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Attention College Bound Students – Dental Care Checklist

As a young adult, you’re savoring the last few weeks of summer 2016 and preparing for the transition into college. Enrollment, books, dorm essentials are all set. It’s time to enjoy family, sunshine and relaxation before the studies begin. It is also time to ensure you have scheduled a visit to the dentist to avoid […]

The Cold Hard Truth

Why Chewing Ice Is Bad Summertime is here and indulging in icy cold beverages is a must! Chances are that you’ve chomped through an ice cube or two on occasion, without second thought. Though it may seem harmless, the act of chewing ice can lead to costly and painful dental conditions. The muscles used for chewing […]

Spring Clean Your Smile

We have officially embarked upon springtime, making many of us want to clean and refresh. Dr. Ridl and his team want to remind you that this does not only apply to your house and yard. While you’re cleaning out your closets and scrubbing the bathroom, remember to invigorate your oral health as well! • Make […]

Protect Yourself- April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a time when your dental office rallies to defend against and bring awareness to a serious disease. Although some may think oral cancer is rare, it will affect nearly 40,000 people in the U.S. and more than 8,000 will die this year. The high death rate is attributed to […]

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

March is National Nutrition Month, as we approach the halfway mark of the month, our staff wanted to check in to see if you and your family have adopted any new healthy eating habits. If not, we wanted to provide some encouragement and remind you that it’s not too late! The theme for this year’s […]

How To Handle A Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can happen at any time.  Do you know what to do if you or your child has a dental emergency?  Being prepared for this situation can make the difference between saving and losing a tooth.  Below are examples of common dental emergencies and a quick summary of what to do in that situation. […]

Keep Your Smile Sparkling This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes holiday parties and family gatherings.  Even though this time of year we become very busy, we don’t want you to take a holiday from your oral health. You can still enjoy the holiday season without scraificing your dental health.  Here are are a few tips […]

Diabetes and Your Smile

November is National Diabetes month.  At some point in our life either you or someone you know has been or will be affected by diabetes. Diabetes not only affects your whole body, but your oral health as well.  The most common oral side effect of diabetes is gum disease.  Below are the most common problems […]

Enjoy Halloween With a Healthy Smile

Fall has arrived and Halloween is just around the corner. This brings pumpkins, costumes, and of course trick- or- treating.  It is important to understand what sugar does to your child’s teeth and their oral health. When your child eats sugary candy, the sugars in the candy mix with dental plaque on the teeth creating […]

Breast Cancer and Your Oral Health

At some point in this modern day world of ours, each of us or someone we love will be affected by cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Ridl and his team want you to be aware of the many ways in which your oral health is impacted by this disease. It is […]