How Often Should I Take X-Rays?

The question you asked is a very good one and one I answer frequently. Surprisingly, many dental and medical professionals don’t have the correct answer to this question, and lots of false information is out there. Here are the facts: A child or adolescent should get dental X-rays only as... Read more »

April 2019 Blog: National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month! I know, break out the chips and salsa! Six national organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Academy for Sports Medicine, are teaming up to get the word out about oral and facial injuries. These groups estimate 5 million teeth will be... Read more »

Taking a Closer Look at Your Teen’s Dental Habits

Teens can often have poor oral hygiene or crowded/crooked teeth, leaving them more prone to cavities or other dental problems. There’s no doubt a lot is going on for teens, and sometimes their oral health is put on the back burner while they handle all of the other things going... Read more »

In-Office Sedation for You!

Our office is proud to offer in-office minimal sedations for our patients that qualify. We offer this service through guidelines and protocols from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. We have done several interactive and current continuing education hours assuring that we are practicing safe and current sedation guidelines in... Read more »

January 2019 Blog: HIPAA

Happy New Year! For whatever reason, I am not having trouble writing 2019. I am just having trouble losing that 2018 holiday cheer as measured by the holes on my belt! With the first fishing trip in the books, I am ready to tackle work and life and this blog... Read more »

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! This is our staff party picture with our mystery dinner costumes. I would not recommend that for the faint of heart, but we had a lot of fun doing it. For me, and I will include my incredible staff, this whole month has been a run-up to the... Read more »

Monsters Need Dental Care, Too!

Are you having a hard time getting your child to take care of their smile? With the holidays fast approaching, you want them to take even better care of their pearly whites with so many sweets and treats coming at them. We want your children to have great dental care,... Read more »

Get Rid of Those Screens! It’s Time to Learn About Dentistry!

May 2018. Happy Best Month to go to the Dentist! Are you looking for great attention and choice of appointment times? May is a great month to receive dental care since a lot of families postpone their care until the summer when the kids are sweaty and want to be... Read more »

April 2018 Mouth Guards

April fools is a good way to start National Facial Protection Month if you don’t have a properly fitted mouthguard for sports. Research has conclusively shown that a non-custom made mouthguard is no more protective than nothing at all. Still, the NCAA and high schools have yet to designate the... Read more »

Teeth are for…. CHEWING (and Smiling!)

It is true what our mother’s told us. Teeth are for chewing food and that’s it. They are not scissors, an extra set of hands, or built-in nutcrackers. We often see children in our office for dental emergencies that put things in their mouth that they shouldn’t. When we use... Read more »