Your Best Friends Won’t Tell You (or Ewwww…..That Smell!!)

A common question we get in our dental office is – “What Causes Bad Breath?” Many times the complaint is not from the offender but from a long suffering spouse or family member. There are many causes of bad breath (which we call “halitosis”) – some serious and some not. And while many people have decided to just hold their nose and…

How Common is Oral Cancer and what is our office doing about it?

According to the American Cancer Society, men face twice the risk of developing oral cancer as women, and men who are over age 50 face the greatest risk. It’s estimated that over 35,000 people in the U.S. received a diagnosis of oral cancer in 2008. It is also a deadly disease.  One North American dies of oral cancer every hour of every…

Mini-Residency at Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center

Dr. Knock and myself visited Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center on the 1st of February. We saw patients there who have been treated effectively for headaches, migraines, sleep apnea and TMJ problems. They are one of the largest centers of its kind in the United States, they incorporate true multidisciplinary approaches to the treatment of complex pain problems. So many grateful patients are…