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12 11, 2019

Do You Have Hypertension?

By |2019-09-29T12:06:11-08:00November 12th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Do You Have Hypertension?

Let Us Know If You've Been Diagnosed With Hypertension Hypertension, known as high blood pressure, masquerades as...nothing! No visible symptoms create alarm in the victim or family members. No pain alerts the victim to the danger. Yet hypertension is one of the leading risk factors for heart attack and stroke. It's also one of the [...]

5 11, 2019

Coping with Cracked Tooth Syndrome

By |2019-09-29T12:04:01-08:00November 5th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Coping with Cracked Tooth Syndrome

If there's anything good to be said about a broken tooth, it's that the cause of the problem is pretty obvious. The same can't always be said when a tooth develops a crack, which are sometimes too small to even be seen with the naked eye. In fact, researchers have compiled case histories to develop [...]

22 10, 2019

Drug Use During Dental Treatment

By |2019-09-06T10:20:25-08:00October 22nd, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Drug Use During Dental Treatment

Discuss All Drug and Medication Use to Avoid Harmful Reactions Let's face it, some people take anti-depressants, some are prescribed antibiotics. Some smoke marijuana, and fewer, thankfully, use cocaine, methamphetamine or other drugs. But here in the office, the message remains the same for all. Tell us what you're taking, and when. Why? Because the [...]

15 10, 2019

In Need of a Dental Tune Up?

By |2019-09-06T10:20:51-08:00October 15th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on In Need of a Dental Tune Up?

Options are Available to Improve an Aging Smile Are you at the point in life where most everything still works, but there's just no denying that you're getting a little older? Maybe you hear your joints creak, and you've started wearing glasses to read. Your hairstylist suggests new ways to cover the gray... The same [...]

8 10, 2019

What’s So Bad about Snoring?

By |2019-09-06T10:15:48-08:00October 8th, 2019|Snoring & Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on What’s So Bad about Snoring?

Snoring may be an annoying social problem and a subject of humor, but it also may be the cause (or the signal) of some serious medical problems. Snoring can lead to numerous awakenings from an otherwise deep sleep. Such interrupted sleep patterns can cause daytime drowsiness which can impair the ability to concentrate, accomplish required [...]

1 10, 2019

Dangers of Common Over-the-Counter Medications

By |2019-09-06T10:13:49-08:00October 1st, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Dangers of Common Over-the-Counter Medications

Non-Prescription Doesn't Mean Non-Hazardous Most patients know that doctor-prescribed medication is pretty serious stuff. But if you can buy it at the drug store, how much of a problem could it be? More than you'd think. Taking acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol) routinely risks acute liver disease–more so than alcohol or hepatitis. Long-term use of pain relievers [...]

24 09, 2019

Other Oral Concerns… Besides Teeth

By |2019-08-14T12:12:29-08:00September 24th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Other Oral Concerns… Besides Teeth

Common Problems of the Oral Cavity Most people associate dentistry with teeth. But the fact is, our focus is on the continued good health of your entire mouth–the oral cavity, as we dentists call it. The Tongue It's a highly helpful indicator of what may be going right–or wrong–inside the mouth. A smooth, or red [...]

17 09, 2019

Concerned with Smile Imperfections?

By |2019-08-14T11:53:24-08:00September 17th, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Concerned with Smile Imperfections?

Have Confidence and Smile Wide! Several aspects of the teeth, lips, and mouth combine to create the overall aesthetic of a smile. The smile line should have a slight curve to the upper teeth, following the curve of the lower lip. The teeth themselves should not be crowded or have gaps, and men's teeth are [...]

10 09, 2019

Tooth Trauma

By |2019-08-14T11:51:37-08:00September 10th, 2019|Emergencies|Comments Off on Tooth Trauma

Who's at Risk for Tooth Trauma? Accidents can happen at any time, but being aware of especially high-risk activities can encourage us to take the proper precautions and help avoid tooth trauma. The greatest number of injuries to teeth occur in children between ages 1 to 2 and 7 to 10. The first age group [...]

3 09, 2019

The Diabetes Epidemic

By |2019-08-14T11:49:37-08:00September 3rd, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on The Diabetes Epidemic

How Bad is it? Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The diabetes epidemic affects more than 29 million Americans, and 7 million of those don't know they have it. It is marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defective insulin production, function, or both. The symptoms of [...]