Archive for January, 2019

Give Kids A Smile

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD February is the National Children’s Dental Health month, and we are extremely excited to be part of Give Kids a Smile (GKAS). For many years, we have hosted GKAS. On February 11th, Spring Lake Dental Group, together with the American Dental Association (ADA) is going to be a part of […]

Oral Bone Loss-Just for The Old?

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI I come from a generation of adults that may have looked at tooth loss as a process involved with aging. Losing teeth through the actions of progressive bone loss was viewed as a physiologic process. The older you got, eventually teeth were going to fall out. We now know […]

3 Healthy Mouth Habits for 2019

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD 2019 is here and it’s time to share our favorite mouth healthy habits that will help you achieve the best oral health in the new year. Establish and Maintain a Proper Oral Health Routine: Remember to brush your teeth twice per day, for two minutes at a time and floss […]

What Is A Routine Dental Cleaning? A Dental Hygienist’s Perspective

Author: Shannon Sutton, RDH Every 6 months you visit the dentist for your dental cleaning. You chat with the hygienist, go over health history and see the dentist to check and make sure there are no cavities. It all seems pretty routine but there is a lot that goes on during your appointment that you […]

Pain Management

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS According to the National Institute of Health, the wide spread use and misuse of opioid pain relievers has risen at an alarming rate, giving way to a nation-wide crisis. As of 2015 drug overdose has become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States (Viola, COHN). Since […]

Hammer and Nail

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI Have you ever heard the saying, “if you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail”? I fear that some of the technology that has inserted itself into our profession might be driving some of the decision making in recommendations for treatment. Our technology has become so expensive to […]