This Valentine’s Day, Don’t Let Untreated Cavities Break Your Heart

A box of chocolates is an excellent Valentine’s Day gift, but make sure you brush and floss after enjoying those sweets!  You probably already know that sugary confections can cause cavities. But did you know that if you let an untreated cavity live in your mouth too long, it can lead to periodontal disease? Periodontal disease causes your gums to recede from your teeth, which...
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The Aging Artist’s Eyes

It is amazing how well our eyes perform the complex tasks of relaying visual information to our brains over our lifetimes. But, like the rest of the body, the eye ages with time. Even if we’re lucky enough to remain free of injury or disease as we age, our eyes still experience slight changes. These changes can affect our abilities to judge subtleties of color, light and dark. For...
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Think the E.R. Is Expensive? You Should See the Price of Getting to It.

When most people think of the price of emergency medical care, they think of the costs incurred once they’re at the hospital: the doctors and nurses, the X-Rays, I.V. fluids and exams. What usually gets overlooked - until the bill arrives – is the price of the ambulance or emergency helicopter. It may be the most surprising part of an emergency care bill for patients to...
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Are Your Teeth Going “Grrr!” When You’re Going “Zzz”?

For many of us, the news comes during a routine dental check-up. “I see you grind your teeth,” your dentist might say. The assessment might confuse you. You know for a fact you don’t grind your teeth all day. But what about at night? Many people suffer from sleep bruxism – the condition of grinding one’s teeth while they sleep – and don’t even know it....
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