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Does flossing really matter?

Recently, we came upon an article, 17 Health Advances Every Woman Deserves to Know released by the editors of the Harvard Woman's Health Watch.

One of the 17 concerns was: does flossing really matter? The simple answer: yes, it does. It reads as followed: A recent report has some people thinking there's no benefit to flossing. But before you toss your floss, consider this: flossing helps prevent periodontal disease, which is linked to higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and dementia. What's more, gum disease is also associated with a greater risk of serious degenerative diseases. To avoid periodontal disease make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day AND floss before bedtime, eat a healthy diet and have regular dental check ups.

We often get patients that unfortunately don't floss or we get patients that say they do but their teeth tell different stories. Endodontists are known for being the heroes and heroines of saving teeth so we can't express enough h…

Save Your Natural Tooth!

Nothing looks, feels or functions like your natural tooth. Regular brushing and flossing, along with six-month check-ups from your dentist, can help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. Sometimes your teeth may have infection or disease and will need additional care. When possible, you should always consider treatments to save your teeth. You may think, why not have a tooth pulled, especially if no one can see it, but you will know your tooth is missing and it will negatively impact your quality of life. Don't get a tooth pulled because you think its easier or more cost-effective. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift, affect your ability to properly chew and ruin your smile. Tooth extraction often is more painful than the infection itself, and replacing an extracted tooth with an artificial one requires additional dental visits that can quickly add up. Modern endodontics offers advancements in technologies, procedures and materials, giving you many treatment options to save…

AAE Meeting in Denver!

On April 25th, Dr. Choby flew almost 1,700 miles west to Denver, Colorado to attend the annual American Association of Endodontics meeting. This meeting started on April 25th and ended April 28th; while there, Dr. Choby attended many events that has helped increase her knowledge in Endodontics. It also served as continuing education credits. There were many lectures and educational sessions on how to tackle challenges with better, more advance solutions.


There were more than 100 sessions where attendees learned how to incorporate the most advanced and most up-to-date technologies in their practices. There were also sessions on how to manage patient pain, how to avoid opioid abuse, how to apply antibiotics in Endodontic patient care and so on. Dr. Choby attended as many sessions as she could while her time in Denver. Since her trip, she’s been applying much of the latest information learned. 



Besides the lectures and sessions, there were numerous vendors introducing all the new, wonderfu…

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2018!