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root canal

Ideally, your teeth will last a lifetime, giving you a bright and happy smile for all of your days. However things do happen and sometimes teeth become damaged or diseased and may need repair or even replacing. One of the more common procedures used to address a damaged or infected…

gum disease

Gum disease is perhaps the most common oral health issue in the United States, with a majority of American adults dealing with some version of it every year. Gum diseases result from gum infections, which occur when bacteria take up residence inside the gum line and cause all manner of…

surgically clean air

The health of our patients and our staff are a top priority at Christopher N. Reese, DDS, PA. Surgically Clean Air products  help ensure everyone’s safety. Surgically Clean Air removes harmful toxins, pollutants, germs, odors, and airborne viruses. Additional benefits include increased alertness, mental energy, and productivity.  Please watch the…

The human body is a complex thing, and its various systems interact in ways that are both dynamic and surprising. For many of us, we tend to think of oral health as being a distinct issue from overall health–after all, how often do your dentist and your doctor compare notes?…

Sensitive teeth

It’s an attention-getter when it does happen: sharp, sudden tooth pain when you take a hot or cold drink, bite into some ice cream, or even take a deep breath on a cold day. While occasional tooth pain from hot or cold may not be a problem, if it happens…

professional teeth cleaning

If you’ve missed a few professional teeth cleanings or haven’t been brushing at home, you may need more than a “regular cleaning,” costing you more time and money. Did you know a routine cleaning is clinically called a prophylaxis, or prophy cleaning? This is because it’s a preventative measure to…

Let’s face it. None of us planned for 2020 to go quite this way. COVID-19 disruptions are reverberating across the globe on every level. From stock markets to our favorite Thai restaurant, life’s different for now. Many elective dental and medical procedures are on hold as the healthcare system scrambles…

Prophylactic Antibiotics

Sometimes dentists recommend a dose of antibiotic before dental treatment. Here’s why. You may have a family member or friend mention that they take a dose of antibiotics before dental procedures. Have you ever wondered why? Everyone has bacteria in their mouth. During certain dental procedures, there is a risk…

Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. Learn its symptoms and options for treatment.  Sleep Apnea is a general term describing a disorder in which a person sporadically stops breathing throughout the night. Episodes of sleep apnea can last from just a few seconds to…