Yearly Archives: 2013

We love our sugary treats, too!

It’s that time of year once again: Junk food season is upon us. We still have candy left from Halloween, and Thanksgiving  (with its pumpkin pie, ice cream and marshmallows that seem to find their way into everything) is fast approaching. For many people, Christmas follows suit, with sugar cookies and candy canes galore. Here …

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Father and daughter dentists!

Our patients have been talking about it for months:  The arrival of Dr. Megan Nevills.  She graduated from dental school in May, got her license in June and began practicing dentistry with her dad at Nevills Family Dentistry.  How is this new arrangement working out for father and daughter?  Check it out: From Dr. Dave: …

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Teeth Whitening: What’s Best?

If you are interested in getting whiter teeth for a brighter smile, you’ve probably noticed a confusing array of teeth whitening systems on the market.  Strips, trays, rinses, lasers… do they work?  Are they safe? Most teeth whitening products use varying strengths of peroxide, which safely bleaches away stains. When it comes to these products, …

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Are you safe at the dentist?

The news out of Oklahoma a few months ago  was beyond disturbing – it was shocking. More than 50 patients of a Tulsa dentist contracted serious illnesses because of unsterile practices at his dental office. News reports revealed that, among other things, the Tulsa dentist apparently reused the same needles on different patients and used …

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Teaching a (slightly) old dog new tricks

My daughter, Megan, who will be our new dentist this summer, has already encouraged me to learn some new techniques. A couple of years ago, for example, she said, “Dad, you’ve got to switch over to the new tools for doing root canals.” (Root canals, yikes!  But keep reading, it won’t hurt.) I was good …

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Keeping Dental Care Affordable

Congress has reduced tax-deductible contributions to your flexible spending account (FSA) from a maximum of $5,000 last year, to only $2,500 this year. During these difficult economic times, we want to make it more affordable for you to have the quality dental care that you and your family deserve. That’s why, if the cost of …

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