April 9, 2018
Brushing and flossing – a lifestyle that may save your life! Why do I say this? In a study published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal by Bale, Doneen and Vigerust, in November 2016, they note evidence that pathogens (bacteria) found in periodontal disease are considered a contributing cause of arteriosclerotic vascular disease including heart attacks […]
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October 24, 2017
Should Dentists Care About Your Marijuana Use? Drugs and dentistry, specifically marijuana use and dentistry is a topic seen more often in the literature. Marijuana use has a connection with your oral health. So, yes, your dentist should care about your Marijuana use! This blogs reviews current findings and explains some of the dental associations […]
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October 5, 2017
Does Marijuana Affect Your Dental Health? Some of this information is from the January 2016 issue of AGD Impact and from the July/August 2017 issue of Discover Why should your dentist care whether you use Marijuana? Because Marijuana can affect your dental health and your dental treatment! As the use of Marijuana becomes more common, […]
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October 31, 2016
Are athletes more likely to have oral health problems? Playing sports may affect an athletes oral health. Here are some reasons why. An athletes oral health may be more prone to problems than the general population. I think most people would assume that the answer to the above questions is a resounding No. Actually, the answer […]
September 14, 2016
Tips for balancing life with career, family, friends and self. This article was submitted to the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry to keep the membership abreast of what’s happening in the world of credentialing. I am far from an authority of life management but I do work on this daily and have found the following […]
March 10, 2016
What is an Underbite? There are many articles out there discussing the underbite. If you ask around many people have heard this term but few know exactly what that means. It is important to note that an underbite is not necessarily a bad thing and may never need to be corrected. Basically in dentistry, a […]
June 18, 2015
Because We Care About Your Oral Health! This letter is for you, my patients, Do you have gum disease, gingivitis, or periodontal disease? Do you know if there is any infection present in your mouth? Do you have oral cancer? Ninety percent (90%!) of people have some type of disease or infection in their mouths! My […]
April 8, 2015
Drugs – It Pays to Shop Around! If you actually pay for your prescription medications out of pocket this may be important. Our office does not prescribe many medications. We leave that to the MD’s and other care providers. Our office does prescribe occasional pain medications, antibiotics, and other prescription medications as needed for dental infections […]
September 9, 2014
All 32 Teeth – All Healthy! Sometimes you just have to blog about a person having all 32 teeth – and all of them healthy. Most of us have at least lost our four wisdom teeth leaving us with 28 teeth. A very few people have more than 32 teeth but this is considered […]
March 12, 2014
That hard lump could be a harmless bone growth called a tori! Tori are also known as Torus or exostoses. It is always a good idea to examine your mouth thoroughly looking for anything unusual: Check for growths – are they hard, soft? Note the size. Check for sores – especially sores that do not […]
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