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8 07, 2020

Dr. Bellamy: “Living Our Values”

By |2020-07-07T14:18:42-07:00July 8th, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Dr. Bellamy: “Living Our Values”

Read a story about Dr. Bellamy, as recently featured in the Spring 2020 issue of Impressions—a publication for alumni and friends of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. The article, "Living Our Values," details how Dr. Bellamy discovered his passion for dentistry as a high school student growing up in Sacramento. He [...]

7 07, 2020

After COVID-19…

By |2020-07-07T14:15:11-07:00July 7th, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on After COVID-19…

Welcome Back! We're here for your health and safety. We hope you have been well through these past couple of months. We cannot wait to see you again as the shelter in place restrictions continue to loosen. The COVID-19 crisis has affected nearly every member of our community. And, when our dental office was closed [...]

23 06, 2020

Choosing A Musical Instrument

By |2020-04-21T11:44:46-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Choosing A Musical Instrument

Especially for Children, Musical Instruments Can Impact Teeth! Playing a musical instrument can be a great hobby. It requires discipline and practice to master and can be an endless source of relaxation and joy. (For both the musician and audience as well.) But, especially for growing children, certain musical instruments can leave the whole mouth [...]

16 06, 2020

Preventing Periodontal Disease

By |2020-04-21T11:42:54-07:00June 16th, 2020|Periodontal Dentistry|Comments Off on Preventing Periodontal Disease

Early Diagnosis is the Most Effective Means of Control Periodontal (gum) disease is more common than heart disease or even cancer, but because it's not categorized as "life-threatening," few people know much about the condition. The tragedy of this disease is that it can totally devastate your appearance. Left untreated, it will erode your jawbone, [...]

9 06, 2020

Toothpaste, Before The Tube

By |2020-04-21T11:40:30-07:00June 9th, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Toothpaste, Before The Tube

How Product Packaging Improved Oral Health You might think tubes would make an obvious package for toothpaste, but the first toothpaste in a tube wasn't sold till 1892. These kinds of containers had been around for 50 years but were only used for storing oil paints. Most folks associated collapsible tubes with "Burnt Umber" or [...]

2 06, 2020

Since Your Last Checkup…

By |2020-04-21T11:38:36-07:00June 2nd, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Since Your Last Checkup…

Tell Us About Any Changes Dental care is just one part of total health care. Because of that, we need to keep current with your entire health history, the good and the bad. Since your last checkup, be sure to tell us if you:have experienced any new allergies or sensitivities have quit smoking (or started) [...]

26 05, 2020

A Healthy Dose of Sun

By |2020-03-26T10:03:01-07:00May 26th, 2020|Nutrition|Comments Off on A Healthy Dose of Sun

For Natural Vitamin D We all know that overexposure to the sun can cause harm. Sunburns are painful, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a contributing risk factor for skin cancer. But it's not all bad. The sun's energy is critical for life on Earth, and indeed, moderate exposure can play a positive role in our [...]

19 05, 2020

Improving Self-Esteem

By |2020-03-26T09:57:20-07:00May 19th, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Improving Self-Esteem

Do Looks Affect the Way People Treat You? Positive self-esteem—how we feel about ourselves—is important to a healthy personality, the development of a positive attitude about life, and achievement in the direction we choose. It is well documented that people with a positive "feeling" about themselves do better in school, in business, and have closer, [...]

12 05, 2020

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

By |2020-03-26T09:58:27-07:00May 12th, 2020|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth. It's a fairly common habit with about 1 in 3 exhibiting the behavior, yet most don't even realize they're affected. That's partly because bruxism can occur while sleeping at night, but also because the habit develops subconsciously, usually due to stress or anxiety. Recognizing [...]

5 05, 2020

Tooth Health: Cut out the Carbonation

By |2020-03-26T09:57:50-07:00May 5th, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Tooth Health: Cut out the Carbonation

Soda, Coke, Soft Drinks, Energy Drinks—whatever you call them, they're bad for teeth. You probably know that soft drinks aren't good for you. They are high in sugar and provide little nutrition other than some "empty calories." Even if you enjoy the diet/zero calorie versions, the acid content can be a problem. That's because the [...]