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Do I Really Need an Exam?

Do I Really Need an Exam?

It’s highly likely that after visiting our practice, you understand the value of a thorough, professional dental cleaning. It’s also likely that you may not fully understand the importance of a complete exam and radiographs.  There are many reasons the exam is an...

Dry Mouth – Not Just a Nuisance

Dry Mouth – Not Just a Nuisance

Normal flow of saliva provides lubrication for swallowing and begins the process of digestion while you chew. Saliva also protects your teeth by neutralizing and washing away acids, sugars, and other particles left behind after eating. From time to time, we all...

Blood Thinners and Oral Surgery

Blood Thinners and Oral Surgery

Blood thinning medications are helpful in regulating your body to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other serious issues. However, if you are scheduled for oral surgery, it is vital that our oral surgeon is aware of all medications you are using.   How Blood...

4 Ways to Achieve Optimal Oral Health

4 Ways to Achieve Optimal Oral Health

Keeping up optimal oral health takes more than brushing and flossing. Maintaining oral hygiene demands a bit of work, but it is worth it in the long run. Here are four ways you can improve your dental health right now. Replace your toothbrush more often. When was the...

Be Wary of These Beverages

Be Wary of These Beverages

It’s common knowledge that plenty of beverages are not good for your health. The excessive amounts of sugar, caffeine, or alcohol found in a lot of popular drinks have well-documented impacts on your body. However, you may not be aware of the immediate impacts that...

Men: Keep Your Mouth Healthy

Men: Keep Your Mouth Healthy

Men, dental examinations and treatment are important for you, too. Did you know according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), by age 72 men lose an average of 5 teeth? That number jumps to 12 if you are also a smoker. Here’s what you need to know about keeping...

5 Myths of Teeth Sensitivity

5 Myths of Teeth Sensitivity

Do you suffer from regular sensitivity? 1 in 8 Americans suffer from teeth sensitivity. Teeth sensitivity is often misunderstood, but our dental team can help you find relief. Let’s separate fact from fiction. MYTH: People’s teeth are supposed to hurt when they bite...

9 Facts About Tongues

9 Facts About Tongues

We use our tongues every day to talk, taste, and swallow, yet we rarely take time to think about this flexible organ. Here are 9 things you may not know about the tongue: 1.      The longest recorded tongue was more than 3.8 inches from back to tip; the...

Oral Hygiene and Heart Disease

Oral Hygiene and Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Studies have found there is a correlation between gum disease and your heart health. Gum disease symptoms to watch out for:...