Vitamin K2 and Breastfeeding: What Every Parent Must Know

Dr. Mark Burhenne Have you ever wondered why human beings have so many oral health issues? We need braces, teeth cleanings, fillings — you name it. Seems like a pretty high maintenance part of the body, doesn’t it? In 1925, there was a dentist who felt the same way. His dental practice was just too […]

Why do Dental Implants cost so much?

1st Family Dental Why do dental implants cost so much?! If you’ve ever had a tooth extracted, by accident or by a dentist, then you’ve probably looked into your tooth replacement options, including dental implants. There’s no question that implants are the best longterm tooth replacement option, but the cost of the procedure can give some patients […]

4 Ways to Have a Halloween You Can Feel Good About (Without the Kids Calling You Lame)

Dr. Mark Burhenne In my early years as a dentist and a father, I used to feel bad around Halloween. But it’s funny how 30 years of fatherhood and the joys of trick-or-treating with my daughters will change your perspective! I’ve come to realize that we can find a happy middle ground and have a […]

Start Early to Save for Retirement

        James Jolley – a Financial Advisor for Wells Fargo Advisors in Salt Lake City, Utah providing retirement planning for medical professionals. It’s never too early to start saving for retirement.  The sooner you can start saving for retirement the longer your hard earned money has the ability to compound.  Even if […]

Gingivitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Christian Nordqvist Gingivitis is a common type of periodontal disease. Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums (gingiva). It commonly occurs because of a film of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth – plaque; this is known as plaque-induced gingivitis. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease. However, if left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which is more serious and […]

Mouth Breathing: Symptoms, Complications, and Treatments

Jacquelyn Cafasso When is it OK to breathe through your mouth? Breathing provides your body with the oxygen it needs to survive. It also allows you to release carbon dioxide and waste. We have two air passageways to our lungs — the nose and the mouth. Healthy people use both their nose and their mouth […]

Just Say No to Fruit Juice Before Age 1

Deardoctor.com When the labels claim “100% juice,” “no added sugar” and “all natural,” it’s tempting to think that juice is a good nutritional choice for children. That’s why parents buy gallons of it every year, daycares stock juice boxes adorned with beloved cartoon characters, and school cafeterias serve juice to help satisfy the USDA daily […]

Bleeding Gums: What it Means and When to See Your Dentist

Dr. Mark Burhenne Seeing blood in your sink after you brush your teeth can be alarming, but there’s no need to panic. You may be able to cure your bleeding gums without even seeing a dentist, depending on the situation. In this article, I’ll explain the common causes of bleeding gums, what you can do […]