General Health at the Dentist

The May 2000 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Health states, "You cannot be healthy without oral health. Oral health and general health should not be interpreted as separate entities." Dental practitioners are in a unique position to recognize and address the early warning signs of a body out of balance. The so-called lifestyle illnesses are [...]

By | 2015-02-18T14:22:25+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Dental, Dental Hygiene, General Dental Information, General Health|

Blood Pressure Concerns

Why does your blood pressure matter when you visit the dentist?  Because we see you about every 6 months, we're in a good position to monitor changes in your blood pressure, changes that can signal the onset of heart disease and stroke.  Your blood pressure reading yields two numbers, 120/70 for instance.  The first figure [...]

By | 2015-02-11T21:14:11+00:00 February 11th, 2015|General Dental Information, General Health|

GoSmile whitening toothpaste

GoSmile Truly Whitening Toothpaste System Toothpaste that takes whitening to the next level...whitens beneath the enamel for TRUE stain removal! Breakthrough technology for REAL whitening, not just polishing.  This toothpaste TRULY whitens, by penetrating enamel - which is translucent - to remove the stains in the dentin that really give teeth their color.  The easiest, [...]

Acupuncture & Dental Pain

Did you know that acupuncture can be a safe and effective treatment for dental pain? In 1997, the National Institute of Health compiled a Consensus Statement based on the research of a panel of experts representing acupuncture, pain,psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, drug abuse, family practice, internal medicine, health policy, epidemiology, statistics, physiology, biophysics and [...]

By | 2014-04-08T16:38:35+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Dental, General Dental Information, General Health|

Top Picks in Mouthwash

The November 2013 issue of REAL SIMPLE magazine notes the top rated mouthwashes according to a test of over 30 brands.  Here's what they found: 1) Best Whitening - REMBRANDT DEEPLY WHITE - Tooth-brightening peroxide helps the liquid penetrate the enamel so it tackles discoloration both on and beneath the surface. Leaves breath minty fresh, [...]


24% of adults have untreated cavities today.  These tiny holes in the tooth surface start out often with no symptoms.  But with regular checkups, these areas of bacterial decay can be treated quickly and inexpensively, before the cavity hurts.  Once the cavity gets larger and deeper, affecting deeper layers of the tooth structure, you are [...]

By | 2014-02-19T18:49:14+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Dental, General Dental Information, General Health|

Strawberry-Lemon Sorbet

Strawberry-Lemon Sorbet (Recipe by Karen D. Krchma) Strawberries are a perfect way to end a meal. Here is a healthy way to reduce sugar desserts and still have fun!  Strawberries are great tooth “scrubbers” and high in fiber, a definite health plus. Lemon assists with pH balance in the body. Stevia is a natural sweetener and does [...]

By | 2017-02-02T20:45:53+00:00 February 12th, 2014|General Dental Information, General Health|