When e-cigs first gained popularity, supporters touted them as a healthy alternative to smoking—tar free, flame free, and risk free. But, with growing concerns about vape-related health problems in the news, it’s time that people learn the truth about these trendy products. So, how do e-cigs impact your oral health? And are they healthier than … Continue reading E-Cigs and Your Oral Health
Did you know that cancers of the mouth—oral cancer and oropharyngeal cancer—cause more deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer, or skin melanoma? Unfortunately, most mouth cancers are not detected until late in their development. And of those diagnosed with mouth and throat cancers, a staggering 40 percent will not survive longer … Continue reading Spotting the Early Warning Signs of Mouth Cancer
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, the perfect time to celebrate the work that dental hygienists do to promote happy, healthy smiles! In fact, during each of your twice-annual appointments, our hygienists are hard at work removing your plaque and tartar, improving your periodontal health, evaluating your oral hygiene, and polishing your teeth for a … Continue reading Celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month!
Store shelves are lined with flavored and sparkling water choices. Although these drinks may all appear to be healthy, some of them are smile-friendly while others can lead to a mouth full of cavities and decay. While the food industry may ignore health, dentists have been paying attention to what we put in our mouths … Continue reading How Healthy Are the Waters You’re Drinking? Learn How to Read Drink Labels!
Did you know that September is National Gum Care Month? Though often overlooked within a dental routine, proper gum care is the best way to minimize your risk of developing gum disease. Nearly half of adults are affected by gum disease, an infection of the tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth. Unfortunately, advanced gum … Continue reading It’s National Gum Care Month! Here’s How to Take the Best Care of Your Gums
For the past 29 years, I have been privileged to work as a dentist in a practice that was started by my father, Dr. Robert Ranck, almost 70 years ago. As many of you know, upon graduation from dental school, I was able to follow my dream and work side-by-side with my father who started … Continue reading We are Proud to Welcome Dr. Audrey Eichenlaub!
July is National Picnic Month—the perfect excuse to get outside, enjoy the sunshine, and spend quality time with family! When planning your picnic, it’s all too easy to load up your shopping cart with convenient, pre-packaged options from the supermarket. However, these processed foods can have long-lasting damage on your teeth. Alternatively, Dr. Tikson has … Continue reading Tips for a Healthier National Picnic Month