Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)

August is national breast-feeding month. One of the reasons a baby may have trouble breast-feeding is due to the baby being tongue-tied. What is Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie)? Ankyloglossia is a condition that restricts the tongue’s range of motion. A short, thick and tight piece of tissue called the lingual frenulum connects the bottom of the tongue’s …

Dental Anxiety and Phobia

DENTAL ANXIETY VS. DENTAL PHOBIA Some people don’t look forward to dental appointments any more than they look forward to visits to a physician. Most dental procedures aren’t painful. However, just being examined can make people feel stressed. Most people can live with having some anxiety about going to the dentist. For those with dental …

Meet Dr. Zaugg

Dr. Spencer Zaugg received his bachelor degrees in chemistry and microbiology at Weber State University, then earned his doctorate in dental medicine at Southern Illinois University. Following dental school, he completed a 1 year full-time fellowship in implant dentistry at SIUE-SDM. Dr. Zaugg attends several continuing education courses a year as well as lectures on …

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