Why do I Have Gum Disease, and My Husband Doesn’t?

Gum disease is a very complex disease. Multiple different species of bacteria can cause periodontal disease. These bacteria form plaque.  Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria and sugars that constantly forms on our teeth. It is also the main cause of cavities, and can harden into tartar. Tartar, sometimes called calculus, is plaque that has […]

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Why I Love Dentistry

Simply put, I love my job. Why? I just recently stumbled onto an article that told me what I already know – I have the top ranked job title.  But I already knew that since I have been a dentist for over 30 years.  However, I was surprised to actually see it backed up with […]

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Not All Cavities Hurt

It is a common misconception that a cavity will always cause a tooth ache. In fact, this is rarely the case. Most of the time, a cavity will not start hurting until it is too late. At this point, the cavity has advanced far enough that the tooth will need a crown, or even worse, […]

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