When I began my journey as a dentist, I was studying under a mentor, and he told me that the mouth was “the eye way to the body.” What he meant was we can often look at the health of a persons’ mouth and get a good indication of their overall health. Over the next two posts, I’ll show you how different types of disease in our mouths relate to our bodies. I want to

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Have you ever seen someone with a crown on their front tooth that sticks out like a sore thumb? It is easy to recognize and classify these crowns as “poorer quality” or un-natural. However, it’s harder to tell high quality from poor quality work in the back of the mouth. So, the important question is, how can you know that your dentist is doing the best work and putting materials in your mouth that are

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I understand that choosing a dentist can be challenging, and there are so many options out there leaving you feeling somewhat uncertain.  At least in Lexington, there are many to choose from, and it can be difficult deciding who will be right for you.  People often look to referrals from friends, the internet, and even insurance providers for recommendations.  I would urge you to consider another variable that is often not considered, which is the

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The New Year is a time when many people set resolutions or goals for the coming year. Why is it that people break 25% of resolutions within one week, and over 80% break within three months? I don’t think it’s because the goals are too big or that people are too weak-willed. Instead, I believe it is due to gaps in the goal setting process. The good news is, with some tweaks to the goal

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What if I told you that keeping your teeth for life is easier than it seems. What you may not realize is that you have the power to decide if you want to keep your teeth for a lifetime. One of my primary goals in practice is to help people through this simple process. Kind of like a dental coach. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about losing teeth as we age. On two

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In my life I have discovered that things are either getting better or getting worse. Nothing seems to stay the same for long. Some examples of what I’m referring to are health, relationships, spiritual lives, etc. These different aspects of our lives are either growing and becoming stronger, or not growing; and, therefore, becoming weaker. In order for any area of our lives to thrive and grow it is important to have goals in mind

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Last time, we discussed part one of a two-part series that walks through the process of a smile makeover. Picking up from last time, at this point in the process you will be going about your daily life with the temporary restorations in place. This is a time to think about how shape, size, color of the temporaries, as well as how your bite feels. Everything should be comfortable and your bite should feel better

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One of the more common questions we get in our office revolves around the process that goes into enhancing a smile. Some people refer to it as a smile makeover while others may call it smile rejuvenation, or maybe even getting porcelain veneers. There are certainly simple ways of upgrading a smile such as whitening, or minor cosmetic bonding, but we will touch on that in another blog post. What I’m referring to as a

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TMJ disease can come in many forms and affect people in different ways. Last week we discussed a twenty five year old female who had beautifully straight teeth but whose bite was uneven causing her severe joint pain. This week I would like to tell you about my friend Kristen and her struggle with teeth clenching that lead to joint pain tension headaches. When I met Kristen she was around fifty years old and had

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Following up from the last blog post regarding TMJ disease, I would like to share a unique patient story that showcases a dramatic result. Keep in mind that TMJ can affect people in different ways and there are multiple forms of treatment that can be used. Everyone has a different dental story and it is my job to ensure that my patients have a positive outcome in their journey. I love my job for the

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