Lasers in Dentistry

How Do Lasers Work in Dentistry? All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used in teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and Read More …

Dental Assistant Appreciation Week

The week of March 5th is Dental Assistants Recognition Week! We would like to thank Sally Hutzler (28 years of service) and Debbie Miles (3 years of service) for their extra efforts in providing patient comfort and support; a clean and sterile environment in the clinical areas; assisting the doctors chairside and with clinical administration; Read More …

Give a Gift that Makes Them Smile All Year Long!

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for that special someone on your Christmas list? Why not give the gift of good dental health? Encourage children’s good dental habits with fun, character-themed toothbrushes and paste. Timers help ensure little ones are brushing for a full two minutes.           A handy bag filled Read More …

Hygienists Help Patients Achieve Better Dental Health

Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who administer the following services to patients: Prophylaxis (cleanings) Periodontal scaling, root planning, and maintenance Take radiographs Apply dental sealants and fluoride treatments Perform oral cancer screenings Perform in-office whitening treatments By providing essential preventive dental care, hygienists make it possible for dentists to focus on other complex Read More …

Annual Food Drive

Perkins Dental Associates is proud to support our local community once again with our 5th annual fall food drive! We will be collecting non-perishable food at our office from October 26 – November 22. Cash donations will also be accepted and Perkins will match all monetary donations. All proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Read More …

Freedom Day USA

Perkins Dental is honored to participate in this year’s Freedom Day USA!  Freedom Day USA is our Nation’s largest Thank You event for military and veterans.  We will be offering complimentary dental exams, cleanings, xrays, and oral cancer screenings on Friday, November 10th.  Stay tuned for more details! http://www.freedomdayusa.org/wexford-pa.html  

Laser Technology in the Dental Office

Dental lasers are a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental drills. They are minimally invasive and have multiple uses in practice: Remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding area for receipt of a filling Reshape gums and tissue Remove tissue samples (also called a biopsy) for examination by a pathologist Speed up Read More …

Can Chewing Gum Help Prevent Cavities?

Studies show that chewing sugarless gum for 20 mins after meals can help prevent tooth decay. How?  Chewing gum increases saliva flow, which washes away food and debris and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth.  All gums with the ADA (American Dental Association) seal are sweetened with non-cavity causing sweeteners like xylitol, which Read More …