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What, When, How to Eat

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD Stay away from the cookies, candies, sweet tea! This has been a persistent thought amongst many to prevent cavities. It has been reported that it’s the frequency of exposure to any carbohydrate that can cause tooth decay. Oral bacteria that causes decay does not discriminate from the source […]

Honoring Our Military

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI I was watching the evening news the other night and noticed that our Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense were sitting down with President Zelensky of Ukraine in order to shore up relations between our two countries. They cut to a side story where these dignitaries were visiting […]

Oral HPV Cancer

Author: Dr. Sarah Mischo, DMD The month of April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Even reading the word cancer can cause anxiety for many people, but some basic knowledge about prevention and early detection can greatly reduce your risk of developing oral cancer. While there are many different causes of oral cancer, the Human Papilloma […]

Protect Your Skin and Lips

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD, FAGD April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  Also, time for better weather coming up and families getting ready to enjoy the wonderful outdoors. With spending more time outside we need to make sure we’re paying attention to taking care of our skin and lips. Prolonged exposure to sun rays can be a […]

Oral Cancer

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), approximately 54,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year.  The AGD reports that the death rate of this cancer is particularly high, not because it is difficult o treat, but because it is often […]

Stay Healthy

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI A survey in Becker’s Dental Review (3/29/22, Hatton) reports that a March survey shows “two-thirds of dentists continue to require masks in their offices for patients and staff.” In the survey conducted by the American Dental Association, 67% of dentists said that they require patients to wear masks while […]

What Does It Take To Be A Dentist?

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD, FAGD Good question!  In my humble opinion, dentistry is one of the most beautiful and rewarding professions in the healthcare field. There are multiple aspects to the word d-en-tristy: combines the science of dental medicine, the engineering of three-dimensional thinking and the artistry required from our hands at work. When I think […]

Aging Population

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD Poor oral health and poor general health coincide. A compromised oral cavity can negatively affect diabetes control and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. As the population ages, there is an increase in the prevalence of certain health conditions and oral maladies. Oral disease can significantly impact the […]

Why Floss?

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD, FAGD I know we stress the recommendation of flossing every day, but why? Every time we eat, plaque gets accumulated on the teeth surface allowing bacteria to damage the tooth structure, which leads to the formation of cavities. Cavities are not the only thing forming on the teeth, this plaque can […]

Give Kids A Smile

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI February is National Dental Health Month and one of the flagship programs run by the American Dental Association is an effort to assist underserved children throughout the nation with volunteer participation in Give Kids A Smile. Give Kids A Smile allows dentists see pediatric patients pro-bono within their private […]