Many elderly adults in this country suffer from some form of severe memory loss, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. This can be difficult for family and friends to see, experience, and help with. Over time, your older loved one may even reach a point where they have...read more
My godmother was thrilled when she chipped her front teeth. After the initial shock of having tripped on cracked pavement in a restaurant parking lot, she said, “Now I can have my smile back!” I didn’t understand what she meant until she explained while...read more
As a parent, have you ever shared a spoon with your child, or kissed them on the lips? Better yet, have you cleaned the pacifier with your own mouth before returning it to your child? Human behaviors play a major role in the prevention of the most common oral...read more
Recently I have worked with many women, in all walks of life in a variety of ages, all complaining of hypersensitive and swollen gums. Though they all come in regularly for their 6-month dental checkups and cleaning, it made me take notice and try to discover what the...read more
Many patients look at me like I’m crazy when I start asking questions about their diets or lifestyle choices when it comes to food. They either don’t want to talk about it at all or very sparingly and want to change the subject as quickly as possible. People do not...read more
Direct Sales Toothpastes: How Effective Are They, and Are the Companies Behind Them Telling the Truth?
A patient stumped me the other day on a new toothpaste that is making waves on Facebook. I hate not knowing the latest and greatest of dental technology out there, so I recently spent about 8 hours researching alternatives to the typical toothpastes we see on the...read more