What Might You Have In Common With 3 Million People? 

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Here are some interesting facts you might enjoy knowing about dental implants. (yes, they do exist!) In 1951, a small group of dentists who were successfully placing dental implants formed the AAID – American Academy of Implant Dentistry. They wanted to share their knowledge on the practice of implantology. AAID is the first professional organization in the world dedicated to … Read More

“Love Your Teeth Day” Yes. It is a thing…

Cute cartoon tooth hugging a heart - Love your teeth day is Sept 20th in China

Many people know that China has a booming population. Over 1.35 BILLION people! That’s a LOT of mouths to take care of. However, a lot of Chinese people put off dental care due to fear, expense, or they just don’t see the need until their teeth become an emergency. Sound familiar?   At any rate, several decades ago the Chinese … Read More

High-Risk Dental Factors from Diabetes: Part 2 – Steps to Control the Problems  

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In a previous blog, the topic of what serious dental risks people with diabetes face was addressed. It was stated that those with diabetes can suffer an increase in having cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease. But the good news is, there are 4 important steps you can take, if you have diabetes, to ensure that cavities, gingivitis, and periodontitis aren’t … Read More

More About Sedation Dentistry

Here’s something you may not know…   There are four methods for sedating a patient during an in-office dental procedure. They are:   Anxiolytic or minimal sedation Conscious/moderate sedation Deep sedation General anesthesia.   Each one is tailored to the amount of dental work that needs to be done. Your dentist will determine which method is best for you and … Read More

What Dolphins and Sedation Dentistry Have in Common…

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Most people don’t know this, but you can tell a dolphin’s age by its teeth. Just like trees, dolphin’s teeth have rings inside them that tell how old they are. Their teeth are permanent, but they don’t use them for chewing. Why? They have no muscles in their jaws and as a result can’t chew. They have to swallow their … Read More

Teeth Whitening – More Questions You Want Answered

Whitening your teeth can change your whole look

Fun Fact: No two people have the same set of teeth—your teeth are as unique as your fingerprint, so be proud of your unique set of teeth.   If you’re like a lot of dental patients, there’s been an upswing in interest regarding the teeth whitening process. Since your teeth are unique to you, you want to be sure they … Read More

Why Do Your Teeth Feel Fuzzy When You Forget to Brush?

Keeping your teeth clean keeps away the 'fuzzies'

We’ve all done it – you get busy, rushed in the morning and forget to brush your teeth. Or maybe you’re so exhausted one night that you don’t brush before you get into bed. The next thing you realize, your teeth feel fuzzy against your tongue. Ever wonder what causes that fuzzy feeling? In this instance, it’s plaque! Plaque is … Read More

How to Relieve the Pain from a Toothache

How to Relieve the Pain from a Toothache

How do you relieve the pain from a toothache is an age old question. Many people know the excruciating pain a toothache can cause. Toothaches have been going on for centuries. And back then, the speediest remedy was simply to go to the barber (yes, the barber) and have it pulled. Some people have gone to extreme measures by trying … Read More

How Do I Teach My Kids to Brush Their Teeth?

How do I teach my child to brush?

According to the Clinical Affairs Committee, almost half of all children have cavities before they enter kindergarten. In fact, the #1 disease afflicting kids today IS tooth decay. The best way to keep your child from being one of those statistics? Teaching good, consistent oral hygiene habits. How do I teach my kids to brush their teeth is a common question … Read More