Archive for July, 2013

Gum Disease and its Relation to Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr Jim here! A recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease revealed that a bacterium linked to gum disease was present in the brains of many Alzheimer’s patients. The study, was performed at the University of Central Lancashire in England. It showed that the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis was present in 4 out of […]

Your child’s first dental visit

Dr. Garrett checking in!  We are asked very often by new parents about the appropriate time to bring in their children for their first dental visit.  According to the American Association for Pediatric Dentistry, the correct time is when their very first tooth shows through!  That seems extremely early to most, as that sometimes means […]

Local News

Dr. Matt here.  Doc’ do I need a shot?  Yes, you will need some local anesthetic to be comfortable during the planned procedure. These words bring people a lot of anxiety.  It may be a specific fear or a generalized thing. Either way it can be a treatment hurdle for some people. Some patients develop […]

Managing your medications safely

Dr. Garrett here!  If you have ever been prescribed, or are going to receive in the future, an opioid pain killer (or narcotic), there are some important things to consider.  While these medications can be very effective in treating your pain, they also pose a risk to you, your loved ones, and others if not […]

In-Office Teeth Whitening: just in time for summer!

Dr. Jim here- Fisher Jones is please to announce that we have incorporated a new in-office teeth whitening system:  PolaDay For some time now, we have been looking for an in- office whitening system that is more time sensitive and doesn’t require the high intensity blue light than we currently use with our whitening product […]