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21 05, 2019

Vitamins, the Spice of Life

By |2019-05-12T12:20:34-07:00May 21st, 2019|Nutrition|Comments Off on Vitamins, the Spice of Life

"Recommended Dietary Allowances." "Minimum Daily Requirement." Do you sometimes feel bullied by vitamin manufacturers and dietitians? Since the science of nutrition got off the ground, 40 or so nutrients vital to our health have been identified. And depending on what they're selling, we're told we need more or less of one or the other. In [...]

14 05, 2019

Is Your Mouth Showing Signs of Aging?

By |2019-04-28T15:09:37-07:00May 14th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Is Your Mouth Showing Signs of Aging?

Shortened teeth are a sure sign; lengthening them makes people look younger. We have methods to build up shortened or chipped teeth. Do You Have Periodontal Disease? Periodontal, or gum, disease are rarely noticed in the early stages. Only by dental exam do you know for sure. However, there are some telltale symptoms: bleeding gums, [...]

7 05, 2019

What To Do About Cold Sores?

By |2019-04-28T15:03:39-07:00May 7th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on What To Do About Cold Sores?

Shrug Them Off, or Seek Help? Cold sores, aka fever blisters, are known to medical professionals as outbreaks of the herpes simplex virus. Most of us have experienced them at one time or another, on the lips or inside the mouth. They can be spread by kissing or by sharing spoons, cups, or razors with [...]

23 04, 2019

Prevention: A Renewed Commitment

By |2019-03-24T14:58:31-07:00April 23rd, 2019|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Prevention: A Renewed Commitment

With new materials and procedures, dentistry has evolved from "if it hurts, yank it," to true preventive medicine. We can thank fluorides for the terrific rate of cavity-free children, and new anesthetics have made dentistry more comfortable than ever. Sealants, safer X-rays, and space-age plastics have all become commonplace in the course of comprehensive care [...]

16 04, 2019

Dental Jargon—into English!

By |2019-03-24T14:55:48-07:00April 16th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Dental Jargon—into English!

Does it ever seem like everyone you do business with—from the auto mechanic to the attorney to the tax accountant—uses a secret language to describe what you're paying for? You'd like to know what they're talking about, but you're afraid to ask. Maybe it's over your head. Maybe they don't really want you to know. [...]

9 04, 2019

Mystery Diagnosis… TMJ

By |2019-03-22T08:59:53-07:00April 9th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Mystery Diagnosis… TMJ

Temporomandibular Joint disorder—TMJ—often disguises the source of the pain it inflicts. Although it originates in the jaw joint, sometimes the pain appears to emerge from an entirely different part of the head. Many people living with TMJ don't know what's behind their suffering. Their teeth themselves feel fine. So they suspect the flu, an allergy, [...]

2 04, 2019

Get your Smile Check-Up!

By |2019-03-22T08:22:14-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Get your Smile Check-Up!

Barring injury, your sturdy white teeth should remain healthy and intact for the rest of your life. But just like your car's engine, which needs its regular oil & lube to keep purring smoothly, your mouth needs a thorough once-over as well. We'll review your dental history, clean your teeth, evaluate gum tissue, and screen [...]

26 03, 2019

Wishing for a Dazzling Smile?

By |2019-03-14T16:25:39-07:00March 26th, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Wishing for a Dazzling Smile?

If you could change just one thing about your smile, what would it be? Would you choose to lighten the color of your teeth? Or maybe you have chipped, cracked, or missing teeth you'd like to repair? These things happen as we age... teeth darken, little chips and gaps appear, and suddenly all those slight [...]

19 03, 2019

Kids Can Get Gum Disease Too

By |2019-03-12T14:44:25-07:00March 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 |2019-03-10T14:01:03-07:00March 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 [...]