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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Patients,   Do you know the main cause of oral cancer? In most recent years, the main cases of oral cancer, over 63%, have been linked to an STD called human papillomavirus (HPV), especially in young adults. The Centers for Disease Control found that less than half of American adults are aware that HPV […]

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month!

Dear Patients, Gum disease, which is sometimes known as periodontal disease, is a chronic pathological inflammatory condition. This results in health issues with your gums, bone, and connective tissues. If left untreated, it becomes irreversible and could lead to a loss of teeth. Gingivitis is the warning sign of gum disease– when your symptoms are […]

The Full Facial Makeover: Go Beyond the Basics with Facial Aesthetics & Cosmetic Dentistry

  Dear Patients, Did you know there is more to a great-looking smile than just great looking teeth? Most people assume Dentists only work with teeth and gums, but there is so much more that goes into facial aesthetics than a smile.  The advancements in Dentistry over the past decade have increased monumentally, there is […]

When is The Right Time to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Dear Patients, With your children home for Christmas break, it’s the perfect time to look into getting their wisdom teeth removal surgery! It is best to have impacted wisdom teeth removed (extracted) before  20 years old because it’s easier to take them out when the roots and bones of your teeth are softer and not […]

Benefits of Botox

Dear Patients, Have you ever considered Botox injections, but aren’t exactly sure how it works and if the treatment would be right for you? There are many reasons to try Botox, some are cosmetic and preventative, while others are medical. Rest assured, all procedures are performed by myself or Dr. Anna Hong and we’ve received […]

September is National Dental Implant Awareness Month

Dear Patients, It’s National Implant Awareness Month! Dental Implants help maintain and strengthen bone structure in order to keep your smile at it’s healthiest by protecting the existing teeth. Once a tooth is lost, things can happen that you might not notice at first but can have negative effects on both health and appearance.   […]

Your Natural Teeth Are Here to Stay!

Save Your Tooth Month means sharing the best ways to help keep your teeth!   Dear Patients, It’s time to relieve your dental pain and keep your natural teeth– all in one procedure! You may be asking yourself, or your dentist, “How can I do this?” The answer is simple and straightforward: root canal treatment. […]

Oral Cancer– Spreading Awareness Where It’s Needed

April is dedicated to oral (or oropharyngeal) cancer awareness and the estimated 53,000 Americans that will be diagnosed this year. Each year the number of those diagnosed, and the number of lives taken by this horrible disease increases. This means that approximately 145 Americans are diagnosed each day and 1 life is taken every hour– […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Breathe Better, Sleep Better

What is OSA?  Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that blocks airways and prevents one from properly breathing. OSA is a type of sleep apnea that occurs when a sleeping person stops breathing for 10 or more seconds. This can be due to a variety of reasons such as the size of […]

Gum Disease – Can It Be Spread From Person to Person?

Did you know that about 47% of adults (30+) have at least some variation of gum disease and the Center for Disease control claims 70% of adults (65+) have periodontal disease?  Gum disease, which is sometimes known as periodontal disease, is a chronic pathological inflammatory condition. This results in health issues with your gums, bone, […]