Keeping Your Amazing Tongue Clean And Healthy

TONGUES ARE REMARKABLE ENGINEERING WONDERS. They help us nourish ourselves and clean our teeth. They’re a vital part of our oral and whole body health.How do we keep them clean and healthy? Brush Your Tongue Daily Your tongue hosts up to 10,000 taste buds. It also harbors billions of bacterium. That oral bacteria can contribute… Read more »

The Legend Of The Tooth Fairy

THE LEGEND OF THE TOOTH FAIRY has been around for ages. But you may not recognize the winged pixie you know and love from these old traditions… Originally, Parents Hid Children’s Teeth Centuries ago in Europe, parents buried their child’s lost tooth in a “tooth garden”.This was believed to prevent an evil witch from stealing… Read more »

What Are YOUR Thanksgiving Traditions? Here Are OURS!

FOR MOST PEOPLE, Thanksgiving means gratitude, food, and family. Those are the common threads. But people also have fun, unique, or unusual traditions that surround the holidays. Our Team Members Share Their Thanksgiving Traditions… Dr. Becker: The whole family to Mom’s for Thanksgiving lunch. After, either TV movies, cards or board games. My husband was… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Insurance Benefits Go To Waste!

THE END OF THE YEAR IS approaching fast! Before year’s end, our team wants to remind you to take a look at your dental insurance benefits! Insurance Benefits Typically Don’t Roll Over To Next Year Each year your dental insurance company probably gives you a maximum amount of available benefits. Since those benefits don’t typically… Read more »

Oral Health And Whole Body Health Are Closely Linked

THERE ARE MORE BACTERIA IN YOUR MOUTH RIGHT THIS MINUTE than there are people on this planet. Thoughtful dental health is about SO much more than avoiding cavities. Preventative dental care is essential to an overall healthy lifestyle. Mouth Bacteria Can Spread To Other Parts Of Our Bodies Neglecting one’s oral health can have very… Read more »

How To Love Every Photo Taken Of You

SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST LUCKY! They seem to look fantastic in every photograph! Naturally photogenic. For the rest of us… Well, sometimes we just don’t know what to do (or what to think about) when the camera comes out. Here are some great tips: 1. Try Smiling With Your Eyes Too This can be the… Read more »

What Our Team Loves About Dr. Becker

IT’S SO GREAT TO GET UP each day, go to work, and be part of something great—a practice that truly cares about our patients. We love helping people maintain great oral health. Most importantly, we value the relationships we build with you—and with other team members. That’s why we’re so grateful for the person who… Read more »

Why Biting Down On Aluminum Foil Hurts

HAVE YOU EVER accidentally bitten down on a little piece of aluminum foil? Have you experienced that quick zap of pain? That Jolt Is Called Galvanic Shock Perhaps a little piece of foil was clinging to the tortilla when you unwrapped your taco during lunch. When that foil came in contact with metal in your… Read more »

Dental Relaxation Therapy Techniques – A Step beyond Sedation

Dental phobia is a common reason for skipping out on a dental exam. Fears and anxieties can be created in childhood from a traumatic experience or be a side effect of life issues. Some fears are compounded by dentistry, like claustrophobia or social anxiety and there is nothing worse than tooth pain. Let’s face it,… Read more »

Dr. Pistoia’s Dedication to her Dental Patients

With over 30 years in the dental profession, one would think that a dentist might set their sights on retirement. It is actually a good assumption to make for people in any profession, but not in the case of Cynthia Pistoia, DMD. Her patients will have the opportunity to enjoy many more years of her… Read more »