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How to Know When It’s Time for Dentures

While dentistry has made it possible for more people than ever to keep their teeth for their lifetime, there are still times when a denture may be the best solution for someone’s needs. Here are three situations that may justify making the transition from natural teeth to complete replacement of teeth: Extensive Tooth Decay Tooth […]

Wisdom Teeth

Is keeping your wisdom teeth a smart thing to do? It depends. Our ‘wisdom’ teeth, or third molars, usually erupt between the ages of 15-25. If they are positioned at an angle in someone’s jaws, they may not erupt fully, or at all. While our ancestors may have had adequate room for these teeth, often […]

Senior Adult Dental Health

Today’s senior adults are keeping their teeth longer than ever before. Thanks to improved awareness of the importance and benefits of oral health, dentures are no longer expected as part of getting older. American men have an average lifespan of 76 years and women live an average of 81 years, according to the CDC. With […]

A Few of Our Favorite Things

What do dental professionals keep on their bathroom countertop at home?  It depends. Obviously, some personal preference is involved. Generally, we use products that we enjoy and that are proven the most effective in getting the job done. We (and our family members) can have dental challenges and use products tailored for certain issues, just […]

Lasers in Dentistry

Lasers have been used in dental offices for over thirty years. What can they do? Lasers are used to reshape tooth, bone, and gum tissue, treat infection and relieve pain. A laser is an instrument that converts electrical energy to an intense beam of light of a specific wavelength. Our body’s tissues and dental materials […]

Your Medical History – Why do we ask?

When people come to their dental appointment, one of the first things the dental team will do is to update their health history. Sometimes people will comment (or wonder) “Why are you asking me about that? I’m just here for my teeth cleaning.” The reasons we ask are important, although often not obvious to people. […]

4 Tips to Make Your Dental Appointments Go Smoothly

Your dental team wants to help make your appointments as smoothly as possible. We are always prepared and look forward to the opportunity to help someone with their dental health. Stress-free appointments make our jobs enjoyable and our days go pleasantly. Here are a few tips to help us help you: Know what to expect […]

Genetics & Dental Health

The state of our health at any time is influenced by several factors. Some aspects such as our diet and caring for our teeth, we can manage and control. Our genetics also play a role in every area of our health. While we cannot control our genes, knowing some of what is in our DNA […]

Vaping & E-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and similar devices such vape pens and pods have grown in popularity the past several years. ‘Vaping’ is the term for inhaling the vapors of the heated liquid produced by the device, which may contain nicotine, flavors and other substances, including THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) or CBD (cannabidiol). E-cigarettes come in many shapes and […]

Oral Cancer – Preventing A Deadly Disease

We don’t often hear about oral cancer. Roughly 53,000 new cases will be diagnosed and 10,000 lives in the United States will be lost to it this year. These numbers make it more prevalent than ovarian, cervical and testicular cancers and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Recently rock star Eddie Van Halen lost his life to this deadly […]