added on: October 21, 2018

When people purchase a bargain-priced shirt at a discount ‘mega store,’ they can’t expect to receive the same quality as if the shirt was purchased at Land’s End®. While both stores sell shirts, there can be a vast difference in the quality of fabric, stitching, buttons, and seaming. The longevity… Read More…


added on: October 15, 2018

Ever said, “I’d rather have a root canal than (fill in the blank with something dreaded).”? Perhaps root canals of yesteryear were deserving of this reputation. However, modern root canals are performed in less time than procedures of the past and with optimal comfort. Root canals are important since they… Read More…


added on: September 4, 2018

A new school year has begun. With that, we often see a bit of an uptick in the number of mishaps when it comes to our patients’ smiles. When school aged children and adolescents resume contact sports and adults recommit to their “normal” routines of exercise, the frequency of broken… Read More…


added on: August 7, 2018

Fear is not a bad thing. It’s our brain signaling a warning to us. For example, when we see a snake, it causes us to react so we can protect ourselves. When we are on a roller coaster, fear causes us to grip tightly to the safety bar. Personally, I… Read More…


added on: July 10, 2018

For many adults over the age of 35, we remember the time when the standard ‘drug store’ purchase for headaches and other general pain was simple – aspirin. Over the past few decades, options for OTC (over the counter) pain relief have significantly expanded. For most mild to moderate pain,… Read More…


added on: June 26, 2018

Whether you have school-aged children in your house or not, it seems that breaks in the school year alter many ‘normal’ routines. As Mom of two boys, I know how my schedule is affected by their ‘off’ days from school. For their grandparents and other relatives, we all seem to… Read More…


added on: May 30, 2018

Is there anything more precious than the smiles of our children? As a dentist, I have a particular appreciation of the health and appearance advantages that children have with good oral habits and regular dental care. Yet, as a Mom, I know how fabulously wonderful those smiles make us, as… 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 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…


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…


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