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Dr. David Gordon talks about his time practicing in Vallejo and the changes he has seen over the years. We asked, Dr. Gordon answered!
 
1). What year did you open your practice?
My dental career started in 1984. I opened my Vallejo dentistry practice in 1988, and I have been practicing in Vallejo since 1984, and opened my office in 1988. That info is on my website.
 
2). How long as your current staff members been working at your practice? 
A few of my staff members have been with me for years, and I truly appreciate their assistance. We all work well together and know what we need to do for the patients, and that’s why they aren’t just staff members but team members. 
  • Karen (financial administrator) – 29 years
  • Anita (appointment coordinator) – 6 years
  • Rosie (RDA) – 25 years
  • Stephanie (DA) – 8 years
  • Lisa (RDH) –14 years
  • Anjela (RDH) – 10 years
  • Camille (RDH) – 20 years
3). How have your services changed since you opened your Vallejo dental practice?
With time comes change, and the field of dentistry has transformed over the years. While we still utilize traditional dental methods, we are also willing and interested in embracing some modern techniques and technology, as long as it is beneficial to the patients. 
 
4). From 1988 until now, can you name three things you are most grateful for that helped your practice grow?
  • First off, my staff has been with me for many years, which has allowed us to develop personal relationships with all of our patients.
  • We built our office in 1988 with consideration for future technological advancements that we have been able to incorporate as time has gone on.
  • I enjoy keeping up with continuing education and current advancements in dentistry and technology. 
 
5). Are you utilizing new technology or techniques? 
We installed a digital X-ray.
 
Do you have more questions for Dr. Gordon? Let us know by calling (707) 557-2200. 
 
general dentist vallejo CADo you know how many people in the U.S. have diabetes? Nearly 26 million Americans, children and adults, are diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. November is American Diabetes Month, and it’s important to note the impact diabetes has on oral health. When living with diabetes, it’s important to manage your blood sugar levels. High blood sugar can put your oral health at risk.
 

Tooth decay

Diabetes can increase glucose levels in saliva, and high glucose can help bacteria (plaque) build up on your teeth. Thus, plaque buildup can lead to tartar (hardened plaque). You might find it difficult to clean tartar that is close to your gumline. Plus, acid causes erosion of the enamel, which allows for decay to form. Sugars and starches create excess acid, and higher blood sugar adds fuel to the fire by increasing the production of acid.
 

Gingivitis

Diabetes can also lower your body’s ability to fight infection, so your gums can be adversely affected. The plaque and tartar builds up on a daily basis, so a reduced ability to fight infection allows for bacteria to irritate the gingiva—gum area surrounding the base of your teeth. Gingivitis is when your gums become swollen and easily bleed.
 

Gum disease (Periodontitis)

Without proper treatment, people with diabetes can develop gum disease (periodontitis). It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible because gum disease can destroy your mouth’s soft tissue and bone that support and protect your teeth. Plus, diabetes slows down the healing process, so it’s harder for your mouth to heal.
 

What can you do? 

Keep an eye out for early warning signs, and make sure to schedule regular checkups with your general dentist in Vallejo. Also, follow your doctor’s orders about insulin or oral medications. At home, remember to maintain proper oral hygiene techniques, and you need to eat a healthy diet laid out by your doctor. For dental issues, go to your Vallejo, CA dentist for tooth and gum treatment.
 
Do you have a loved on who has diabetes? Show your support this month for diabetes awareness.


General Dentistry in Vallejo
David Gordon D.D.S.
23 Rotary Way
Vallejo, CA 94591
(707) 557-2200

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