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15 01, 2019

Keep Chronic Inflammation Under Control!

By | 2019-01-06T15:37:32+00:00 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 [...]

8 01, 2019

Saliva… Fantastic Fluid!

By | 2019-01-06T15:35:35+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Saliva… Fantastic Fluid!

Your salivary glands make up to three pints a day of this fantastic fluid. Why so much? Because saliva plays an important role in keeping your teeth and gums fit and smiling. Saliva helps fight cavities by prevent food from sticking to teeth and gums, it also helps neutralize stomach acid preventing heartburn. Saliva even [...]

26 12, 2018

Your Kids & Their Teeth

By | 2019-01-06T15:33:08+00:00 December 26th, 2018|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Your Kids & Their Teeth

As modern dentistry continues to improve, children can expect entirely different dental experiences than Mom and Dad remember from childhood. Fluorides and sealants have virtually eliminated rampant decay problems. For kids nowadays, dental care is be a piece of cake. Baby teeth do grown-up duty Primary teeth work hard. Those 20 teeth pave the way [...]

19 12, 2018

Bone Up on Osteoporosis

By | 2018-12-19T08:11:16+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Bone Up on Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, the loss of bone mass as we age, could affect half of all Americans over 50 by 2020. It is defined as bone loss of about 25 percent, which results in fragile bones that fracture easily. Its reputation as an old person's disease stems from the fact that bone loss doesn't hurt and osteoporosis [...]

11 12, 2018

Nervous When it Comes to Dentistry?

By | 2018-11-26T13:18:17+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Fear & Anxiety|Comments Off on Nervous When it Comes to Dentistry?

If You Have a Dental Fear Let's say you visit the dentist faithfully, and enjoy a high level of health. And yet, just before an appointment, you experience sweaty palms, increased heart rate, and you feel jittery and nervous. You—and 150 million other people—have a touch of dental fear. Dentistry today, with all the benefits [...]

4 12, 2018

A Few Tips on Nutrition

By | 2018-11-26T13:15:09+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Nutrition|Comments Off on A Few Tips on Nutrition

Get Your Vitamins! Vitamin C is an extremely important in dentistry (and nutrition in general) because of how it helps control periodontal disease and other problems in the mouth. For one thing, Vitamin C—ascorbic acid—seems to help calcium do its job of halting the loss of bone. Animal studies at the Harvard School of Dental [...]

27 11, 2018

Changing Smiles by Bonding

By | 2018-11-11T15:16:02+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Changing Smiles by Bonding

Skill, Technology, and a little "Magic" With the wonderful age of dental bonding, teeth can be made healthy and beautiful in most cases without multiple appointments, anesthesia, temporaries and at less expense than crowns. Magic? Not really. Bonding techniques have been around for years, and improvements in dental materials have made it one of the [...]

20 11, 2018

Subliminal Stuff: Bruxism

By | 2018-11-11T15:11:19+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Prevention|Comments Off on Subliminal Stuff: Bruxism

Are You Subconsciously Grinding? Sensitivity to heat and cold. Loosened teeth, fractures, and debilitating headaches. All this can occur while you sleep—from grinding your teeth. Dentistry calls it bruxism. Talk about shell shock. Dentists see evidence of life in the fast lane everyday. As many as 90 percent of us grind our teeth each night, [...]

13 11, 2018

Every Mouth is Different

By | 2018-10-28T12:55:39+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Prevention|Comments Off on Every Mouth is Different

Custom Dental Care for Your Needs No two of us are alike. We all have our own smiles, speech patterns, eye and hair colorings. But we're just now beginning to learn how unique our mouth environments really are. Turns out, they're as distinctively different as fingerprints. One patient can go a year between checkups, while [...]

6 11, 2018

Help Yourself to a Healthy Pregnancy

By | 2018-10-28T12:58:02+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Periodontics|Comments Off on Help Yourself to a Healthy Pregnancy

Oral Health can be Compromised During Pregnancy It used to be conventional wisdom that a woman would lose a tooth for each child that she had. Thankfully with modern dentistry this is no longer true, but there's some factual basis for it. Your teeth and gums are affected by pregnancy, just as other tissues in [...]