Patient Education

Bulimia, the “Private Problem”

Not So Private Anymore If you recognize yourself or someone in your family in this piece, you share a problem with over 500,000 other people. Bulimia. Do you worry about how much you eat—all the time? Do you start a new diet almost every day? Do you perceive everyone else as thinner than you are? Do you make time in the day to eat in solitude—ice cream, doughnuts, pies, cakes, [...]

Bulimia, the “Private Problem”2023-12-22T15:13:17-08:00

Smoking and Still Smiling?

Say you've spent the time and effort to get your mouth and teeth in shape. You’re dentally hale and hearty. And you smoke. As if there isn't enough reason to give up smoking, your dental health suffers too. Dramatically. Aside from the tobacco stains on teeth (not to mention the bouquet), serious oral disease can develop. The evidence just keeps piling up. Gum Disease - Research is showing that the [...]

Smoking and Still Smiling?2023-12-22T15:13:07-08:00

Fluoride & Your Health

What is fluoride, and why is it good for my teeth? Fluoride is a compound of the element fluorine, which is found universally throughout nature in water, soil, air, and in most foods. Fluoride is absorbed easily into tooth enamel, especially in the growing teeth of children. Once teeth are developed, fluoride makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay [...]

Fluoride & Your Health2023-12-22T15:12:39-08:00

Diabetes and Your Mouth

We could be first to know. Don’t let us be the last. Diabetes affects the blood chemistry and metabolism of its victims, threatening them with multiple serious disorders. But early detection can ward off the dangers, and we dentists are often the first to notice clues. Diabetics are more likely than others to develop tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, fungal infections, dry mouth, impaired taste, inflammatory skin disease, delayed healing [...]

Diabetes and Your Mouth2023-12-22T15:12:19-08:00

The Season and the Sweet Tooth

Food has always played a starring role in holiday traditions. From Thanksgiving turkey to the Hanukkah challah to bouche noel, what we eat defines the occasion (and some of our most lingering memories). It’s no wonder that by January, laments about misplaced waistlines ring out as often as “Happy New Year!” But when it comes to holiday feasting, there’s more at stake than shock at the bathroom scales. One obvious [...]

The Season and the Sweet Tooth2023-12-22T15:11:01-08:00

Expiring Insurance Benefits—Use Them or Lose Them!

What if someone gave you free money to spend on improving your smile? With one string attached: use it all by New Years’, or lose it. Well, for those fortunate enough to have insurance, there are several ways to take advantage of your plan's benefits before they expire at the end of the year. Many dental insurance policies provide a certain dollar amount of coverage to be provided over one calendar [...]

Expiring Insurance Benefits—Use Them or Lose Them!2023-12-22T15:10:42-08:00

Women’s Oral Health

Do women need to be more careful with their oral health? Women's oral health depends on their different stages of life. For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in sex hormone levels, such as in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ, Myofascial pain, eating disorders, and Sjogren’s Syndrome (dry mouth). What types of conditions will my dentist [...]

Women’s Oral Health2023-05-09T12:14:40-07:00

If You Have Dental Anxieties…

We Can Help We recognize that when it comes to dental procedures, some of the most terrible things aren’t going on inside your mouth—but inside your head. Fear of the dentist’s chair is both normal and understandable. You may be among the 150 million Americans who avoid the dentist altogether. But, truly, it doesn't have to be that way. So many dental anxieties are based on false information. Well-meaning friends [...]

If You Have Dental Anxieties…2023-05-09T12:11:02-07:00

In Case Of A Dental Emergency!

Toothache Rinse mouth vigorously with cool water. Floss to remove food that might be trapped between teeth. DON’T use heat or place aspirin ON the aching tooth or gum. Call us as soon as possible. Broken Fillings Gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm water to remove debris. If tooth is sensitive, protect it with orthodontic wax or a wad of sugarless gum (be careful while chewing). Call us as soon [...]

In Case Of A Dental Emergency!2023-05-09T12:09:56-07:00

Toothbrush Worn Out?

Replace Your Old Toothbrush We've all seen an old disgusting worn-out toothbrush before. And truth be told, we've probably all been guilty of letting an old toothbrush hang around far too long. Understandably, you may be questioning whether or not to get a new one, and sometimes it's hard to determine where exactly to draw the line. However, if you are even asking yourself the question, it probably means that [...]

Toothbrush Worn Out?2023-04-16T12:53:52-07:00
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