It’s no secret that men often ignore their health — like maybe forgetting about a worrisome lump, or putting off a visit to the doctor for a chronic ache. Perhaps as a result of this reluctance to seek medical attention, males are also more likely to die from stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer than women. It’s time to reverse the trend, and during Men’s Health Month in June, your dentist in Midland is working to raise awareness of the importance of monitoring oral health as an indicator for overall health. What are the connections? Dr. Robert E. Christensen has more information in this week’s blog post.
Robert E. Christensen D.D.S Blog
June 5, 2017
May 16, 2017
May is the month we get the first real taste of summer here in Midland. And with these first sizzling temperatures comes something else: May is also American Stroke Month. But what does that have to do with your dentist in Midland? More than you might think. Tooth loss is linked to an increased risk of stroke — and that means regular preventive care is vitally important for your oral and overall health. Keep reading to learn why, then schedule an appointment for a checkup and cleaning during the month we raise stroke awareness!
April 28, 2017
While a dental emergency may seem incredibly frightening, there’s no reason to overreact by heading to the ER. Trust us. Unnecessary trips to the emergency room put a strain on everyone — and that’s no way to spend an afternoon or evening. Did you know that more often than not, Dr. Robert E. Christensen is equipped to provide his patients the urgent care you need? Learn more from your emergency dentist today.
March 7, 2017
We were saddened that our former hygienist, Tricia Tidwell, moved to Lubbock recently. Now we have good news to share! Tonya C. White has joined our team. Tonya is a registered dental hygienist who has worked in the field for over 24 years. Tonya graduated from Howard College Magna Cum Laude and is a licensed member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and the Permian Basin Dental Hygienists Association. Originally from Mineral Wells, Texas, Tonya has a dynamic personality and a “down home” attitude that makes patients feel comfortable in her capable hands. Tonya has been married to her husband for over 25 years and has two boys and 3 golden retrievers. She loves being active, attending concerts and volunteering. (more…)
February 8, 2017
Do you find yourself wondering if your new client noticed your teeth when you smiled? Are you hiding your teeth in photos? Whether your teeth just need a boost or a complete overhaul, you may begin to start feeling self-conscious if you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your smile. If you’re ready to make some changes, cosmetic dentistry may be the solution for you. Dr. Robert E. Christensen, your cosmetic dentist in Midland can help deliver the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
January 5, 2017
If you suffer from poor sleep quality and obesity, your two conditions could be related. While they are often viewed separately, there is evidence that they could be connected. With 68% of adults overweight, 35% of which are obese, sleep quality could be influencing your weight gain. For example, those with sleep apnea in Midland tend to suffer from obesity, causing them to need treatment from Dr. Christensen. If you suffer from both conditions, you may be asking yourself, “where is a knowledgeable dentist near me for treatment?” Before you make the call, discover the connection between sleep disturbances and obesity.
December 30, 2016
Pregnancy is an exciting, sometimes nerve-wracking time. As an expectant mother, you want to do everything possible to ensure your baby’s health and wellbeing. Maybe you feel like it is best to put off a visit to the dentist until after your pregnancy — but the opposite is actually true. Visiting the family dentist in Midland during the first trimester of your pregnancy is important for the health of you and your baby.
November 7, 2016
Your teeth work together a lot like a baseball team. Each one has a specific job to do and it would be impossible for you to eat or talk normally without them. Have you ever thought about why you have so many different kinds of teeth? What is each one supposed to accomplish? Dr. Robert E. Christensen, your dentist in Midland, wants you to know a little more about all of your teeth. (more…)
October 28, 2016
Dr. Robert E. Christensen is committed to helping his patients maintain superior oral health. Through his passion to provide comprehensive dental care, he is a proud supporter of National Dental Hygiene Month. October is dedicated as National Dental Hygiene Month to promote the importance of oral hygiene through patient awareness and education. Now in its seventh year, Dr. Christensen is proud to help raise awareness about the importance of home oral care and semi-annual appointments for a dental checkup and a dental cleaning in Midland. This month, Dr. Christensen invites you to develop a renewed commitment to your oral health with proper oral hygiene.
September 27, 2016
Full mouth reconstruction is a specialized area of dentistry that combines various restorative, neuromuscular, and cosmetic procedures to restore the health, function, and appearance of teeth. There are times when the mouth must be fully restored not only to improve confidence, but to increase quality of life, oral health, and oral function. When factors that damage oral health and function are left untreated, there is a significant impact on your overall quality of life. However, by resolving these issues, you will stop the pain and discomfort while improving your oral health and the appearance of your smile. As a dentist for full mouth reconstruction in Midland, Dr. Robert E. Christensen explains the benefits to having your mouth restored.