Year: 2021

Get in early! Schedule your appointments now before the schedule fills up! Each year, millions of dollars are wasted by not maxing out your dental benefits or using up the money set aside in your FSA. Most dental insurance companies reset their “benefit year” starting on January 1st. This means…

root canal

The root canal is a well-known dental procedure. It’s fodder for many jokes and set-ups in comedy movies and television. In particular, root canals are famous for being uncomfortable if not painful. But is any of that true? For all of their fame, root canals are equally misunderstood. We’re here…

teeth cleaning

Getting your teeth cleaned is a must for maintaining good oral health. Along with an effective brushing and flossing routine, regular exams and cleanings are foundational for lifelong oral health. Unfortunately for many of us, it’s all too easy to delay, postpone, or just forget to schedule teeth cleaning. This…

flossing

We all know the importance of proper oral hygiene and tooth care. Brushing and flossing in particular are daily activities that are foundational in supporting a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. However, as with many things we do every day, it’s easy to get complacent about brushing and flossing…

sugar

Most of us grow up with constant warnings that too much sugar is bad for you and for our teeth. While sugars are a family of naturally occurring substances found in many natural foods, refined and processed sugars are a product of human ingenuity and while they are drawn from…

dental anxiety

Let’s face it: most of us don’t exactly enjoy going to the dentist. For many folks, a visit for an exam and cleaning may be time-consuming, mildly inconvenient, or maybe a bit uncomfortable. However, for some of us, it goes a bit further and a vague dislike of going to…

oral health vacation

Vacations are many things: a reward for hard work, a chance to relax, an opportunity to explore new places and try new things. While all of that is wonderful, from an oral health point of view a vacation is also a chance to let your good habits lapse for a…

All things change. However, within the changes, we can seek to preserve the best of what came before. Such a shift is coming to Christopher N Reese, DDS, PA in the weeks ahead as Dr. Reese’s associate,  Dr. Dalton Harvey plans to transition into a new role as a partner…

claremont dental arts

There is any number of reasons you may be looking for a new dentist, but the most common is as the result of moving to a new city or town. While moving can be an exciting time and the beginning of a new stage of life, it can also be…

what to eat after extraction

Tooth extraction can be uncomfortable, but it may also be a big step in helping your smile look and feel its best. Every tooth extraction makes way for something better and gives you a chance to improve your overall oral health and appearance. That having been said, tooth extractions require…