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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

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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

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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.  ..

Disease Fighting Teas

Able Dental
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Food For Your Health: Delicious disease-fighters Interest in natural herbs and plants is high these days, and while I do ask my patients to let me know if they’re taking high-dosage supplements, I appreciate and enjoy that some simple everyday natural products have a preventive dental health benefit of their own. For example, green tea has been shown to protect against oral and other canc ..

Childhood Speech Problems

Able Dental
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Listen Closely-Correctible childhood speech problems In most instances, babies begin to make vowel sounds as early as 2-3 months. As a parent, your delight and response to them is an important way to create an affectionate bond and encourage speech development. Although you can usually expect proficiency with vowels by the time your child is finished teething, consonant sounds are more difficu ..

The Relation Between Oral Health and Body Health

Able Dental
Monday, September 29, 2014
Your Mouth Is Key … To Overall Body Health! Every day there is more and more evidence that proves the important connection between your oral health and your overall body health. In my own career I have seen increasing collaboration between dentistry and medicine because inflammatory diseases are common to both health management groups. That is, there are many ways in which researchers a ..