added on: May 23, 2019

Cavities and periodontal (gum) disease are highly avoidable. Still, gum disease remains the most prevalent disease of all Americans, affecting nearly half of adults. Cavities are even more common. According to the Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), almost 91 percent of aged 20 to 64 American adults had… Read More…


added on: February 26, 2019

Most of us are familiar with the story of the infamous luxury cruise liner, the Titanic. In 1912, the ship (on its maiden voyage) struck an iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic Ocean, split in half, and sank. If you’ve seen the movie, you may recall that a shipmate caught… Read More…



added on: January 20, 2019

In over two decades of being a dentist, I pride myself on having a large number of patients who tell me “I love my dental visits.” (YES! There are actually many!). For patients who have no fear or anxiety associated with dentistry, they are able to be relaxed in the… Read More…


added on: December 31, 2018

For those who dislike housework, they can come up with endless reasons  to avoid it. For adults who desire a beautiful, confident smile, some people have a number of excuses why they avoid having one. For nearly 25 years, we have helped thousands achieve good oral health and smiles they… Read More…


added on: October 2, 2018

I remember a high school teacher who was known for his breath odor. Away from him, he was referred to as “Mr. Fog” because students joked that you could actually see his bad breath whenever he opened his mouth. As an adult, I realize that’s not a kind label. As… Read More…


added on: April 10, 2018

I have a friend who battled depression for several years. She told me that, most days, she just wanted to “crawl into a hole.” However, what she shared as a frustrating part of having depression were well-meaning friends and relatives who would advise her, “You just need to get out… Read More…


added on: December 12, 2017

It’s human nature to want to delay things that aren’t easy, pleasurable or seemingly high priority. Tending to dental needs is often an easy one to delay since, as is all too common to assume, “if it doesn’t hurt, then nothing is wrong.” This assumption is what allows small problems… Read More…


added on: November 15, 2017

Not counting wisdom teeth, the adult mouth is designed to house 32 natural teeth. Yet, for American adults over the age of 65, the average number of teeth is less than 19. In this age group, there is little difference in this statistic between males and females. Over 27 percent… Read More…


added on: September 29, 2017

Some patients are surprised when we tell them they have early-stage periodontal (gum) disease. This is because gum disease, in many instances, begins without obvious symptoms. When it comes to our oral health, there is a misconception by many people that “If it doesn’t hurt, then everything is fine.” For… Read More…


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