The Bare Bones Of Gum Recession
added on: September 17, 2018 | By: Sarah Merkle

NO ONE LOOKS FORWARD to getting “long in the tooth” because of gum recession. However, while tooth length might be an accurate yardstick for judging the age of a horse, age is not the culprit behind receding gums in humans. Gum recession is simply such a gradual process that it can take decades… Read More

Why do I have to update my health history?
added on: April 19, 2018 | By: Sarah Merkle

“Why does my dental practice ask that I update my medical/health information? Nothing has changed.”   At the first appointment a new patient will complete a medical history overview which includes medications, medical conditions and past hospitalizations. Periodically, it is important to update the information so dentists and hygienists can be… Read More

When To See The Dentist
added on: January 17, 2018 | By: Sarah Merkle

BECAUSE PREVENTION IS such a major part of good dental care, it’s critical to visit the dentist for regular checkups. In most cases, two regular dental cleanings a year will be all you need, but not always. So what are the signs that you shouldn’t wait until your next scheduled appointment… Read More

Saliva: Oral Health’s MVP
added on: January 3, 2018 | By: Sarah Merkle

SALIVA IS SUCH an ordinary thing that you probably haven’t given it much thought, but it’s actually as important to the healthy function of our mouths as oil is to a working car engine. Saliva is an essential component of our ability to eat, taste our favorite foods, and speak, it’s… Read More

National Hand Washing Awareness Week Dec 4 – 10th
added on: December 8, 2017 | By: Sarah Merkle

You may not have heard… but this week, December 4 – 10th, is National Handwashing Awareness Week. With the upcoming cold and flu season we thought it would be fitting to revisit the ins and outs of what proper hand washing techniques look like. Wash your hands multiple times a… Read More

3 Things You Should Know About Whitening Your Teeth with Baking Soda
added on: December 20, 2016 | By: Dr. John Kling
baking soda

Baking soda is a common item found in many households and has a variety of uses besides its obvious purpose — baking food. People use it to keep smells in the fridge at bay, to minimize pet odor, and even to clean carpets and clothes. For many years, baking soda… Read More

Your Smile May Be Aging You
added on: December 12, 2016 | By: Dr. John Kling
aging

When we hit a certain age, we tend to place more focus on our appearance and take preventive measures to keep up a youthful look. We exercise, eat right, protect our skin with sunscreen, and visit the salon to dye our hair or undergo cosmetic procedures. But what about your… Read More

Smile! It Can Make You Healthier
added on: August 11, 2016 | By: Dr. John Kling
smiling

There are so many reasons to smile — a funny joke, a cute kitten, a new baby, and many, many others. But at my Alexandria dental office, we want to give you a few more reasons to smile big and wide. Health Benefits of Smiling There’s a little bit more… Read More

Why Did People Not Smile in Old Pictures?
added on: May 17, 2016 | By: Dr. John Kling
old photos

Old photographs are packed with memories, but they’re also lacking quite a few elements that are common in pictures today. Color, for one. But perhaps the most noticeable difference between old time pictures and modern snapshots is the lack of smiles. At my Alexandria dental office, we want all of… Read More

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Dr. Kling did the dentistry for a molar implant. My visits were terrific. On time, focused, concerned about my comfort and marvelous communication between staff and patient. Dr. K is a friendly, empathetic man who is a skilled craftsman. All good.

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