Celebrating Dr. Knock: Congratulations on your retirement!

As we announced in March of this year, Dr. Glen Knock will be retiring at the close of this month after years of providing dedicated, professional care to patients throughout his impressive dental career. His work has impacted many, and we know a lot of people will miss Dr. Knock, so we asked patients to submit words and phrases that capture Dr….

A Message from Dr. Knock

I was asked to write a few words about my upcoming retirement the end of June.  Yes, it is going to happen and I am looking forward to it after being in dentistry either as a student, a naval officer, or a private practitioner for 49 years!  I became a dentist because I wanted to help people get healthy in some way.  I had a…

Can Brushing and Flossing Help Prevent Heart Disease?

February is American Heart Month. Sadly, heart disease is the number one killer of women. Did you know that there are some studies that suggest a link between oral health and heart disease? While the studies aren’t conclusive yet, many have shown that gum disease, in particular, can be associated with heart disease. The American Academy of Periodontology, for example, found that…

Tooth Whitening and Tooth Brushing are not the same

Brushing your teeth serves a variety of important functions. It clears away plaque that can build up and lead to tooth decay. It keeps your gums healthy and lowers your chance of developing gingivitis. It may even reduce your risk of developing dementia. However, it cannot fully fight off tooth stains. Yellowing of the teeth is common even in the most assiduous…

9/11 Rememberance

Today marks the fourteenth anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks. Falmouth Dental Arts would like to take a moment to remember those who lost their lives that day. They count among their number 2,507 civilians, 343 firefighters, 72 law enforcement officers, and 55 military personnel.  

Focal Points of the Human Body During First Impressions

Within seconds of meeting someone, they’ve already subconsciously sized you up in numerous ways. How can you make sure your first impression is a good one? There are three key places that someone observes when formulating a first impression, whether they know it or not. Posture Are you slumped or hunched over? Then you could be projecting an aura of boredom and…

National Smile Week

National Smile Week is August 9-15. Throughout the country, Smile Week is an opportunity to spread awareness about oral health through dental outreach clinics, information sessions, and more. Take this occasion as an opportunity to start preserving your smile for decades to come. It’s worth it to keep your smile in shape. Smiling naturally improves your mood, heightens your immune system, and…

What you’re missing if you skip a healthy breakfast

The benefits of breakfast are plentiful. The most important meal of the day supports weight loss, reduces the risk of heart attack, and improves concentration. Still, many people skip breakfast, especially during the summer. Generally, hot weather suppresses the appetite. People are also busy in the summer – rushing in early to work to enjoy more of the day and rushing to…

How pool chemicals can damage your teeth

An occasional dip in the pool to cool off, or even spending a random day poolside isn’t something to be concerned about. But if you spend six or more hours per week in the pool for any consistent period of time, you could develop “swimmer’s calculus.” That’s not a summer school math class, but a condition in which yellow stains and discoloration…

National Corn on the Cob Day

Corn on the cob is an essential part of summer and no barbecue could be complete without it. Unfortunately, it’s also a main offender when it comes to food stuck between your teeth. While corn on the cob makes it obvious that food particles are trapped in the gaps between teeth, no matter what you eat some food will inevitably get trapped….