Let me start this discussion off with a fact. There are, generally, many different ways to fix and treat teeth. Each treatment option will have its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Rarely is one treatment option all good or all bad. Each alternative approach...read more
My dentist told me I need a crown… Should I call around and see if I can find someone to do it for less?
This common scenario is all too often on a patient’s mind when they are told they need dental treatment. Does it pay to shop around and try to find a lower cost office? Can one find the same level of quality dentistry at a lower price? What are the risks to the...read more
Dr. Schwarcz was recently attending the annual meeting of the prestigious American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He was interviewed for the media in attendance and here is a copy of the interview.
Q: Dr. Schwarcz, what should consumers look for when selecting a dentist to place implants? A: A typical consumer might be concerned about a dentist’s location, or if their insurance is accepted at that office, or what the dentist might charge them; however, all of...read more
This is a typical situation with kids these days. Between the daily exposure to sweets, candies and soda, along with too few hours in the day to always brush and floss as well as we would like our kids to do, small cavities can form. When cavities are in the early...read more
The twentieth century has brought many changes to most businesses. Consumers expect ever more convenience and higher levels of customers service than ever before. Dental offices used to be immune from having to deliver convenient service, but now that is changing, and...read more
I often get asked by my patients how they can fix a broken or damaged tooth and have it look like a real tooth? Many people have had an experience where they have seen a family member or friend with a tooth that was fixed by a dentist using a "cap" or "crown", and the...read more
Many patients ask if it is necessary for the doctor to have special credentials before performing implant surgery. In order for a doctor to be licensed to performed general dentistry he or she must have a dental degree from an accredited university or graduate school....read more
It is becoming more popular to take “dental vacations” where one goes to foreign countries to receive dental care. Often this is when someone needs more expensive or complex treatment. Many times the fees in countries such as Romania, Mexico or the Philippines can be...read more