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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 [...]

23 10, 2018

A Change in Looks Can Change Your Life

By | 2018-09-28T18:30:42+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on A Change in Looks Can Change Your Life

A healthy, beautiful smile should be part of your everyday wardrobe. If you're looking for some self-improvement, don't forget that your smile is a vital part of your total image. Your smile is often the first impression people have of you. Psychological studies have shown that a person's physical attractiveness is judged by "the mouth, [...]

16 10, 2018

When Somebody’s Snoring

By | 2018-09-28T18:31:07+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Snoring & Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on When Somebody’s Snoring

Identifying (and Responding to) Sleep Apnea Besides the sound of your house being sawed in half, what happens when you snore? Your tongue's so relaxed, it caves in to the throat, blocking air passages. In rare cases, when snoring is extreme, sleep apnea is the diagnosis. The Greek word apnea literally means without breath. Three [...]

9 10, 2018

Uh-oh! A Dental Emergency

By | 2018-09-28T18:26:31+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Emergencies|Comments Off on Uh-oh! A Dental Emergency

A child learning to ride a bike loses their balance and falls, or perhaps even an adult on a "misadventure" gets in an accident and knocks out a tooth. What do you do? If the tooth is replaced in the tooth socket immediately, the chances are good that this tooth can be maintained for many [...]

2 10, 2018

Your Teeth Age Too!

By | 2018-09-28T18:23:35+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Your Teeth Age Too!

Special Concerns for Older Adults Along with those gray hairs and inevitable smile lines, your mouth undergoes natural changes over the years, as well. Among them: Cutting edge of teeth are worn flat by chewing or grinding. Remember to keep regularly scheduled hygiene appointments to check for cavities. Consider dental sealants to prevent decay, or [...]

25 09, 2018

An Ounce of Prevention…

By | 2018-09-01T14:25:47+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Prevention|Comments Off on An Ounce of Prevention…

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You've heard that a million times—because it's so true! Our office really wants you to avoid painful, costly dental procedures. The way you can do this is through regularly scheduled dental exams. The idea is to discover a problem when it's large enough to be [...]

18 09, 2018

The Long & Short of Gum Disease

By | 2018-09-01T14:19:04+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Periodontics|Comments Off on The Long & Short of Gum Disease

Surprising but true: the major cause of tooth loss in adults is not decay, but periodontal disease. More than half of all people over age 18 have at least the early stage of periodontal disease. After age 35, about three out of four adults are affected. Some people seem to be more susceptible to gum [...]

11 09, 2018

Dental Myths, Fabrications, and Falsehoods

By | 2018-09-01T14:15:07+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Dental Myths, Fabrications, and Falsehoods

Originally, these ideas held because no one really knew how to maintain a great smile over a lifetime. Unfortunately, "popular wisdom" still prevents some people from recognizing how modern dentistry can keep teeth natural, attractive and pain free. Do any of the following notions sound familiar? If so, get ready for a little relief! A [...]