Some of our patients have asked why we are routinely taking your blood pressure before dental procedures. Most of you see us more often than your physician so you may be unaware of any issues with your blood pressure. Taking our reading will give you a baseline for your records and will show if you… Read more about What Does Blood Pressure Have to do with my Teeth?
The first sign that a cavity is attacking your tooth on your pearly whites may be a sudden sharp twinge. That “Zing” may fool you into thinking that the cavity happened overnight when it can take a tooth several months to show any symptoms, other than that sharp jab. What is a cavity? (Decay) The… Read more about “Zing” Goes That Tooth Again
This month’s patient of the month is “Big Tooth.” This famous icon of the office has been here for over 35 years. Big Tooth loves to dress in costumes and has been many characters throughout the years, sometimes even a girl tooth, so it is difficult for him to remember which one is the favorite.… Read more about Big Tooth Finally Made it
Flossing After Brushing Flossing is necessary to remove bacteria between the teeth, but flossing after brushing deprives you of the benefit of the fluoride in the toothpaste and the rinse you use after cleaning. Remember, Brush, Floss, Rinse is the motto of Stacey. Brushing Too Often Cleaning your teeth twice a day, once after breakfast… Read more about How NOT to Brush Your Teeth.
Recently, I attended a conference on the overuse and possible addiction risk of Opioids. Many forms and names are categorized as Opioids This pain reliever comes in many forms and names. Opioid prescriptions after third-molar (wisdom teeth) extractions are more common in the U.S., than in other countries. For instance, The world’s supply of hydrocodone… Read more about Are Opioids the ONLY Pain Management Option?
We would like you to meet the future of computers. Nigel Nderi is a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon studying Computer Science and loving it. Nigel is a gentle, polite soul that we enjoy seeing at our office. Being the oldest sibling of a family with three boys is a formidable task and one that Nigel… Read more about Nigel Nderi
Let’s eat! For many years I have celebrated the end of our year with my team with a day-long gathering. We begin with breakfast that will sustain us through the next couple of hours. After breakfast, I present them with an amount of money to only spend on themselves (not family or friends). What did… Read more about We Appreciate Our Smile Team.