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Is it Possible to Brush Too Much?

Since we were young, the importance of brushing our teeth is ingrained into our minds by our parents, public service announcements, dental hygienists, and dentists. However, is it possible to do too much of a good thing? Upon the recommendation of The American Dental Association, adults should brush their teeth for 2 minutes, twice aRead more

Oral Cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Every April the American Cancer Society shifts its focus to oral cancer and the importance of early detection. Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers occur most often in the tongue, tonsils, oropharynx, gums, and other parts of the mouth.  The Society’s most recent estimates believe that in 2021 we will see about 54,010 new cases ofRead more

Covid-19

COVID-19 and Periodontal Disease – What You Should Know

There is ample research that proves patients with periodontal disease are at high risk of certain health issues, such as stroke, diabetes, heart disease, low-birthweight babies, and even dementia. A new study from the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) followed 568 COVID-19 patients from February 2020 to July 2020 and suggests worse outcomes for patientsRead more

Pregnancy

Caring For Your Oral Health During Pregnancy

A woman’s body experiences significant changes during pregnancy, but she probably doesn’t give much thought to what’s happening to her teeth. However, a pregnant woman’s mouth undergoes various changes due to hormonal fluctuations associated with carrying a baby. Because of this, it can lead to more cavities and other dental problems. Change Your Toothpaste –Read more

Aging Smile

How Teeth Change With Age

When we first start out in life, we grow a set of small baby teeth, and then as we age, we lose them to make room for our permanent teeth. But how exactly do our permanent teeth change as we age? Gravity, grinding, and tea and coffee stains all contribute to changes in our teeth.Read more

Should You Brush or Floss Your Teeth First?

It’s not quite an age-old question like the chicken and the egg, but it is a question I’m occasionally asked by my patients. It turns out that the order in which you care for your teeth can make a difference in your oral health.  Researchers in a 2018 study concluded that it’s better to flossRead more

Expiring Dental Benefits in 2020

Understanding when your dental insurance plan renews is very important, especially when considering expiring and unused benefits. If your plan is like the majority of insured Americans, you may be at risk of losing benefits you have not used (but already paid for) by the end of the year. When you don’t use all ofRead more

Don’t Let Fear Ruin Your Healthy Smile

Have you ever skipped or rescheduled a dental appointment due to fear or anxiety? Does the idea of having dental treatment fill you with dread? Do you worry about pain, embarrassment, or loss of control every time you sit down in a dental examination chair? You are not alone. And even better, we can help.Read more

When Should Your Child First Visit the Dentist?

Ideally, the best time to start visiting the dentist is when your child’s first baby teeth start to erupt. This first visit is all about familiarization – not actual treatment. It’s OK to bring your child when a sibling or you have an appointment.   Around age two is when the child is able toRead more

Changes at Your Next Dental Visit

As we begin to open our practice after the COVID-19 stay at home orders, I want to inform you and assure you of the additional procedures and precautions we are taking to keep you safe and healthy.   Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)   We will look different than the last time you visited us. WeRead more