Custom Night Guards: Are They Worth the Money?

I have been recommending night guards to my valued patients with evidence of tooth wear for over 30 years. I truly believe in the benefit of these guards. To me, they are just as important as … [Read more...]

Finding a Dentist Who Saves You Money

Many want to find a dentist who saves them money. Many patients opt for a managed care insurance plan dentist or for a "coupon dentist." I can understand how that may save them money today, yet will … [Read more...]

Colon and Rectal Cancers Rising Among Younger Americans

Americans in the early 50's in age and younger are experiencing increases in colon and rectal cancer rates. This was found in a report that was published yesterday, February 28, 2017, within the … [Read more...]

E-Cigarette Dangers: Update of January 2017

E-Cigarettes are indeed dangerous. The United States Surgeon General finally published a report and created a website on e-cigarette dangers in December 2016. It was not until May 2016 when the United … [Read more...]

Easier Ways of Saving Money on Dentistry

Many of us have tried to do things ourselves to save money. I know I have. With Youtube and other online research, I have been able to upgrade components in my laptop, I have been able to repair some … [Read more...]

Keeping Hydrated with Water

It sure can be hot in the Dallas area.  We all know we need to keep hydrated.  Our bodies tell us many times of the need for fluids.  We may obtain our hydration from many fluids.  It is important to … [Read more...]

Is Oil Pulling Slick for Prevention?

I actually had a sweet patient last week inform me she was "oil pulling". I had no idea what she was talking about, so I asked her about it. She told me she was pouring a tablespoon of oil (olive, … [Read more...]

Recent Research Links Gum (Gingival) Bleeding to Asthma

Research published on January 25, 2016, by PLOS One, a peer-reviewed journal, leads scientists to discover a new association of gingival bleeding to asthma, and confirms the association of gingival … [Read more...]

HPV: Now Leading Cause of Head and Neck Cancers

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is now the leading cause of head and neck cancers, according to Dr. Timothy Kelley, the Director of the Head and Neck Program and an oncological surgeon at Hoag Memorial … [Read more...]

Updated National Dietary Guidelines for January 2016

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted their newest 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines on January 7, 2016. Most notable was their specific recommendation to limit added … [Read more...]