Freshen Your Breath

Bad breath can ruin a date, cause co-workers to avoid you, and generally be an unwelcomed nuisance. Here are some ways that you can tackle your bad breath and start down the road to minty freshness. Avoid Garlic and Onions: Foods like garlic and onions can be smelled on the breath for up to three… Read more »

Halloween Candy

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, but it is also Halloween season as well. As a general rule, eating candy on a regular basis (especially for children wearing braces), but we realize it is asking a lot for children to completely forego Halloween. In order to minimize the amount of damage to teeth and braces,… Read more »

The Risks of Oral Piercings

Before you decide to have your tongue pierced, it is important to realize that there are risks involved. While oral piercings may look cool or make a statement, they can lead to complications if you don’t take proper precautions. While not all oral piercings lead to complications, those that decide to get pierced should understand… Read more »

Importance of Communication

For a dentist, good communication is one of the most important tools. We strive to have open communication with each of our patients in order to provide the best treatments and services possible. We understand that there are many people who may anxious about coming in and talking to us. Some people have a fear… Read more »

Smoking and Periodontal Disease

The center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just launched a TV ad and video campaign educating the public on the link between smoking and periodontal disease. (1)Besides causing stained teeth and bad breath, tobacco smoking is a risk factor for periodontal disease. Smoking interferes with the ability of the body’s immune system to fight… Read more »

April is Dental Trauma Awareness Month

Dental injuries are common in contact sports and recreational activities. The American Dental Association promotes the importance of safety in maintaining oral health and the use of a properly fitted mouthguard as the best available protective device for reducing the incidence of sports related dental injuries. Click on the link for more information. http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/m/mouthguards -Peggy,… Read more »

You’ll Never Guess What Doctors Found In This Baby’s Brain

You’ll Never Guess What Doctors Found In This Baby’s Brain A rare brain tumor removed from a 4 month old boy contained fully formed teeth. Here is a link to the story. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/27/baby-brain-tumor-teeth_n_4866624.html ~Peggy, RDH

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month is meant to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Why is this type of celebration—and year-round attention to children’s dental health–important? Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. More than 40 percent of children ages 2 to… Read more »

Update on Tobacco & Oral Health

Smoking & Health: 50 Years Later Acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak issues a report that further examines the relationship between tobacco use and an array of health problems. January 17, 2014 Surgeon General updates tobacco, oral health links By Craig Palmer, ADA News staff Washington—The U.S. Surgeon General’s 50th anniversary review of tobacco science… Read more »

New Guidelines Released for Managing Cholesterol

About one in six adults in the United States has high cholesterol—that’s approximately 17% of the country’s population—according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. High cholesterol significantly raises the risk of heart attack and stroke, and with heart disease remaining the No. 1 cause of death in the US, the American College… Read more »