STATISTICS One person dies from oral cancer every hour. Approximately 35,000 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Over 40% of those diagnosed will die within five years. The high mortality rate associated with oral cancer is due to the late stage of diagnosis. The incidence rate for oral.. read more →

12 Nov 2013
November 12, 2013

Gum Disease- and your Overall Health

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Everyone has heard of gum disease (or gingivitis), and many people are even familiar with periodontal disease, which happens when gum disease progresses to affect the bone surrounding the teeth. What most people don’t know, however, is the effect periodontal disease can have on your overall health. Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is an infection of the.. read more →

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) working with the American Dental Association (ADA) have created a comprehensive plan to prevent the spread of disease in the dental setting. These stringent guidelines are taken seriously at Dr. James M. Austin’s practice. Before a patient ever steps into their.. read more →

05 Dec 2011
December 5, 2011

Porcelain Crowns are not Created Equal

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While gold continues to be an excellent material for making crowns, many patients object to the gold color and temperature sensitivity of these crowns. Historically, patients have pushed for a strong, esthetic, long lasting natural looking all porcelain restoration. There is now porcelain on the market that has these characteristics. The material is made by.. read more →

28 Nov 2011
November 28, 2011

Dental Care for the Whole Family

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Dr. James M. Austin has been practicing dentistry, specializing in family dental care for over 30 years. His patients range from age three to eighty three and beyond. “Family Dentistry” encompasses a large range of differing dental care but a focus on the individual person and their needs is always a very important part in.. read more →

Traumatic tooth loss due to dental trauma is very common both inside of sports and inside the home. For sports, prevention plays an important roll. Wearing a well fitting mouth guard can prevent the traumatic loss of a tooth altogether. Mouth guards for football are common, but mouth guards should be worn for soccer, basketball,.. read more →

26 Oct 2011
October 26, 2011

Don’t like to Floss? AirFloss!

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A new product by the makers of Sonicare toothbrush has been developed that can take the place of flossing. This product is called the Philips AirFloss. This is great news for many of Dr. Galloway’s patients who don’t like to, or can’t find the time to floss. This new device shoots microdroplets of air and.. read more →

Dr. Hilarie Galloway D.M.D. is the newest member of our team as an associate with Dr. Galloway.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine in May of 2006.  She than went on to attend the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, graduating in May of 2010.  She completed.. read more →

25 Sep 2011
September 25, 2011

Flossing & General Dentistry

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Over the years we have found that most of our patients are very diligent when it comes to brushing their teeth, but struggle to find a significant level of consistency when it comes to flossing. A growing body of evidence is showing that neglecting the flossing step can have negative health consequences that effect the.. read more →