Updated Dental Prevention Guidelines for 2016

Most of us have known for years that it has been recommended to see your dentist every six months. With research, this recommendation among others are often re-evaluated. We would like to share with … [Read more...]

An Incident of Decay Causing Neck and Head Pain

Just yesterday, I was making my fairly regular follow up calls to patients who had recently received more than a mild amount of dental care. One of my calls was to Brent. He had pursued some fairly … [Read more...]

How Long Should I Use a Toothbrush?

I understand many of us do not give much thought to the toothbrush. We have one, we use it, and that is about it. In this relatively short post, my attempt will be to provide some information which is … [Read more...]

Untreated or Undiagnosed Acid Reflux

I can understand why you may question my writing about acid reflux. What does this have to do with dentistry? Well, I cannot say I find this to be a prevalent problem. However, I can say that I can … [Read more...]

If the Eyes are the Window to the Soul, Is Your Mouth a Window to Your General Health?

Many have been credited with the quotation, "The eyes are the window to the soul." Most of us have seen or heard this quote before. Perhaps we have even pondered the meaning. We may have explored this … [Read more...]

Poor Oral Hygiene May Alone Be Associated with High Blood Pressure

In the July 2015 issue of the Journal of Periodontology, it was reported that Korean researchers had found that poor oral hygiene may lead to an increased incidence of hypertension. These researchers … [Read more...]

The Facts about Recent FDA Warnings of Taking Advil, Motrin, Aleve, and Others

Two months ago, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued stronger warnings concerning non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) causing an increased risk of heart attack and … [Read more...]

Cigar-Smoking Without Inhaling: Still Presents Risks

In the early to mid 1990's, many of us recall that over 40 states filed lawsuits against the tobacco industry and won. The dangers of tobacco use were substantiated. However, since then, tobacco use … [Read more...]

Dental Health is Indeed Linked to Your General Health

For the past 15 years or so, it has become very clear that dental health is indeed linked to one's general health. Many articles and research studies have been published on this very subject. In fact, … [Read more...]

We Are Open for Those College Spring Breaks!

Many of the area independent school districts have had their Spring Breaks. However, many of the colleges are currently having their own Spring Breaks. We are open and we do have availability now for … [Read more...]