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: March 28, 2017

Ask most Americans which cancers are the most deadly and you’ll likely hear replies of pancreatic, prostrate or breast cancer. While these cancers are widespread and can be deadly, you rarely hear about oral cancer. What makes Oral Cancer so deadly is its ability to progress long before symptoms emerge…. Read More…


added on: November 17, 2016

As we enter the holiday season, our risk for illness increases. Perhaps it’s because we’re confined to the indoors with others more often. However, for many of us, the added stressful during this time of year can compromise the immune systems, which can place our resistance at lower levels. In… Read More…


added on: September 27, 2016

If you smoke, the last thing you probably want to hear is a lecture on why you should quit. Chances are, you know a number of reasons why. We understand that smoking is addictive and not easy to quit. As a matter of fact, it’s very difficult. The Centers For… Read More…


added on: April 18, 2016

Why does your dentist need to know about the medication you take for high blood pressure? It is important that your physician(s) and dentist have a current listing of ALL medications you take, including herbal supplements. For example… Medications such as Heparin or Warfarin lower your risk for stroke and… Read More…


added on: May 8, 2015

Mouthwash is a common component of many oral hygiene routines at home. For many patients, we recommend certain mouthwashes for their ability to kill oral bacteria, add fluoride, and treat particular mouth sores. Too, some mouthwashes are advised following extraction of teeth to curtail bacteria in areas where brushing must… Read More…


added on: April 27, 2015

Because of the devastating statistics associated with oral cancer, any sore or unusual spot in the mouth should be monitored carefully. However, some sores that occur inside the mouth may be canker sores. (A sore outside the mouth, such as bordering the lips, is typically a ‘cold sore’). A canker… Read More…


added on: February 4, 2015

Natural teeth are held into your jawbones by their tooth roots, which are embedded in the bone. Throughout the day, actions such as biting and chewing create physical stimulation to the jaw by each root. The tooth roots stimulate the bone so it maintains a healthy mass. Once natural teeth… Read More…


added on: January 30, 2015

If you take antihistamines, aspirin, asthma medications and syrups, you may be taking one that makes you more vulnerable to tooth loss. It is estimated that about 40% of Americans take at least one type of medicine that can cause damage to their teeth. These medications include prescription drugs and… Read More…


added on: December 22, 2014

Smokers already know they are taking health risks. However, many are unaware of the negative oral health issues when it comes to tobacco use. For example, research shows that smokers lose more teeth than nonsmokers. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, about 20% of people over age… Read More…


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