that esthetics is the most common reason cited […]

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June 6, 2016

What Is Bone Grafting?


In cases of severe dental damage, such as when the natural tooth roots have deteriorated, artificial teeth or metal implants may be used. Of the two, dental implants are arguably the better option because they’re built to mimic both the look and function of regular teeth. If implanted successfully, it’ll be near impossible to tell […]

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June 6, 2016

Why Cerec Inlays, Onlays and Crowns?


Crowns, onlays and inlays are all dental procedures that help protect and preserve teeth. Typically, these procedures require multiple appointments. During the first appointment, dentists check and prepare the teeth. An impression is also taken, which is then sent to a laboratory where the necessary appliance is made. Then, during the second appointment, the permanent […]

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