What you don’t hear in a dentist’s office?

You might say laughter, but we actually crack that one in here at Dillon Family Dentistry. Sadly, what is all-too-often the case is that apparently other dentists aren’t always offering all of their patients all of the options for their unique situation and all of the possible treatment options. We take great solace and sanctuary [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:17-04:00September 13th, 2018|News|

Drink to your health by drinking fluoridated water!!

Fluoride in the water? It’s elemental!     Fluoride is part of the greatest public health initiative in history. The impact of the addition of a small amount of fluoride in municipal water supplies has been tremendous, exceeding expectations of reducing decayed, missing and filled teeth since its inception in the mid-20th Century. Fluoride that is consumed [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:17-04:00August 15th, 2018|News|

Straight talk on straightening smiles!!!

I remembered when I was at Temple Dental School, about 30 years ago, I was telling one of my favorite instructors. Andrea Cohen that I was working on weekends and on breaks in our family’s moving business. She knew my father was a dentist and asked me why I didn’t go into orthodontics. It took [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:17-04:00June 1st, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

Tooth Fairy’s COLA adjustments are CRAZY!!!

Do you remember the excitement of losing a tooth and placing it under the pillow as a child? If you are a certain age, you might have hoped you would be getting a dollar in exchange for your tooth from the tooth fairy (or one of their secret helpers). Well we can say goodbye to [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:17-04:00May 9th, 2018|News|

Should Silver Fillings Be Replaced?

This is a great question that comes around all of the time still, even though I haven’t placed a mercury filling in almost 25 years. It’s a tricky question that needs to be looked at from a few different perspectives. We can start by looking at the differences between the options of dental amalgam and [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:17-04:00April 17th, 2018|News|

I forget… Can healthy teeth prevent memory loss?

We all have been hearing about how you’re your oral health can affect your systemic health for decades now. Periodontal disease has been shown to affect your cardiovascular health and cause up to 5 time’s great chance of strokes. We all know someone who has developed dementia and we are all too familiar with how [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:17-04:00April 10th, 2018|News|

Lucky You!!! Painless Dentistry

First and foremost let me put it out there that the practice of dentistry is a painless venture 99% of the time in our office these days. It’s so much easier being a painless dentist nowadays, I feel like a spoiled brat dentist compared to what my father had at his disposal when he started [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:17-04:00April 2nd, 2018|News|

Can tooth loss cause memory loss?

Unfortunately, many of us know of someone or have a family member who suffers from dementia. Scientists are not sure exactly what causes dementia. Research shows,  so far,  that they do confirm it develops from multiple interlinked causes. So, could dental health have anything to do with the onset of this horrible disease? One study [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:17-04:00March 6th, 2018|News|
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