Archive for the ‘ Blog ’ Category

Gum Disease

Do you have gum disease? Four out of five people have periodontal disease and they don’t even know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages. It is possible to have periodontal(gum) disease without noticeable symptoms, unlike tooth decay, which can cause discomfort. Periodontal disease […]

Insurance Concerns

Many of our patients and others who call to schedule new patient appointments have questions about insurance coverage. It is a benefit that many of employers offer as a part of their wellness plans. We participate with some insurance companies and are in the process of applying for others which we hope will encourage folks […]

Dr. Willhide and the Heritage Family

Dr. Willhide and the Heritage Family – July 17, 2017 One of the wonderful perks of being a dentist is the relationship we establish with our patients. In April 2018, I will have been in practice in Fredericksburg for 50 years. One of the exciting things we are doing at Heritage Dental as we bring […]

State of the Office – April 2017

  STATE OF THE OFFICE!!! Hi This is Doctor Willhide. Along with my team at Heritage Dental, I would like to announce that spring has indeed sprung! Along with sunshine and flowers blossoming outdoors, we have wonderful blossoming news about our practice.  And in the spirit of spring, we are also introducing many new wonderful […]

What IS the Oral Systemic Connection?

Did you know that the health of your mouth can affect the health of the rest of your body? It can! Recent scientific research suggests a very strong correlation between chronic oral infections from periodontal (gum) disease and systemic (overall) health. Research at major universities and medical centers strongly supports an oral systemic connection. According […]

Important Information About the Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Health

The dental and medical professions are aggressively researching the links between oral periodontal (gum) disease and systemic health. Reports show that 3 out of 4 Americans have signs of gum disease, and 30% of these have severe disease, called periodontitis. Findings show that bacteria and inflammation associated with periodontal disease travel to other parts of […]

Worth a Look – La Petite Auberge

I have been privileged to treat patients in our community for many years.  As all of you know, I am a huge supporter of Historic Downtown Fredericksburg and its shops and restaurants. Over the years, my favorite downtown restaurant is La Petite Auberge at 311 William Street.  Owner/Chef Christian Renault and his son Chef Raymond […]

Enjoy the treats, but mind your teeth!

This article featuring a recent interview the Free Lance-Star did with Dr. Willhide, appeared in the Healthy Life section of The Free Lance-Star on October 27, 2013.     Enjoy the treats, but mind your teeth! By Bridget Balch   The chance that you and your little ones are going to keep your teeth from […]

Colin Powell’s 13 Rules

I have long been an admirer of Colin Powell, and have read two of his books.  General Powell has been an outstanding leader as a combat officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and as Secretary of State.  He has shared 13 rules that guide his life and I submit them to you to […]

Treatment Options Expanding For Sleep Apnea Patients – Oral Devices An Alternative To Clunky CPAP Machine

FREE LANCE-STAR February 9, 2013 Treatment Options Expanding for Sleep Apnea Patients – Oral Devices an alternative to clunky CPAP machine By Jim Hall The most common treatment for those with sleep apnea is a forced-air machine which aids in breathing, called the CPAP. But a second option, a custom-made device that fits inside the […]