Author Archives: Dr. B.

  • Nervousness at the Dentist

    Posted on June 5, 2017 by in Blog

      “I hate coming to the dentist!” Those words used to send shivers down my spine. I used to take the statement personally – until I realized how many patients suffer from some sort of dental nervousness. Per the National Institute of Mental Health: DENTAL ANXIETY (orodontophobia) PLAGUES 40 MILLION Americans age 18 and older, […]

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  • April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

    Posted on April 26, 2017 by in Blog

      According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, there are nearly 50,000 people who are diagnosed with oral cancer every year.  Regular screenings completed by yourself and dental professionals is the key to prevention.  Screenings are completed by visualizing and palpating the tissues of the head, neck and mouth.  As with any cancer, prevention is key.  There […]

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  • Medical Conditions Linked to the Mouth

    Posted on March 24, 2017 by in Blog

      Not only can an unhealthy mouth affect your teeth and gums it can be detrimental to numerous parts of the body!  Maintaining proper oral hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly will ensure all the right steps are taken to lower the risk and achieve optimal health. 9 medical conditions linked to oral bacteria: kidney […]

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  • Floss the Teeth you want to Keep!

    Posted on February 27, 2017 by in Blog

      Flossing keeps the teeth and gums healthy!  Flossing disrupts bacteria, biofilm and plaque from causing tooth decay and gum disease. How to floss: Wrap about an arms length of floss around both middle fingers. Use your pointer fingers to guide floss between the teeth. Zig-zag the floss into place (instead of popping). Wrap the floss […]

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  • Part 4: Reducing Cavities in Children

    Posted on February 16, 2017 by in Blog

      Last but not least, teach your children that the dentist is a fun place to be!  Even if you’ve had bad experiences, it is important to help our children have good experiences by being positive about what we do here! There won’t be any surprises.  We tell the child each step, and we do […]

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  • Part 3: Reducing Cavities in Children

    Posted on February 7, 2017 by in Blog

      Nutrition is not only important for our children’s bodies, but also their mouth! Each time we are exposed to anything acidic (juices, fruits, carbohydrates, starches, sugars, milk), the pH of our mouth drops into an acidic state.  This leeches minerals from the teeth; this leeching is the start of tooth decay.  It takes a […]

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  • Part 2: Reducing Cavities in Children

    Posted on January 30, 2017 by in Blog

      Fluoride is important for all ages, including our little ones, to decrease cavity risk! A rice-grain-size of fluoridated toothpaste on a brush is appropriate for children under the age of two, while a pea-sized amount is appropriate for ages 2-6. Parents should help a child brush and floss at least once a day until […]

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  • Part 1: Reducing Cavities in Children

    Posted on January 25, 2017 by in Blog

      The American Dental Association recommends the first dental visit at the age of one or at the eruption of the first tooth. It is important to know that this visit will be mostly informative for parents and/or caregivers.  We introduce the child to the office and to the things we use.  We look into […]

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  • Peace and Joy

    Posted on December 17, 2016 by in Blog

      For all those who efforts reflect a widening world of PEACE: T’was the night before Christmas, he lived all alone in a one-bedroom house made of plaster and stone. I had come down the chimney with presents to give, and to see, just who, in this home, did live. I looked all about – […]

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