Burning Mouth Syndrome

For some people, they awake in the morning, feeling just fine.  But, about midday, begin to experience a burning sensation on the tongue that grows increasingly uncomfortable as the day goes on.  And there isn't any visible signs of anything being wrong on the tongue. Burning mouth syndrome usually occurs in women over 50.  And [...]

Bad Breath Problems

Lots of patients are concerned about bad breath.  As a social embarrassment, it's surely near the top of the list.  Since mouthwashes won't eliminate the problem, let's look at some possible reasons for your condition. Bacteria, plan and simple, are the culprit.  Bacteria do their work in the mouth, lungs, sinuses and stomach.  In the [...]

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|

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|