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Victoria Day – Victorian Dentistry

Victoria Day, 24- weekend is the second most notable event next to Mother’s Day celebrated  in May. So in the interest of the Queen’s birthday, we thought it would be interesting to compare Victorian dentistry to today. Victoria reigned from 1837 – 1901. Not too many people like to visit the dentist, but back then […]

Hypnosis: A Life Skill

Recently, I returned from the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in San Antonio where I had the pleasure of presenting to a multidisciplinary group. Most folks have one of several possible responses to clinical hypnosis – disbelief, skepticism, bemusement (as in they had an experience in Vegas or a frat party) […]

Alcohol & Your Mouth

March is known for many things – the Ides, the spring Equinox, but the most remarkable is St. Patrick’s Day. And St. Patrick’s Day is known for its green beer! A little tipple may be good for you, but what about a lot? The usual risks of cognitive impairment, addiction, and cirrhosis are fairly well […]

Pet’s Dental Health Month

It should be no surprise that February is Pet Dental Health Month. After all, it has the Groundhog prognosticating about seasons and climate. Groundhogs hibernate and likely have morning breath when they stick their heads out of their dens looking for shadows and such. Does your pet’s breathe smell badly? Is your pet chewing slowly; […]

Resolutions

How many of Your New Year’s resolutions  have already lapsed, or been missed, forgotten or just plain ignored thinking you’ll start tomorrow…? Stressed or depressed by this yet? So, maybe this year to stay healthy go without resolutions and stick to the things your mama likely told you. Eat healthy. Eating a healthy diet doesn’t […]

Season’s Greetings! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidaaaays… What if it isn’t Happy or Merry?  What if this is one of the most stressful, if not the most stressful period of the year? If you are feeling anxious, lonely or overwhelmed; you have mental health concerns or are grieving, what do you do at this time of […]

Tips for Treats

Halloween is all about tricks and treats. The trick for parents is how to keep their kids healthy and safe. Considerations should include the type of costume, treat collecting route, and of course the weather. For kids Halloween means bags of free goodies. For parents it present challenges when it comes to the collected hoard […]

September is Healthy Aging Month!

September is a perfect time to celebrate Healthy Aging Month since it is the time after summer when many people think about starting new tasks. Drawing on the “back to school” urge embedded in everyone from childhood, the month’s observance activities are designed to encourage people to rejuvenate and get going on positive measures that […]

It’s Time for Back- to School Dental Checkups!

Summer is almost over; the new school year is creeping ever closer. That means back-to-school shopping, appointments and scheduling your kid’s activities – Mom, did you remember signing up as a taxi driver? Dental checkups should be one of the appointments. The number one health problem that keeps children from attending school is dental disease. […]