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Surprising Foods that Can Cause Tooth Decay

We all know that sugary foods like candy, cookies and cake can cause tooth decay, but some foods that cause problems may surprise you.  Parents who limit dessert consumption are surprised to learn that some snacks that they consider healthy may be causing decay problems.  Starchy foods like bread, chips, cereal bars, some cereals and granola bars [...]

By |2019-07-05T06:52:41-05:00January 14th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

What are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants have provided us with an opportunity to fight the build up of harmful decay and bacteria in the back molar teeth. These teeth are shaped differently than the rest of our teeth and contain quite a few pits and grooves. These pits and grooves prove harder to brush well and don't allow for [...]

By |2019-07-05T06:52:41-05:00December 10th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What are Dental Sealants?

Patient Newsletter Archive

I just created an archive for my patient e-newsletters. It only contains the most recent e-newsletter at this point, but I will archive all of the newsletters going forward. Now you can always have access to the amazing content in my newsletters. Hopefully, you read the self-deprecating humor in that last sentence.

By |2009-12-02T20:17:00-06:00December 2nd, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Patient Newsletter Archive

Three Healthy Habits for December

December can be the hardest month of the year to maintain healthy habits. Holiday parties, the change in temperature, the constant presence of goodies, the busyness of holiday preparations and gift buying can all make it difficult to stick to healthy routines. Below I have listed a number of healthy habits. I encourage you to [...]

By |2019-07-05T06:52:41-05:00December 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|1 Comment

You Don’t Have to Hate the Dentist

Dentists learn very early in their careers that many patients experience a considerable amount of dental anxiety. The phrase “Nothin’ personal Doc, but I hate dentists” is so common that there is a book by that title. The book is actually a helpful resource for patients dealing with dental anxiety. When I am asked, “What [...]

By |2019-07-05T06:52:41-05:00November 10th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on You Don’t Have to Hate the Dentist

8 Tips for Good Dental Hygiene in Young Children

We are frequently asked "When should I bring my child to the dentist for the first time?" The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a child should see the dentist soon after the first tooth has erupted, but no later than the first birthday. These earliest appointments will primarily involve an exam and instruction on proper [...]

By |2009-10-29T17:34:00-05:00October 29th, 2009|Uncategorized|1 Comment

More Pumpkin Recipes

autumn harvest from Crestock Stock Photography My business manager is hijacking my blog to add a link to more pumpkin recipes. My last blog entry showed the positive health contributions of pumpkin. Here is a link to Cooking Light Magazine's latest recipes using pumpkin: Check out the Pumpkin Recipes box on the left which [...]

By |2019-07-05T06:52:41-05:00October 27th, 2009|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Pumpkin Seed Recipes

It's pumpkin carving time so make sure to take advantage of the health benefits of pumpkin seeds. One quarter cup of pumpkin seeds provides around 50% of your daily need for magnesium, phosphorous, and manganese. Pumpkin seeds are also a great source of iron, protein, vitamin K, and zinc. Pumpkin seeds have been touted for [...]

By |2009-10-23T15:17:00-05:00October 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pumpkin Seed Recipes

Is it Time to Toss that Toothbrush?

photo credit: sk8geek With the recent increase in illnesses this fall, several patients have asked me if they need to throw away their toothbrushes after every illness. This helpful article outlines several ways to go about washing and sterilizing toothbrushes. However, as the article points out the safest way to ensure your toothbrush is not [...]

By |2019-07-05T06:52:41-05:00October 22nd, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is it Time to Toss that Toothbrush?

7 Tips to Prepare Children for the Dentist

  Parents often dread preparing their children for the first trip to the dentist. This dread can become quite apparent to young children creating fear in them before they even step into the dentist's office. With advancements in dental care and pain management, today's dental office does not have to elicit fear and negativity in [...]

By |2019-07-05T06:52:41-05:00October 15th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 7 Tips to Prepare Children for the Dentist