Entries by hannonsandler

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

Did you know that Dr. Bob and Dr. Jerry, along with your hygienist, screen you for cancer at every dental visit? Oral cancers can be deadly diseases. Roughly 45,000 new cases of mouth and throat cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States. Treatment may be more successful when diagnosis is early, so this […]

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Oral health and overall health are connected in many ways. Several health issues have oral health complications, and on the flip side, poor oral health can indicate overall health problems. Though diabetes doesn’t cause gum disease, and gum disease doesn’t cause diabetes, people who have one of them are more likely to have the other […]

How Much is Too Much Radiation?

It’s a concern that many people have. And a valid concern while being at the dentist as many people come to expect some sort of dental radiographs to evaluate their teeth. The benefit of radiographs are that they help us diagnose common problems such as cavities, gum disease and some types of oral infections. Dental […]

Wisdom Teeth: Do I Need Them?

Do I have to have my wisdom teeth taken out? It’s a question we get almost every day. The roots of wisdom teeth are usually not fully developed until age 21 or later, so it is common to have the teeth removed as a teenager or young adult while the roots are still forming. Once […]

The Oral Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Tis the season for pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes and pumpkin everything! Chances are that your favorite fall dishes include pumpkin as an ingredient ­– or feature it as the star of the plate. In addition to being delicious, pumpkin also provides a variety of oral health benefits that may help balance the sugary excess of […]

What’s With the Sticky Fluoride?

We have recently made the switch in the way we administer our fluoride treatment at the end of every cleaning appointment! We have shifted away from the standard fluoride foam and gel in the trays to a new paint-on, or fluoride varnish, type of application. Fluoride varnish is a gel that is applied with a […]

Summertime Treats for Healthy Teeth

Need some ideas for end of summer treats that aren’t tough on teeth? Instead of keeping cool with ice cream and popsicles – which can leave teeth vulnerable to sugar attacks that increase the risk of tooth decay – consider satisfying your sweet tooth with fruit! Give these fruits a try this summer: • Strawberries […]

Opalescence Go Trays

Have you been looking for a fast and simple way to whiten your teeth? Opalescence Go is the professional alternative to over-the-counter whitening options. It’s the new, easy and an inexpensive bleaching option that doesn’t require any impressions! Opalescence Go trays are ready to use right out of the package. Each Opalescence Go tray is […]

The Mouth-Body Connection

Regularly scheduled dental appointments with the team at Hannon & Sandler are not just good for your teeth and gums, but also for your entire body. Recent studies have indicated that there is a direct connection between your oral and general health. Taking care of your teeth and gums is about much more than pleasant […]

Floss is Boss!

With all the recent news coverage on the benefits of flossing, we want to encourage our patients to be critical consumers when it comes to what they hear! Please check out the article put forth by the American Dental Association in response to this recent “string theory”! http://www.ada.org/en/press-room/news-releases/2016-archive/august/statement-from-the-american-dental-association-about-interdental-cleaners Correct flossing technique is an important part […]