From Parents To Infants: Cavities Are Contagious

From Parents To Infants: Cavities Are Contagious

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
What Does Your Mouth Say About Your Overall Health

What Does Your Mouth Say About Your Overall Health

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
A Dentist’s Perspective of an Anti-Inflammatory “Diet”

A Dentist’s Perspective of an Anti-Inflammatory “Diet”

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

Electronic, Ionic, Quip: The Latest in Toothbrush Technology

I have been currently doing research on the difference and efficiency of electric and ionic toothbrushes, so I got stumped by a patient who told me he and his fiance have been using the Quip toothbrush for the past 3 months.  He had not been to a dentist in 5 years,... read more

Women’s Oral Health at All Ages

Women’s oral health depends on our different stages in life.  For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in sex-hormone levels, such as in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause.  Women are also more likely to be diagnosed... read more