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November 2019

Drug Use During Dental Treatment

2019-11-26T08:00:10+00:00

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 [...]

Drug Use During Dental Treatment2019-11-26T08:00:10+00:00

In Need of a Dental Tune Up?

2019-11-19T08:00:44+00:00

Options are Available to Improve an Aging Smile Are you at the point in life where most everything still works, but there's just no denying that you're getting a little older? Maybe you hear your joints creak, and you've started wearing glasses to read. Your hairstylist suggests new ways to cover the gray... The same [...]

In Need of a Dental Tune Up?2019-11-19T08:00:44+00:00

What’s So Bad about Snoring?

2019-11-12T08:00:25+00:00

Snoring may be an annoying social problem and a subject of humor, but it also may be the cause (or the signal) of some serious medical problems. Snoring can lead to numerous awakenings from an otherwise deep sleep. Such interrupted sleep patterns can cause daytime drowsiness which can impair the ability to concentrate, accomplish required [...]

What’s So Bad about Snoring?2019-11-12T08:00:25+00:00

Dangers of Common Over-the-Counter Medications

2019-11-05T08:00:47+00:00

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 [...]

Dangers of Common Over-the-Counter Medications2019-11-05T08:00:47+00:00

October 2019

Other Oral Concerns… Besides Teeth

2019-10-22T08:00:05+00:00

Common Problems of the Oral Cavity Most people associate dentistry with teeth. But the fact is, our focus is on the continued good health of your entire mouth–the oral cavity, as we dentists call it. The Tongue It's a highly helpful indicator of what may be going right–or wrong–inside the mouth. A smooth, or red [...]

Other Oral Concerns… Besides Teeth2019-10-22T08:00:05+00:00

Concerned with Smile Imperfections?

2019-10-15T08:00:31+00:00

Have Confidence and Smile Wide! Several aspects of the teeth, lips, and mouth combine to create the overall aesthetic of a smile. The smile line should have a slight curve to the upper teeth, following the curve of the lower lip. The teeth themselves should not be crowded or have gaps, and men's teeth are [...]

Concerned with Smile Imperfections?2019-10-15T08:00:31+00:00

Tooth Trauma

2019-10-08T08:00:22+00:00

Who's at Risk for Tooth Trauma? Accidents can happen at any time, but being aware of especially high-risk activities can encourage us to take the proper precautions and help avoid tooth trauma. The greatest number of injuries to teeth occur in children between ages 1 to 2 and 7 to 10. The first age group [...]

Tooth Trauma2019-10-08T08:00:22+00:00

The Diabetes Epidemic

2019-10-01T08:00:50+00:00

How Bad is it? Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The diabetes epidemic affects more than 29 million Americans, and 7 million of those don't know they have it. It is marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defective insulin production, function, or both. The symptoms of [...]

The Diabetes Epidemic2019-10-01T08:00:50+00:00

September 2019

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Tongue!

2019-09-24T08:00:15+00:00

Brushing Your Tongue Helps Freshen Breath With all the mints, mouthwash, chewing gum and other cover-ups available, there are many ways to freshen your breath. But, if you consistently suffer from halitosis, you might be forgetting an easy way to combat odor-causing bacteria... cleaning your tongue! It makes perfect sense if you think about it, [...]

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Tongue!2019-09-24T08:00:15+00:00