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Gum Disease & Inflammation

Gum Disease & Inflammation

Studies continue to connect periodontitis (gum disease) with other health issues. The connections are not always clear, but continuing research indicates that people with diseases that include a chronic inflammatory state also tend to have a higher incidence of gum...
What Is A Cracked Tooth?

What Is A Cracked Tooth?

Did you know that our teeth can be easily damaged? True story, teeth need to be well cared for and protected. But, there’s also unavoidable circumstances which can lead to tooth damage. Consider these symptoms: you feel sharp pain when you bite down, chewing, and the...
The Benefits of Fluoride

The Benefits of Fluoride

Why is it that so often when we speak of healthy teeth we also mention fluoride?  It’s because fluoride fights cavities naturally, being a natural mineral found in lakes, oceans, rivers, etc.  Because of it’s beneficial properties, in most places its also added to the...
What Is Gum Disease?

What Is Gum Disease?

Often we hear terms like gum disease or gingivitis, but what do those terms actually mean?  How are the diseases caused? What can we do to prevent it?  Believe it or not, our mouths are full of bacteria (Remember that not all bacteria are bad!), and these bacteria...
Mrs. Hen Goes to the Dentist!

Mrs. Hen Goes to the Dentist!

It’s not everyday we have the opportunity to work on a hen in the dental chair, but Dr.Ebke did one fine day in May. Meet Emily T., a local preschool teacher who goes above and beyond in her career each and every day. Emily came to a regular scheduled dental...