Various forms of body piercing have been practiced in almost every society going back 5,000 years. Anthropologists consider it as a way for a person to identify with a group, denote status or beautify the body. Tongue bolts, cheek studs and lip rings seem to be in vogue for young people who may not be […]
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. […]
Once a year your Registered Dental Hygienist pokes around your teeth to check your gum health. They don’t do this to be mean but to identify periodontal infection in the earlier stages. This is done with a measurement device called a periodontal probe. Your hygienist will check 6 measurements per tooth. When your gums are […]
Don’t Let the Government Take your Money! Do you have excess funds in your HSA or FSA accounts that you don’t want to be taxed on? Did you know you may be able to use that money towards the in-office purchase of a Waterpik Waterflosser or Sonicare Toothbrush? Some plans may allow for the purchase […]
We all know that Halloween is a time for pumpkins, costumes, a few tricks & lots of sweet treats. Our office has put together a quick list of things you can do to help keep your kids (& your own) teeth safe from an invasion of sugar bugs this frightening season. Limit Candy Consumption – […]
Our office would like to provide clarification on the need for regular flossing, being that floss is an essential part of caring for your teeth and gums. For your reference we have attached an article released by the America Dental Association (ADA) acknowledging recent media claims (Unproven Benefits) and providing clarification on flossing recommendations and […]
Want to See Something You Never Have?
Our office is equipped with intraoral cameras so that you can see what we see in your mouth. Our team can take a picture of an area in your mouth and bring it up on our LCD monitors so we can see it up close. We can also send these pictures to your insurance company […]
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 […]
In a recent poll from The National Sleep Foundation they found 83% of people who exercised regularly slept well compared to only 56% of those who do not exercise. One of the keys here is to make sure you exercise well before bedtime. Generally you should try to avoid strenuous exercise for 3 hours prior […]
Ouch! Why is My Tooth So Sensitive?
Ouch! Why is my tooth so sensitive??? What causes tooth sensitivity? Tooth wear ➔ Incorrect brushing technique, night grinding, and excessively frequent intake of acidic foods. Once the protective layers of enamel and dentin become thin, the harmful stimuli can irritate the pulp easily to elicit pain. Dental caries ➔ As decay invades the dentin, […]