May 13, 2017
This month we are happy to celebrate Moms - our patients, friends, family, and staff. Here we are highlighting the moms on our team (all 6 of us!), and the special people in our lives:
Dr. Coambs, with her husband Ed, and sons Blaine and Simon:
Melissa, her sons, her grandson, and her fur children:
Tiffany, with her 3 children and husband:
Amanda and her son:
Carol with her her late mother, her son Charles as a baby (he's 27 now), and son Isaiah (19) :
Angela with her daughter Nichole: Read more
Happy Mother's Day from all of the moms at Imagine Dentistry!
April 30, 2017
First thing's first: coffee isn't great for your teeth. Prolonged exposure to the caffeinated beverage is sure to leave your teeth stained. But you may be surprised to learn that tea has even more teeth-staining properties than coffee.
It's easy to think that tea is an all-around healthier beverage than coffee. It has less caffeine, it's not as acidic, and it's supposedly packed with antioxidants. So how could this praise-worthy drink cause more damage to your pearly whites?
It turns out that tea is loaded with the perfect cocktail of stain-causing ... Read more
April 26, 2017
Do you wake up with a sore jaw and headaches or have you noticed tiny fractures in your teeth? You may be grinding your teeth.
Many people grind their teeth at night, and some may not be aware they are doing it, according to American Dental Association Spokesperson and dentist Maria Lopez Howell.
She says many times people have no idea they grind their teeth at night.
"A lot of times someone else tells them," she said. "We will have patients who come in and say 'Oh my wife grinds her teeth,' or a ... Read more
March 31, 2017
When it comes to teeth whitening, you may see many different methods featured online and in magazines--from oil pulling to charcoal, and even turmeric. It's no surprise that DIY whitening is top of mind, either. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they'd most like to improve their smile, the most common response was whiter teeth.
Healthy smiles come in many shades, though it's tempting to think ingredients in our own kitchens could hold the key to a brighter smile. Still, just because a method is natural doesn't mean it's ... Read more
March 8, 2017
Being pregnant comes with many responsibilities--and the way you care for your teeth is no exception. It's a myth that calcium is lost from a mother's teeth and "one tooth is lost with every pregnancy." But you may experience some changes in your oral health during pregnancy. The primary changes are due to a surge in hormones particularly an increase in estrogen and progesterone - can exaggerate the way gum tissues react to plaque.
The benefits of receiving dental care during pregnancy far outweigh potential risks. Be sure to keep your dentist informed of any changes ... Read more
February 9, 2017
What Is Bruxism?
Bruxism is clenching or grinding your teeth. Most people are not even aware that they are doing this. In the United States, bruxism affects about 30 million to 40 million children and adults.
Some people grind their teeth only during sleep. This is called "nocturnal bruxism" or "sleep-related bruxism." Others grind or clench their teeth during the daytime as well. This is thought to be related to stress or anxiety. Stress can occur for many reasons, including sad and painful events such as the death of a loved one or the loss of a job. It ... Read more
January 26, 2017
Do you have missing teeth that need to be replaced? If so, it's in your best interest to see a dental implants dentist
as soon as possible. When tooth gaps are left alone, they can cause serious oral health problems that require extensive restorative or cosmetic dentistry.
Visiting your dentist and investing in a long lasting, high quality tooth replacement can save you time, money, and lots of pain in the future. When missing teeth are not replaced with dental implants, the following conditions can develop:
When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth ... Read more
January 16, 2017
When he's feeling under the weather, ADA dentist Dr. Gene Romo says one thing always helps him feel a little more like himself. "Brushing my teeth when I'm sick actually makes me feel better," he says. "My mouth feels clean, and in a way, I feel like my health is starting to improve."
When you have a cold or the flu, taking care of your body is your top priority--and that includes your mouth. "It's important to take care of your dental health all year round, but especially when you're sick," Dr. Romo says.... Read more
January 14, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, I came home late from a night out with the kids and it was time for the bedtime routine. My son was extracting his wiggly frame from his big puffy coat and managed to nose dive onto the hardwood floor in the process. When I heard his face hit the floor, my mama's heart nearly went into my throat as a wave of dental panic came over my mind. Freedom has some dental concerns (thanks to Mr. Thumb) that have made his front teeth more vulnerable. He jumped up with ... Read more
January 7, 2014
Most of us set new years resolutions about a week ago, and right about now have realized that those goals faded into some dark shadow that will follow us for a few more weeks until it too fades away entirely.
Resolutions create so much pressure!
My challenge for you this year is to set aside the resolutions...
Embrace, instead, your reset button.
Look at today as a day to hit reset. Today is a new day and a fresh start. I will not vow to give up all carbs. I will ... Read more