Updates from Dr. Buck and Lexi’s trip to Guatemala with Flying Doctors of America

March 13th, 2018

March 14, 2017 Update from Dr. Buck and Lexi: Lexi and I finally arrived at the El Sombrero Ecolodge Saturday night. Around midnight, we find a 4″ tarantula joining us in our room. After a few girly screams, strategizing and throwing everything at the araña that had a chance of killing it, we finally triumphed! […]

Could Brushing & Flossing Prevent a Heart Attack?

March 13th, 2018

A lot of healthy lifestyle choices benefit more than one system within your body. Eating well, exercising, good sleep, and fresh air all support a lot of your physical needs. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that what hurts one area of your health can easily hurt another area, too. An important (though less known) connection […]

Dr. Buck’s Work With ProNiñez

February 27th, 2018

This medical mission was spent in a remote place that can’t be found on any map called El Bale in the Veraguas province of Panama, a 5-hour drive West of Panama City. Most of the people in this mountainous area are never able to see a city simply due to the fact that no one […]

The Good, The Bad & The Crossbite

February 27th, 2018

If your teeth or jaw don’t line up well with each other, you may have crossbite. Dr. Buck, Gwinn dentist explains more about this condition, its effects and what you can do to treat it below.

Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

February 13th, 2018

Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth and your life by the time you are mature and supposedly “wise”, wisdom teeth are simply the last set of molars that grow furthest back in your mouth. If you’re experiencing some specific pain in your gums and jaw, you may be wondering if you […]

Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay

January 27th, 2018

A trip to the dentist should be a pleasant experience. That’s what we want for our kids: happy associations with that twice annual visit to Dr. Buck. Nothing ruins the good feeling at a dental visit faster than the dreaded words, “I found a cavity.” A cavity in a baby tooth is bad news, but […]

Can Dry Socket be Deadly?

January 13th, 2018

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Gwinn dentist, Dr. Buck, on what a dry socket […]

Ice Cravings – A Sign of Something Worse?

December 27th, 2017

We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of. […]

Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, and Implants: The Facts

December 13th, 2017

There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Northern Trails Dental Care talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Buck knows that folks in Gwinn like to be informed, so think […]

The Story of Caries Prevention

November 27th, 2017

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Gwinn teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Buck is […]


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