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A Mommy Dentist’s Timeline to Caring for Your Child’s Teeth

As a “Mommy Dentist”, I often get asked by parents, “When should I begin to bring my child to the Dentist?” My quick response to them is, “When they have teeth!” My recommendation, as well as The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s, is that a child should have their first dental exam by their 1st […]

Snoring Can Be Frustrating!

June 28, 2017 Snoring can be very frustrating! Have you heard the old joke: “laugh and whole world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone”? Snoring is only funny in jokes. Snoring occurs when the muscles of the throat relax while sleeping, the tongue falls backwards, and the walls of the throat vibrate which […]

Blood Thinners and Dental Treatment

June 12, 2017 Typically, patients with heart issues, stroke, and/ or blood clotting issues are on blood thinners. Some common names of blood thinners are Coumadin, Heparin, Zarelto, and Eloquis. Patients SHOULD NOT discontinue any medications without first consulting their doctor. Bleeding can occur from the simplest of tasks including brushing and flossing. Bleeding following […]

Common Dental Complaints

June 5, 2017 Let’s talk about some common dental complaints such as dental sensitivity, dry mouth, and bad breath. Dental recession often causes sensitivity. We often recommend sensitive toothpaste for dental sensitivity, but sensitivity isn’t always improved with dental products. Other causes of dental sensitivity include tooth decay, cracked or broken teeth, and periodontal disease. […]

Dentures and Dental Implants

A dental implant is a surgical post that is placed into the jawbone beneath the gums. Once the implant is in place and fully healed, it can be used as a mount for replacement teeth. Dental implants can replace one or several missing teeth and are the ideal form of treatment for tooth replacement and […]

Tooth Loss Has Consequences

Tooth loss can cause a loss of confidence, a decrease in the ability to chew, and it also creates bone issues that many people are unaware of. I’ve met many people who resist smiling because they are unhappy with their smile, have excessive tooth decay, or because their dentures slip. The image shown demonstrates what […]

Sports Dentistry

May 8, 2017 Dental injuries during sport participation are one of the most common types of mouth injuries. The National Youth Sports Foundations contends that an athlete is 60 times more likely to sustain a mouth injury when he or she does not wear a protective mouth guard. A mouth guard is a soft plastic […]

Everything in Moderation

May 1, 2017 Ralph Waldo Emerson once stated: “moderation in all things”.  Food and drink are no exception to this rule!  It isn’t so much what you eat, but how long it is exposed to your teeth before being washed away and the remaining acid residue is neutralized by the saliva. It is your saliva’s […]

Your Dental Health is Important!

April 25, 2017 Today we would like to talk about the importance of a healthy mouth and good oral hygiene.  Your dental health is important and can influence your overall health and well-being. We encourage our patients to make a habit of six-month check-ups and regular hygiene appointments for cleaning and polishing. We concentrate on […]

Pediatric Care in the Dental Office

March 13, 2017 Our practice has many things to offer to our pediatric patients. We encourage parents to bring in their children beginning when the first tooth erupts. Our hygienists are trained to work with parents to help and educate them about their child’s dental needs throughout his/her development. We also work closely with local […]