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  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis or Pre-Medication
    At Ronald C Wilcox DDS, we know the human mouth contains a lot of bacteria. A bacterium can travel through your body with routine activities that are a normal part Read more
  • Ask Us about These Dental Treatments
    There are a few dental treatments that the doctor and our team recommend for all patients to get if they wish to protect their oral health. Sometimes it’s hard for Read more
  • Some Benefits to Giving Your Smile an Extra Boost
    For many individuals, autumn brings with it a number of new beginnings. Fall is the time that many people return to school, get back to the daily grind after an Read more
  • Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away
    Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. Read more
  • The Most Common Causes of Gum Disease
    Unless you're aware of the signs and symptoms of gum disease and how it's caused, it's possible that you may have unknowingly developed it. Often painless, gum disease -- or Read more
  • Fluoride Use in Adolescents
    Fluoride is a mineral that plays an essential role in oral health. In fact, the significant reduction in American tooth decay in recent decades can be attributed to a greater Read more
  • Tooth Worms? The History of Cavities and Tooth Fillings
    Scientists have discovered tooth decay in specimens that are more than 15,000 years old. The ancients once thought that cavities were caused by something called “tooth worms” … Eew! They Read more
  • Hot Day? Three Drinks to Leave Home When You’re Packing the Cooler
    Whew! It’s a hot one! And whenever the temperature soars, you need to stay hydrated, especially when you’re outside or exercising. But all cold drinks aren’t equal when it comes Read more
  • Fluorosis: What is it?
    Many people think dental fluorosis is a disease, but it’s not; it’s a condition that affects the appearance of your tooth’s enamel, not the function or health of the teeth. Read more
  • The Many Types of Sedation Dentistry
    There are many reasons to choose sedation dentistry. Perhaps anxiety is an issue, or your teeth are extremely sensitive. You may have a low pain threshold, an easily triggered gag Read more
  • Could a Night Guard Be the Answer to Your Dreams?
    Have you been having trouble getting a good night’s rest? Sometimes the reason for a poor night’s sleep is obvious. A midnight horror movie. A bedtime espresso. That anchovy and pineapple Read more
  • Tell us about your summer!
    The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for the doctor and our team to ask our patients about their summer! Whether you visited our nation’s capital, Read more
  • Happy Fourth of July!
    Happy Independence Day from the doctor and team! The Fourth of July celebrations in America may have changed a lot over the years, but there is no doubt that we Read more
  • Chipped Your Tooth? Now What?
    Accidents happen. Next time you’ll wear your mouthguard when you skateboard, never use your teeth to open anything, and carefully step away from your grandmother’s hard candy dish. But what Read more
  • Oral-Systemic Health
    Oral-systemic health is the idea that oral health is a critical and interconnected component to a patient’s overall health and well-being. Studies show that people who have poor oral health Read more