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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 […]

Smile Previews

You’ve probably heard of Photoshop and other digital editing tools used to change people’s appearance in photos. But what if we could use software to preview real-life ‘editing’? Sometimes people may be considering making changes to their smile but have difficulty imagining how they would look afterwards. We now have technology available to plan dental […]

February is Heart Health Month!

For several years, a correlation between gum disease and other chronic inflammatory conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes and arthritis have been observed. The relationship between these diseases, however, has not been known. Does having gum disease predispose someone to heart disease, or do some bad genes that predispose someone to inflammation cause both?This […]