A true success story from our office!

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Is a kiss really just a kiss?

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Everyone loves getting a kiss from your loved one, child or your pet! One of our most intimate acts can be spreading 80 million bacteria to your mouth! oh no! I’m as romantic as the next guy, but what I’m learning is that gum disease is transferrable through a kiss?! We often get questions from… Continue Reading >>

Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

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Along with our hygienists Mandy and Moriah, I traveled to Sacramento today. We attended a presentation by a world-class dental expert, John W. Rapley DDS., from the University of Missouri. The title of his presentation was “Current Concepts in Periodontics and Systemic Disease”.  There is no doubt that there is truly a connection between gum… Continue Reading >>

Dental Sedation

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By Brock Thomas, DMD. We began providing dental sedation for our patients more than 10 years ago. We decided it was time to add sedation dentistry along with our other dental services because we had patients who required more than just a gentle hand and supportive staff during their dental appointment. Through conversations we had… Continue Reading >>

Sleep disorders treated in modern dentistry

Dental Treatment for Sleep Apnea

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By Brock Thomas, DMD. Sleep Disorder Dentistry Sleep Apnea and other sleep disorders have increasingly become an area of focus in modern dentistry. Dentists are being called upon to be part of the medical team that treats sleep apnea. As medical diagnoses for sleep apnea have risen in the last few decades, so has the awareness… Continue Reading >>

Cost of Dental Implants

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By Brock Thomas, DMD. Over the years we have had many patients and potential patients ask us, “How much do dental implants cost?” This can be a tricky question, but I will try to break down the answer into its ‘dental’ component parts. In our practice dental implants cost around $1,800 per tooth. But that… Continue Reading >>

Teeth Whitening Talk

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By Brock Thomas, DMD. I was checking out at our local Safeway grocery store yesterday and the cash register person asked me why the teeth whitening solution (at her own dental office) was burning her gums. This question prompted me to add a note about what we have learned in the dentistry profession about teeth whitening… Continue Reading >>

Healthy Gums, Healthy Life

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By Brock Thomas, DMD. Recently, I saw an interesting interview on CBS Morning News. What caught my attention was a quick statement in the news program with Dr. David Agus about how inflammation in a person’s gums can accelerate conditions like heart disease and stroke. As dentists, we’ve known this for a long time. Dr.… Continue Reading >>

Root Canal Therapy Works

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By Brock Thomas, DMD. Often, when new patients visit my dental practice, I find they’ve been told misleading information regarding root canal therapy. Root canals have a bad reputation for two reasons. First of all, patients who have been dealing with a tooth infection have toxins building up in a that area. This makes numbing the infected tooth more difficult. Obviously,… Continue Reading >>

D.M.D. or D.D.S.?

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Is There a Degree of Difference? We all want the best dentist for our needs and often when you are looking for a new dentist, you will notice some dentists have a DDS in their signature while others have a DMD. Dr. Brock Thomas is a DMD, so perhaps you’d like to know some history… Continue Reading >>