added on: December 4, 2018

Although it’s a little early to be thinking about resolutions for the new year, we wanted to add to your incentive in case one of yours could be to “kick the habit.” According to a December 2017 article in CNN, giving up smoking is one of the top ten resolutions… 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: September 5, 2018

For many people who snore heavily or have sleep apnea, an oft-prescribed remedy is a C-PAP device. Although effective and deemed the “industry gold standard” for restoring restful sleep, these devices are so encumbering that consistent use is not always the norm. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the soft… Read More…


added on: June 19, 2018

A friend who is an Internist recently shared a conversation she had with a mid-50’s patient. The patient asked for sleeping pills because he felt his quality of sleep had declined, leaving him dragging throughout the day. Wisely, the doctor asked a questions first and learned that the patient had… 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: 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: 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: October 31, 2017

Do you snore? If so, it can be a disruption to your quality of sleep, an embarrassment or even a wedge between sharing a bed with your mate. An estimated 90 million adults in the U.S. snore, which is a problem that’s common across all age groups and affects males… 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…


added on: July 31, 2017

If you suspect you have sleep apnea, it may be because you feel tired and run down during the day or nod off easily. However, sleep apnea has side effects that can be far worse, and even deadly. Health risks associated with sleep apnea include high blood pressure, heart attack,… Read More…


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