UGH, Flossing, Do I Have To?

“UGH, FLOSSING, DO I HAVE TO?” Good question. Let me first list the benefits of flossing and if your not totally convinced to start flossing, give you alternative methods. Plaque is the enemy. It is a sticky Biofilm produced by the bacteria in everyone’s mouth. The bacteria feed on food and sugars we eat. If [...]

By | 2019-06-20T10:01:48+00:00 June 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Tooth Loss in Middle Age Linked to Heart Disease

Losing two or more natural teeth in middle age may signal an increased risk for coronary heart disease, according to a US study. "In addition to other established associations between dental health and risk of disease, our findings suggest that middle-aged adults who have lost two or more teeth in recent past could be at [...]

By | 2018-11-26T09:14:26+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Invisible Braces–Are they right for you?

INVISIBLE BRACES Clear Braces were originally created by Invisalign. The technique was revolutionary and created a method of Orthodontically Moving teeth without metal brackets and wires. Some severe cases of misalignment do require metal braces, but a lot of patients can be treated effectively with clear aligners. Over the years there has been improvements in [...]

By | 2018-09-25T09:56:38+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Gum disease is now linked as a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease!

Periodontitis  is now linked as a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease! Chronic gum inflammation, known as periodontitis, is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research from Taiwan. Chronic periodontitis, a leading cause of tooth loss, is also associated with increases in markers of inflammation throughout the body. Dr. Yu-Chao [...]

By | 2018-06-20T10:30:50+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Oral Cancer on the Rise–Get Checked

I am writing this blog to share important information about a growing public health issue that can affect you and your loved ones. According to the American Cancer Society, close to 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Oral cancer will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour. The main [...]

By | 2018-05-23T10:08:21+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Regular dental visits are more important to overall health then most think!

 Gum Disease and its Effects on Overall Health   Recent Periodontal Research has found a direct correlation between Gum Disease and the following health problems: Heart Disease and Strokes Diabetes Rheumatoid Arthritis Cancer A person with periodontal disease has a 2 times greater risk of having a heart attack compared to someone without gum disease. [...]

By | 2018-02-28T10:27:28+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Why do we get bad breath and what to do about it.

BAD BREATH   How often are you concerned about if you have fresh smelling breath or not. Bad Breath is more common than most people think. I know most of you have experienced a friend, co-worker, or family member whose breathe almost knocked you over. I would like to explain what causes bad breathe and [...]

By | 2018-12-13T13:34:11+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Why Night Guards are a Good Idea for Everyone!

The last few years the economy has caused an unprecedented amount of stress in people’s lives. I know, because as a dentist the effects of stress can be manifested by clenching and grinding of the teeth. We have seen an increase in TMJ Problems, fractured teeth, and an abnormal amount of wear of people’s teeth [...]

By | 2017-10-02T11:18:04+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Dentistry in the Digital Age

Welcome to the Digital Age in Dentistry As I discussed in my last Blog, Digital Dentistry has improved the quality and efficiency of Dental procedures. I would like to talk about Digital Impressions, Laser Cavity Detection and 3D Digital X-rays. 3D Digital X-rays are known as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). These are [...]

By | 2017-04-10T11:33:21+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Digital Technology Making Dentistry Better For Patients

Dentistry for the past 20 years has been making amazing advances in Digital Technology. It first started when charting and record keeping went electronic on computers. New software and computers allowed all x-rays, charting, notes, lab communications, and images to be stored in one convenient location on the computer. This allowed for better communication between [...]

By | 2018-12-13T13:34:04+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|