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Been Awhile Since Your Checkup?

Alert Us to Changes Any changes in your health should be discussed with your dentist. Whether you're a new patient visiting us for the first time, or a returning patient and it's been awhile since your last checkup, it's important to update us on any changes. Dental care is just one component of your overall health, but it's an important one! Many conditions, diseases, and side-effects of medications can have [...]

Been Awhile Since Your Checkup?2020-08-25T08:00:19-07:00

Dangers of Common Over-the-Counter Medications

Non-Prescription Doesn't Mean Non-Hazardous Most patients know that doctor-prescribed medication is pretty serious stuff. But if you can buy it at the drug store, how much of a problem could it be? More than you'd think. Taking acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol) routinely risks acute liver disease–more so than alcohol or hepatitis. Long-term use of pain relievers ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) can raise blood pressure, harm the stomach, liver, and kidneys. [...]

Dangers of Common Over-the-Counter Medications2019-06-04T08:00:44-07:00

All About Antibiotics

Because we’re concerned about more than your teeth… If you’re a woman taking oral contraceptives, it’s understandable that you might not wish to mention this prior to a dental procedure. But it’s truly important that we know, and here’s why: Your dental procedure may include an antibiotic prescription to fight bacterial infection. It’s known that some broad-spectrum antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of a birth control pill, increasing the chance [...]

All About Antibiotics2015-12-08T00:00:00-08:00
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