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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) [...]

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 [...]

21 04, 2020

Bad Habits for Teeth

By |2020-02-02T15:20:48-08:00April 21st, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Bad Habits for Teeth

Everyday Habits can Impact Oral Health Most of us have a bad habit or two that we'd like to change. Here are some common habits that are especially hard on teeth: Biting or Chewing Non-Foods Items Maybe you've done it for years with no harm, but each time you bite a non-food object is unnecessary [...]

14 01, 2020

Because We Care…

By |2019-11-16T19:26:25-08:00January 14th, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Because We Care…

About Each Patient! Dentistry may be the word that describes the service we provide. But our greater goal is something we call care. It's reflected in the way we evaluate (and re-evaluate) current treatment methods and the latest dental techniques. It drives the way we look after every patient as an individual, with unique needs, [...]

7 01, 2020

Straight Talk About Disease Control

By |2019-11-16T19:20:31-08:00January 7th, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Straight Talk About Disease Control

When you visit our office, you might notice some of the things we do to maintain a sterile environment. We take disease control very seriously, and you can rest assured that we take all the proper precautions to keep you safe! In the Office Sterilization is now—and always has been—a concern in our office. We [...]

17 12, 2019

What Would You Do?

By |2019-10-25T15:32:19-07:00December 17th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on What Would You Do?

If It Were You? Every day, patients ask us about their dental care. Should I have a crown or a filling? A root canal, or an extraction? Should we fix a "baby tooth?" Or will it just fall out? Is teeth whitening safe? Often the final question we're asked is, "What would you do if [...]

12 11, 2019

Do You Have Hypertension?

By |2019-09-29T12:06:11-07:00November 12th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Do You Have Hypertension?

Let Us Know If You've Been Diagnosed With Hypertension Hypertension, known as high blood pressure, masquerades as...nothing! No visible symptoms create alarm in the victim or family members. No pain alerts the victim to the danger. Yet hypertension is one of the leading risk factors for heart attack and stroke. It's also one of the [...]

22 10, 2019

Drug Use During Dental Treatment

By |2019-09-06T10:20:25-07:00October 22nd, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Drug Use During Dental Treatment

Discuss All Drug and Medication Use to Avoid Harmful Reactions Let's face it, some people take anti-depressants, some are prescribed antibiotics. Some smoke marijuana, and fewer, thankfully, use cocaine, methamphetamine or other drugs. But here in the office, the message remains the same for all. Tell us what you're taking, and when. Why? Because the [...]

1 10, 2019

Dangers of Common Over-the-Counter Medications

By |2019-09-06T10:13:49-07:00October 1st, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Dangers of Common Over-the-Counter Medications

Non-Prescription Doesn't Mean Non-Hazardous Most patients know that doctor-prescribed medication is pretty serious stuff. But if you can buy it at the drug store, how much of a problem could it be? More than you'd think. Taking acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol) routinely risks acute liver disease–more so than alcohol or hepatitis. Long-term use of pain relievers [...]