Can Dental Care Save Your Life? New Research Says “YES”!

progression of plaque buildup in the arteries

It’s getting into the news more and more each year that inflammation is the root cause of heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. It is now also being identified as a leading cause of Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancer and chronic kidney disease. It is also coming out that risks for these diseases and conditions increases with…

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Six Mistakes Parents Make: Advice for Parents!

collage of pictures from child's first dental visit

  Did you know tooth decay is the #1 most common childhood disease? I know – with ear infections and asthma out there, its difficult to think of a cavity as a “disease” – but it is, and it IS the most common childhood disease. It’s bacterial. It’s contagious. It’s painful. And. It’s. Totally. Preventable!…

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Missing 1-2 Hours of Sleep Doubles Crash Risk

car and school bus crash

“Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 35% of US drivers sleep less than the recommended…

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Headaches and TMJ – Taking the bite out of headaches!

woman with headache

Did you know that a “bad bite” can be (and often is) the cause of your headaches? And you thought it was you job, kids, or ‘just life’! There is a strong connection between having headaches (tension and migraines) and having problems with your jaw joints and/or dental bite. How you use or abuse your…

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

woman covering her head with a pillow because of partner's snoring

Does your spouse snore or have sleep apnea? Do you? Snoring and sleep apnea are no laughing matter. In fact, it really is a matter of life and death! Sleep apnea is strongly linked with heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, depression and many other health problems. And often the main culprit is –…

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What is Gum Disease, Really?

mother and daughter

Gum disease is one of the more common diseases on the planet. Not only is it the leading cause of bad breath and tooth loss (as if that wasn’t bad enough) it is now strongly linked with life-threatening health problems like heart attacks and stroke, Alzheimer’s and dementia, diabetes, cancer, lung and kidney disease, to…

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

21 Principles of Smile Design, book used by cosmetic dentists to create beautiful smiles.

Fine Smiles have become the signature mark of both the fashion conscious and the confident healthy mindset. Clothing styles come and go, but your smile is one accessory you will never take off. In fact, your smile is your most important feature and leaves a lasting impression for good or bad – and, it’s never…

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How To Do Your Own Smile Analysis – Cosmetic Smile Design

smile analysis

What makes an attractive smile? Why are some smiles better and younger looking than others? Why are some smiles radiantly beautiful while other’s are average? While “Mother Nature” gifted some people with great smiles, many are left wishing that they hadn’t been overlooked. While you may know a nice smile when you see it, it’s…

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The Truth About Bedwetting!

child having a night terror

[Introductory Note: If your growing child or adolescent (or teenager) is still wetting their bed, or is ADD-hyperactive, or has nightmares and restless sleep, or inexplicably ‘acts-out’, or doesn’t do well in school – please read this vital information. Become knowledgeable and then look at all this as their way of pleading for help! Help…

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Does Your Child Have the Best Healthy Start?

child sleeping with mouth open

Give Your Child the Best Healthy Start! Does your child experience or suffer from any of these problems? Mouth breathing, snoring and grinding teeth ADD/ADHD – Hyperactive Bedwetting Difficulty in school Restless sleep and daytime drowsiness Irritable and unhappy during the day Chronic allergies & allergic symptoms Frequent tonsil & ear infections, colds, asthma, eczema…

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