Prevention

It’s easy to forget about prevention and maintenance when it comes to our health. Our lives are busy, and there are always last-minute emergencies. Sometimes, prevention, or “routine visits” just falls off the to-do list. Once we have a health problem, … we wish we had done a little “prevention.” This is just human nature,…

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Remember the story of a soda was used to disintegrate a tooth? This was done to show how the acid in the drink can destroy teeth, and to warn you about the dangers of drinking soda as a kid. In reality, there are many drinks we consume that affect the teeth. There are also steps…

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Did you know that the health of your mouth reflects the health of your whole body? We see a lot of mouths. The mouth can be a window into one’s overall health,  and usually we can pretty accurately guess if our patients have or have had a health problem. Lung problems, allergies, heart conditions, and…

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Sometimes patients tell us their bad teeth are genetic—their whole family has bad teeth, so they are pre-destined to a life of dental problems. Typically, this isn’t entirely true. We do see patients who have family members with similar oral health problems. In these cases, there is a pattern that emerges, many times passed down…

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