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Healthy Foods

Able Dental
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Eat Right. Keep Fit. Healthy snacks are the way to go! The more reading I do on the topic of health, the more clear it is to me that in light of growing rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancers (all of which may be linked to poor oral health, by the way), good nutrition is becoming a top priority in our society, particularly in the formative years. Yet, in m ..

Headaches and TMD

Able Dental
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
TMD Headaches –Putting The Bite On Pain I know I’m not alone in this and that other dentists hear it all the time as well… I have patients come in complaining of headaches, and of course I ask if they have ever been screened for Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), a disorder involving the jaw joint. Often, they have heard the term, but have no idea how it might apply to them.  ..

Orthodontic Choices

Able Dental
Monday, February 02, 2015
So You Need Braces…There are More Choices Than You Might Think Unlike the “good old days” when train-track braces gave you a smile like the grill of a Buick, todays orthodontic choices leave train-tracks where they belong – with trains! Straightening teeth is a fairly simple concept, but one that improves year by year. Just to give you an idea, in the 1960s, fine wires were used in ..

Dangers of Smoking

Able Dental
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Dangerous Effects: Smoking Damages Teeth and Gums Every chance I get, I remind my patients about the negative effects of tobacco – increased risk of cancers, high blood pressure, and heart disease – things you usually associate with age. But tooth loss should never be associated with age… The Academy Of General Dentistry reports that pack-a-day smokers are twice more likely  ..

Oral health

Able Dental
Monday, December 29, 2014
What Is Oral Health, Anyway? A healthy mouth has pink firm gums, the tongue is pink and not coated, and the teeth are clean and have minimal or no plaque deposits. A healthy mouth smells clean and fresh and is free from gum diseases and other disorders – including oral cancer. Isn’t that what everybody wants? Yet while many of my patients are diligent about their dental care, there are still s ..

Healthy Dental Habits

Able Dental
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Good Habits Start Early…And fun really keeps kids on track! A study discussed in the May/June 2010 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, confirms something that I observe daily. Oral health education is vital if we want to prevent early childhood tooth decay and gum disease, both of which have been shown to affect ..

Wearing Dentures

Able Dental
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Good News With A Bonus---It’s a denture revolution! Learning that you might be a future denture wearer is bad news for most people, and so are the challenges that many denture wearers face when it comes to eating, speaking, and socializing. However, I have seen first-hand how implant systems have revolutionized the future of dentures, and I can tell you from experience, this is great new ..

Oral Cancer

Able Dental
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
About Oral Cancer Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer and has the worst five-year survival rate of all major cancers. Yet with early diagnosis it can be cured. This disease often goes unnoticed because it usually starts painlessly. But it can be observed and we dentists are in a unique front-line position to catch it early through painless oral cancer checkups during each of your regul ..

Canine Periodontal Disease

Able Dental
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Fido Has Bad Breath! Is it “Periodogal” Disease? This is a bit of a departure from my usual topics, but a patient recently reminded me of an often neglected, yet very important subject – our pets’ health. We know that our animals need exercise and that obesity is just as harmful to cats and dogs as it is to men and women. What we often fail to realize is that our pets have oral health issues t ..

Halloween Candy Buy Back 2014

Able Dental
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Hey kids, bring your leftover Halloween candy to our office and we will buy it back and pay you $1.00 per pound. The candy will be sent to troops overseas to put in their Christmas packages. Thank you to our major sponsor UPS Store North.  ..