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How Can a Dentist Help with Sleep Apnea and Snoring?

Do you know someone who suffers from loud snoring, daytime fatigue or poor sleep quality? These can all be symptoms of sleep apnea, a dangerous condition that often leads to cardiovascular,metabolic diseases and, in rare cases, death. Since most people visit their dentist more often than their medical doctor, I have taken many courses over my career to educate myself on how I can help patients with sleep apnea or snoring problems.

Honor Ride - A Tribute to Veterans Past and Present

On Sunday, April 7th, I am hosting the first annual Lewis Center Honor Ride. Twenty veterans and twenty of their guests will be provided a meal, transportation and admission to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in downtown Columbus. Panera Bread is providing the meals and serving as the meeting site for our event. The Ride, a local, veteran-owned business, and Stoner Periodontal and Implant Specialists are providing the transportation to and from the museum.

Educating and Mentoring in Our Community

As a local business owner and resident of Lewis Center, I believe everyone has a role to play in creating a great community. Lewis Center provides many opportunities to get involved in outreach work. I consider it an exciting and positive day when I am able to make an impact outside the physical walls of Moore Dental and connect with our community.

2019: A Year of Gratitude

I am committed to practicing gratitude every day this year. I believe that intentionally practicing small acts of gratitude each day will allow me to be my best self and create an incredible and positive 2019 for myself, my family and my patients.

How to Make Sure Your Child Never Gets a Cavity

Simply put, the are two only reasons children get cavities in their baby teeth: 1. Not brushing well enough or long enough 2. Eating and drinking too much sugar Obviously, this topic is more complicated than this, though. In hopes of providing a simple blueprint, I would like to explain how best to take care of children’s teeth.

Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

Whether it is a high school student afflicted with paralyzing “Senioritis” or a stay-at-home mother looking to return to the workforce, we all know someone who is struggling with decisions regarding their future. I recently read “Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by Cal Newport. This interesting book is more about its subtitle, “Why skills trump passion in the quest for work you love”, than it is about the famous Steve Martin quote from which it derives its main title. I dissected this book less for my own career’s benefit, but more for the patients of all ages I see who are deciding college majors and career changes.

DIY Orthodontics – Unethical or just Dangerous?

There are many Do It Yourself home projects that can be fun, rewarding and thrifty. Many people enjoy creating a garden and or working on craft projects at home. Adventurous DIY enthusiasts may even make their own yogurt, laundry detergent or wine! However, most of us would cringe at the thought of Do It Yourself dental or medical procedures. Yet there are multi million-dollar companies offering these services and I find it extremely concerning (at best) and these procedures have the potential to be extremely dangerous.

(Finally) A Place to Call Home

The moving trucks pulled away. The barrage of utility companies and various installerscompleted their work. Our young family settledin among the stacks of unopened boxes and half-assembled furniture. Yesterday, my family and I moved into a newhome in Lewis Center. After over sevenyears of marriage, we were spending our first night in a place that we could(finally) call our home.

Veterans Appreciation Day

On Monday, November 12th, I will be offering free dental services to ANY veteran! If you know a veteran who may be interested, PLEASE have them call 740-548-5100 to schedule a free appointment for that day.

Ask a Dentist: Are Sports Drinks as Bad as Soft Drinks?

I speak to hundreds of elementary and preschool students every year about their oral health. My favorite part of these visits is the Question and Answer portion. I ask questions like, “How many times a day should you brush your teeth?” and “What are some drinks that are bad for your teeth?” In response to my question about unhealthy drinks, “pop” or “soda” is always the first answer. Sometimes I’ll hear “juice” or “chocolate milk”. Then, I tell students that sports drinks have almost as much sugar as soft drinks. At times, the teachers look just as surprised as the students.