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Dr. Fitch shares some articles, thoughts and tips about dental health. Please e-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions about these topics.

Two Ways to Show Your Smile Some “Love”

If you love something you’re more likely to show it, right? That certainly applies to your smile. But what does it mean to “love” your smile? The answers can vary although two things will be somewhere in the mix: preventive dental care and cosmetic dentistry. And speaking of cosmetic dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic…

5 Ways to Improve Your Dental Health in the New Year (and Beyond)

Resolutions…goals…whatever annual strategy you choose – you use them in every area of your life. Why not include your dental health as you welcome the New Year? A few oral health basics can help assure that your teeth and gums stay healthy between now and this time next year. Also consider these a gentle nudge…

Get the Most from Your Dental Insurance Benefits…Before It’s Too Late!

Deadlines often do one of two things. They compel you to take action. Or… They give you another reason to procrastinate. Related to your dental insurance benefits we recommend action! And now’s the perfect time. Why pay more out-of-pocket? According to the National Association of Dental Plans only 2.8% of people with a PPO dental…

Five Reasons to Choose Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement

Five Reasons to Choose Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement The benefits of dental implants go beyond your dinner plate. That might seem like a strange insight but the ability to eat and chew your food following tooth loss is nothing to ignore. It’s one perspective (among many) that highlights the restorative and overall health benefits…

Why Treatment Could Be Necessary Even If Your Tooth Doesn’t Hurt

It happens on occasion. You show up for a routine dental check-up and you leave with a treatment plan. What’s the deal? It’s a fair question, especially since you’ve not felt any tooth or mouth pain prior to your appointment. By the time you feel tooth pain… Decay is almost always advanced by the time…

Don’t Let Your Teeth Flunk College!

College life is challenging. Baggy-eyed, you gulp down a soda on your way to that 7 A.M. class and a bag of chips when you cram late at night for a midterm. On-the-run choices, stress and hit-and-miss oral care can cause your to weaken and decay. Studies show that college students have a high incidence…

Learn more about Invisalign

Straighter teeth, better health. Periodontal Disease: If you have been diagnosed with periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. An estimated 80 percent of American adults currently have some form of gum disease, ranging from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone supporting the teeth. Not…

Dealing with TMJ Disorder

By Katherine Kam WebMD Feature Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Temporomandibular disorders are a group of problems that cause pain and poor function in the jaw joint and the muscles responsible for jaw movement. They’re also called TMD, or TMJ (short for temporomandibular joint) disorders. Signs of Trouble When symptoms of TMD surface, they…

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep Apnea may be more common than you think. The signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas overlap, sometimes making the type of sleep apnea more difficult to determine. The most common signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas include: Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia) Loud snoring, which is usually more prominent…

Bone Loss may tip off doctors to gum disease in postmenopausal women.

Bone Loss may tip off doctors to gum disease in postmenopausal women Postmenopausal women who are susceptible to bone fractures may also be at a higher risk for gum disease. Researchers found a link between women after menopause with a high score on a Fracture Assessment Risk tool (FRAX) and symptoms of severe gum disease….

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