I Snore So I Had a Sleep Study.  Here Are The Reasons Why

I Snore So I Had a Sleep Study. Here Are The Reasons Why

Several years back, a patient of mine in his mid 40’s asked me as he was walking in for his essential oral hygiene appointment, “Doc, I hear dentists can do something about sleep apnea.  I want to hear all about it.”  Prior to this I had been pretty proud of myself...
Pucker Up, Don’t Pout!  Lip Balms:  A Dentist’s Perspective

Pucker Up, Don’t Pout! Lip Balms: A Dentist’s Perspective

Even for those who do not wear makeup (myself included), there is a lip balm in every one of my purses.  And suitcase.  And carry-on.  And winter coat pocket.  Lip balms come in all shapes, sizes, colors, scents, styles and tastes to serve different needs.  That being...
How our Mouths Control the Most Vital Organs of our Bodies

How our Mouths Control the Most Vital Organs of our Bodies

Ever heard of the horse whisperer? Well, I am the gem polisher. But I polish not just any gems like emeralds or diamonds. I polish the most vital gems we will ever own. I am a dentist, and I polish the gems of the mouth: teeth. What can happen, however, if we do not...