Blog Archive

Do I need a Night Guard? Apr 6th, 2020

With or without economic hardship, 10 to 15 percent of adult Americans moderately to severely grind their teeth. Because it is subconscious muscle activity most grind without realizing it, until a symptom such as fragmented tooth or facial soreness occurs. Bruxism, is the term we use in dentistry. It is...

Gum Disease is Preventable Mar 27th, 2020

Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless, “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and Flossing can remove plaque. Plaque that is not removed can harden and from “tartar” that brushing doesn’t clean. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or...

What you’ve always wanted to know about Crowns Feb 19th, 2020

Crowns are often necessary for the following reasons: -Large cavities that can’t be filled -Missing teeth when a bridge is needed -Coverage to save remaining tooth structure such as cracked, worn down, or weak teeth -Restoration after a root canal - Cosmetic reasons like discolored or badly shaped teeth  ...

Children's Dental Health Month Feb 3rd, 2020

The American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health month, this is important because it brings together dental professionals, caregivers, parents, and teachers to give children the best start on oral health. Brushing and flossing to healthy snacks and routine dental visits, the month also includes Give Kids a Smile...

Teeth Whitening Procedures: What you need to know Jan 19th, 2020

Our smile can say a lot about the appearance of our teeth and how we take care of them. Enamel erosion, poor dental hygiene, certain foods or drinks and even smoking can dull and discolor your teeth. Your teeth can be permanently damaged and stained when you do not give...

New Year, New You, New Smile Jan 8th, 2020

We all know everyone loves to set goals during the beginning of the year, fitness goals, health goals, career goals etc. As a dental office, we hardly hear resolutions to improve oral hygiene! While some resolutions fizzle out after a few months or days some are a great way to...

The Secret Killer Dec 16th, 2019

“The secret killer” was a cover story in the Time Magazine addressing the “surprising link between inflammation and heart attacks, cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases, and what we can do to fight it.” The article went on to describe that more studies are uncovering new ways that chronic inflammation does...

Frank C. Raymer DDS Animal Care Center Nov 18th, 2019

Frank C. Raymer DDS is lending a paw this holiday season with a donation drive for shelter animals! As the holidays approach us and the season of gift-giving begins, we decided to give back to our local community. Most of you are probably already aware that all of us here at Dr....

Use it or lose it: Dental Benefits Nov 14th, 2019

The holiday season is quickly arriving and your calendar will soon be full with festivities and obligations. We want to take this opportunity to remind you to schedule your dental appointments to complete treatment or preventive hygiene appointments before the year ends and any unused insurance benefits are lost.  Whether...