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19 03, 2019

Kids Can Get Gum Disease Too

By | 2019-03-12T14:44:25-07:00 March 19th, 2019|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Kids Can Get Gum Disease Too

It would be comforting to think that gum disease afflicted only adults. But adolescents and even pre-adolescents are especially at risk for what is often called Localized Juvenile Periodontitis (LJP). We usually think of periodontal disease as a result of plaque and calculus build-up. But the real culprit is bacteria that can spread from site [...]

12 03, 2019

We Want Your Opinion!

By | 2019-03-10T14:01:03-07:00 March 12th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on We Want Your Opinion!

We are pleased to have you in our practice and hope to continue serving you well. We strive to deliver the type of personal service and friendly atmosphere that you want from a dental office, so if you've had a good experience and would like to share, please take a few moments to write us [...]

5 03, 2019

The Plus Sides of Fluoride

By | 2019-03-03T14:32:49-07:00 March 5th, 2019|Preventative|Comments Off on The Plus Sides of Fluoride

As a direct result of fluoridation, dental health in our part of the world turned around dramatically. The improvement is evident in our children, fluoride in our water reduces tooth decay in children by 50 percent. Why then, are some put off by the idea of fluoride? It's true that excessive levels of fluoride can [...]

26 02, 2019

Today’s Improvements in Dentistry

By | 2019-03-03T14:27:35-07:00 February 26th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Today’s Improvements in Dentistry

There's a bright new trend in dental offices these days: more people are scheduling appointments because they want to, not because they have to. Dentistry just isn't the same anymore. In the past decades we've seen the development of materials and procedures that would be unimaginable to our predecessors. So if you know someone who [...]

19 02, 2019

Keep us Updated About Any Health Changes!

By | 2019-02-16T19:40:40-07:00 February 19th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Keep us Updated About Any Health Changes!

Your Mouth Works Hand in Hand with Your Body Dental care is just one part of total health care. Because of that, we need to keep current with your entire health history, the good and the bad. Be sure to tell us if you... have experienced any new allergies or sensitivities have quit smoking (or [...]

12 02, 2019

Facial Growth, Oral Health, and “Modern” Food

By | 2019-02-01T10:42:41-07:00 February 12th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Facial Growth, Oral Health, and “Modern” Food

How the "Foods of Commerce" Have Shaped Us From where we sit, getting dinner on the table is a piece of cake compared to what faced early man. We "hunt" at the grocery store, "forage" in the produce department, and "stalk" hamburger joints. What we end up eating, though, may be far less nutritious than [...]

5 02, 2019

The Battle of the Thumb

By | 2019-02-01T10:40:13-07:00 February 5th, 2019|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on The Battle of the Thumb

What's Wrong with Sucking Your Thumb? Most parents of preschoolers are engaged in the "battle of the thumb." The thumb usually wins hands down. Continuous pressure on teeth from sucking can affect bone growth or even change the shape of the roof of the mouth. Upper teeth are sometimes pushed out while bottom teeth are [...]

29 01, 2019

Do You Have Bad Breath?

By | 2019-01-06T15:42:51-07:00 January 29th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Do You Have Bad Breath?

When Bad Breath is Something to Worry About Morning breath...dragon mouth...onion breath...there are about as many descriptions of halitosis as there are reasons for it occurring. Chronic bad breath is usually not just too much garlic for lunch. Here's a list of common bad breath causes, and what you might consider doing about each: Garlic [...]

22 01, 2019

Choosing Teeth Whitening

By | 2019-01-06T15:39:23-07:00 January 22nd, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Choosing Teeth Whitening

Ever since the invention of the mirror, people have been looking for an easy way to have whiter teeth. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits help by removing stains and deposits on the surface of the teeth. But for those patients whose teeth have dark, yellow or other internal discolorations, teeth whitening may be the [...]

15 01, 2019

Keep Chronic Inflammation Under Control!

By | 2019-01-06T15:37:32-07:00 January 15th, 2019|Periodontics|Comments Off on Keep Chronic Inflammation Under Control!

Inflammation is the fire your body builds to burn out attackers like bacteria, viruses or parasites. If you've ever gotten a scratch that grows swollen and hot to the touch you've encountered acute, or temporary, inflammation. Then the healing begins. Far more serious is chronic inflammation (CI). It's like a fire inside your body that [...]