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Posts From February, 2015

Tooth Wear

Some tooth wear is normal for everyone.  Abrasion can occur as a result of simple chewing if teeth are just not very strong.  Or, it could be a matter of a highly acidic diet, tooth grinding during sleep or when stressed, or other habits.  If your teeth show excess signs of wear, try to monitor […]


Internal Bleaching of a Tooth

Bleaching a non-vital tooth, a tooth that has had a root canal, works differently from bleaching the surface of the teeth.  Over time a tooth that has had a root canal can look discolored, which is happening from inside the tooth.  In most cases, using a standard bleaching procedure to bleach your teeth, such as […]


Anti-Tartar Toothpastes

There are lots of dental products available at your local grocer or drug store. It’s tough to pick the one that’s right for you.  In an effort to keep gum disease at bay, many manufacturers have researched and developed anti-plaque, anti-tartar home care products and some even advertise these to be the be-all and end-all […]


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 […]


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 […]


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