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seniors and oral health
added on: March 4, 2015

A common misconception is that as we age, we must lose our natural teeth. That’s not necessarily always true. With a lifetime of proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits to my St. Joseph dental office, it’s possible to keep your teeth for your whole life. However dental care for… Read More…


5 dental habits you should stop right now
added on: February 18, 2015

You brush everyday. You floss on the regular. You visit my dental office in St. Joseph twice a year. Yet you still have cavities and other dental problems. What’s going on? Chances are, you probably have a dangerous dental habit (or two). No matter how awesome your oral hygiene routine,… Read More…


how your oral health is linked with sunshine
added on: February 4, 2015

During the winter months, our friend the sun tends to disappear on us. When it is out, we might be at work or it’s just too cold to go soak up some rays. With less sunlight during the winter months than the rest of the year, we get shortchanged on… Read More…


what’s it mean when hot and cold things make my teeth hurt?
added on: January 21, 2015

Perhaps it’s ice cream or a breath of crisp air, or maybe it’s a cup of hot tea or a cozy bowl of soup. No matter what it is, hot and cold tooth sensitivity is a common ailment experienced by many people. At my dental office in St. Joseph, we’d… Read More…


“why is biting my nails so bad?”
added on: January 7, 2015

Whether it’s out of boredom, nervousness, or your nails just get too long and nail clippers aren’t handy, biting your nails is one of the most common habits. While nail biting may seem to ease stress, at my St. Joseph dental office, we want you to know that it’s not… Read More…


top tips for a healthy holiday season
added on: December 17, 2014

The holidays are well upon us, and there’s never been a better time to celebrate friendships, spend time with family, and be grateful for our health. However, with the hustle and bustle of parties every weekend, fulfilling wish lists pages deep, and all that food, it’s also a time when… Read More…


first dental visit in a few years? we’ve got you covered.
added on: December 3, 2014

When you’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from seeing the dentist, you may be nervous to go back. No matter what your reasons are for avoiding dental care, the important thing everyone at my dental office in St. Joseph wants you to know is that now you’re considering coming… Read More…


how mouth breathing impacts dental health
added on: November 19, 2014

We all know brushing and flossing are important for a healthy mouth. However, there are some other things that are important to do, and to avoid, to keep your smile in tip-top shape. One of the things to avoid doing a lot is breathing through your mouth. While it may… Read More…


“do i need to take antibiotics before my dental visit?”
added on: November 5, 2014

Taking antibiotics prior to a visit to your St. Joseph dentist used to be a common practice if you had a heart condition or received a joint replacement; however, this may no longer be the case. Recent research has shown that the use of too many antibiotics could actually outweigh… Read More…


female hormones & their impact on oral health
added on: October 22, 2014

Women undergo several hormonal changes throughout their lives, causing hormone levels to fluctuate. This fluctuation can not only cause changes in the body, but in the mouth as well. At my St. Joseph dental office, we want to cater to our female patients, and this blog can explain how their… Read More…


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