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About Willits Modern Dentistry

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.

Should You Use Mouthwash?

The Answer is... Maybe! Mouthwash, or mouth rinses, are primarily used to remove food debris after brushing and flossing. They provide a pleasant taste, freshen the breath, and (depending on the active ingredient) can also protect against plaque & bacteria, periodontal disease, and/or cavities. So should everyone use mouthwash? Not exactly. Some people who use [...]

By | 2018-10-15T23:47:38-07:00 October 16th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Should You Use Mouthwash?

Does Gum Disease Hurt?

Periodontal Disease Can Be Painless One of the reasons gum disease is such a problem is that it progresses gradually, often with no pain during the initial stages. So how can you tell if you're affected? Have a look at some of the symptoms: Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing - No amount of [...]

By | 2018-10-09T02:41:01-07:00 October 9th, 2018|Periodontal Dentistry|Comments Off on Does Gum Disease Hurt?

Suffering with Dental Fear?

You can overcome it, and we'll help you do it! Can't bring yourself to schedule that next appointment? You may be busy, you may be a born procrastinator, or you may suffer from unwarranted dental fear. If so, you're not alone... millions stay away each year for just that reason. Everyone in our practice understands [...]

By | 2018-09-17T23:11:20-07:00 October 2nd, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Suffering with Dental Fear?

Developing Good Habits

To Protect Children's Teeth Food & Drink Eating and drinking habits are the biggest factors in preventing childhood cavities. But, just as important as what children eat, is when they eat it. To encourage positive eating habits and prevent cavities, limit eating time to 4 or 5 periods during the day (rather than continuous snacking). [...]

By | 2018-09-17T23:09:32-07:00 September 25th, 2018|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Developing Good Habits

TMJ Symptoms

Know the Warning Signs! TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the connecting joint between the jawbone and skull. When muscles, jawbone, and teeth all operate properly, biting and chewing is coordinated to be smooth and pain-free. Sometimes, however, things can get "out of whack." When teeth don't line up properly in the upper or [...]

By | 2018-09-17T23:07:39-07:00 September 18th, 2018|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on TMJ Symptoms

Brighten an Aging Smile

With Professional Teeth Whitening! Since it's natural for teeth darken as we age, teeth whitening can be one of the most effective ways to recapture that youthful appearance. Contact us today and discover how teeth whitening can safely and effectively lighten the color of your teeth, either with convenient in-office treatment or at-home whitening trays! [...]

By | 2018-09-10T23:49:28-07:00 September 11th, 2018|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Brighten an Aging Smile

Seal the Deal…

...With Dental Sealants! Prevent Cavities & Tooth Decay Molars and premolars have large chewing surfaces where crevices naturally form. Here, bacteria thrive and cavities occur. Dental sealant is a clear composite resin that is "painted" on back teeth to act as a physical barrier to decay-causing bacteria. For children and adolescence (who may not always [...]

By | 2018-08-27T09:15:08-07:00 September 4th, 2018|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Seal the Deal…

Be Careful with Toothpicks

Toothpicks Can Cause Dental Injury and More Toothpicks are quick and convenient when food debris is stuck between teeth, however they're also a common cause of dental injury. Because they are so sharp, toothpicks can damage the gums and other soft tissue when used carelessly. They are somewhat ineffective, often pushing debris farther between teeth [...]

By | 2018-08-27T09:13:31-07:00 August 28th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Be Careful with Toothpicks

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 | 2018-08-20T14:49:43-07:00 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 | 2018-08-13T13:27:14-07:00 August 14th, 2018|Patient Education|Comments Off on Choosing Breakfast
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