We know these are unprecedented times. As health care providers we've been monitoring the situation over the past few months closely, and we'll continue to do so. We believe in being alert and not anxious. So you can rest assured that we're taking extra precautions. However, over the years dentists have been practicing with the assumption that patients may be... read more »VIEW POST
If you're one of those folks who grind their teeth compulsively or clench their jaw repetitively, you likely suffer from a condition called bruxism. Bruxism affects about 10% of the population and can occur while you're awake or asleep. People often don't know they have it because 80% of it happens while you're snoozing! Bruxism during the day involves repetitive... read more »VIEW POST
Can we get a show of hands for those of us who cannot function well without sleep? Our hands are definitely up. Getting good quality sleep is an absolute must, and yet, sleep apnea is a significant health issue in the United States. In fact, it's estimated that 22 million American adults are suffering from sleep apnea and keeping their... read more »VIEW POST
Cavities are no fun! They can be big, small, sensitive, painful or even, in the early-stages, unnoticeable by the untrained person. But all cavities (big and small) are caused by bacteria. Bacteria causes all sorts of problems to your gums, teeth, and overall health. So it doesn't require a rocket scientist IQ to understand that there are some major benefits... read more »VIEW POST
When asking a patient who was just recently in our office, "Do your gums bleed or hurt?" The person's response was surprising. They said, "Yes, my gums bleed, but that's normal." We were surprised by this response because bleeding gums is definitely not normal. In addition to making sure people are healthy, we believe in educating people because that is... read more »VIEW POST
“I brush and floss, but I still have bad breath.” We hear this a lot, and while you may not be happy about it, you're not alone. In fact, bad breath, or halitosis, is estimated to affect 1 in 4 people around the world, and can manifest as thick saliva, postnasal drip, a bitter metallic taste in your mouth and... read more »VIEW POST
Did you know that almost 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes? If you are diabetic, you probably already know about the threat to your overall health from diabetes. Diabetes can come with some serious health risks, commonly called “diabetic complications” which potentially includes blindness, foot amputations, kidney failure, heart disease, neuropathies, and impaired wound healing. Not only are people with... read more »VIEW POST
If you're over forty and you've ever had a cavity, then chances are you've had a silver filling. But here's the thing, those fillings are silver in color but contain mercury in the material. In the dental world they're called amalgam fillings and while they've been used in dentistry for the last 150 years, nowadays they aren't as popular—and for... read more »VIEW POST
When choosing a new dentist, some patients don't give it a lot of thought. After all, licensed, practicing dentists graduate from dental school with four years under their belt, so they're pretty much the same, right? Well, no, not at all! Who you choose as a dentist can have a pretty big impact on your health. Some dentists are proactive... read more »VIEW POST
If you're wondering why missing a tooth (or teeth) is such a big deal then read on because a missing tooth sets off a series of negative events. We've touched on the concept of progression in one of our previous blog posts when we talked about what happens when a cavity is left untreated. We went over how the damage starts small just... read more »VIEW POST
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