Types of Procedures Periodontists Perform

by Jason 11/28/2013 8:00 AM

A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of more severe gum problems, called periodontitis – an inflammation of the gums around the tooth.... more...

Diabetes: Chronic Disease with Dental Affects

by Jason 11/26/2013 8:00 AM

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 26 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Even more troubling, another 57 million—about a fourth of U.S. adults—have pre-diabetes. This means their blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough for them to be classified as diabetic.... more...

No Time to Go to the Dentist?

by Jason 11/21/2013 8:00 AM

Do you have time to spare? Not going to the dentist to "save time" can cost you lots of hours in the end. ... more...

The Truth About Dental X-Rays

by Jason 11/19/2013 8:00 AM

Dental x-rays are images of teeth, cartilage and delicate tissues that cover them. During an x-ray, electromagnetic radiation is passed between the jaws, producing a picture of the inside structure. Dentists can diagnose structural issues as well as decay with a dental x-ray.
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Choosing Tooth-Friendly Thanksgiving Foods

by Jason 11/14/2013 8:00 AM

Thanksgiving is a time to feast with family and friends. Luckily, turkey is a great food for oral health because it is rich in protein. Protein has phosphorus in it – and when the phosphorus mixes with calcium and vitamin D, it creates strong bones and teeth. So even though eating a Thanksgiving feast can make you sleepy, you can rest assured that turkey is a healthy option for a great smile.... more...

Tooth Replacement Options

by Jason 11/12/2013 8:00 AM

In days past, if you lost a tooth you were subject to living the rest of your life with a gap in your smile. Luckily, modern dentistry has given us options to replace missing teeth. Whether you are missing one or many, your dentist can help you choose the right replacement.... more...

Give Thanks for Great Teeth!

by Jason 11/7/2013 8:00 AM

The holidays are almost upon us. Take a moment to plan your Thanksgiving menu now, and vow to make it a healthier celebration this year. Both your waistline and your teeth will thank you!

Remember that sugary and starchy foods add to the sticky plaque in your mouth that causes cavities. You can help keep your teeth healthy by improving your diet. Here are some ideas for a healthier Thanksgiving menu: ... more...

The Science of Smiling

by Jason 11/5/2013 8:00 AM

Have you ever considered the science behind a smile? Have you ever wondered why your smile can make others smile?

A smile does a lot more than tell someone about your mood. It exemplifies happiness and gratefulness that we may not be able to show using words alone. That’s not all smiling can do. It may even extend your lifespan if you do it often enough.... more...


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