Choosing a Pediatrician During the early years of a child’s life there will be many doctor visits. Check-ups or “well visits” are needed to ensure the child is healthy. Just in a baby’s first year, at least 7 check-ups are recommended. Finding the right pediatrician is one of the most important decisions parents will have… Continue reading Pediatric Health Talk: General Health Care
Your mouth is the window into the health of your body. The mouth can signal if you are eating a healthy diet or if you are at risk for a disease. Some diseases which affect the entire body, such as diabetes, heart disease, or autoimmune diseases, may first be noticed because of mouth sores or… Continue reading Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body
With the summer upon us, many people want to brighten their smile with whiter teeth. There are also frequently graduations, weddings and celebrations to attend, so a beautiful smile is desired. There are many ways to have a whiter smile, but some people worry is it safe? My staff and I have helped many of… Continue reading Tooth Whitening: Success & Safety
With spring sports and outside activities, lots of people are on the soccer field, the baseball diamond, running or biking. All of these require hydration and the choices of what you drink while competing or exercising affects not only your health but also your teeth. Hydration is critical to staying healthy but numerous facts need… Continue reading The Effects of Energy Drinks and Sports Drinks on Our Teeth
Dental exams are not only for the health of your teeth but also for your overall health. Many people feel that if their teeth are not hurting that everything is fine. Your teeth should not hurt, and pain is the body’s way of indicating that there is usually a problem. Similar to ignoring the unusual… Continue reading The Importance of Regular Dental Exams
Ever since the English settlers and the Native Americans of Plymouth Colony celebrated their meal together at what many call the First Thanksgiving, November has been a time to celebrate the things for which we are most thankful. For them it was thankfulness for a good harvest, for good relationships, for freedom to worship as… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude
It’s that time again: witches, zombies, ghosts, and superheroes will be going house to house threatening tricks and praying for treats. Halloween is meant to be a fun time for everyone, but there are also many concerns for candy givers and trick-or-treaters alike. Let’s consider how to make this Halloween both safe and fun.… Continue reading Halloween Candy and Your Teeth
Presented By Recently, I was asked by one of my followers on Quora.com, “What will happen if I stop brushing my teeth altogether?” Considering the high-sugar content of our diets today, I expect that this person would have many carious lesions (caries) long before their next visit to the dentist. They asked me why… Continue reading Does It Really Matter If We Don’t Brush Our Teeth?