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Below are some very informative articles on oral care written by Dr. Menendez.


We hope these provide you with the information you need. But, as always, feel free to call our office anytime for a free consultation if you have any questions.

Oral Care as You Age

Living in an area with a large number of retirees, I'm always asked about how they should take care of their teeth. That's a great question.

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New Year, New You!

Many of our older citizens and geriatric patients have lost their posterior teeth unfortunately. When teeth are lost, the supporting alveolar bone melts away, and it’s gone for good.

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Just One More Reason to See Your Dentist Regularly

A recent study, using data collected during a long-term health study provides additional evidence for a link between increased risk of cancer in individuals with advanced gum disease.

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Do You Have Dry Mouth?

"Doctor, my mouth is always dry, what can I do?" This is a question that I'm often asked by my patients.

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Why Are My Teeth So Worn And Broken?

This is a question I'm often asked by new patients. My answer to them is, "You may be taking it out on your teeth through a condition called Bruxism."

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Cancer Care

"Doctor, I have cancer, what should I do?" I am unfortunately asked this question way too often. Patients diagnosed with cancer have special needs when it comes to their dental treatment.

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Gum Disease Prevention And Care

"Doctor, my gums bleed when I brush, is that normal?" Everyone knows to brush their teeth twice a day, but many people forget about their gums!

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The Effects Of Smoking

As a dentist, I am often asked, "How does smoking affect my mouth?" Using tobacco can harm your mouth, including your teeth and gums,in a number of ways.

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Word of Mouth

I am often asked, "What do all those letters behind your name mean?" That’s a great question and one that merits an explanation.

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