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What Dental Health Has to Do with Diabetes

2017  CDC figures 30.3 million U.S. people have diabetes (9.4% of population)- 23.8% with disease are not yet diagnosed!  75% of adults have a degree of periodontal disease-from gingivitis to severe disease. In the earliest stages it is silent (except signs of bleeding gums). What is Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes: If you have type 2 diabetes… Read More »


Dry Eyes, Dry Mouth? Might be Sjogren’s Syndrome

Dry Eyes? Dry Mouth? Joint pain and/or fatigue? Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects the salivary and lacrimal glands, resulting in the classic presentation of dry eyes and dry mouth. Symptoms range from just dry eyes and mouth to joint pain and fatigue to arthritis and Lupus. Approximately 1.5 million… Read More »


Vegas Baby! And Learn We Did!

One of Clarendon Dental Arts’ core values is continuing education. I take over 100 hours of continuing education each year-and our team is up to 200 hours this year. I have always believed that education is the foundation to success in almost every aspect of life. Obviously, keeping up with core dental knowledge, including materials,… Read More »


A Person Dies from Oral Cancer Every Hour

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month! Clarendon Dental Arts takes Oral Cancer seriously (please read through to the alarming statistics and risk factors below). We perform oral cancer exams at least once a year during hygiene maintenance visits. In addition to the oral exam, we perform a test using our  VELscope ®Vx. Traditional oral mucosal examination tools… Read More »


STRAIGHT TALK about Crooked Teeth

While many might believe that pretty straight teeth are purely cosmetic, nothing could be further from the truth. Straight teeth are HEALTHIER teeth. Straight, properly aligned teeth can help you avoid the negative effects of periodontal disease. HEALTHIER GUMS Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and floss than crowded or crooked teeth. Properly positioned… Read More »


Anne Culbert Running the MCM for RunningBrooke

We are super proud of our own Anne Culbert for not only running the Marine Corps Marathon, but her heart for helping RunningBrooke – to raise funds for programs serving the children in her community. Her goal? $1,000. Result? $1,261! Anne has been back running for almost 5 years after taking a 16 year hiatus. During… Read More »


For Your Mouth, Mind & Body This Fall!

Pumpkin – Not just for decorating – Pumpkin pulp is dense in Vitamin A & C, and its tasty seeds (pepitas) are rich in phytosterols, which may help to lower cholesterol. It’s also known as an immunity booster, to help you steer clear of the common cold! Here are 3 great recipes for roasted pumpkin salad,… Read More »


Feeling Guilty About Not Flossing? Maybe There’s No Need…

Maybe there’s no need for flossing… said no dentist! A NY Times article on Tuesday, on the effects/need for flossing, stated: The American Academy of Periodontology acknowledged that most of the current evidence fell short because researchers had not been able to include enough participants or “examine gum health over a significant amount of time.”… Read More »


Suffer from Migraines?

Migraines are more common in women than men – and can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Migraines—searing headaches that feel like a hammer to the inside of the skull—can strike anyone, but they predominantly affect women, who are up to four times more likely than men to get them. What causes them, and why… Read More »


Newest Technologies in Cosmetic Dentistry

Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Conference 2016 I have been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) for close to 10 years now. The annual conference (in Toronto this year) always allows me to learn about the newest technologies, research and methods in the world of Cosmetic Dentistry. This is an… Read More »


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