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June 26, 2020

When patients of James M. Wells, DDS, PA hear any mention of oral or dental hygiene, they probably think of brushing and flossing their teeth. Although these are extremely important, the term dental hygiene encompasses much more than that. Your mouth’s health, includin...

June 19, 2020

Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth looked longer? Does it seem like your gums are shrinking? This condition is called recession—many adults have it. Let’s look at some of the causes and what you can do about it.



During your routine exams at...

June 5, 2020

In honor of June being Dairy Month, Dr. James Wells and our team at James M. Wells, DDS, PA would like to remind our patients about the importance of dairy to your overall health! Regular consumption of dairy products, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt, has been found t...

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 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...

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...

March 24, 2020

With children undergoing developmental dental changes and engaging in rough-and-tumble activities, dental emergencies can sometimes arise. If your child knocks out a tooth or experiences any type of oral discomfort, call James M. Wells, DDS, PA right away so we can pro...

March 17, 2020

At James M. Wells, DDS, PA, we have been creating beautiful smiles for years. Whether you have visited Dr. James Wells and our team for a week or for years, we would love to hear your thoughts about your experience! In fact, we encourage you to leave a few words for us...

March 10, 2020

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” Adrienne Cook

Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold: It must be St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re not Irish, how do you go about celebrating St. Patrick...

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