How Do Patients Pick a New Dentist?

I love coming into work and seeing a new patient on my schedule. I get all giddy inside and am full of anticipation. What will I find?  What can I teach them? How can I make them healthier? This week I met a wonderful middle aged gentleman for the first time at my office. He […]

The Power of Spit

The Power of Spit When you think of spit most people will think of the verb “to spit”. You can spit to show emotion, to lubricate things on a whim or, for little boys, to gross out their little sisters. We know that spit is actually more important than that. Saliva is useful for digestion […]

DDD and RDH

DDD and the RDH What is Degenerative Disc Disease? Degenerative disc disease is not a disease per se. It is a condition to describe chronic pain caused by a disc in the spine or neck. Typical person with DDD is a healthy active person in his/her 30’s or 40’s. What Do Discs Do? The discs […]

National Dental Hygiene Month – A Promise to my Patients

    October is the month in which the dental hygienists are celebrated for their nagging efforts to make their patients healthier. After almost 2 decades in dentistry I’ve learned that my patients don’t care about cavities or whether or not they have gum disease. I’ve talked and, yes, actually nagged my patients for years […]