What’s in a smile? And why do people do it? For one thing, it just feels good. Even babies, before they learn to speak, will naturally reflect a smile. It’s an integral component of our lives and relationships— a compelling form of non-verbal communication.
Many Americans keep unused prescription drugs thinking those medications may come in handy for future illnesses—WRONG! Most medication is prescribed for specific ailments and self-medicating can be harmful—even useless. If you have unused or expired medications get rid of them. But please don’t flush them down your toilet or toss […]
No matter how long you live, you need your teeth. Biting, chewing and smiling are a natural right, to be enjoyed even as you age. Loss of a few extra pounds is good as a rule. Hair loss not so much. And loss of teeth— that used to signal disaster. […]
However you describe it, the relationship between periodontal and heart disease is growing more distinct. It may even prove a more significant risk factor than well-known warning signs like high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
Especially choices having to do with your smile. These days, adults in all walks of life are making cosmetic choices that restore youthful vitality to their appearance. You’d be amazed at the role fresh, bright teeth play in making that critical first impression. So many cosmetic alternatives exist, it’s a […]
No, we’re not talking about being attacked by a junkyard dog. That’s perilous enough! The bite in question here is your own bite—the way your lower teeth and your upper teeth come together. A bad bite can be responsible for several woes you might not necessarily connect, like headaches, unsightly […]
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We are often asked if we can do full or partial tooth restorations. Not only can we do them, we use the latest technology! Introducing CEREC®—Ceramic restorations as natural as living teeth. The CEREC system can be used for partial and full crowns, veneers, and in all single-tooth restorations. And […]
Courtesy of your dentists Drs. Abbett, McClay & Thompson. If any of these occur, call & come in for an appointment as soon as possible! 541-779-9059 Aching Tooth–Rinse mouth vigorously with cool or warm water. If swelling is present, apply cold compress on the outside of the face. Never apply […]
For half a century we’ve known that fluoride benefits teeth. But although most people mistakenly think that drinking water with fluoride hardens enamel from within, actually the enamel is hardened by fluoride’s direct contact with your teeth. This can be via your drinking water or other fluoride sources such as […]