Mother-in-law coming in for Christmas….ornery uncle here for the holidays? The holidays are a time of year when blood pressure can become an issue. However, it’s not just special occasions when we realize that our blood pressure should be checked. At least once a month I have a patient who comes in for their regular
November is American Diabetes Month. The American Diabetes Association joins with the 29 million Americans with diabetes to raise awareness and to create a sense of urgency about this growing public health crisis. Here are some pertinent questions regarding diabetes and your oral health. IS THERE AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN GUM DISEASE AND DIABETES? For the
Tooth decay is preventable. Following these simple steps will help you continue smiling for a lifetime. Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth structure and can affect both the enamel (the outer coating of the tooth) and the dentin layer of the tooth. Tooth decay occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as
Regular dental visits are important year-round, but a back-to-school checkup is key in fighting the most common chronic disease found in school-age children: cavities. In fact, dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year. Prevention and early detection can help avoid pain, trouble eating, difficulty speaking and school absences.
I’m sure by now most of you have seen the commercials highlighting all of the options for straightening your smile using clear aligners such as Invisalign. Many of my patients have wanted to have straighter teeth for years and are realizing how easy it is using clear aligners. With Clear aligners you can choose to
Happy Summer! Planning a vacation? If so, don’t be THAT guy or girl who wakes up the extended family snoring all night! There is a solution! Nearly 60 percent of the adult population suffers from problem snoring. This percentage increases each year in people aged 50 and older, as tissues in the upper airway lose