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Grapefruit Juice and Medication Interactions

American Dental Association, June 18, 2012 - Grapefruit juice can be part of a healthful diet—most of the time. It has vitamin C and potassium, substances your body needs to work properly. But it isn’t good for you when it affects the way your medicines work. Grapefruit juice and fresh grapefruit can interfere with the [...]

Grapefruit Juice and Medication Interactions2017-05-18T18:53:59-04:00

We’re In, But Our Phones Aren’t Working

We hope that you’re family is surviving after the Friday evening storm that caused such terrible power outages. We’re in the office, seeing patients, and we can call out, but both of our incoming lines apparently have intermittent automated messages that “all circuits are busy”. We are calling people to confirm appointments, although we too [...]

We’re In, But Our Phones Aren’t Working2012-07-02T12:21:59-04:00

Seasonal Allergies, They’re Back

Did you know: allergies caused by pollen can make your teeth hurt? Those beautiful blossoms coming out now can be a source of pain for your teeth: sinus problems that are worsened with the onset of pollen season often show up as tooth pain. Allergic rhinitis involves inflammation of the mucous membranes of the [...]

Seasonal Allergies, They’re Back2017-05-18T18:53:59-04:00

Xylitol Chewing Gum Now Available Locally

Sugarless gum is typically sweetened with sorbitol that although less cavity causing (cariogenicity) still is not a cavity-free sweetener. Xylitol, a naturally occurring sugar alcohol (polyol), is the only compound of those tested (xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol) which significantly did not affect the growth and acid production of from cavity causing bacteria. More about xylitol, click [...]

Xylitol Chewing Gum Now Available Locally2017-05-18T18:53:59-04:00

Large Drug Recall

Novartis Consumer Health Inc. issues voluntary nationwide recall of certain over-the-counter products (Bufferin, Excedrin [various], Gas-X, and NoDoz) due to potential presence of foreign tablets or chipped or broken tablets or gelcaps. See the full FDA recall notice, click here. See the full list of recalled over-the-counter drugs, click here. CBS news report of the [...]

Large Drug Recall2017-05-18T18:53:59-04:00

Yes … You Can Use Your Dental Insurance

Except in limited circumstances, HMO, or strict in-network PPO, you can use and we’ll process your insurance. I’m always surprised when I hear a friend / patient concerned that they can’t use their dental insurance in our office, particularly for carriers like Aetna or Met-Life. 99% of the time even when it’s a network PPO [...]

Yes … You Can Use Your Dental Insurance2017-05-18T18:53:59-04:00

Insurance Open Season 2011

It's almost that time again. Insurance open season, when you have an opportunity to change your insurance to better fit your life. But ... it can be a puzzle. Which insurance plan is right for you? How is that company to work with? How is their coverage? Is dental separate from medical. Federal open season [...]

Insurance Open Season 20112017-05-18T18:53:59-04:00

Helping Hands for 2011

It doesn't take much to help others during the holiday season. Share your good will with other local families. Food, personal care items, cleaning supplies, new and gently-used clothing - cleaned (especially coats), and financial contributions. See the list below, working with local organizations Koinonia and Food for Others in the spirit of giving. financial [...]

Helping Hands for 20112017-05-18T18:54:00-04:00

Fall Allergies and Teeth

Did you know: allergies caused by pollen can make your teeth hurt? Those beautiful weeds coming out now can be a source of pain for your teeth: sinus problems that are worsened with the onset of pollen season often show up as tooth pain. Allergic rhinitis involves inflammation of the mucous membranes of the [...]

Fall Allergies and Teeth2017-05-18T18:54:00-04:00

Virginia August Sales Tax Holiday: School Supplies and Clothing

When: First full weekend of August (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) each year. The 2011 holiday will take place on August 5-7, 2011. What's Exempt: During this three-day period, purchases of qualifying school supplies selling for $20 or less per item, and purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item will [...]

Virginia August Sales Tax Holiday: School Supplies and Clothing2017-05-18T18:54:00-04:00