added on: February 22, 2018

On March 11th, we’ll again ‘Spring Forward.’ Essentially, that takes away the hour we added back in after we ‘Fall Back’ each November. Losing an hour’s time, on any day, can take its toll, especially when it impacts normal sleep schedules. According to a study published by The New England… Read More…


added on: February 19, 2018

It makes sense that bacteria grow in environments that are warm, moist and dark. We learned this in high school science classes. ‘Warm, moist and dark’ pretty much describes the ‘oral cavity’ (which includes the teeth, soft gum tissues, palate and tongue). So, it may seem odd that a ‘dry… Read More…


added on: February 12, 2018

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! While your choice of dental offices is important for all family members, our young patients have a partiular ‘leg up’ when it comes to healthy smiles that integrate with their overall health. We encourage early care visits, by the time your children reaches… Read More…


added on: February 5, 2018

“If I could turn back the hands of time, I’d have taken much better care of my teeth.” This is a statement I hear often from patients who have worn a full or partial denture for years. While preventing decay and gum disease generally takes mere minutes a day, the… Read More…


added on: January 29, 2018

No parent wants to find that their child has a tooth ache, especially when it is due to a cavity. Even a ‘baby’ tooth will require cavity repair to prevent worsening pain and to help the tooth hold its position so permanent, adult teeth can emerge properly. Yet, in today’s… Read More…


added on: January 23, 2018

Balance is an important aspect of proper function. It is just as important to have balance in all four legs of a table as it is to have the wheels of a vehicle in proper alignment. Your teeth need proper alignment as well. Each tooth is dependent on those on… Read More…


added on: January 15, 2018

A while back, I found a beautiful oil painting I wanted to have framed. Although my thinking was “all framing shops are alike,” a friend urged me to meet with a framer she had used several times. What I learned was quite an awakening. The framing ‘master’ noted the theme… Read More…


added on: January 9, 2018

While most of us realize that having straight teeth is an advantage to one’s appearance, an often-overlooked advantage is that of improved oral health. When teeth are in proper alignment, brushing and flossing can clean those tough-to-reach nooks and tight angles. This helps to keep oral bacteria to a minimum,… Read More…


added on: January 4, 2018

Occasionally, I see a commercial on television that promote ‘centers’ that provide dental implants. They mention how all treatment is available in one location, although that’s something we’ve provided for may years. So, just what is different about these centers? What concerns me when an adult consults with these facilities… Read More…


added on: January 2, 2018

Imagine a house sitting on a foundation that is cracked and rotten. Eventually, the entire structure would suffer. Your smile is like that, too. The foundation of teeth? Your gums! The gums cover arched protrusions from the upper and lower jaws. These arches, or ‘ridges,’ are what support natural tooth… Read More…


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