Mask Mouth

For those of us who are either healthcare workers, caretakers for at-risk persons, or simply socially responsible, the reality of “mask mouth” has arrived! Most of us in healthcare noticed it first:  we are accustomed to wearing a level 2 or 3 mask, or even respirator every day at work.  With additional usage, we are…

2020 Is Not a Perfect Vision

  Who knew a 0.12 micron sized virus would play such an enormous role in our lives this year? Can’t see it, can’t taste it or smell it.  In fact, when infected by it, there is a loss of taste and smell!  But it is impacting our daily routine in addition to the normal wear…

Dental Mythbusters

Drs Hill and Schneidmiller hear some interesting faux facts from time to time…   Ever hear of putting an aspirin on the gumline of a tooth that hurts? The idea is that the pain on the tooth subsides as the aspirin eventually dissolves.  Drs Hill and Schneidmiller find that the actual result is quite different! …

The “New Normal”

Welcome to the “NEW NORMAL”!   As the doctors prepare to reopen their office following the introduction of Covid-19 to all our lives, you will find a few changes!  Fortunately, most differences are a matter of logistics to continue to comply with social distancing as much as can be done in the dental arena.  The…

Vaping the Virus

Why vaping is particularly harmful during the coronavirus era for the ‘vaper’ and the community around them.

Charcoal Toothpaste: miracle product?

Charcoal in your toothpaste!‘Activated Charcoal’ is the ingredient in a new breed of toothpastes advertised to whiten your teeth. It is an abrasive similar to baking soda, silica or pumice. It may remove surface stains just as well as other abrasives. Be wary of claims that charcoal will strengthen enamel!  Other ingredients within the toothpaste…

Dental Kidspeak

In healthcare lingo, dentistry exists as a specialty to assist people in the prevention and treatment for dental disease.  The main causative agent dental disease is bacterial; an invisible and silent enemy for the most part.  Most of us are aware that left untreated, these bacteria eventually lead to quite painful and always inconvenient sequelae.…

Holiday Songs

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The doctors love holiday songs playing at the office and sometimes are guilty of humming or breaking into vocals!!! Our awesome team is just as guilty of joining in with the favorites when they play. Celeste waits for Frosty the Snowman and Eva loves Silent Night. Natalia likes Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer best at…

Dance into Health

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The doctors endorse all activities that promote health—especially dance!  Anything that requires moving your body around means that muscles are working and oxygen is flowing.  Plus it’s fun!!!  More fun and better oxygenation leads to a happier you and the probability that your life will include other upgraded healthy habits…like brushing, flossing and rinsing after…

License to Drill

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Did you know that after graduation from dental school, every dentist in California must keep their license updated with 50 units of dental education?  Drs Hill and Schneidmiller have attended the California Dental Association convention for 27 consecutive years and procured many units at this site.  The Southern California Convention takes place in Anaheim, right…