Pear Tree Dentistry is excited to formally announce the newest addition to our team, Dr. John Skvorak III. Dr. John, one of Dr. Skvorak’s four children, is joining us beginning in July! As Pear Tree Dentistry grows, we are confident that Dr. John will provide the exceptional care that is needed to keep up with the growing demands of our patients. Dr. John completed his education at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine. He graduated among the top of his cla
April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. Oral Cancer Awareness week is sponsored by the Oral Cancer Foundation. The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service group that focuses on decreasing suffering and deaths resulting from oral cancer. Oral cancer accounts for the largest number of cases among head and neck cancers. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year; this does not include the number of
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you bring your child to the dentist for their first visit after the eruption of their first tooth and no later than their first birthday. Your baby's first visit to the dentist is a quick, but very important visit. This visit establishes a "dental home" for your child. A "dental home" is a dental office that you and/or your child are established with and make regular appointments with for routine check ups and cleanings. "
Did you know that we encourage our patients to eat sweets? We encourage our patients to enjoy sweets made with Xylitol, a naturally occurring sugar alcohol derived from birch trees. Xylitol may be used in replace of conventional sugar, but has a few advantages over conventional sugar. For one, xylitol has a relatively low glycemic index. Xylitol has a glycemic index of 7 versus 100 for conventional sugar. The main reason why we love xylitol, as dentists and dental hygienists,
Your oral health plays a major role in your overall health. Specifically, your teeth affect your overall well being more than you probably realize. Your teeth are important for talking, self-confidence, and of course eating. Additionally, a tooth infection can spread beyond your teeth and affect other parts of your body if left untreated. Keeping your teeth healthy through prevention is the best method and eating right is an essential aspect of prevention. We recommend our pa
Your teeth are made of many layers of tooth structure. Enamel, the outermost layer of tooth structure, appears beautifully white when clean and healthy. Naturally, over time your teeth become less white. This happens when stains cling to the enamel surface or become incorporated in the underlying tooth structure called dentin, which is naturally yellow in color. This can happen as a result of aging, or chromogenic agents. Chromogenic agents are any substances that have the po