Snore No More!

We are pleased to announce Dr. Harris has now been named as the first dentist in Riverside as a “Qualified Dentist” by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine to treat patients for snoring and sleep apnea.  Dr. Harris plans to continue on and sit for the Board exam in 2018 to become Board Certified. […]

App to Help Stop Smoking

A friend told me this joke one time and it stuck with me.  One of my other favorites was “Smoking is the easiest habit in the world to quit.  I have done it 27 times.”  Smoking is a serious public health issue and the challenges to quit are immense.  As a dentist I feel we […]

Dwight Sleep Apnea

No Oxygen at Night is No Good!

No Oxygen at Night is No Good! Why is sleep important? Allows for refreshment and consolidation in the brain (memory, emotion, regulation of appetite). Protection against infections. Hormone regulation and resetting them daily. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea occurs when a person stops breathing during sleep. When you stop breathing, the body goes into […]

Over the Counter Better than a Prescription?

What is Vicodin? Vicodin is the most prescribed medication by far over the past decade.  In California alone, 1 billion dosage units of hydrocodone combination products were dispensed in 2013.  Vicodin is a combination of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and hydrocodone (narcotic opioid).  In 2014 the FDA placed Vicodin in a more restrictive drug schedule to limit […]

Oral Cancer Kills 1 American Every Hour of Every Day

Oral Cancer facts: Strikes 3 times as many victims as Cervical Cancer Just as common as Leukemia Claims more lives than Melanoma (skin cancer) Has been linked to HPV (human papilloma virus) 2/3 of the time detection is too late with only  a 22% 5 year survival rate Detected early, the survival rate increases to […]

Nutritional Information for your Oral Health

Our office is dedicated to helping you keep your teeth for life! Your daily diet routine can help protect not only your body but your oral health as well. Two  infectious  oral  diseases  that  are  directly  influenced  by  diet  and  nutrition  include  periodontal  or  gum  disease and tooth decay or cavities. Nutrient  deficiencies  such  as  […]

DIABETES = DANGER TO YOUR DENTAL HEALTH

What risks are associated with Diabetes? Greater risks for developing oral health problems with more complications Increases risk of developing bone infections, which ultimately lead to loss of teeth Decreased resistance to infection and more prone to developing oral infections Infections and dental surgeries take longer to heal Compromised immune systems may be prone to […]