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Dental Exam Gloves

What’s with the Gloves?

You may have noticed that whenever we work inside your mouth (or touch something that will be going into your mouth) we will ALWAYS be wearing medical gloves to prevent contamination. Keeping Germs Out The subject of sterilization is more important than ever as we become more aware of the various communicable diseases that can […]

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Woman With Cold Sore

What To Do About Cold Sores?

Shrug Them Off, or Seek Help? Cold sores, aka fever blisters, are known to medical professionals as outbreaks of the herpes simplex virus. Most of us have experienced them at one time or another, on the lips or inside the mouth. They can be spread by kissing or by sharing spoons, cups, or razors with […]

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Glossary

Dental Jargon—into English!

Does it ever seem like everyone you do business with—from the auto mechanic to the attorney to the tax accountant—uses a secret language to describe what you’re paying for? You’d like to know what they’re talking about, but you’re afraid to ask. Maybe it’s over your head. Maybe they don’t really want you to know. […]

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Patient Review

We Want Your Opinion!

We are pleased to have you in our practice and hope to continue serving you well. We strive to deliver the type of personal service and friendly atmosphere that you want from a dental office, so if you’ve had a good experience and would like to share, please take a few moments to write us […]

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Dental Tools

Today’s Improvements in Dentistry

There’s a bright new trend in dental offices these days: more people are scheduling appointments because they want to, not because they have to. Dentistry just isn’t the same anymore. In the past decades we’ve seen the development of materials and procedures that would be unimaginable to our predecessors. So if you know someone who […]

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Dental History Form

Keep us Updated About Any Health Changes!

Your Mouth Works Hand in Hand with Your Body Dental care is just one part of total health care. Because of that, we need to keep current with your entire health history, the good and the bad. Be sure to tell us if you… have experienced any new allergies or sensitivities have quit smoking (or […]

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Tooth Anatomy

Facial Growth, Oral Health, and “Modern” Food

How the “Foods of Commerce” Have Shaped Us From where we sit, getting dinner on the table is a piece of cake compared to what faced early man. We “hunt” at the grocery store, “forage” in the produce department, and “stalk” hamburger joints. What we end up eating, though, may be far less nutritious than […]

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Salivary Glands

Saliva… Fantastic Fluid!

Your salivary glands make up to three pints a day of this fantastic fluid. Why so much? Because saliva plays an important role in keeping your teeth and gums fit and smiling. Saliva helps fight cavities by prevent food from sticking to teeth and gums, it also helps neutralize stomach acid preventing heartburn. Saliva even […]

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Elderly Woman

Bone Up on Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, the loss of bone mass as we age, could affect half of all Americans over 50 by 2020. It is defined as bone loss of about 25 percent, which results in fragile bones that fracture easily. Its reputation as an old person’s disease stems from the fact that bone loss doesn’t hurt and osteoporosis […]

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Healthy vs Unhealthy Foods

A Few Tips on Nutrition

Get Your Vitamins! Vitamin C is an extremely important in dentistry (and nutrition in general) because of how it helps control periodontal disease and other problems in the mouth. For one thing, Vitamin C—ascorbic acid—seems to help calcium do its job of halting the loss of bone. Animal studies at the Harvard School of Dental […]

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