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Oral Cancer screening is very important, here is why

Did you know: One person every hour of every day dies of Oral Cancer in America Oral cancer has become a leader in cancer among men Oral cancer has increased in young adults Tobacco users are at higher risk Exposure to the HPV virus increases your risk Most people are not aware of potential risks; however, when detected early, the survival rate for oral cancer is very high. The VELscope exam takes about two minutes, involves no pain or inconvenience, and is completely safe. Abnormal fluorescence patterns aid in detecting unhealthy tissue that sometimes cannot be seen with the naked…

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Your pathway to an all-natural relaxation begins with NuCalm

Do you hesitate when it comes to making your dental appointment? Do you have stress, fear or anxiety from your dental visits? Have you had a stressful day and want to relax during your dental visit? If so, let’s talk about NuCalm. NuCalm uses therapeutic music to mimic your body’s own process of “winding down” and preparing for sleep. You will feel the same way you feel just as you are about to fall asleep. NuCalm is 4 simple steps: All natural supplements are chewed to counteract adrenaline Stickers are placed behind the ears to help the relaxation begin Soothing…

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Let your holidays be bright with our Zoom! whitening

Your smile is the way you greet the world. And while you have many options for whitening your teeth, your dental professionals have access to the most powerful, professional-strength whitening and can ensure your treatment is safe and your results are outstanding. Zoom! got its name from its speed. It’s considered one of the fastest teeth whitening systems, and can fit easily into the most hectic of schedules. This procedure is simple. The Zoom! whitening gel is applied, the Zoom! light is turned on and the whitening process begins. The light and gel work together to gently penetrate your teeth,…

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Bite Disease Treatment for TMJ Disorder versus Botox

I am sure a lot of you have seen advertisements or articles on treating TMJ disorder with Botox. While both methods can be used to reduce or eliminate pain, I want to take this opportunity to talk about the differences between the two methods. Botulinum toxin, known as Botox, is a manufactured injectable medication used therapeutically to reduce the strength of targeted muscle tissue. The FDA approved the use of botulinum toxin as a first line treatment for chronic migraine in February 2011. It takes the toxin approximately 2 hours to bind to the nerve and approximately 2-10 days from…

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Diabetes and Gum Disease

A healthy mouth is important for your whole body. This is especially true for patients with diabetes. Presently, there are over 26 million people with diabetes in this country. Studies have shown that people with diabetes are 2 times more likely to get moderate to severe gum disease. Having diabetes makes the body more susceptible to bacterial infections. Diabetes decreases the ability to fight germs that invade the gums, causing more bone loss. People with diabetes have a poor healing response. Gum infections can cause high glucose levels to be elevated and at times uncontrolled. High glucose levels in saliva…

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Migraines a symptom of bad bite

Did you know migraines can be a symptom of a bad bite? For many people, migraine headaches are a “normal” part of their life. Medications can be used to stop or manage the pain, but the source of the pain is not always determined. Most people don’t think about mentioning headaches or facial muscle pain to their dentist but this type of pain is a common symptom of TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder), also know as TMJ Disorder. So how does a bad bite fit into this scenario? The position of the jaw joint is determined by how the teeth fit together.…

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Sedation Dentistry

Are you delaying dental treatment due to fear? If your answer is yes, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Millions of people are fearful for many different reasons. Some people have experienced trauma due to past dental experiences, while others may be afraid of needles. Certain smells in the dental office can also trigger anxiety and just the sight of the “Dentist” can cause the heart rate to increase. For Millions of Americans, Sedation Dentistry is a dream come true! With sedation dentistry, you don’t have to be afraid anymore. Oral Sedation Dentistry protocols have been used safely for over 30 years…

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New You Denture Day Dec.11

Why not Experience a “New You” in 2014, with a Great Smile and a Vibrant Youthful Look that appears completely natural! The New You Dentures may be the solution for you if you want: A more attractive, natural smile Great facial support that eliminates the “sunken in” look A neuromuscular/cosmetic approach to denture building and treatment that will allow you to maintain optimum muscle relaxation, bite and function that translates directly into the appearance of your dentures Full lips, strong profile, filled out lower facial features To look better and feel better. Some patients look 20 years younger! Q: You…

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New You Dentures – the nonsurgical facelift for denture wearers!

I want to share this month’s general facts with you about New You Dentures. REVIVING THE LOST ART OF DENTURE MAKING Traditional or conventional dentures have continued to decline in quality by succumbing to market demands for low costs and mass production. The problem is, no two mouths are alike and ‘one-size-fits-all’ has actually become ‘one size doesn’t fit anybody. By combining aesthetic training with advanced denture building techniques and technologies, a New You Dentures trained dentist, like myself can often achieve dramatic results not possible with conventional dentures. THE BENEFITS OF NEW YOU DENTURES: A GREAT SMILE AND A…

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Facts on Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and TMJ Disorder

Did you know that patients who are diagnosed with fibromyalgia commonly have temporomandibular joint dysfunction as well? According to research administered by the National Institutes of Health, fibromyalgia patients have a high incidence of TMJ disorder and exhibit classic TMJ symptoms such as clicking or popping sounds during mouth movement, along with facial pain and muscle pain in the head and neck. Fibromyalgia is a painful and often debilitating disease. For some people the pain can be so intense, it gives sufferers incapacitating migraines. Patients with fibromyalgia typically experience deep, radiating pain throughout their bodies, especially near joints. Those with…

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Are You in Balance?

Want to look good, feel good and be decay free? Then say yes to the test! Our bacterial screening test can help your smile stay beautiful and healthy! Have you heard any of these myths about cavities? Maybe you just have soft teeth Sugar is the cause of cavities Just brushing and flossing will prevent cavities While some of these are partially based on fact, some simply are not true. The research shows that cavities are caused by a bacterial infection/imbalance known as caries. This imbalance occurs when the risk factors for disease outweigh the protective factors for health. By…

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Think You May Have TMJ Disorder?

When the chewing muscles and jaw joints do not work together in harmony, you may be experiencing Temporomandibular Disorder – or better known as TMJ. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, some estimates suggest that TMJ disorder affects over 10 million Americans and the conditions appear to be more common in women than men. If you are experiencing chronic headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder stiffness and earaches, these conditions may be directly related to your bite – or the misalignment of your jaw. The misalignment of the jaw can cause many problems such as: Clicking or…