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COVID-19 Update

In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and team.  ​BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS from the ADA and […]

5 Reasons Why Everyone Needs A Tongue Scraper

What is Tongue Scraping? Jihwa Prakshalana, or the Ayurvedic self-care ritual known as tongue scraping, is an an oral hygiene practice that removes bacteria, food debris, fungi, toxins, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. When we sleep, our digestive system remains awake, removing toxins from our body by depositing them onto the […]

Never Ignore the Pain of an Abscessed Tooth

    Never Ignore the Pain of an Abscessed Tooth Every person reacts to pain differently. Some people are able to tolerate pain more than others. While it is great that some people can ignore the pain they feel from a toothache, it does not dismiss the need to address it. There is a reason […]

Periodontal Disease

  What Is Periodontal Disease? If your hands began to bleed when you washed them, would you be concerned? Most likely the answer to this question is yes, absolutely. Yet, many people think it is normal for their gums bleed during brushing or flossing. In a 1999 study, researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of […]

Obstructive Sleep Disorder

What is Obstructive  Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing stops involuntarily for brief periods of time during sleep. Normally, air flows smoothly from the mouth and nose into the lungs at all times. Periods when breathing stops are called apnea or apneic episodes. When this occurs the normal flow of […]