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February 2020

Cavities without Pain?

2019-12-08T23:49:00+00:00

If It Ain't Broke, Why Fix It? Patients are sometimes surprised when they have a cavity or two and wonder, "How can I need a filling when I haven't been in any pain?" Unfortunately this is common because cavities often don't give any warning signs at all. Teeth can become extremely broken down and even [...]

Cavities without Pain?2019-12-08T23:49:00+00:00

Because We Care…

2019-12-08T23:41:59+00:00

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, [...]

Because We Care…2019-12-08T23:41:59+00:00

Straight Talk About Disease Control

2019-12-08T23:40:00+00:00

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 [...]

Straight Talk About Disease Control2019-12-08T23:40:00+00:00

Do You Use Chewable Vitamin C?

2019-12-08T23:38:18+00:00

Less is More Where would we be without our vitamin C? Everyone agrees it's a crucial nutrient that provides many health benefits. And in dentistry, it plays an important role in the healing process, especially in soft tissue such as gums. But vitamin C, being acidic, can actually do damage if consumed in a chewable [...]

Do You Use Chewable Vitamin C?2019-12-08T23:38:18+00:00

January 2020

What Would You Do?

2019-11-17T03:58:40+00:00

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 [...]

What Would You Do?2019-11-17T03:58:40+00:00

“Guard” Your Teenager

2019-11-17T03:56:12+00:00

Against Tooth Damage Let's face it; kids, sports, and the typical teenage sense of invulnerability make a pretty risky combination. Once a tooth is cracked, broken—or worse, knocked out—there's no going back. It's for keeps. If your child is involved in any sports activity (even a pickup basketball game) a well-fitting mouthguard is the least [...]

“Guard” Your Teenager2019-11-17T03:56:12+00:00

Gum Disease & Public Health

2019-11-17T03:54:00+00:00

Gum Disease has Bigger Implications Gum disease continues to pose a significant threat to public health, with some studies suggesting more American adults have gum disease than previously thought. As detection, screening, and awareness has improved over the years, we now know that the prevalence of moderate to severe periodontal disease may have been underestimated [...]

Gum Disease & Public Health2019-11-17T03:54:00+00:00

Fluoride Levels and The Goldilocks Rule

2019-11-17T03:50:53+00:00

The best rule for fluoride is Not too much. Not too little. Ever since the first American city began to manage fluoride levels in its water supply, there's been plenty of misinformation floating around regarding the potential benefits and dangers of this substance. In a nutshell, fluoride has been shown to help protect against tooth [...]

Fluoride Levels and The Goldilocks Rule2019-11-17T03:50:53+00:00

December 2019

Let’s Think About Prevention…

2019-12-23T08:00:32+00:00

Prevention is the Best Way to Avoid Costly Dental Emergencies We understand that not all emergencies can be avoided, sometimes accidents happen. But skipping check-ups and avoiding the dentist is never a good way to save money. It will only result in more costly treatment needed down the road. Instead, we like to emphasize the [...]

Let’s Think About Prevention…2019-12-23T08:00:32+00:00

The Benefits of Probiotics

2019-12-17T08:00:54+00:00

When thinking about bacteria, a good analogy is bugs in your garden. The bad ones eat your cherished plants and can carry diseases, but good bugs like bees and ladybugs exist as well. They help to undo the damage done by the bad bugs. With bacteria, it is much the same. The harmful bacteria spreads [...]

The Benefits of Probiotics2019-12-17T08:00:54+00:00