Depressed Young Man

Drug Use During Dental Treatment

Discuss All Drug and Medication Use to Avoid Harmful Reactions Let’s face it, some people take anti-depressants, some are prescribed antibiotics. Some smoke marijuana, and fewer, thankfully, use cocaine, methamphetamine or other drugs. But here in the office, the message remains the same for all. Tell us what you’re taking, and when. Why? Because the […]

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Older Woman Smiling

In Need of a Dental Tune Up?

Options are Available to Improve an Aging Smile Are you at the point in life where most everything still works, but there’s just no denying that you’re getting a little older? Maybe you hear your joints creak, and you’ve started wearing glasses to read. Your hair stylist suggests new ways to cover the gray… The […]

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Man Snoring

What’s So Bad about Snoring?

Snoring may be an annoying social problem and a subject of humor, but it also may be the cause (or the signal) of some serious medical problems. Snoring can lead to numerous awakenings from otherwise deep sleep. Such interrupted sleep patterns can cause daytime drowsiness which can impair ability to concentrate, accomplish required tasks and […]

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Over-the-Counter Medication

Dangers of Common Over-the-Counter Medications

Non-Prescription Doesn’t Mean Non-Hazardous Most patients know that doctor-prescribed medication is pretty serious stuff. But if you can buy it at the drug store, how much of a problem could it be? More than you’d think. Taking acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol) routinely risks acute liver disease–more so than alcohol or hepatitis. Long-term use of pain relievers […]

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Tooth Trauma

Tooth Trauma

Who’s at Risk for Tooth Trauma? Accidents can happen at any time, but being aware of especially high-risk activities can encourage us to take the proper precautions and help avoid tooth trauma. The greatest number of injuries to teeth occur in children between ages 1 to 2 and 7 to 10. The first age group […]

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Diabetic Blood Meter

The Diabetes Epidemic

How Bad is it? Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The diabetes epidemic affects more than 29 million Americans, and 7 million of those don’t know they have it. It is marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defective insulin production, function, or both. The symptoms of […]

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