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National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Allergy– A reaction to things like pollen, animals, food, medication, or topical agents. Symptoms of allergies include: watery eyes, stuffy nose, skin rash, hives or anaphylactic shock. Asthma– A lung disease which makes breathing difficult. Symptoms include: coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest and shortness of breath. Asthma can be hereditary and things like grass, […]

Is Water Flossing an Alternative to String Flossing?

Growing up as a kid I always saw my grandmother flossing with some “weird device” that spat water through her teeth. I never really knew what it was until I entered the Dental field. This method is called water flossing. To this day, water flossing is controversial in the dental field. Even though water flossers […]

APRIL IS NATIONAL FACIAL PROTECTION MONTH!

As spring approaches, it brings many patients who have suffered head, facial and oral trauma. Traumatic dental injuries present difficult challenges for both patients and their dentists. According to the American Association of Endodontists, dental injuries are the most common type of oral facial injury sustained during participation in sports; the majority of these dental […]

You Loose with Booze: Drinking Leads to Bad Oral Health

Alcohol abuse can be extremely harmful to your oral health, which is not something most people are aware of. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, there are approximately 17.6 million adults who are alcoholics or have alcohol problems; approximately 14 million more Americans meet the criteria for alcohol abuse or alcoholism. […]

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Do you put your baby to bed with a bottle full of formula or breast milk? You may be doing your baby harm. The formula and breast milk that you use to comfort and nourish your baby can also cause severe tooth decay. What you are using to nourish your baby also nourishes the normal […]

Are you stressed out?

Do you feel like you are running around with your head chopped off? Are you getting enough sleep? Do you have anxiety? Are people walking on egg shells whenever they’re around you? If so, you probably have too much stress in your life. We all encounter stress in our lives, some more than others. Did […]

Oral Wellness and Essential Oils

Oral wellness is a good indicator of one’s overall health. There are several benefits of using essential oils for oral wellness, both in a dental setting and in your home. What are essential oils? Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Not […]

Let’s Recognize our Doctors

Doctors can be under-appreciated, but March 30th is National Doctors’ Day making it a great time to appreciate the doctors in our lives. Each one of us have been touched at some point in our lives by a doctor’s compassion and professional care. They are committed to our good health and well-being. Doctors Day marks […]

March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and making both healthy eating and physical activity habits. We are talking to our patients this month about food choices for […]

A Day in the Life of a Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants play an important role in a multi-specialty office. They are normally the first one to arrive in the morning and the last one to leave for the day with little breaks in between. In the morning they arrive 30 minutes early to stock new inventory, prep trays and make sure everything is ready […]