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Preventive Dentistry

What Happens When You Skip a Visit To The Dentist

During the beginning of the pandemic, a lot of dental offices were forced to shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. After reopening, a lot of patients were reluctant to return for their bi-annual cleanings even though safety precautions were in place and experts deemed visits safe. Now that it’s been longer than [...]

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy During Quarantine

We have chosen to temporarily close our office for the protection of our patients, staff, and community.  We will offer emergency care as needed, but want our patients to prevent problems in the meantime. At Kuhn Dental Associates, we want to help our patients keep their teeth as healthy as possible until [...]

Don’t Lie To The Dentist About Flossing, Cuz They Know the Truth

“Been flossing,” asks the hygienist. “Sometimes,” you answer, which can mean once a month, once a week or just before the appointment, right? {{{{link id='50378' text='Dental professionals like Dr. Mandy Grimshaw'}}}} can tell if a person has been flossing correctly or not. The key word here is correctly. I want to make you aware, [...]

The Dangerous Effects of Not Quitting Smoking

Every chance we get, we remind our patients about the negative effects of tobacco – increased risk of cancers, high blood pressure, and heart disease – things you usually associate with age. But tooth loss should never be associated with age… The Academy Of General Dentistry reports that pack-a-day smokers are twice as [...]

Calcium – How Much Is Too Much?

There’s a recurring news story about calcium supplements that a number of my patients have found worrisome and confusing. It’s worth touching on and it reminded us that really, it’s an opportunity to talk to you about calcium’s importance to oral and overall health. First the worrisome story. In August 2010 The British Medical Journal published a [...]