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Dentophobia?

  An estimated 20% of Americans experience enough anxiety that they will go the dentist only when absolutely necessary. Peter Milgrom, DDS, Director of the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington and author of Treating Fearful Dental Patients shares tips to help you overcome your fear of the oral surgery and dental […]

5 Tips On How To Be A Good Patient

  We All Deserve to Have Good Doctors, but Doctors Deserve to Have Good Patients! Are YOU A Good Patient? Any time we visit a healthcare professional, we are most often concerned about staying healthy or getting better from the condition that plagues us at the time. As part of that process, many of us […]

The Four Most Common Types of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Did You Know?  All Impacted Wisdom Teeth are Not Created the Same   When a wisdom tooth erupts through the gums and into the open it is known as eruption. However, when a tooth doesn’t fully grow in, it is “impacted” – usually unable to break through the gums because there isn’t enough room. Many people […]

The Four Most Common Types of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Did You Know?  All Impacted Wisdom Teeth are Not Created the Same   When a wisdom tooth erupts through the gums and into the open it is known as eruption. However, when a tooth doesn’t fully grow in, it is “impacted” – usually unable to break through the gums because there isn’t enough room. Many people […]

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month ~ Spread the Word

Did you know that there are about 50,000 people diagnosed oral cancer each month in the US?   Celebrities Sammy Davis Jr, Rod Stewart, Roger Ebert, Burl Ives, Eddie Van Halen, and George Harrison have all suffered from oral cancer. Former Presidents Grover Cleveland and Ulysses S. Grant also had oral cancer, as have former NFL […]

April 15th is Around the Corner – Happy Tax Season!

Happy Tax Season!   Tax season is not known to bring many smiles. Just Google “Tax Season” and view the image results! But did you know that many times, dental and medical expenses can be deducted when it meets Internal Revenue Service (IRS) criteria? Below are a few common dental expenses that may be deductible […]

Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Served

Remember Those Who Served. All Gave Some… Some Gave All.   Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer. It signals for many longer days, BBQ, family time, and vacations. But what is the true meaning of this American holiday? Memorial Day represents one day of national awareness and reverence, a day to honor the […]

The Power of a Smile

June is National Smile Month!   Smiles are a universal greeting. They make you look more pleasant and trustworthy, and smiling releases endorphins – making you feel better too! Smiling is very important for our wellbeing, as people who smile live longer, are less stressed, and are more successful in life! Take a look at […]