Author: Hilary Hamblin

  We recently recognized Stroke Awareness Month, and today we are taking a look at one of the lesser known factors associated with a stroke--your oral health! It’s common knowledge that risk factors like high “bad” cholesterol and hypertension are associated with an increased risk of...

May 2018 is designated National Better Hearing and Speech Month to bring awareness to speech and hearing problems. While some speech problems cannot be prevented, poor speech is often related to poor dental health. Today we’ll take a look at some of the ways your...

May 14, 2018 - June 14, 2018 is National Smile Month. This month was created by health professionals in the United Kingdom to bring awareness to the importance of good dental health. By celebrating this month yourselves, you can encourage others to care about their...

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral commonly referred to as “nature’s cavity fighter” thanks to its enamel strengthening properties. However, the amount of naturally-occurring fluoride in water is not enough to supply our teeth and gums with the amount they need to fight cavities, therefore...

April 18-14, 2018 is National Dental Hygienist week. Our hygienist, Andrea Pongetti, holds a vital role in our office. During a routine checkup, Andrea cleans teeth, looks for signs of problems like gingivitis, and provides other preventive care. In addition, she educates patients about proper...

April 8-15, 2018 is Oral Cancer Awareness week. Oral cancer refers to cancers occurring in the oral cavity or the oropharynx region (middle region of the throat, including tonsils and the base of the tongue). Oral cancer symptoms include: Red or white patches Chronic sores...

Exercise, particularly moderate cardio and aerobic workouts, have been linked to improving a number of health benefits including anxiety and depression. Surprisingly, only a few studies have been performed to research the effects of exercise on chronic insomnia. One study found that moderate-intensity aerobic exercise...

Deep pressure touch stimulation is a method meant to bring a relaxing and calming feeling to those who are anxious, distressed, or suffer from sensory issues. Famed autistic professor, Temple Grandin, played a major role in developing deep pressure touch stimulation therapy and wrote about...

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