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  • 5 Ways A Root Canal is Better Than You Think

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    Parham Dental Team
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:20 am
    You noticed a tooth feeling painful. As a responsible patient, you scheduled a dental appointment right away. At that appointment, your dentist uttered the dreaded words: “You need a root canal.” Sound familiar? If you’re anxious upcoming endodontic treatment, we’re here to help. A root canal doesn’t have to be reason for alarm. Since the procedure has gotten a negative reputation, we’re here to spread the truth: root canals aren’t so bad. Not convinced? Read on for a discussion of why root canals have a bad name, what treatment is actually like,…
  • Buying Tooth Paste

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    John T. Russell DDS
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Purchasing a toothpaste is a simple transaction that occurs outside the circle of consciousness for most people. Marketers have identified that there are at least five types of Tooth Paste Buyers: 'Mr.&Ms.Natural',prefer simple, less ingredient, chemical-less, organic pastes. ‘Sense of Tasters’, select oral products mostly on the basis on taste. ‘Dental Data Driven’, feel dentifrices are important medicines that protect teeth. ‘Early Adopters’, who want to avoid missing the Next Big Thing. ‘Inertia Addicts’, who see no reason to change what…
  • What You Need To Know About Laughing Gas

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    SilverScreenDental
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:56 am
    Silver Screen Dental Silver Screen Dental - One of the common remarks that a person makes to an individual who simply cannot stop laughing is that he must have taken some laughing gas. Laughing gas is the more common term for the chemical called nitrous oxide. Its most common purpose is in the medical and dental settings as an anaesthetic or analgesic. […] The post What You Need To Know About Laughing Gas appeared first on Silver Screen Dental.
  • Tooth plaque provides unique insights into our prehistoric ancestors' diet

    Dentistry News -- ScienceDaily
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    An international team of researchers has found new evidence that our prehistoric ancestors had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture. By extracting chemical compounds and microfossils from dental calculus (calcified dental plaque) from ancient teeth, the researchers were able to provide an entirely new perspective on our ancestors' diets. Their research suggests that purple nut sedge (Cyperus rotundus) -- today regarded as a nuisance weed -- formed an important part of the prehistoric diet.
  • Adults with special needs see gains, challenges with long term oral care

    Dentistry News -- ScienceDaily
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the likelihood of having cavities decreased as the number of years receiving dental care increased, researchers report. "Based on these results, patients had a significant decrease in cavities. Dental pain, infection, cooperation level, and hygiene also tended to improve over time; however, results for these outcomes were not statistically significant," said one researcher.
 
 
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  • Tooth plaque provides unique insights into our prehistoric ancestors' diet

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    An international team of researchers has found new evidence that our prehistoric ancestors had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture. By extracting chemical compounds and microfossils from dental calculus (calcified dental plaque) from ancient teeth, the researchers were able to provide an entirely new perspective on our ancestors' diets. Their research suggests that purple nut sedge (Cyperus rotundus) -- today regarded as a nuisance weed -- formed an important part of the prehistoric diet.
  • Widespread support for rapid HIV testing in dental surgeries

    15 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    More than 80 per cent of oral health patients are willing to receive rapid HIV-testing in dental settings, which could help reduce the spread of the HIV according to a groundbreaking study revealed in Australia. Rapid HIV testing is a screening test that swiftly detects the presence of HIV antibodies in a person's body by testing blood or oral fluids.
  • On the link between periodontitis and atherosclerosis

    10 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Chronic oral infection with the periodontal disease pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, not only causes local inflammation of the gums leading to tooth loss but also is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. A new study reveals how the pathogen evades the immune system to induce inflammation beyond the oral cavity.
  • Adults with special needs see gains, challenges with long term oral care

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the likelihood of having cavities decreased as the number of years receiving dental care increased, researchers report. "Based on these results, patients had a significant decrease in cavities. Dental pain, infection, cooperation level, and hygiene also tended to improve over time; however, results for these outcomes were not statistically significant," said one researcher.
  • Widespread oral health problems among Navajo, study shows

    8 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    Despite some modest improvements, poor oral health remains a major problem in the Navajo Nation and among American Indians overall, a new study shows. The study showed that 69.5 percent of Navajo children had untreated tooth decay. While that's better than the 82.9 percent in 1999, it's still unacceptably high.
 
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  • Marit Aure, PhD, Shares 1st Place in World-Wide Dental Research Contest

    EIOH Public Relations
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Postdoctoral associate Marit Aure, PhD, of the Center for Oral Biology in the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, tied for first place at the highly-competitive International Association for Dental Research/Johnson & Johnson Hatton Awards Competition held recently in Cape Town, … Continue reading →
  • Five Recognized for Research Excellence

    EIOH Public Relations
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:29 am
    Five Eastman Institute for Oral Health professionals were recognized at this month’s American Association for Dental Research’s local meeting. Thirty researchers from the Rochester area participated in oral and poster presentations covering a wide range of basic and translational science … Continue reading →
  • EIOH Expands International Partnerships

    EIOH Public Relations
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:25 am
    Eastman Institute for Oral Health is expanding its global impact through new partnerships with Universities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to establish an advanced general dentistry faculty development and training program. Two dentists from both Kuwait University and Dammam University … Continue reading →
  • New Denture “A World of Difference” for Patients

    EIOH Public Relations
    6 Jun 2014 | 7:57 am
    Dan Winagle’s dentist told him he needed extensive dental work and referred him to a specialist. The specialist referred him to Eastman Dental, where he’s been a patient for the last 15 years, originally with Dr. Gerald Graser, and more … Continue reading →
  • EIOH Resident Eliminates Patient’s Prolonged Pain

    EIOH Public Relations
    3 Jun 2014 | 11:09 am
    Some people believe in coincidence, while others believe that a certain chain of events is orchestrated by the hand of a higher being. Whatever the source, Theresa Nelson of Elmira, NY, is incredibly happy that her particular series of events … Continue reading →
 
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  • I wanna be sedated

    DentalBuzz Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:26 pm
    By Amanda Kaestner Oh yeah, that’s all we need. Back in 2006, a research psychiatrist at the National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, H. Stefan Bracha, M.D., suggested upsetting dental experiences could install PTSD in patients, which might then last their entire lives. Along with another couple of miscreants, Bracha advised that any caption including the word “phobia,” or “anxiety,” wasn’t humorless enough to describe the unfounded fear of our selfless, albeit remarkably remunerative, healing art. What, then, is it exactly that sends our patients into…
  • Phocal fluoride disks

    Trish Walraven
    25 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    What in the phôc is Phocal? The name is oh-so-clever, the way it changes up the F-sound, pinpoints the precision of its delivery mechanism, adds in a little calcium and acid/base interplay there. Plus, the little disks sorta kinda look like contact lenses. Phocal – the latest in fluoride therapy. Phocal disks were brought to market last year, but I just discovered them a few days ago at Hygienetown, one of my favorite online dental hangouts, where they were met with a vague sort of shrug and a huh? Which got me to wondering, why in the world aren’t these things getting more…
  • “We heart hygienists. NOT!” says P&G

    Trish Walraven
    22 Mar 2014 | 8:33 am
      Don’t you love it when corporations pretend to listen to criticism, act like they care about the concerns of consumers, make empty promises? Yeah, I didn’t think so. In light of all the flak that Procter & Gamble has received in response to our previous entry about plastic in Crest toothpaste that has seen a GINORMOUS readership (thank you to all the hygienists who have been alarmed and continue to share the story!) I thought it might be fun to imagine what the company REALLY would like to say to all of us who are creating a nuisance for them.   From the desk of…
  • Crest toothpaste embeds plastic in our gums

    Trish Walraven
    4 Mar 2014 | 3:40 am
    This is polyethylene: Did you know that polyethylene is the most common plastic in the world? It is used primarily for containers and packaging, such as these bottles and plastic grocery bags, and has been a concern for the environment because polyethylene lasts practically forever and isn’t biodegradable. It only breaks down into smaller and smaller particles until you can’t see it anymore. That’s why a couple of states are trying to ban it in body scrubs and dental products. This is also polyethylene: Well, not all of it. Most of it is toothpaste. But do you see those blue…
  • Only God can explain the ACA to dentists

    Trish Walraven
    21 Jan 2014 | 3:05 am
     Why I was chosen for such a task? I didn’t ask for this. Okay, so maybe I did. Years ago I swore off direct petitioning prayer; you know, the kind where you ask God directly to intervene in the course of human events. Like, please help me to lose weight (that’s just BEGGING for a tapeworm there!) or any other sort of prayer that you ask God to help you in a specific way. Except this time I forgot to not be so direct. A few weeks ago I must have quietly asked God if He could help me make sense of Obamacare and how the Affordable Care Act is going to end up affecting dentistry in…
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  • Saving a Tooth with Intentional Replantation

    7 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Previous posts have discussed the often overlooked surgical option of intentional replantation.  The following case is an example of 3.5 yr success of intentional replantation of a Md second molar.#31 Prior RCT with Chronic Apical Abscess - with recurring sinus tract.  Radiograph shows the overfill on all canals and large periapical/ furcal lesion.CBCT shows the extent of the bone loss.CBCT also shows the root anatomy and the buccal/lingual bone in tact.At this point, retreatment or surgery are the options to preserve the tooth. With a crown, not needing to be replaced,…
  • Internal Bleaching of VITAL Teeth

    30 Jun 2014 | 10:19 pm
    With the recent advances in regenerative endodontics, we have come to see the pulpal tissue in a new light.  This has encouraged us to treat healthy pulpal tissue in ways that would seem counter-intuitive.  For example, in the treatment of a decayed tooth, with immature roots - when the pulpal tissue is completely healthy, we may try an MTA pulpotomy on a permanent tooth, and give the tooth a chance to finish its development. We are finding new ways to perform apexogenesis procedures. The apexification procedure is becoming a thing of the past. In fact, I haven't…
  • Insurance Companies Respond to Delta Dental of AZ's Recent Changes

    13 Jun 2014 | 12:03 am
    The dental insurance world in AZ is a buzz with the recent changes regarding Delta Dental of AZ.  These changes will force providers into the PPO network, to become exclusive Delta providers or terminate their relationship with Delta Dental of AZ.There has been contact made with the AZ Attorney General's office regarding these concerns by other dental insurance providers.Here are a few of the recent letters we have seen regarding their response to Delta. While being an exclusive provider for Delta is not a new concept, it is obvious that other insurance companies see…
  • Delta Dental of Arizona Cutting Reimbursements to Arizona Dentists

    6 May 2014 | 12:10 am
    The Delta Dental of AZ website says, "...dentists are valuable partners in providing quality oral health care and Delta Dental is striving to find the right balance between the dentists, the companies and our enrollees to remain the leading dental benefits provider in our state."  The latest move in striving to find this balance is to reduce the reimbursements to Premier Provider dentists by forcing them into the lower paying PPO dental plan.  In a recent letter from Delta Dental of AZ, I was informed that the Premier Plan, of which I am a provider, is being retired and I have…
  • CBCT in Endodontics to Treat Difficult Anatomy & Preserve Teeth

    29 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    A patient recently came to SSE for a second opinion. She had a root canal on #21 just a month earlier by an endodontist.  After the root canal, she continued to have pain and the root canal was retreated shortly thereafter.  The patient was then sent to a periodontist who recommended extraction and placement of an implant.  Aware of endodontic surgical options, her general dentist recommended she come for an additional evaluation.  The patient was highly motivated to save her natural tooth.Our exam found #21 normal to percussion, normal probings and swelling on the buccal.
 
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  • Can Making Less Money Lead to Migraines?

    wisdom
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:25 pm
    A study appearing by researchers in Neurology explores whether migraines limit the educational and career achievements of individuals which can lead to a lower income status. The study also explores whether problems related to low income such as stressful life events and poor access to health care increase the likelihood of developing migraines. The researchers used data from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study, a US national sample containing responses of 162,705 men and  women aged 12 and older who had some migraine symptoms able to be identified, their age, and…
  • Is Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy Related to New Daily Persistent Headache?

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    19 Jul 2014 | 7:42 pm
    An interesting article titled “New Daily Persistent Headache As A Presenting Symptom Of Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy,” is written by Daniel E. Jacome and located over at http://www.webmedcentral.com/wmcpdf/Article_WMC00960.pdf. The article discusses Hashimoto’s encephalopathy (HE) which is a rare autoimmune neurological disorder and how patients with this disorder may present with a headache characteristic of new daily persistent headache or atypical hemicranias continua. Patients of HE are said to have elevated serum titers of thyroid microsomal and antithyroglobulin…
  • Pediatric Dental Death in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada Spurs Comments on Dental Anesthesia

    wisdom
    12 Jul 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Recently, a death has occurred in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, in a dental office. Details of the case have not yet been released, but a boy died after getting anesthetic and had a previously undetected heart condition. It seemed to have occurred sometime around late April, 2014, but the date may be off a bit. It appears that in this case the boy was brought to a hospital after the dental office in an attempt to save his life. An interesting article over in the Cambridge times published June 27, 2014, by Gordon Paul, titled “Pediatric dental surgery with anesthesia should be done in…
  • Dental Patients Warned of Possible HIV and Hepatitis Exposure in Pennsylvania

    wisdom
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Recently, patients of a long time dentist in Pennsylvania have been warned of possible exposure to HIV and hepatitis B and C. The dental license of the 74 year old dentist has been suspended as state officials investigate. It is suspected that he was not properly sterilizing his instruments. No reports of disease or transmission have occurred. The dentist is a long time dentist of a school district. In an interview with one of the school’s students who was examined by the dentist and her mother, it was stated the dentist didn’t have gloves on when treating patients and…
  • Does Flouride Cause Additional Hip Fractures?

    wisdom
    28 Jun 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Researchers are interested in studying fluoride and it’s possible benefits and risks due to it commonly being in water supplies of communities. This is because fluoride is known to help prevent cavities. Even so, some question if putting fluoride in everyone’s water is the right thing to do as some people could experience problems from the water. For example, several studies have shown Large Amounts of Fluoride Consumed by Young Children Leads to Fluorosis. Hence, it is beneficial to minimize fluoride exposure to young children. Others have looked at the opposite end of the age…
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  • Buying Tooth Paste

    John T. Russell DDS
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Purchasing a toothpaste is a simple transaction that occurs outside the circle of consciousness for most people. Marketers have identified that there are at least five types of Tooth Paste Buyers: 'Mr.&Ms.Natural',prefer simple, less ingredient, chemical-less, organic pastes. ‘Sense of Tasters’, select oral products mostly on the basis on taste. ‘Dental Data Driven’, feel dentifrices are important medicines that protect teeth. ‘Early Adopters’, who want to avoid missing the Next Big Thing. ‘Inertia Addicts’, who see no reason to change what…
  • Gums and BAD BREATH

    John T. Russell DDS
    1 May 2014 | 5:34 am
    Periodontal Disease from Colgate UK What is a tooth? Teeth consist of a crown and root, which are formed by three structures; enamel, dentine, and pulp. Enamel covers the crown and is the hardest tissue in the body Dentine is the major part of the tooth Pulp contains nerves and blood vessels The root of each tooth is attached to the jaw bone. The bone is covered by soft gum tissue, which forms a cuff around the neck of the tooth.   What are Interdental spaces? Interdental spaces are the areas between the teeth. What is plaque? Plaque is a film of bacteria which forms on the tooth…
  • "METH MOUTH" SMILE REHABILITATION

    John T. Russell DDS
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:47 pm
      Before Smile Rehabilitation   Sometimes Life Events overwhelm our best intentions for leading a Healthy Life. But when drug addiction takes over a person’s life, tragic damage can occur.  Recently a young woman who had recovered from a methamphetamine addiction came to our office, YELLOW SPRINGS DENTAL CARE to consult with Dr. Russell Although she no longer had a drug problem, the methamphetamine destruction of her smile made her reluctant to leave her home and meet people. Dr. John T. Russell  started on a new beginning for her Smile.  First he taught her an…
  • XENIA CARESOURCE MEDICAID JUST4ME DENTIST PROVIDER

    John T. Russell DDS
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:49 am
    For CareSource and Medicaid Dentists in Xenia CLICK HERE     XENIA AREA'S Yellow Springs Dental Care  IS A CARESOURCE MEDICAID DENTIST  Free Dentistry One of the great events is the increase in health care availability for everyone in our country.  Medical Care has received the greatest attention.  But the problem of making Dental Care more widely available is lagging.  The Medicaid Program is has fewer limits on dental coverage than commercially available dental insurance.  CareSource and Medicaid Dental coverage are…
  • Easy to Chew GOOD NUTRITION HELPS SPEEDY HEALING

    John T. Russell DDS
    16 Mar 2014 | 1:43 pm
      Dr. Russell Provides Dentistry and Oral Surgery At Yellow Springs Dental Care Call (937) 767-7731 for an appointment. When our friends have need for an emergency tooth removal or other oral surgery, usually their nutrition has suffered from soreness WHICH HAS MADE CHEWING a problem. So at the very time they will be calling upon their immune system to aid in quick healing, they will not have the right nutrition to support rapid healing. The most important nutritional support for healing and tissue regrowth is PROTEIN.   And the 2nd requirement are sufficient vitamins to speed…
 
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  • Fluoridation Fails: 830,000 dental ER vists

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Licensing ‘dental therapists’ could give more Americans the care they need - The Washington Post: IN 2009, 830,000 visits to emergency rooms around the country could have been prevented if the patients had seen a dentist earlier. In 2011, more than half of children on Medicaid went without dental care. These facts lie behind the story of Deamonte Driver, a Prince George’s County seventh-grader who died of a preventable infection that spread from his mouth to his brain in 2007. Maryland pushed through some reforms following Deamonte’s death, but the situation across the country has not…
  • Buckets of Teeth Pulled in Fluoridated Virginia

    19 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    Virginia is 95% fluoridated. But "Every year, hundreds of people have every one of their teeth pulled there. Then they put their names into a denture lottery, with the hope of being picked to get a set of false teeth made for them at the next year’s event. Forty-six people were picked from a list of 700 to get dentures this year.'They pull thousands of teeth here. At the end, they’ll have buckets of teeth,' said volunteer Jennifer Lee, Virginia’s deputy secretary of health and human resources and an emergency room doctor."'I just had an 18-year-old have a full mouth extraction because…
  • 90% fluoridated Wisconsinites have dire dental needs

    1 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Even though Wisconsin is 90% fluoridated, $7.1 million in free care had to be delivered to 13,000 patients since 2009 who have been priced out of routine dental care   Sixth WDA Mission of Mercy recap:In just two days during June 2014: 1,218 volunteers, including 217 dentists1,925 patient visits$1.3 million in donated care1,889 fillings1,485 extractions792 cleanings573 sealant/fluoride treatments43 endo procedures (root canals and therapeutic pulpotomies)149 full and partial dentures
  • Despite Fluoridation Millions Of Americans Don't Get The Dental Care They Need | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR

    17 Jun 2014 | 10:38 am
    Why Millions Of Americans Don't Get The Dental Care They Need | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR: Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Louis Sullivan says, "As many as one-third on average of poor children have dental caries. And in some populations, it's almost half. So we have a preventable problem and a problem that could lead to much greater disease as we have all seen with the unfortunate case of Deamonte, the young sir who had a dental cavity, became an abscess, ruptured into his brain, and he died from meningitis.That unfortunately is not the only such case like…
  • Nearly 100% of Adults get Cavities: FDI World Dental Federation Report

    4 Jun 2014 | 3:57 am
    Nearly 100% of Adults Tolerate Dental Caries According to FDI World Dental Federation Report: US Research Company Gallup’s latest released figures indicate that many adults suffer from dental caries and almost one- third of the US population do not visit dentist once a year, although this is recommended. As a result of a dental visit problem, approximately 164, 179,700 hours of work were lost according to the Oral Health, US 2002 Annual Report.
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  • Dental Did You Know: Codeine for Pediatric Pain is now an Unsafe Practice

    13 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    As of June 6th 2013, Health Canada released an update recommending that codeine not be used in children less than 12 years of age. It appears that the use of NSAIDs (Advil) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol) along with Morphine (in cases of severe pain) are the recommended routes to treat pain in pediatric cases.Source: Wong M, Prescribing Codeine for Pediatric Pain: An Unsafe Practice, Oral Health, June 2014, Vol 104, No 6, pg 62-66.Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMDPromenade Court Dental2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100Plattsville Dental43 Albert St. West, Unit 8,…
  • Dental Did You Know: The Best Time After a Root Canal to Restore a Tooth

    30 Jun 2014 | 6:25 am
    It is always better for the tooth to restore it immediately to prevent leakage of oral fluids into the root canal space. If this can not be done due to the length of the procedure or patient comfort, then a seal over the root canal area and a restoration as soon as possible is recommended.Source: Glassman G, Bioactive Endodontic Obturation: Combining the New with the Tried and True, Oral Health, May 2014, Vol 9, No 4, pg 18-28.Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMDPromenade Court Dental2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100Plattsville Dental43 Albert St. West, Unit 8, Plattsville, ON,…
  • Dental Did You Know: Root Supported Overdentures

    4 May 2014 | 9:17 am
    The idea of retaining the roots of teeth and putting a denture (overdenture) over them was first described over 150 years ago. The benefit of this technique is the significant reduction in bone loss vs. the complete removal of teeth.Source: Ettinger R, Do Root Supported Overdentures Have a Good Prognosis in General Dental Practice?, Oral Health, March 2014, Vol 104, No 3, pg 22-26.Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMDPromenade Court Dental2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100Plattsville Dental43 Albert St. West, Unit 8, Plattsville, ON, Canada (226) 656-1000
  • Dental Did You Know: Enamel Erosion

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    Enamel erosion is directly related to excessive soft drink or fruit drink consumption, dry mouth, acid reflux, medications and genetics. Additional physical factors include abrasion, malocclusion, bruxism (grinding) or trauma.Source: Trost L, The Reality of Missing Enamel, Oral Health, April 2014, Vol 104, No 4, pg 88-92.Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMDPromenade Court Dental2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100Plattsville Dental43 Albert St. West, Unit 8, Plattsville, ON, Canada (226) 656-1000
  • Dental Did You Know: 100th Anniversary of Dental Care at Sick Kids Hospital Toronto

    18 Mar 2014 | 7:26 am
    Yes, the 100th anniversary of the Department of Dentistry at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (SickKids) was celebrated in May 2013. Congrats to this fantastic hospital and department! The hospital itself was established by a group of women led by Elizabeth McMaster in 1875.Source: Kenny D and Wencer G, Dentistry at SickKids, Toronto, Ontario Dentist, March 2014, Vol 91, No 2, pg 14-19.Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMDPromenade Court Dental2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100Plattsville Dental43 Albert St. West, Unit 8, Plattsville, ON, Canada (519) 998-7153
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  • Newbury Park Dentist Says Oral Health Results Vary According to the Age of Patients

    Dr Rajnish Anand
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Newbury Park Dentist was speaking recently about recently published research conducted by the College of Dental Medicine and Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in the USA. California based Newbury Park Dentist  D.D.S where he has been running his successful practice for over 25 years. In addition he is a mentor to postgraduate students and he is the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and treatment Services for NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. After such a distinguished and illustrious career in dental medicine, he is in a unique position…
  • Why Are Early Orthodontic Evaluations Necessary?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    In the past, orthodontics was routinely an early teen event that began once all of the baby teeth were gone and permanent teeth were in. Recent advances in the understanding of a child development as well as modern materials have re-evaluated the time for orthodontic treatment to an earlier age. It is now recommended by the American Association of Orthodontiststhat every child should receive an orthodontic evaluation by age 7. But Why? Common Orthodontic Problems Found At Age 7 1. Buck Teeth. Do the upper front teeth stick way out of line? 2. Deep Bite. Do the upper teeth cover the…
  • Home remedies for bleeding gums

    Dr Rajnish Anand
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:29 am
     Santa Clarita Dentist  tells There's no denying that a bright and shinning smile can instantly pep up the dullest moment. But, if your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, you are probably suffering from a slightly mild case of gingivitis. Gum bleeding is very common and many people suffer from it. The best advice always is to see your dentist who will diagnose your gums problem correctly and advise the best step to take. Thankfully there are certain home remedies that can prevent the bleeding and inflammation of gums and can work effectively. 1. Clove Oil: Considered to be one of the…
  • Buy Dental Supplies Products Online at K2 Dental And Medical

    Kat K2
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:17 am
    K2 Dental and Medical is redefining how dentists purchase supplies and equipment for their practices. Through our state-of-the art online experience, we offer a complete selection of the newest dental equipment and supplies on the market. In record time and with the click of a mouse, you can get your dental instruments, tools, lab equipment and everything else you need for your busy practice. Our manufacturers include Tech West, Beaverstate, Tuttnauer, and many more. Visit our online store to learn more.
  • Summer Foods That Can Harm Your Teeth

    Brent Cornelius D.D.S.
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Some of the greatest pleasures of summer are the wonderful foods that become available during this season of fun in the sun: hot corn on the cob, salt water taffy, peanut brittle, kettle corn – they all scream summer fun. But they can also do a real number on your teeth. Read below for some typical foods freely available in the summer that can harm your teeth. Corn on the cob. As delicious as it is – freshly cooked and slathered in butter – corn on the cob should be avoided in the summer, especially if you have removable dentures or braces. Why? Because biting into the cob can loosen…
 
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  • Powerful Website Design: Capturing Your Clients’ Attention

    Jill Nastasia
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    When we visit websites in search of services, we form opinions quickly. So quickly, in fact, that according to a Time article by the CEO of Chartbeat – a company that creates real-time web analytics software – readers typically give a website their attention for only 15 seconds. Once you have attracted potential clients to your website, you can make the most of those brief moments through powerful website design. At MDPM, we ensure your readers remain interested enough to click on your contact page, and that they feel compelled and comfortable enough to make the call. Communicate Your…
  • Functional Website Design: More Than Just a Pretty Face

    Jill Nastasia
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    Picture this: You’re meeting with a new patient to discuss treatment options for her badly stained teeth. As you prepare to launch into a discussion about the benefits of in-office teeth whitening, you notice that her teeth have been all but destroyed by decay. Technically you could make her teeth appear whiter and more beautiful, but wouldn’t it be better to focus on restorative dental work before addressing cosmetic concerns? Website design and dentistry have more in common than you might think. The same principle applies to designing an attractive, effective dental website. A pleasing…
  • The Truth About Tech Support: They Know Nothing

    Chris Pearson
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Tech Support knows nothing until you communicate with them. Let’s face the carbonation in the soda and the reflection in the mirror. You will need to process information, regurgitate it, and mold your message to achieve issue resolution. Like any healthy relationship, solving an issue with your email, website, or social media page involves a two way street marked with yellow lines, white lines, and possibly some cautionary street signs. It’s called communicating. In most customer service situations, the helper is blind, in the dark, or unaware of your predicament until you transmit what…
  • Google Authorship: Scaling Back Search Results

    Chris Pearson
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    If you haven’t already heard, Google is moving towards optimizing its user’s experience (UX) for the mobile device. They believe that in the near future mobile devices will take the top spot in accessing the Google search engine. What does this mean for desktop or tablet users? Not much more than being coerced to catch up with the times and start using your iPhone or Android mobile device to search for cute kitten videos or the most recent Chive photos. Nonetheless, Google has officially confirmed its removal of Google+ profile images and circle counts from the search engine results page…
  • Dental Swag Bags: That Extra-Special Something

    Jill Nastasia
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Goody bags, gift with purchase, swag bags–simple gestures that have a major impact on patient satisfaction and loyalty. It’s not always expected, but it always delights. You don’t have to spend a ton to put together a decent bag; a thoughtfully curated selection of small items will do nicely. Your patient won’t hold it against you if you don’t offer giveaways, but a half-baked effort sends the wrong message entirely. Who Is the Recipient? The patient, obviously, but let’s get specific. Do you market your dental practice to one or two key demographics–age group, income…
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    News and Reflections for Dental Practice owners, Dental Practitioners, and Dental Students

  • 3 Tips for New Grads Looking for Their First Opportunity in Dentistry

    9 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Today’s blog post is an article shared with us by Larry Dougherty, D.M.D.  I have known Dr. Dougherty since 2010 when I placed him with a group practice in San Antonio.  He has since gone on to own and operate a successful private practice, Rolling Oaks Dental, with his wife Ana Ferraz-Dougherty, D.M.D.  Both doctors graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Dr. Dougherty is an active member in the ADA, TDA, and the San Antonio District Dental Society.  He is currently the Chairman for both the TDA’s and SADDS’s Committee on the New…
  • The Future of Contract Staffing

    4 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Contract staffing, also known as temporary or contingent staffing, has long been a solution for employers to meet short-term or variable staffing needs, while providing candidates with the opportunity to gain seasonal work or work between permanent positions. Temporary employees are no longer viewed as just being lower-level, non-essential and less-committed workers. In fact, the recession of 2008 introduced many companies to the value of having contractors as a significant portion of their workforce.As the job outlook improves, contract staffing remains as a viable, growing workforce…
  • Dental Associate Agreement and Employment Contract: Is it In line With What I Should Expect, and Is it Reasonable?

    19 Jun 2014 | 11:09 am
    This time of year is prime time for employment changes across the dental industry.  May through August is always the busy time.  Dentists are completing residency programs, dental students are graduating, and they are all going to be reviewing employment agreements now or very soon.Here are a few things to consider:1)      What is the commitment?  1 year; 3 years; can you give reasonable notice if you are unhappy or dissatisfied in the practicea.       Most are 1 yearb.      If you receive a sign-on…
  • The Recruiter's View: Candidates Continue to Drive the Growing Job Market and Retention is Equally Important as Recruitment

    6 Jun 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Over the past few years, recruiters in the executive and managerial space have been observing a shift from an employer-driven market to a largely candidate-driven market. As this trend continues, new data indicates that improved confidence in the labor market and the availability of more job opportunities are creating an environment where top performers are more willing to change companies to fill newly created roles and vacancies from resignations. While this may be encouraging to prospective employers, current employers will need to place equal emphasis on employee retention strategies as…
  • Dental School Graduates - How to Find a Job Coming Out of Dental School

    4 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    Congratulations! Now it is time to start putting all that education to use, but finding a job is a lot different than applying to programs. Do you know how to get started?What To HaveA Plan.Do you know where you want to be in five years? Do you want your first job to put you on the path to partnership or ownership? Are you more concerned with gaining experience than paying down student loans? You need to know where you want to go before you can decide how to get there. Obviously location is important, but don't waste the crucial first years of your career in order to live in the heart of the…
 
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  • Powerful Website Design: Capturing Your Clients’ Attention

    Jill Nastasia
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    When we visit websites in search of services, we form opinions quickly. So quickly, in fact, that according to a Time article by the CEO of Chartbeat – a company that creates real-time web analytics software – readers typically give a website their attention for only 15 seconds. Once you have attracted potential clients to your website, you can make the most of those brief moments through powerful website design. At MDPM, we ensure your readers remain interested enough to click on your contact page, and that they feel compelled and comfortable enough to make the call. Communicate Your…
  • Functional Website Design: More Than Just a Pretty Face

    Jill Nastasia
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    Picture this: You’re meeting with a new patient to discuss treatment options for her badly stained teeth. As you prepare to launch into a discussion about the benefits of in-office teeth whitening, you notice that her teeth have been all but destroyed by decay. Technically you could make her teeth appear whiter and more beautiful, but wouldn’t it be better to focus on restorative dental work before addressing cosmetic concerns? Website design and dentistry have more in common than you might think. The same principle applies to designing an attractive, effective dental website. A pleasing…
  • The Truth About Tech Support: They Know Nothing

    Chris Pearson
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Tech Support knows nothing until you communicate with them. Let’s face the carbonation in the soda and the reflection in the mirror. You will need to process information, regurgitate it, and mold your message to achieve issue resolution. Like any healthy relationship, solving an issue with your email, website, or social media page involves a two way street marked with yellow lines, white lines, and possibly some cautionary street signs. It’s called communicating. In most customer service situations, the helper is blind, in the dark, or unaware of your predicament until you transmit what…
  • Google Authorship: Scaling Back Search Results

    Chris Pearson
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    If you haven’t already heard, Google is moving towards optimizing its user’s experience (UX) for the mobile device. They believe that in the near future mobile devices will take the top spot in accessing the Google search engine. What does this mean for desktop or tablet users? Not much more than being coerced to catch up with the times and start using your iPhone or Android mobile device to search for cute kitten videos or the most recent Chive photos. Nonetheless, Google has officially confirmed its removal of Google+ profile images and circle counts from the search engine results page…
  • Dental Swag Bags: That Extra-Special Something

    Jill Nastasia
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Goody bags, gift with purchase, swag bags–simple gestures that have a major impact on patient satisfaction and loyalty. It’s not always expected, but it always delights. You don’t have to spend a ton to put together a decent bag; a thoughtfully curated selection of small items will do nicely. Your patient won’t hold it against you if you don’t offer giveaways, but a half-baked effort sends the wrong message entirely. Who Is the Recipient? The patient, obviously, but let’s get specific. Do you market your dental practice to one or two key demographics–age group, income…
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    Frederick Stange, DDS blogs

  • Rubber Finger Brush for Teething Toddlers

    Tafarii
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    Fortunately for me, my daughter loves to brush her teeth. At one and a half, she even uses it as an excuse to delay bedtime. As she's growing, I find that one of the easiest ways to brush her teeth is by laying her on my lap. I face her head toward my knees. At this age I do not use fluoride toothpaste as I do not want her to swallow too much. I use Oralb training toothpaste. I scrub her teeth (mind you this does not take very long because she has only a few) starting at the back right and brush to the other side gently. Then I repeat this with the lower teeth. She tends to push…
  • Omega 3 Supplements

    Tafarii
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    Recently I have had 2 patients who are very healthy, and who have excellent dental hygiene, but tell me their gums bleed. Both of these patients told me that when they floss, they find a little clot of blood between their teeth. This I would expect from the gums of a person with poor hygiene. Not a healthy person who is flossing daily. My conclusion in questioning both of them has been that they both take double the amount of suggested Omega3 supplement. While vitamin C and Vitamin B are hard to overdose on, Omega 3 is the opposite. Omega 3, Fish oil, and Krill oil are supplements…
  • Mouth Acids

    Tafarii
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Your Dentist can help to diagnose systemic problems by looking in your mouth and should examine your mouth every six months, it is not money wasted! Usually during cleaning visits I will complete our Periodic Oral Evaluation. During this cleaning visit, I also look at the tissues of the mouth; gum tissue, teeth, and the tongue are all under great scrutiny. I look for any type of oral change.  In this post I want to show you the changes that alerted me to my patient's case of GERD- Gastro-Intestinal-Reflux-Disease.  He had…
  • When to Treat a Cavity

    Tafarii
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    "My dentist told me my tooth has a dark spot. It feels fine. It doesn’t hurt when I chew and it doesn’t hurt to sweets. Why should I fix it?" Many times I hear the same thing…"but it feels fine…can I wait". I have here photos of someone that had a cavity. It seemed small but when we opened up the tooth it was quite large. The problem with decay is that it usually does not hurt until it touches a nerve. The problem with treating a cavity once it starts to hurt is that it treatment now requires a root canal.  The photo on the left shows a tooth…
  • When Should I Replace My Toothbrush

    Fred
    15 May 2014 | 8:05 am
    When should I replace my toothbrush head / toothbrush. Firstly a manual toothbrush is fine HOWEVER any electric toothbrush will do a better job of brushing. I personally prefer the Sonicar brushes in electric and Oral b Cross Action for manual brushes. That said it does depend on you as to when you replace your brush. If you brush aggressively you will wear the bristles out faster and thus replace the brush faster. With normal use I usually suggest 3-4 months. Above is a photograph of normal brush use at 6 months. One can readily see that the bristles loose their ability to spring back and in…
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    Modern Practice

  • Building A Successful Dental Practice Brand

    Jim Cobb
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Building A Successful Dental Practice Brand If you don’t think branding your dental practice is important, think again. A strong brand strategy can help you differentiate your practice and become the foundation for long-term growth and profitability. The brand will become an asset on your balance sheet and will greatly improve the value of your practice should you decide to sell it. An estimated 60% of the value of Wall Street traded companies is derived from the intangibles created by strong brands. Here are a few things you need to understand for successful brand development. Branding is…
  • The importance of Facebook Check-Ins

    Kathy Culbreth
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Get more out of Facebook: The importance of Facebook Check-Ins Every dentist knows the importance of social media marketing and having a business Facebook page. You and your staff are busy keeping your page fresh and fun by publishing captivating posts, running contests, and encouraging patient interaction and likes. The goal of all this activity is to be visible – to be on top of your patients’ News Feeds – so you can reach as many patients and potential new patients as possible. Here’s a new and simpler way to help keep your patients engaged on Facebook:  Check-Ins. In…
  • Get paid faster

    Larry Emmott
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    “The Survey Says” Sesame Communications has just released the results of a national study examining key drivers of adoption and use of digital marketing and patient engagement technology  by dental practices. This is a blinded study commissioned by Sesame and administered by Dental Products Report in April 2014. This study surveyed 586 dental professionals across the nation—82% of whom were dentists. The study addressed all core areas of digital marketing and patient engagement including websites, SEO, social media, patient online review syndication and patient engagement platforms…
  • Why Become a Dentist. My Thoughts, Then and Now

    Dr. Donald Lurie, DDS
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:30 am
    It seems to me that goals and aspirations upon entering dentistry have changed drastically over the years. A few weeks ago, I was attending a conference and the subject arose as to “Why did you become a dentist?” I thought this was a really easy question until I tried to write down the reasons that I entered this wonderful profession 50 years ago. As I reflected upon the question, I realized that the dynamic had changed so dramatically over the years that it was now, for me, a most difficult question to answer. I listed the reasons that started me on this journey: to heal and to…
  • Three Paperless Forms Options

    Larry Emmott
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:30 am
    Forms and signatures are one of the essentials of record keeping. How then can you have a paperless record? There are three methods to gather the information electronically and totally bypass the paper (paperless forms). Tablet PC: A tablet PC is a mobile computer in the shape of a slate. The i-Pad is the best known tablet but others using Android are also available and work in the dental office.  Tablets use a touch screen that allows the user to operate the computer with a stylus (a digital pen) or a fingertip, instead of a keyboard or mouse. In other words the user can simply tap the…
 
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    Henderson Cosmetic Dentist Blog | Marielaina Perrone DDS » Henderson Cosmetic Dentist | Dental Implants | Las Vegas | Henderson | Nevada

  • I Have Osteoporosis…Are Dental Implants An Option?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    Osteoporosis is a disease of bones that leads to a decreased density of bone and subsequent increase in risk of fracture. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Osteoporosis affects millions of people all over the world. It affects men and women of all races. Women are
  • Can A Smile Last A Lifetime?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    There was a time when it was expected to lose your smile as you got older. With advancements in dental education and dental technology over the last few decades, many of us now expect to have our smiles for a lifetime. Unfortunately, our dental health is constantly under attack from trauma, tooth decay, periodontal disease,
  • Helping Your Child Overcome Dental Anxiety

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Dental anxiety and dental phobia is an issue for a good percentage of the population. It can disrupt our lives and our health in many ways. The sad truth is many parents pass on their fear of the dentist to their children without even realizing it. Overcoming the fear is possible with the right dentist
  • Do You Have A Poorly Fitting Denture?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    Removable dentures are a compromise in form and function for many who wear them. Whether it be with reduced cosmetic features, decreased taste sensation, difficulty chewing substantial foods, speech issues, or poor fit. Did you know there are complications that can arise from a poor fitting denture? Loose Denture Issues These can be broken down
  • Give Yourself A Reason To Smile

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Top Reasons To Smile -Appear More Attractive To Others. Smiling draws people in to our world. If we walk around frowning all day we only push others away from us giving them a poor impression of ourselves. Our success in life and in relationships depends on a good smile. -Stress Reliever. It is hard to
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    Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP

  • How Can You Gain 1,000 New Patients?

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    By buying the practice of someone who is ready to sell.  If you were to purchase another practice and merge it into your existing one, 65% of the additional practice gross would be your increase. How would it all work?  The…Read More
  • Long-term Oral Care Challenges for Patients with Intellectual Disabilities

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    According to 2010 figures from the Census Bureau, about 1.2 million adults in the U.S. have an intellectual disability and 944,000 have other developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy or autism. In addition, it estimates that…Read More
  • How Do You Snag the Best Employees?

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    It all begins with a performance management model: creating a work environment within your practice in which people are enabled to perform to the best of their abilities.  It encompasses more than just handling poor performers –…Read More
  • Mastering the Cash Flow of Your Practice

    8 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Due to money mismanagement, many dentists often end up broke or in severe debt.  No matter your age, or the age of your practice, learning to properly manage your cash flow will help secure your future and often, that of future…Read More
  • Performance Targets for Your Practice

    30 Jun 2014 | 11:55 am
    Over the last few years, the dental practice landscape has changed dramatically, in terms of production.  The Great Recession damaged the world economy, as well as the world of dentistry, causing a loss of momentum.  Oral health…Read More
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    Silver Screen Dental

  • Understanding Tooth Decay

    SilverScreenDental
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Silver Screen Dental Silver Screen Dental - Tooth decay happens whenever your tooth enamel (the hard outer part of your teeth) is damaged. This is something that anyone can be inflicted with because plaque (a sticky film of bacteria) is constantly forming on your teeth. Whenever you eat or drink sugary food, the plaque will produce acid that will then attack your […] The post Understanding Tooth Decay appeared first on Silver Screen Dental.
  • When is Toothache Not Toothache?

    SilverScreenDental
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Silver Screen Dental Silver Screen Dental - A toothache is a problem that most of us will experience at some point. A toothache is sometimes referred to as dentalgia, odontalgia or odotongenic pain. It is important to note there are both dental and non-dental causes of toothache. Following is an explanation of the possible causes of toothache. Dental Toothache Causes More often […] The post When is Toothache Not Toothache? appeared first on Silver Screen Dental.
  • What You Need To Know About Laughing Gas

    SilverScreenDental
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:56 am
    Silver Screen Dental Silver Screen Dental - One of the common remarks that a person makes to an individual who simply cannot stop laughing is that he must have taken some laughing gas. Laughing gas is the more common term for the chemical called nitrous oxide. Its most common purpose is in the medical and dental settings as an anaesthetic or analgesic. […] The post What You Need To Know About Laughing Gas appeared first on Silver Screen Dental.
  • Mysterious Dental Questions Answered

    SilverScreenDental
    9 Dec 2013 | 6:23 pm
    Silver Screen Dental Silver Screen Dental - After years of visits to the dentist, one might suddenly wonder: why does a dentist perform certain tests? How are they pertinent to the job of cleaning and checking my teeth? Perhaps some tasks have a greater importance than ensuring cleanliness or even saving your teeth from permanent damage due to plaque and gum disease. […] The post Mysterious Dental Questions Answered appeared first on Silver Screen Dental.
  • Tooth Enamel Explained: What It Is And How To Protect It From Decay

    SilverScreenDental
    11 Nov 2013 | 8:48 am
    Silver Screen Dental Silver Screen Dental - Being confident about your smile is one of the things that helps you feel good both inside and out. A person’s smile is what draws other people to him therefore it is highly important for each individual to take great care of their teeth. If you are looking for an easy way to maintain your […] The post Tooth Enamel Explained: What It Is And How To Protect It From Decay appeared first on Silver Screen Dental.
 
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  • Braces Aren’t the Only Option! Try Alternative Straightening

    Parham Dental Team
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Fed up with seeing crooked teeth when you look in the mirror? We understand. But we’re betting than, as an adult, you’re hesitant to go the braces route. Putting brackets and wires on your teeth comes with strings attached. You’re less confident, you feel awkward at work, and you shy away from meeting new people. Braces will always carry an adolescent connotation, and make you feel less like yourself. Fortunately, braces aren’t the only option you’re facing. Depending on the crookedness of your teeth, you may even be able to fix the problem in a single dental…
  • How to Make a Beautiful Smile Last a Lifetime

    Parham Dental Team
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Your teeth are stronger than you think! In fact, archeologists have found mummies with teeth over 5,000 years old – and still intact. If an ancient mummy has a chance of still hanging on to a natural smile, shouldn’t we? With all our modern technology, shouldn’t it be possible to keep our teeth in good health for the span of a lifetime? Unfortunately, our teeth tend to suffer damage and decay. Daily habits, gradual erosion, infection, and trauma take a toll on our enamel. That’s not to say that smile preservation is impossible. With excellent oral hygiene, careful…
  • 5 Ways A Root Canal is Better Than You Think

    Parham Dental Team
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:20 am
    You noticed a tooth feeling painful. As a responsible patient, you scheduled a dental appointment right away. At that appointment, your dentist uttered the dreaded words: “You need a root canal.” Sound familiar? If you’re anxious upcoming endodontic treatment, we’re here to help. A root canal doesn’t have to be reason for alarm. Since the procedure has gotten a negative reputation, we’re here to spread the truth: root canals aren’t so bad. Not convinced? Read on for a discussion of why root canals have a bad name, what treatment is actually like,…
  • 9 Reasons to Schedule Your Next Dental Exam ASAP!

    Parham Dental Team
    4 Jun 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Life is full of daily distractions and complications. It’s hard to take a step back and look at the larger picture. It’s for this reason that we so often neglect our own health care. But taking an hour out of a busy day for a preventive appointment is worth the commitment. Is your next dental exam on the books? If not, we implore you to call Parham Dental today and schedule. Why should you take the time to do so? We’ve got nine reasons below. Why Should I Schedule My Next Dental Appointment Today? Oral cancer screening – Each exam will involve an oral cancer screening.
  • How Tobacco Destroys Your Dental Health

    Parham Dental Team
    28 May 2014 | 12:50 pm
    If you’re a tobacco user, you’re faced with pretty constant reminders that your habit isn’t a healthy one. But many of these cries for quitting smoking don’t address the specific reasons to do so. While you may be well-versed in tobacco’s effects on the lungs and on systemic health, you may not be as aware of the immediate dental ramifications of tobacco use. From disturbing facts like smokers being unable to taste the bitterness of their coffee (which leads to them drinking overly acidic coffee unchecked and eroding their enamel), to larger-scale issues like…
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    Your Plymouth Dentist

  • Simple Tweaks To Turn Your Diet Tooth-Healthy

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Fed up with leaving every dental exam with bad news? It’s time to turn your oral care around. That’s not just about brushing and flossing – it’s about every choice you make for your mouth. Think about how much time you spend with food or liquid in your mouth every day. While this level of snacking varies for everyone, it can take a serious toll on your oral health. The dietary choices you make dictate the presence (or lack) of cavities and general wear. But by making sure you’re getting the right stuff, you can actually tailor your diet to improve your health.
  • Missing Teeth Can Sap Your Happiness

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Think of your missing tooth as a minor nuisance? Think again. The longer you allow that gap to stay a part of your life, the bigger the impact it will have on your happiness and well-being. We’re not being dramatic. Patients who allow the spaces in their smiles to persist run the risk of emotional, dental, and health problems. Looking to avoid potential issues as thoroughly as possible? We suggest dental implants for patients seeking comprehensive tooth replacement. Implants rebuild entire missing teeth (crown and root) to support your bite, bone structure, and smile alike. Read on for…
  • Reduce Your Stress to Support a Long-Lasting, Healthy Smile

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:54 pm
    We all handle our stress differently (and some of us are more successful than others). How often do you check in with your anxiety levels? While nobody likes to admit it, stress can significantly impact our moods, lives, and even our bodies. Your mouth isn’t free from negative effects. Many of us center our stress in our facial and jaw muscles. The resulting clenching and contraction lead to pain and dental damage (which, in turn, create fresh stress). Free yourself from this vicious cycle. Become aware of what daily mental pressure is doing to your teeth – and take steps to…
  • How to Make Dental Anxiety a Distant Memory

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    5 Jun 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Get an uncomfortable tightness in your chest before a dental appointment? Find your heart racing and your stomach dropping as you get into the dental chair? If you’re anxious about dental treatment, you’re not alone – in fact, anywhere between 9-15% of Americans avoid the office because of fear (that’s 30-40 million people – not a small crowd). As a part of that group, we think that you deserve special care. We will do whatever we can to get you feeling better about your oral care. Taking steps toward dental comfort today will help you avoid cavities, gum…
  • How Does Dental Bonding Work?

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    22 May 2014 | 4:10 pm
    “Dental bonding” doesn’t exactly sound like the most thrilling procedure. But there are actually more than a few reasons to get excited about adhering composite material to your teeth! Not only is dental bonding possible to complete in a single appointment, it often won’t require dental anesthesia. You’ll leave the office with a new smile in place and without a numb lip to boot. Ready to learn more about how the procedure works? Read on to get better acquainted with treatment. Changes Possible with Tooth Bonding Bonding is a cosmetic procedure, but can also be…
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    David Wilhite DDS

  • Schedule a Dental Checkup for your Child Before School Starts

    wh_admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    It’s hard to believe but the summer is about half over and children will soon be heading back to school.  Parents typically make sure that their children get physical examinations, booster shots, and vision and hearing tests before returning to school but they may overlook making dental appointments for checkups before school starts.  Dental checkups […]
  • Periodontal Disease Pathogen Increases Risk of Atherosclerosis

    wh_admin
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Oral infections and gum disease usually lead to gum inflammation and tooth loss in the oral cavity but a recent study shows that a pathogen associated with periodontal disease can increase the risk of atherosclerosis.  According to the study published in PLOS Pathogens, the periodontal disease pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis can evade the immune system and […]
  • Scientists Aim to Grow New Teeth with Adult Stem Cells

    wh_admin
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    Scientists have been researching techniques for growing new teeth using a patient’s stem cells which could replace the use of dental implants.  An exhibit concerning the use of adult stem cells to grow new teeth is on display at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition which was opened to the public on July 1, 2014. […]
  • Researchers Identify Aggressive Genes in Oral Cancer

    wh_admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have recently discovered a way to predict the aggressiveness of oral cancer tumors in mice which is an important step towards doing the same with cancer tumors in humans to guide treatment. “All patients with advanced head and neck cancer get similar treatments,” according […]
  • David Wilhite DDS Helps Veterans through Rebuilding America’s Warriors

    wh_admin
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:47 am
    The veterans that return to America from our wars abroad often come home with a range of ailments such as various wounds or post traumatic stress disorder.  However, one common problem among veterans that is often not treated is their teeth.  David Wilhite DDS provides dental care to returning veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq through […]
 
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    kyrenefamilydentistry.com

  • Seven Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth Regularly

    chandler dentist
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Source: ccfc Brushing teeth at least twice a day for kids has been one of the biggest challenges that parents face during their children’s formative years. It is one of the basic dental habits that children need to develop while they are still young. Any respected Chandler dentist would recommend parents to teach their kids the importance of regular brushing so that they will not face serious dental problems in the future. Developing good dental habits early in life can set children on a steady path to outstanding oral health throughout their lives. The problem, however, is that brushing…
  • Eleven Common Habits That Are Terrible for Your Teeth (Part 2)

    chandler dentist
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Bad dental habits are quite common, and not a lot of people know that they are even detrimental to their overall oral health. So in order to maintain proper oral hygiene, we have given you a list of habits that people should unlearn. In the previous article, we have talked about the following: Smoking Crunching Sipping Using Teeth as Tools Brushing Too Hard Now we are going to discuss the rest of the bad habits that people need to start avoiding before their teeth becomes decayed, discolored, or fractured. Source:sirjacks Bad Habit #6: Using a Hard-Bristled Toothbrush Brushing the teeth is…
  • Eleven Common Habits That Are Terrible for Your Teeth (Part 1)

    chandler dentist
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Source: Mirror.co.uk A beautiful smile is an important part of a person’s appearance and is one of the first things people notice when speaking with someone. The teeth, however, are very sensitive and need constant care and attention in order to remain in tiptop shape. A regular visit to a trusted Chandler dentist is not enough to save your teeth from getting damaged. Good oral hygiene must be maintained if you want to maintain an alluring, pearly white smile. While people are perfectly familiar with good oral habits such as brushing, flossing, rinsing, and tongue scraping, there are some…
  • Know Your Toothbrush: What’s In It and How to Take Care of It

    chandler dentist
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Perhaps one of the most important tools in maintaining good oral health is a clean toothbrush. It is the ideal weapon of choice against millions of cavity-causing bacteria residing inside your mouth, in between your teeth and gums. However, just like any weapon that is actively engaging in warfare, it can only handle so much wear and tear. This is why it is important for individuals to know how to take care of their toothbrush as they need maintenance too. The deal about toothbrushes is that since they are in contact with your teeth everyday, they can be a host to various bacteria and…
  • What to Do in the Event of a Childhood Tooth Injury

    chandler dentist
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Source:Tony Alter, Flickrhttp://www.gilbertrugby.com/ With the arrival of warmer weather, kids are heading outside to neighborhood parks, sports fields, or simply their backyards to play. With the increase of outdoor activities comes the risk of minor injuries. In fact, about 50 percent of kids will experience some type of tooth injury during childhood. Just as kids prep for their spring sports season, it’s good for parents to know what to do in case of dental-related accident. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently released a guide that takes you through step-by-step on how…
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  • How Soda Damages Your Health

    zadeh
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    In a recent infographic posted by Women’s Health Magazine, this chart shows the negative effects of soda on your body:   The post How Soda Damages Your Health appeared first on .
  • To Get Your Kids To Eat Their Veggies, Deny Them

    zadeh
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    It’s a well known platitude that eating your vegetables will make your grow “big and strong”, but this often has the reverse effect on children. Thanks to decades of advertising and the allure of sugary foods, the taste of vegetables (and by fiat, fruits) are often discounted and seen as ‘yucky’ by young children. As a parent or caretaker, getting your child or ward to eat their vegetables can sometimes feel like a Labor of Hercules. One of the fastest ways to get a child to eat vegetables is to actually withhold them. It is a basic metric of human psychology…
  • Health Risks Increased for Obese Children

    zadeh
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    It seems an odd topic to discuss on a website that primarily deals with cosmetic dentistry, but as a dentist and health practitioner, it behooves me to discuss all aspects of physical well-being. A recent study released by the University of California, San Diego school of medicine showed that parents often don’t recognize their children’s obesity as unhealthy. This has been a common thread in the fight against childhood obesity, as parents either have a difficult time changing their child’s dietary habits and activity levels, especially those who live in poverty. In the…
  • Sonic Toothbrushes versus Power and Manual Brushes

    zadeh
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    There is a lot of debate out there regarding whether a sonic toothbrush is better at removing plaque than a standard or regular electric toothbrush. In my experience, I have found the difference that a sonic toothbrush makes to be negligible, if not non-existent. The basic concept of the toothbrush has been around for a very long time, and has changed little beyond improvements to make brushing more efficient and effective by making the grips more comfortable, offering contours get help get between teeth, and so on. In fact, the standard toothbrush is quite effective at cleaning the surface…
  • Mold On Your Tooth Brush?

    zadeh
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    Hello Friends, Do I mean that is possible on a toothbrush? Very much so! You can see the mold as a varying degree of black spots, or you may not see it at all, depending on the species of mold. Obviously, nobody likes to brush with a moldy toothbrush, but what can you do to prevent this? First thing that comes to mind is to disinfect / sterilize the toothbrush after each use. The problem with this method; is that every time you use the toothbrush you are introducing many forms of microorganism to the tooth brush and you have to do this practice after each use. In my opinion, it is not worth…
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