Category Archives: Health

Composite Fillings

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Multi-tooth Replacement

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Dental Microscopes

Use of a dental operating microscope allows Dr. Cairo to visualize, diagnose and subsequently treat things that would otherwise not been seen with conventional loupes or naked-eye dentistry. Microscope dentistry has the greatest precision and accuracy when providing care; exact tooth preparations and margins,  more conservative treatment that is kinder and gentler to neighboring teeth and...

3 Triggers for Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea? Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Sleep apnea is a disorder that prevents the body from getting sufficient oxygen during times of sleep. During sleep, the person with sleep apnea literally stops breathing for small periods of time,...

Dental Cleanings

GINGIVITIS is an infection within the gums, that requires treatment before it progresses to the bone. Your Dentist will diagnosis the health on the gum tissue so that appropriate treatment can be recommended. Oftentimes in the case of gingivitis, the Dental Hygienist will perform a debridement, which, along with your attentive care at home, can...

What to Know About Whitening

[mp_row] [mp_span col="12"] Whitening is a permanent change to the teeth, though those changes can be reversed by things like coffee, tea, red wine, dark sodas and smoking. Whitening is a safe procedure for people over age 13, when done in moderation. Teeth whitening during pregnancy is not recommended. There are many products available that work specifically with sensitive...

Sleep Dentistry

[mp_row] [mp_span col="6"] We provide exceptional dental care in a secure, comfortable and nurturing environment. This commitment to our patients is something each member of our team deeply values. Dr. Cairo breaks the dental mold in every way about what a dental office "should be."Sleep Dentistry allows you to rest your eyes and quiet your mind while Dr....

Oral Implications of Huntington’s Disease

Huntington's Disease is a devastating genetic mutation of the fourth chromosome that is responsible for degenerating one's cognitive and motor abilities over time.  The typical onset of disease is around age 40, and progresses over the next 10-20 years with a fatal outcome. Huntington's disease is broken up into 3 stages, early, middle and late. The signs and symptoms...

Vitamin Deficiency

Vitamin deficiencies are at epic proportions today, with a reported 20-50% of the population being deficient in Vitamin D. The “sunshine vitamin” does more than just help our body absorb other important vitamins; New research is linking Vitamin D deficiency to periodontal disease. Vitamin D along with calcium are important in maintaining healthy bone mass. When...

Oral Hygiene

[mp_row] [mp_span col="4"] Setting yourself up with a successful  Oral Health routine is easier than you think! Keep floss in view as a reminder to use it, and remember it takes 14 days to form a habit. Commit to the cause and not only will you improve your smile, you also enhance your physical wellness as healthy habits...

Benefits of Xylitol

Xylitol might sound like a musical instrument, but it’s actually an artificial sweetener (sugar alcohol) that is extremely beneficial in the world of teeth.  Xylitol can be found naturally in some berries, vegetables, and oats, and has properties that allow it to actually strengthen weak enamel and prevent cavities. Xylitol can be found in an...