Dental mouth guards used for help with sleep apnea

  DO YOU WAKE UP FEELING TIRED? HAVE YOU BEEN TOLD YOU SNORE?     Could my dental office change your life?     If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea — a condition in which relaxation of the muscles around the tongue and throat causes the tissues to block airflow to the lungs while you sleep — …

Efficient and Effective Dental Care using Cerec

One of the many things that seperates our dental office from others in our area is our use of the Cerec machine.  I have spoken about this state of the art technology in previous blog posts but I wanted to show a video of the milling process.  It generally takes about 20 minutes to mill the porceline block into a …

Cosmetic repairs at Doug Lewis Dentistry

So often I have patients come into my office who are not quite satisfied with their smile.  Cosmetic dentistry has a very large spectrum.  When making changes to a patient’s smile, the tooth may need a minor repair such a smoothing a surface of the tooth to better match the teeth beside it.  There may be times that porcelain bonding …

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

What are the characteristics of an attractive smile? While not every person is born with a perfect smile, qualities such as straightness, cleanliness or whiteness of teeth may come to mind. Thanks to developments in the field of cosmetic dentistry, people can change the smile they were born with into a smile they love. At Doug Lewis Dentistry, we are …

Start a good dental routine!

The most effective prevention routines have both an in-operatory and at-home component. You and your patient are a team! As dental hygienists, we have an undeniable opportunity to positively influence each of our patients’ overall oral health. Our treatment prevention protocols in-office and our recommendations for home care not only affect an individual’s oral health, but more importantly, his or …

Oral Health linked to Alzheimer’s, Pancreatic Cancer, and Heart Disease

Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. The research is there to support a link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s, pancreatic cancers, and heart disease. In this spotlight feature, to coincide with National Dental …

Dental implants result in better quality of life for osteoporotic women

With life expectancy increasing, we are all beginning to think about our health issues as we age. I found this recent article interesting. It discusses quality of life in elderly women, with osteoporosis, based on their satisfaction of their dental health and appearance. Please click on the link below to read more. Contact our office if you have any questions …