John K. Drisdale, D.M.D.
October 30, 2017
Osteoporosis is a disease that is associated with rapid bone loss and/or inadequate replacement of healthy bone tissue. The disease is most common in postmenopausal women but it can also occur in older men. People who have osteoporosis are at a higher risk of breaking or fracturing bones from a fall or — in the most severe cases — even from minor bumps and scrapes.
September 16, 2017
Does the very thought of visiting the dentist cause you anxiety? If so, you are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that as much as 15% of Americans suffer from dental-related fears and phobias. This can make scheduling appointments almost impossible as you become paralyzed with fear. Now, you can feel comfortable and relaxed during your appointments with sedation dentistry. With the use of oral conscious sedation and anti-anxiety premedication, your fears will fade away so you can enjoy your time in the dental office.
July 30, 2017
There’s a lot to learn about your oral health, but when it comes to decay, a cavity is a cavity, right? Not necessarily, says Dr. Robert Christensen, your dentist in Midland. There are actually three different types of cavities, and each one requires a slightly different treatment method. Keep reading to find out about cavities!
June 5, 2017
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.
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.