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Would you rather visit the dentist or swim with sharks? Five suggestions to help overcome dental anxiety.

Are you feeling apprehensive about visiting the dentist? You are not alone. According to the National Library of Medicine, an estimated 36% of the population struggle with dental anxiety, with an additional 12% suffering from extreme dental fear. Furthermore, a study done by the American Association of Endodontists, 41% of people would rather go swimming […]

Your Mouth/Your Health

Your Mouth/Your HealthDid you know that your oral health is a contributing factor to good overall health? Research has shown that gum disease is linked to a host of illnesses that can affect your brain, lungs, heart, kidneys, pancreas and bones.The Brain:Periodontal disease can affect your brain in two ways. It can increase a person’s […]

Dental Health During Pregnancy

Many of you have been asking about how Rio and her baby are doing…They are awesome! We all had a chance to meet her little guy last week and he is absolutely precious.  Congratulations Rio and Isaac on your new little man Talan! This is a great way to transition into the topic of dental […]

COVID Reopening Response Plan

A COVID-19 Update Dear Patients, We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our […]

This February teach your children to love their teeth!

According to colgate.com, “February is an important month to kids’ dental care because it marks the observance of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). What started in 1941 as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, this month has progressed remarkably over the years. The ADA held the first national observance […]

7 Vitamins and Minerals Your Mouth Needs

1. Calcium 2. Vitamin D 3. Potassium 4. Phosphorus 5. Vitamin K 6. Vitamin C 7. Vitamin A Check out this detailed blog from Delta Dental of California about why each Vitamin and Mineral is so important to your mouth and how you can add them to your diet. Link: https://www.deltadentalins.com/oral_health/vitamins-and-minerals.html

Dental Apps That Make Brushing Fun For Kids

When you’re a kid brushing your teeth might seem like a chore. As an adult trying to make sure your five-year-old is doing it well can be an even bigger pain. Below are some of our favorite, fun, and FREE tooth brushing apps for kids that can improve your child’s brushing and flossing habits. 1. […]

10 Non-Candy Halloween Treats to Give Out This Year

Kids get so many sweet treats this time of years, it’s no surprise that non-candy Halloween treats are becoming more popular. Here is a list of our 10 favorite treats!  1. Play-dough 2. Glow sticks 3. Bubbles 4. Mini bottles of water 5. Bouncy balls 6. Book-markers 7. Pencils 8. Chap-stick 9. Key chains 10. […]

Protect your smile!

Protect your teeth while playing sports. Mouth guards help prevent damage to your teeth and can protect you from concussions. Here are some simple tips to keep your mouth guard in top notch shape. *Rinse before and after every use *Periodically wash in cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly. * Store in a protective container […]

Dry Mouth Troubling You?

Dry mouth can be caused by prescription drugs, head/neck radiation and other medical conditions. A decrease in salivary flow can alter your speech, decrease taste sensation and make eating more difficult. It can also lead to an increased risk of cavities, oral infections and tooth sensitivity. The goal of treating dry mouth is to reduce […]