Goodbye Cavities

With winter upon us, the common cold shows us why it’s aptly named. Rhinoviruses, responsible for many episodes of congestion, coughs, and sore throats, transmit through the population during every season. But research suggests that this virus replicates better at a temperature a few degrees below the body’s core temperature. Plus, people tend to share…

Oral Bacteria: We Are Not Alone

Oral Health, Preventive Care The jury’s still out on the count, but up to 700 types of bacteria call your mouth their home. About 20 billion of these organisms linger on teeth, in your saliva, and on the lining of your mouth at any given time. In dramatic fashion, they’re able to double their population…

What’s Behind Bad Breath?

Oral Health, Bad Breath Some topics are a little hard to broach, especially if we feel ashamed or embarrassed. Bad breath can be that way. It leaves us ignoring a social issue that’s easily eliminated with the right approach. Or we might try masking our breath with tricks that encourage more problems to develop. Understanding…

Stop Snoring! The Latest Procedures for Sleep Apnea Treatments

Stop snoring with sleep apnea treatments from Timothy Kitzmiller, DDS

Millions of Americans struggle with getting the quality and quantity of sleep they need each night1. Even if you do get to bed at a reasonable time, you may not be getting the type of restful sleep that your body really needs to function properly. Some common causes for not sleeping well include depression, anxiety…

Healthy Humpday – Ash Wednesday and Chinese New Year

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February 18 starts two annual events – Chinese New Year and Lent. Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year 4713 (the year of the goat) begins on February 19, 2015 and ends on March 5. Lent is the 6 week period of time leading up…

Healthy Humpday – Holiday Side Dishes

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(Think beyond the Green Bean Casserole!) Holiday side dishes are often mundane and repetitious. Wouldn’t you like something a little more unique to wow your guests with this holiday season? We recently stumbled across some creative ways to prepare Brussels sprouts that transformed them from a basic vegetable into an elegant, easy, and entertaining holiday…

Healthy Humpday – Holiday Snacks

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Everyone is familiar with the usual buffet of heavy and often unhealthy snacks at holiday gatherings… cheeses, dips, candy, cookies, chips and crackers- the list is never-ending. Why not try some healthy holiday snacks ( 10 great ideas here) at your next occasion? This past week, Dr. Kitzmiller’s team decided to try some healthier choices during…

Healthy Humpday – Spaghetti Squash Alternatives

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Who doesn’t love an easy weeknight pasta dish? How about a flavorful dish that is lighter than pasta? Tim and Lori remade a favorite pasta dish with a spaghetti squash alternative. The results….delicious! Ingredients 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise, seeds removed 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tbsp chopped garlic (it’s ok to use…

Healthy Humpday – Easy Weeknight Meals!

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denise weeknight meal

We’ve gotten a lot of requests lately for weeknight meals that are not only healthy, but quick and easy to prepare (especially during the busy fall sports schedules!). Denise, our dental treatment coordinator/assistant, came up with the following recipe to solve feeding her hungry family on those busy nights. On Sunday, she simply assembles all…