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01 Jul Posted by in Featured | Comments

What Causes Dry Mouth

When mentioned in television ads it is most likely associated with thirst or dehydration. While drinking a cold, thirst quenching, beverage may provide temporary relief, persistent dry mouth is a cause for concern and requires treatment. Dry mouth, medically known as xerostomia, can be a symptom of a serious health condition or disease. Xerostomia occurs […]


01 Jul Posted by in Featured | Comments

Dental Care at Every Age

In any given family, the health concerns for each person differs with age. However, when it comes to dental care, our basic needs are the same. Whether it’s a little one adjusting to primary teeth, a teen considering braces, or an elder hoping to prolong the health and use of our teeth, a good dental […]


05 Jun Posted by in Featured | Comments

What are Canker Sores?

A sudden sore, fleshy spot inside the mouth can cause alarm. If you can’t recall a specific injury, it may be a canker sore. Canker sores are small, raw, irritations that occur inside the mouth along the wall of the cheeks, the roof of the mouth, and/or tongue. These tiny sores are miniscule ulcers that […]


28 May Posted by in Featured | Comments

How to get your kids to take care of their teeth

 Helping your kids develop good oral hygiene habits is essential. But it can be tricky for many parents. Here are some tips: Let kids choose their own toothbrushes.  Just make sure they’re the right size and have soft bristles.  Replace them when they’re worn or splayed, and after illnesses. Find a flavor of children’s toothpaste […]


01 May Posted by in Featured | Comments

Dental Care for a Child with a Cleft Palate

A cleft lip or cleft palate is a birth defect that occurs when a baby’s lip or mouth does not form properly during pregnancy. Approximately 1 out of 700 babies have this condition. This causes a visible separation in the skin of the top lip and, in the case of a cleft palate, a visible […]


08 Apr Posted by in Featured | Comments

Dental Care for Diabetics

A good dental care routine is important for everyone. However, it is especially essential to those living with diabetes — a disease that impedes the body’s ability to produce or use insulin. Diabetes causes higher levels of sugar in the body and the disease itself is sometimes referred to as “sugar”. The sugar found in […]


11 Mar Posted by in Featured | Comments

Dairy Foods and Your Health

Consuming milk and other dairy products contributes to strong bones. Dairy consumption can help prevent or reduce the progression of conditions such as osteoarthritis. It is also a source of Vitamin D. The great news is that it’s not just our bones that benefit. Dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt contain minerals that […]


13 Nov Posted by in Featured | Comments

Study: Basketball had highest rate of dental traumatic injuries

During football and basketball seasons dentists know they can expect safety-minded parents to be asking about mouth guards for their kids. Fortunately, mouth guard use has been mandated for high school football players since 1962; the NCAA subsequently adopted the same policy for college football in 1973. Fifty years ago, an estimated 50 percent of all […]


21 Oct Posted by in Featured | Comments

Parking lot update!

Another update for everyone from building management: _______________________________________________ Dear Tenants Of English Rows, As you may have noticed, Phase I of the project has been completed: the damaged part of the parking lot has been removed. Phase II entails reinforcement with steel bars (which have been delivered to the site), saw cutting and framing to […]


08 Aug Posted by in Featured | Comments

Managing Sports Related Dental Injuries

With the increase of team and contact sports being played by children and adults, it’s no surprise that there has also been an increase in sports-related dental injuries. Though auto accidents or falls often causes dental injuries, sports-related incidents account for over thirty-five percent of dental injuries in adults. Knocked out teeth, cheek, and tongue injuries need to be treated immediately. Use the following […]