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17 07, 2018

Nighttime Grinding

By | 2018-06-30T15:00:20+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Prevention|Comments Off on Nighttime Grinding

And the Stress Factor Dentists and researchers aren't completely agreed about the cause of nightly tooth-grinding, or bruxism. But they are aligned on two points: at least partly, it's related to daily stress, and it's happening to more people. It may sound funny, but it's no joke: without food to absorb the impact, teeth can [...]

10 07, 2018

Overcome Your Dental Fear

By | 2018-06-28T09:26:29+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Fear & Anxiety|Comments Off on Overcome Your Dental Fear

We'd like to offer one comforting and wonderful fact about today's dentistry: it's comfortable, even pleasant. Technology, new procedures, and some very sophisticated approaches to anesthesia have all contributed to painless treatment, from cleaning to cavity preparations to root canal therapy. But what if you didn't grow up with modern dentistry, and remember it differently? [...]

3 07, 2018

Don’t Forget Your Calcium

By | 2018-06-28T09:22:16+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Nutrition|Comments Off on Don’t Forget Your Calcium

Since childhood we've been told we need calcium to build strong teeth and bones. But the fact is we never outgrow our need for this important mineral. Why...? Osteoporosis and loss of bone around the teeth can result when we don't consume enough calcium Authorities say that to reduce the risk of weak, brittle bones [...]

26 06, 2018

Periodontal Disease Q&A

By | 2018-06-23T18:54:18+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Periodontics|Comments Off on Periodontal Disease Q&A

Answers to your most frequently asked questions about gum disease. Q: Why is gum disease so terrible if it doesn't hurt? Periodontal disease is a progressive one—meaning if it doesn't stabilize or show signs of healing, it's bound to get worse. Even when it doesn't hurt, untreated gum disease will eventually take its toll: tooth [...]

19 06, 2018

Older and Healthy…a Natural Match

By | 2018-06-11T14:50:49+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Older and Healthy…a Natural Match

The words "aging" and "healthy" don't have to be either/or propositions. Fact is, in some ways we grow healthier as we age. We've built up so many antibodies that our resistance to virus increases. Years of brushing with fluoride toothpaste actually strengthens tooth enamel. A little effort on your part now can help insure you'll [...]

12 06, 2018

Your Mouth Says A Lot at Your Checkup

By | 2018-06-08T09:11:13+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Prevention|0 Comments

Without Speaking A Word! Looking into your open mouth, we see so much more than teeth. In many ways, it's a window into the health of your entire body. Things like vitamin and mineral deficiencies are easily detected—and just as easily treated. Problems that might in the future become serious are spotted and responded to. [...]

6 06, 2018

When a Tooth Goes Missing

By | 2018-06-06T09:29:08+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on When a Tooth Goes Missing

Harrison Ford took a nasty fall and lost two of his teeth. Thanks to modern dentistry, he went on to become a major Hollywood star. For as long as we humans have been losing teeth, we've been filling the gaps. Early dentures were made from ivory, bone, silver, gold, agate, mother-of-pearl and teeth removed from [...]

22 05, 2018

Asthma Alert

By | 2018-05-13T21:20:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Asthma Alert

Beware of Oral Complications In years past, asthma attacks could be unpredictable and difficult to control. Today, medications have been developed to control attacks—in some cases preventing them from occurring at all. If you—or a member of your family—still suffer the attacks, check with your physician about new treatment methods. Although we may not know [...]

15 05, 2018

Sounding Off About Snoring

By | 2018-05-13T21:18:06+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Sounding Off About Snoring

We Can Help! Do you snore, and has your partner compared it to the sound of a giant band saw slowly slicing through the house? Ever wake up groggy and grumpy after a "full night's sleep?" If the answers are "Yes" and "Yes," you could be suffering from sleep apnea, a not-so-funny condition in which [...]

8 05, 2018

Information on X-rays

By | 2018-04-30T18:19:02+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Information on X-rays

From Our Perspective X-rays are critical to the practice of dentistry. And the benefits are profound. But dentists are sometimes guilty of dismissing patient concerns, as in, "Don't worry, you'll be fine." We do believe the judicious use of X-rays is in our patients' best interests. But patients deserve to know why. Radiography begins Wilhelm [...]