How the Health of Your Mouth Can Affect the Health of Your Body

As you know already, a minor cavity can result in major tooth decay and serious dental problems if it goes untreated. The same is true with gum disease: gingivitis can lead to severe periodontitis without proper care. But did you realize that a minor dental problem that goes untreated can actually result in a major […]

Post operative instructions for Oral Surgery

Swelling, discomfort, stiffness and a small amount of bleeding following oral surgery is normal and expected.   By following these instructions all of these can be kept to a minimum. 1. Avoid smoking for at least 48 hours post-operatively. Smoking will promote bleeding and interfere with healing. 2. Avoid hot liquids or hot foods for […]

CNN investigative report on toxic chemicals includes dental materials

Tonight and tomorrow night at 8 pm eastern time CNN will air a two night investigative report with Dr. Sanjay Gupta entitled, “Toxic America” focusing on five chemicals, including Bisphenol A (BPA). On CNN’s website they cite dental sealants as one source of BPA.  We also know that BPA can be found in most tooth […]

Halloween Candy Buyback Followup

Better late than never to give the final update.  We had our Halloween candy buyback on the Monday after Halloween, but the candy kept trickling in.  We waited about a week to get a final tally and we ended up with 218 pounds of candy!  That was significantly more than we thought we would get, […]