Author: James Ku

Dental anxiety or fear of the dentist is very common. People with dental anxiety generally avoid the Dentist which causes dental disease to spiral out of control; eventually affecting a person's general health. Dealing with dental anxiety begins with communicating your fears to your dental provider....

When your baby is born, he/she already has their primary or baby teeth growing in the jaw. By age three, all twenty should have erupted. Teething can cause many symptoms such as fever, vomiting, sore gums, diarrhea, loss of appetite, wrestles sleep and general malaise. Primary...

Mouthwashes fall into two basic categories: therapeutic and cosmetic. While cosmetic mouthwashes can be appealing, I think they tend to have a less than desirable effect; often are very pungent, leaving the gum tissue and teeth sensitive. Therapeutic rinses can be helpful coming by OTC...

Xerostomia commonly known as "dry mouth" is prevalent today for a variety of reasons, frequently associated with mediation we take. These medications range from OTC (over the counter) to prescription. Xerostomia increases the risk of tooth decay and affects overall health. It is so common...

Yea! We have a winner!! For the past several weeks, our patients have been submitting their names for a drawing to win a big bear. The drawing too place today. Sharon Magee won the Christmas Bear drawing on 12/20/18. Happy holidays and Congratulatons Sharon!...

Fluoride is a mineral that is beneficial for teeth. It can help strengthen tooth structure against cavities. It can also re-mineralize weakened enamel. Professional strength fluoride is applied by your dental care giver and is generally applied on children's teeth. Adults can benefit by the...

Many medications have undesirable side effects which can manifest in the mouth. Some blood pressure medications can reduce saliva flow and dry the mouth, which can contribute to decay. Some anti-depressants can cause clenching and dry mouth, which can cause teeth to crack. Other medications...

Welcome to what I call "candy season" nonstop from now, until Easter is over. We made it through Halloween, now onto Thanksgiving. So many choices and temptations for sweets out there.  When you choose to eat those treats, ideally consume them with a meal or in...