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Removing Aerosols and Infection Control

Removing aerosols from the mouth and surrounding areas for infection control. In our current Covid-19 aware world, we have become even more focused on identifying areas to improve and finding solutions to keep everyone safe. Concerns about infection control and aerosolization has come into the public mind to ensure that dental offices adhere to optimal dental safety and sanitary practices. In our... read more »

Quality Dental Care can be Costly but We Have a Way to Help Make it Affordable

During these uncertain times, when people are facing financial challenges, putting dental needs aside might seem like the only option. We understand and want to see that you receive the care that you need. For people without dental insurance, we have recently partnered with a company that offers dental savings plans.  This is not dental insurance but rather, a savings plan to... read more »

The Link Between Sleep and Oral Health

     Struggling with snoring and sleeplessness? We can help! Snoring and sleep disturbances are often signs of obstructive sleep apnea, and your oral health could be to blame.         “Patients may not realize that dentists can often diagnose sleep disorders early to prevent more serious problems later.” says Dr. Jackson, DDS.  The National Sleep Foundation estimates that... read more »

Team Member: Alla

Alla has been working in dental hygiene since 1984. She’s passionate about teaching, health and wellness and adventure. You’re likely to find her working out, zip-lining or kayaking when not in the office. Visiting family in Europe, her travels recently took her to the Rontgen Museum, which is all about X-Rays. Speaking of Europe, Alla has done extensive genealogy research... read more »

Are Electric Toothbrushes REALLY Better Than Manual Toothbrushes?

Many patients don’t realize just how important it is to use the right toothbrush. They rely on the sample received after a 6-month dental visit or pick up a cheap option at the local grocery store thinking that all toothbrushes are basically the same. This is simply not the truth. While using a manual brush is better than nothing, many... read more »

Factors Affecting Root Canal Longevity

Root canal treatment or endodontic treatment is carried out on a damaged tooth to save it from further damage and microbial invasion. It helps to increase the life of the tooth. Here are several factors that contribute to the longevity of teeth which are treated by root canal.  1. Early Treatment Helps. Teeth that are operated in early stages with... read more »

CariVu: New Technology to See Your Teeth Clearly

New technologies are always fascinating. When I explore a new technology, I ask myself, “Can this technology do something I can’t do now? Can it help me improve a process that I already do?” The DEXIS CariVu is just this type of device. With its near-infrared transillumination technology, I find cracks and types of caries that I could not see... read more »

Elaine Jackson’s Jello Cookie Gems

Ingredients: 1 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 2 1/4 cup flour 1 pkg. (3 oz.) raspberry flavor Jello  1/2 tsp baking soda 2 tbsp powdered sugar     Instructions: Beat first four ingredients in a large bowl with mixer until blended.  Mix in flour, dry Jello mix, baking soda then... read more »

Mouth Guards: the Player of the Game

A mouth guard is a soft plastic or laminate device used in sports to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw. The American Dental Association projects that one third of all dental injuries are sports related.  Dental injuries that can occur without the use of a mouth guard are chipped or broken teeth, fractured crowns or... read more »

Introducing Our New Digital X-Ray Machine

We’re pleased to announce our latest and most technologically advanced team member...our new X-Ray machine. The Planmeca ProMax 3D purchase is another way we can provide our patients with advanced technology to achive the best results. We’ve decided our new machine is female and have affectionately named her Camryn. We think she’s pretty amazing, here are a few reasons why: ... read more »