One-Appointment Crowns – A Patient Pleaser!

Ouch! You just bit down on one of your favorite snacks and you got a sudden sharp pain that lasted for only a few seconds. What was that? For many people, this usually signifies a cracked tooth, which is different than a broken tooth. A cracked tooth hasn’t yet broken →

Fascinating New Information about Fluoride

Yale researchers have uncovered the molecular tricks used by bacteria to fight the effects of fluoride, which is commonly used in toothpaste and mouthwash to combat tooth decay. However, it is important to understand that this study in no way is refuting the positive use of fluoride in the prevention →

Thyroid Cancer and Dental X-rays

Recently a client passed this information along to me looking for more information. I felt it was a good question, worthy to talk about. Here was the body of the email: Dr. Oz Info (Mammogram and Dental X-rays) for WOMEN Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer →

Tooth bleaching – more than just tooth lightening!

When most people think of tooth bleaching, they think “whiter teeth.” Well, of course!  However, did you know that there are other benefits associated with tooth lightening … or what is commonly called tooth “whitening”? Over 20 years ago when tooth “whitening” was just starting up, one of the things →

Cancer and Oral Health

Anyone can develop cancer. Since the risk of being diagnosed with cancer increases with age, most cases occur in adults who are middle aged or older. About 78% of all cancers are diagnosed in persons 55 years of age and older. In the US, men have slightly less than a →

What Happens in Your Mouth Every Time You Eat or Drink

Every time you eat carbohydrates, millions of bacteria in your mouth shout for joy as they snack on the food that you are eating. There’s just one small problem: after they’re done eating: they need to use the restroom. Since there’s no toilet in your mouth, they just go on →

Dry Mouth Disaster!

With more than 400 medications having the side effect of dry mouth (and counting), the effect on the mouth can be staggering, both from a financial and a personal suffering standpoint. Adequate amounts of saliva are necessary for not only general comfort of the mouth, but for tooth decay prevention. →