Henry W. Rued, DDS

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About Henry W. Rued, DDS

Dr. Henry W. Rued was born and grew up in Santa Rosa, California where he attended Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State College completing his pre-med studies and receiving a B.A. in English. His post graduate education was at Georgetown University where he was awarded his D.D.S. degree. He then elected to further his formal dental education by completing a general practice residency with the Veteran’s Administration at the Wadsworth Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Rued opened his practice in Willits in 1980. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, the Redwood Empire Dental Society, CERECDoctors.com and the Society for Computerized Dentistry.

Time for a New Toothbrush?

If it's been a while since you replaced your toothbrush, it may be time to look for signs of aging. A badly worn and frayed toothbrush is more than just ineffective, it can even do more harm than good. If you are unsure about the state of your toothbrush, just bring it in at your [...]

By | 2018-08-20T14:49:43+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Time for a New Toothbrush?

Choosing Breakfast

For Better Nutrition and Dental Health! It's often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there's a lot of truth behind it. Though the links between eating, blood sugar levels, and performance aren't fully understood, the evidence suggests that eating breakfast boosts energy and attention span in the morning hours. [...]

By | 2018-08-13T13:27:14+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Choosing Breakfast

Crowns & Bridges: How They Work

A missing tooth is more than just a hindrance to normal chewing, and more than a cosmetic bother. It's a threat to the entire architecture of your mouth. The mouth is dynamic. Where there is a missing tooth, neighboring teeth drift, gum disease may crop up, even the unprotected bone ridge is susceptible to damage. [...]

By | 2018-08-06T19:56:11+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Crowns & Bridges: How They Work

“Is it a Cavity?”

Or something else... While most people think a toothache automatically means a cavity (or the need for a root canal), several other conditions can also cause temperature sensitivity, pain during chewing, and other symptoms typically associated with a toothache. Here are some of those causes: Gum Recession. When patients experience gum recession (which can be [...]

By | 2018-07-23T07:15:30+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on “Is it a Cavity?”

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

During Any Emergency: Stay Calm You've taken every precaution. You never chew ice or hard candy. You don't use your teeth to open packaging or crack nuts. You always wear a mouthguard for risky recreation. And then it happens—a dental emergency. Common Dental Emergencies: Toothache - While a toothache may be a "common" problem, it's [...]

By | 2018-07-16T14:15:04+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on How to Handle Dental Emergencies

Guard Against Snoring…

And Obstructive Sleep Apnea While snoring can be annoying for family members trying to enjoy a night's rest, it's more than just a nuisance. It can also be associated with a more serious condition called sleep apnea. Those with sleep apnea experience irregular breathing during sleep. The most common type (called Obstructive Sleep Apnea) occurs [...]

By | 2018-07-09T22:48:49+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Guard Against Snoring…

7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health

Ways to Protect Teeth & Overall Health Take these seven steps to achieve greater safety and fend off some of the most common childhood mishaps! Prevent decay with fluoride. If your family drinks only bottled or filtered water, you may be getting less fluoride than the recommended amount; ask about fluoridation treatments! Mouthguards for athletes. [...]

By | 2018-07-01T22:56:00+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on 7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health

Choosing A Musical Instrument

Especially for Children, Musical Instruments Can Impact Teeth! Playing a musical instrument can be a great hobby. It requires discipline and practice to master, and can be an endless source of relaxation and joy. (For both the musician and audience as well.) But, especially for growing children, certain musical instruments can leave the whole mouth [...]

By | 2018-06-18T01:07:56+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Choosing A Musical Instrument

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Early Diagnosis is the Most Effective Means of Control Periodontal (gum) disease is more common than heart disease or even cancer, but because it's not categorized as "life threatening" few people know much about the condition. The tragedy of this disease is that it can totally devastate your appearance. Left untreated, it will erode your [...]

By | 2018-06-18T01:02:54+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Periodontal Dentistry|Comments Off on Preventing Periodontal Disease

Toothpaste, Before The Tube

How Product Packaging Improved Oral Health You might think tubes would make an obvious package for toothpaste, but the first toothpaste in a tube wasn't sold till 1892. These kind of containers had been around for 50 years, but were only used for storing oil paints. Most folks associated collapsible tubes with "Burnt Umber" or [...]

By | 2018-06-04T09:20:50+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Toothpaste, Before The Tube
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