I am often asked by my patients about how they can protect their oral health when they’re not in my chair. And many ask about the value of popular alternative products. Which ones are worth the hype? In this post, I demystify some common perceptions and provide some surprisingly simple ways to care for your mouth.
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Many of my patients feel very self-conscious about aesthetic challenges in their mouths. Chipped, broken or missing teeth, alignment issues, staining and bite problems are all common concerns. Why do so many people avoid and delay treatment? Here are some typical questions and concerns.
So if 50 is the new 40, and 60 the new 50… what does that mean for our teeth? People are living longer than ever before, but I think we all want quality of life, not just quantity. And a huge component is dental health and wellness. And there are some big reasons to think about getting in optimal oral health prior to retirement.
I’ve always been aware of the strong relationship between dental health and mental health. Whether it is a damaged or missing tooth that causes social anxiety, or the major challenges in accessing dental for those struggling with psychiatric illness, there is a connection.
I found out recently that my oldest patient had passed away. She had fully lived all of her 97 years and I felt reflective about the time I had spent with her. I learned a great deal from Frances, and it has inspired me to write this post, with the blessing of her family.
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My path I had really crooked teeth in my youth. A shy kid who didn’t smile much because I didn’t want to show my teeth. We were struggling to get by, but somehow my mom managed to start me in orthodontics. I was that odd kid, so very happy to have braces. It is that investment in me that […]
A better sleep. It seems obvious but if you are snoring or waking at night you are losing out on REM sleep. REM (Rapid Eye Movement) is our most restful and important phase of sleep. The result is chronic daytime sleepiness. Unfortunately, many sufferers don’t know what they are missing as fatigue is their normal. […]
I understand the thought saying “it doesn’t hurt” but waiting until is does can mean serious problems. This common refrain from my patients after I explain a problem I see with their teeth. Like cancer, caries (tooth decay) and periodontal disease often doesn’t hurt until the end. Fixing the ‘hurt’ is much harder (and expensive!) than […]
This past weekend my team, my family and I celebrated Harmony Dental Studio being open for 5 years. It is a true milestone in my life as well as my profession. Instead of recounting my entire journey, here are the ‘five fast facts’ about my life and the practice in the past half-decade. I started […]