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20 02, 2018

When Having a Baby…

By | 2018-01-29T23:46:01+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on When Having a Baby…

You've got the glow of a mother-to-be. Keep it with these tips for better oral health for you and your baby. Now you're eating (and brushing, flossing and keeping dental appointments) for two. Make an appointment at the outset of your pregnancy for a healthy head start and advice on changes that could lead to [...]

13 02, 2018

Where Did the Pain Go?

By | 2018-01-29T23:42:48+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Where Did the Pain Go?

The Reality is, Today's Dentistry is Virtually Painless There's a bright new trend in dental offices these days: More people are making appointments because they want to, not because they have to. What is it about a visit to the dentist that feels this good? One simple, wonderful fact: In most cases, the pain is [...]

6 02, 2018

The Calcium Advantage

By | 2018-01-29T23:39:30+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on The Calcium Advantage

How important is calcium to us? It' s very important. Here's why. It builds strong bones and teeth; helps the heart to beat, muscles to flex, blood to clot, and nerves to send messages throughout the body. Calcium helps to reduce risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, premenstrual syndrome, and high cholesterol. Calcium Advantage [...]

23 01, 2018

Don’t Share Your Toothbrush!

By | 2018-01-29T23:36:20+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Don’t Share Your Toothbrush!

One of the tenets of good dental health is obvious—Brush your teeth after every meal. This can help keep your mouth healthy throughout a long life. Another rule should be just as carefully observed: Do NOT use someone else's toothbrush. Sharing toothbrushes can shorten your life. Be safe, not sorry. But what about emergencies, when [...]

16 01, 2018

Toothpaste & Canker Sores

By | 2018-01-29T23:36:16+00:00 January 16th, 2018|General Health|Comments Off on Toothpaste & Canker Sores

The only good thing about canker sores is, they're hidden inside the mouth. Beyond that—they're painful, annoying, and bound to erupt at the worst possible time. And common though they are, the medical world has mixed opinions on what causes them and what can prevent them from recurring. Canker sores, or mouth ulcers, are different [...]

9 01, 2018

Musical Instruments

By | 2018-01-29T23:36:10+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Musical Instruments

Ever think of asking your dentist which musical instrument you should play? Few people do. But especially for young people, an early dental analysis–before selecting a musical instrument–can be important. Surprisingly, some instruments–woodwind or brass–can actually help some children who have an overbite problem. Yet, the same instrument can make the problem worse in another [...]

2 01, 2018

Happy & Healthy New Year!

By | 2018-01-08T19:49:05+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Happy & Healthy New Year!

Here's to Health in 2018! We care about you as patients and as friends too! As we all try to get healthier in the New Year, here are some common resolutions that can improve dental and overall health. Make the New Year tobacco-free! Do whatever you need to quit smoking—seek out a program, a patch, [...]

26 12, 2017

The Most Common Affliction?

By | 2018-01-01T17:23:36+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Periodontics|Comments Off on The Most Common Affliction?

When it comes to most common, not even winter colds strike as many of us as gum infection (periodontal disease). As many as 75% of adults will be a victim sometime in their lifetime. If this infection could grow on your arm, you'd be horrified. Instead, periodontal disease does its dirty work out of sight: [...]

19 12, 2017

Dental Tips for Caregivers

By | 2018-01-01T17:23:31+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Patient Education|Comments Off on Dental Tips for Caregivers

If you're one of the millions of caregivers of an elderly patient who perhaps suffers from dementia or Alzheimer's disease, then you probably maintain a checklist of the many daily tasks necessary to care for them. When making your list, don't forget to include dental health as part of your routine. How Caregivers Can Help For [...]

12 12, 2017

Are First Teeth Just Born to Lose?

By | 2017-12-04T15:44:02+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Are First Teeth Just Born to Lose?

Kids' teeth—paying special attention to them lays a firm foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth. They're milestones in your child's development, those first teeth. You mark the date in the baby book when the first baby tooth works its way through the gum. You record the day when that first loose tooth lets go, [...]