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May 29, 2020

When you think of a dental emergency, you may picture teeth that have fallen out or severe tooth pain. But it is not uncommon for wisdom teeth to develop conditions or problems that require urgent care from Dr. James Wells and our team at James M. Wells, DDS, PA. Wisdo...

May 22, 2020

“The purpose of all war is peace.” – Saint Augustine

Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American flags being waved in the air on a beautiful day in late May, that is...

May 15, 2020

Biofilm, protective housing for bacteria, is a hot topic in the medical and dental fields. Routinely taking an antibiotic for a bacterial infection has become more complicated because of biofilm. Bacterial infections may become resistant to antibiotics in pa

rt because...

May 8, 2020

Time flies when we are not at the dentist! Before you know it, years may have gone by. Let’s take a moment to explain what takes place when a patient comes back to receive care after an extended period of time.

After a while, small dental concerns or issues can grow int...

May 1, 2020

Did you know the month of May is designated National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? After all, there isn’t a better time to celebrate physical activity as when the warm weather and sunshine makes its way back into our lives!

Now that the flowers are in bloom and the...

April 21, 2020

Those who are trying to raise awareness about our environment, or protested against pollution, toxic chemicals and general public health were once known as hippies. The early 1970s was all about change and how we needed to pay more attention to our Earth and atmosphere...

It’s commonly thought that oral cancer affects people over the age of 40, but that’s not true. Oral cancer can affect people of all ages, even non-tobacco and alcohol users. This form of cancer can show up on the tongue, gums, lips, inside lining of the cheeks, and the...

April 8, 2020

Tooth Decay is preventable, even in your child’s mouth. Decay is caused by sugars left in you or your child’s mouth and can turn into an acid, which causes teeth to break down. Children don’t have good hygiene habits yet, which puts them at a high risk for tooth decay.


April 1, 2020

April is National Facial Protection Month, which means it’s once again time to remind our patients to always protect their faces and those pearly whites!

There are more than 5,000,000 teeth get knocked out of American’s mouth during a sporting event every year, accordin...

March 31, 2020

Cavities can weaken your teeth, causing teeth to break more easily. You may also suffer from a broken tooth after biting on hard foods or objects. No matter how it happened, what you do after you break a tooth determines if you get to keep your natural tooth or replace...

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