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Protect your body with good dental care

Medical research continues to find more and more evidence that good oral health is connected with good health throughout the body. Some studies are even indicating that advanced gum disease can be linked to more serious illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. While the research is ongoing and more facts are being discovered every year, the general trend is undeniable:…

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How to Protect Your Perfect Teeth

If you have had esthetic enhancements to your teeth or are fortunate enough to have your own set of perfect teeth, you may be wondering how to maintain your smile. To maintain a healthy smile, you have to know what might damage your teeth. Identifying and eliminating bad oral habits is the key to retaining a great smile for many…

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Adult Need For Fluoride

The risk of adult tooth decay is on the rise due to the trend in bottle water and the high percentage of people on medications (OTC,RX and Herbal Supplements). These medications are proven to cause a reduced salivary flow resulting in an increase in cavities. We have attended numerous courses raising our awareness on this matter. Who Needs Fluoride? 1.…

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Should you Replace Your Bridge or Get Implants?

Should you Replace Your Bridge or Get Implants? Recently one of my patients was struggling with the decision of whether to replace an existing bridge with a replacement bridge or with dental implants. I explained the pros and cons to her and she is considering her options. With the increasing popularity of dental implants (due in large to technology improvements…

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Dentistry Innovation Has Come a Long Way!

Many people fear their semi-yearly trips to the dentist. The prospect of a cavity and the dreaded reality of a filling weigh heavily on many minds. Add in the possible need for a crown or veneer to repair damaged teeth, the dental visit quickly goes to the bottom of the “to do” list. Thankfully, innovation in dentistry has made tooth…

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New Oral DNA Testing Now Available

We are excited to offer three new laboratory tests to our patients. All three tests are non-invasive and only require the patient to swish a saline type liquid in their mouth for 30 seconds then discard in the test cup. All tests are sent via FedEx to the Oral DNA Lab in Tennessee and we receive the results in a…

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Now We Can Prevent Tooth Decay with MI (minimally invasive) Paste!

There has been a paradigm shift in the way we treat dental decay. In the past, we only treated the symptoms of decay (a cavity) but not the cause. With MI paste, we can do both! The cause of decay is the bacteria in acidic saliva. Several things can promote a low ph in the saliva, diet being the most…

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The Latest Innovations and Technology for Early Detection of Disease

The Surgeon General Report, Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, notes that “a person is not healthy without good oral health” Absolutely. That is why we ensure that our patients have healthy mouths. We also take advantage of the latest innovations and technological advancements to detect and enable early treatment of a variety of health threats.…

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The Link Between Clean Mouths and Healthy Hearts

An article which appeared in The Washington Post on August 19 reports what I’ve been telling my patients for years. “Watch Your Mouth,” by Ranit Mishori, reports that, “the way to a healthy heart might be through your gums and teeth.” We have long been telling our patients that the health of their teeth and gums can affect their overall…

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Ryesmilesforlife Hygiene Department Soars to New Heights!

I am pleased to announce that both Annie and Lou were selected to participate in the prestigious JP Institute’s Registered Dental Hygienist Mastership program in San Diego. The JP Institute’s rigorous interactive hands-on Mastership curriculum embraces research and technological advances to go beyond the concepts of conventional dental care to achieve excellence. Beyond treating disease, the JP Institute teaches the…

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