Sensitive Teeth Can “Hurt Your Feelings”

On Tuesday March 29, 2016. Posted in Dental Health Education

Does the idea of biting into a frozen ice cream cone make you cringe? Do you find brushing, or flossing, or even just rinsing a painful ordeal? Do you have to wait for hot beverages to cool down before you can sip them?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you are not alone. A recent survey conducted by the American Dental Association concluded that one out of every eight Americans suffers from mild to extreme “dentin hypersensitivity,” or sensitive teeth.

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A “New Year Resolution” to Start Eating for “33!”

On Thursday February 11, 2016. Posted in Ask Dr. Peter Nelson, Dental Health Education


As the excitement of celebrating a new year quickly fades, so do commitments to resolutions focused on self improvement. “Eating healthier” and “becoming more fit” have always been popular “promise to myself” resolutions . And while veering from those goals may produce obvious consequences related to body image—it can also lead to partially hidden consequences regarding your dental health.

If you don’t already do so, I hope you’ll consider the advantages of consciously eating for “33”…your 16 upper teeth,

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A Life-Saving Dental X-Ray? Now That’s Something to Smile About!

On Friday December 4, 2015. Posted in Dental Health Education

According to the American Dental Association, dentists are committed to delivering the “highest quality care” to patients on an individual basis to ensure the safest and most effective treatments possible. This includes the skilled use of today’s most advanced technology—including high detection, low radiation digital X-ray.

Everyone understands the main purpose of dental X-rays is to determine the health and condition of your teeth. X-rays can detect conditions that include cavities,

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