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Bad Breath Can Ruin Your Day… No, Really! Apr 23rd, 2017

Nothing ends first dates as much as bad breath. It can ruin job interviews and prevent other people from actually focusing on what you’re trying to say. What’s worse is that it’s very difficult for you to notice if your own breath smells bad. Why is this? The human brain...

It’s not JUST a cleaning Feb 16th, 2017

It’s not JUST a cleaningA dental cleaning, also known as a dental prophylaxis, or prophy, for short, involves much more than scraping crud off your teeth. That check-up you’re supposed to do at least every six months is key to maintaining optimal oral and general health. Stop rolling your eyes...

Early Childhood Tooth Decay Dec 26th, 2016

Early Childhood Tooth DecayYears ago it was fairly uncommon to find tooth decay in children, but within the last 5 to 10 years, I’ve seen an increasing number of young patients with cavities. This is disheartening because during the 1940’s and 1950’s we discovered the benefits of fluoride in the...

Keep Your Smile Dec 15th, 2016

Jeanne Calment has some great advice..."Always keep your smile. That's how I explain my long life." She lived 122 years and 164 days, the longest human life span in recorded history! By the way, in case you were wondering, I DO NOT approve of smoking, but I can help you...

The Daily (and Nightly) Grind, Part 2 Dec 2nd, 2016

In my last post, I talked about bruxism and its effects on overall health. Now I will address the dental causes and consequences of this fairly common condition. When you bite down, your teeth are supposed to fit together perfectly, kind of like a “lock-and-key” or the way pieces fit...

The Daily (and Nightly) Grind, Part 1 Nov 16th, 2016

I’ve had it with stress! Welcome to living in the 21st Century. Stress permeates every aspect of our lives. Marriage and relationships, family, parenting, work, even vacations can be more stressful than we’d like to admit. Along with stress comes emotional and physical ailments. The mind suffers and the body...

Did you ever wonder why Dentists hate sugar? Nov 4th, 2016

First, let me start off by saying sugar is my weakness. I love sweets, always have. I gotta have 'em. Unfortunately, I pay the price with my general health. Like so many I am overweight and I have high blood pressure. But at my ripe age of 51, I have...