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Medical Tourism—Are the rewards worth the risk?

It is estimated thousands of US residents travel abroad for medical care each year. Some travel for cheaper treatment. Some are immigrants returning to their home country for care. Still others may be seeking therapy not available in the US. The U.S. has high standards for dental treatment and infection […]

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Could Singing Relieve Symptoms of Parkinsons? 

According to Medical News Today, a recent pilot study found singing therapy might reduce some of the difficult-to-treat motor and mood symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Recently, researchers from Iowa State University in Ames ran a pilot study to investigate the impact of singing on a small group of individuals […]

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We Offer Same Day Crowns        

In just one appointment you can have a metal-free restoration as natural looking and strong as an original tooth. (See our video!) CEREC® is a computer-controlled system that creates a tooth replacement from a single block of white, biocompatible, plaque-resistant ceramic. The effect on your smile is beautiful. Not only is […]

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April Fools!

April Fools has been around as early as the late 1300’s. “Celebrated” all over the world for centuries—pranks include printing a single false story on the front page of newspapers in Scandinavia, a day of jokes in Poland, attaching a paper fish to the victim’s back without being noticed in […]

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Adults Need Flouride, Too!

Alas, as we age, wrinkles and graying hair become inevitable. For adults, there’s no reversing the aging process. But happily, a lifetime of fluoride use can reverse the tooth demineralizing process! Bacterial plaque continually forms on teeth, producing acids that initiate the process of decay, causing tooth calcium and phosphate […]

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Got the Springtime Blues?  

Call it the blues, call it the blahs, call it a funk. It strikes us all from time to time, like a spell of bad weather. Springtime can get us down with its sudden temperature changes (summer one day; winter the next)…the loss of that valuable weekend hour when Daylight […]

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Diabetes—Are You One in Nine?     

Diabetes rates are up—again. Some 30 million Americans—one of every nine adults—have diabetes. Another 84 million have pre-diabetes, putting them at risk for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes affects the blood chemistry and metabolism, threatening its victims with such serious disorders as eye disease, heart disease, kidney failure and stroke. Early […]

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Make the Most of Your Benefits 

What if someone gave you free money to spend to make your smile better? With one string attached: use it all by New Years’, or lose it. Many of our patients with dental insurance are in that position today. Many policies provide a certain dollar amount of coverage to be […]

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