Anxiety and the Dentist

It is not uncommon for an individual to avoid visiting the dentist because he or she has anxiety related to the dentist. Unfortunately, dentists are comically referred to as sadists in television and popular culture. This claim is quite untrue. The dentist’s goal is to help a patient achieve or maintain good oral health while… Read more »

Ignoring the first signs of oral pain and disease?

So you have a cavity. Do you think, “no big deal”? What about a cracked tooth? Still, “no big deal”? Many of us don’t relate that what goes awry with our teeth has anything to do with what is going on in our bodies. The good news is that when you have a cavity or… Read more »

Osteoporosis and Oral Health

During your visit to our office, you will be asked if you are taking any medications for osteoporosis, commonly referred to as bone density medications.. This is important for Dr. Jekel and his team to know. While these medications known as antiresorptive agents (Boniva, Fosamax, Actonel, Atelvia, Didronel among others) are prescribed to help strengthen… Read more »