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How to Subtract Those Added Sugars

Sugars are the simplest carbohydrates, and are found naturally in fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy products. Our bodies require these simple carbs for energy. (Even better, we don’t just get Read More

Memorial Day: Parades, remembrance, and the unofficial start of summer!

“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 Read More

Alleviate Tooth Sensitivity

If a sip of ice water, spoonful of ice cream, or piping hot latte is enough to send shivers up your spine from tooth sensitivity, be assured you are not Read More

Spring Cleaning

Just like that, it’s almost summertime. As the spring season ends, perhaps these lighter, brighter days are inspiring you to do a bit of last-minute spring cleaning. Or perhaps they’re Read More

Toothache: A dentist or the emergency room?

Emergency care dentists are equipped to handle any tooth emergency. Seeing us first takes less time than having to sit in a hospital emergency room, only to be told to Read More

Five Clues That It’s Time to Replace Your Toothbrush

Your dashboard lights up when you need an oil change. Your smoke detector beeps when you need to switch out the batteries. But when it’s time to replace your toothbrush, Read More

Make Every Day Earth Day

Earth Day began in 1970 as an event to raise awareness of our environment. What began as a single day in April is now recognized around the world to bring Read More

Make Your Smile Dazzling For Your Wedding!

Planning a wedding can be a highly stressful time. the doctor and our team want to support you in this process by helping you achieve a beautiful, bright smile. Wedding Read More

Do Spring Allergies Mean (B)Looming Dental Problems?

April showers bring May flowers, and May flowers bring . . . allergies. If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies, you might be suffering Read More

Proper Flossing Techniques

Of all the dental hygiene techniques you can use at home to promote clean teeth and good oral health, flossing is likely to be the one that troubles most people. Read More

What’s the Big Deal about Sleep Apnea?

What’s the big deal about a little snoring during the night? Or feeling a bit drowsy during the day? Or an occasional bout of insomnia? If your sleep problems are Read More

Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day?

Happily for all of us who like to celebrate with friends and family, there’s no need to be Irish to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day. Every March 17th, many of us Read More

Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths

At Kim Battisto, DDS, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. One Read More

Dental Veneers

If you want to fix staining, large gaps, fillings, chipped teeth, or the overall shape of your teeth, this may be the perfect option for you. Many of our patients Read More

The Start of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, has been said to originate with a Catholic priest named Valentine several thousand year ago. Valentine defied the emperor at the time Read More

The Link Between Dental Hygiene and Your Overall Health

When patients of Kim Battisto, DDS hear any mention of oral or dental hygiene, they probably think of brushing and flossing their teeth. Although these are extremely important, the term Read More

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