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Why We Refer to Dental Specialists

Why We Refer to Dental Specialists

In the evolving world of dental care, collaboration between general dentists and specialists is key to providing comprehensive treatment. General dentists are often the first line of defense in dental health, offering a range of services from routine cleanings to restorative work. However, when dental issues become complex or are outside the realm of ourRead more

Your Tongue and Your Smile

Your Tongue and Your Smile

Your tongue isn’t just for tasting your favorite ice cream or helping you chat away; your tongue plays a huge role in keeping your mouth healthy. There are other functions your tongue performs that you might not know about, and it deserves a bit more attention from all of us. The Tongue: A Key SensoryRead more

How Often Should You Brush?

How Often Should You Brush?

Many of our patients are curious about the optimal frequency of toothbrushing for maintaining dental health. It’s suggested by the American Dental Association to brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time. Some individuals choose to add an extra brushing session in the afternoon to refresh their breath post-meal. This can be beneficialRead more

Your Smile: A Gateway to Health and Joy

Your Smile: A Gateway to Health and Joy

As we wave goodbye to the challenges of 2023, let’s brighten the end of the year by exploring the wonders of your smile. Have you ever considered the power hidden within your smile? In our dental world, smiles are far more than just a sign of beauty. Did you know a healthy set of teethRead more

Enhancing Oral Health Through Natural Foods

Enhancing Oral Health Through Natural Foods

While it’s crucial to keep up with your dental appointments, incorporating certain foods into your diet can also contribute to a healthier, brighter smile. Apples for Malic Acid Apples are a natural source of malic acid, which is produced in our bodies when converting carbohydrates to energy. Chewing apples not only helps scrub your teethRead more

Oral Health and Alzheimer's Disease

Oral Health and Alzheimer’s Disease

Oral health plays a pivotal role in our overall well-being. Recent research highlights a potential connection between gum disease and Alzheimer’s Disease, a progressive dementia type. While the exact relationship remains under investigation, some studies indicate that individuals with gum disease have a 70% greater likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s. Moreover, those with numerous missing teethRead more

Imagining a World Without Dentistry (Part 2)

Imagining a World Without Dentistry (Part 2)

Last month, we began exploring what a world without dentistry would look like. This month, we’ll finish up with a journey. If you haven’t read the first half of this two-part series, please take a moment to read our August blog. Now, let’s continue to explore the potential consequences of a world where oral healthRead more

Imagining a World Without Dentistry (Part 1)

Imagining a World Without Dentistry (Part 1)

I have always strived to provide you with the best oral care possible, ensuring your smiles remain vibrant and your teeth stay healthy. Today, I want to take you on a unique journey of imagination – a journey into a world without dentistry. Have you ever wondered what life would be like if dentistry neverRead more

Your Pre-Dental Visit Checklist

Your Pre-Dental Visit Checklist

Get the most out of your next appointment by being prepared before you get here. Here’s a helpful checklist that will help you have a great visit: Review Your Dental Insurance Coverage: Check your dental insurance policy to understand your coverage. Be sure to be aware of any limitations or requirements, such as pre-authorization forRead more

The Difference Between Sinus Pain and a Toothache

The Difference Between Sinus Pain and a Toothache

As a dentist, I often come across patients who complain of tooth pain, but upon examination, it turns out to be a sinus issue, or vice versa. It’s not always easy to determine which one it is, especially since the symptoms of sinusitis and dental problems can be quite similar. What is Sinus Pain? SinusRead more