Ouch…Love Hurts!

A common complaint I hear this time of year, is from patients at their hygiene visit, as they tell me that their teeth hurt when they eat a piece of candy from their box of Valentine’s Day chocolates. “I must have a cavity”, they say. After looking in their mouth… Read More»

The Secret to Fresh Breath


Let’s be honest.  Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, can be a downright turnoff! In most cases bad breath originates from the gums and tongue. While embarrassing, it is a common condition and there are lots of easy ways to treat it. However, halitosis may be the sign of… Read More»

What is Dental Phobia?


I’ll never forget the day my father told me he had broken a tooth. I knew he was in pain but kept making excuses as to why he couldn’t come to the office. I was looking forward to giving back to the man who had given so much to me,… Read More»

Fluoride: A Complicated Relationship


You may be familiar with fluoride in regard to its cavity prevention properties and its inclusion in dental products like toothpaste and mouthwash. Or perhaps you’ve heard arguments surrounding water fluoridation, adding fluoride to public water supplies. While the term is common, its benefits and why such heated debate surrounds… Read More»