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  • New method isolates immune cells to study how they ward off oral diseases

    Dentistry News -- ScienceDaily
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    Dental researchers have found a less invasive way to extract single rare immune cells from the mouth to study how the mouth’s natural defenses ward off infection and inflammation. By isolating some specialized immune cells (white blood cells known as "leukocytes") to study how they fight diseases in the mouth -- or reject foreign tissues, such as in failed organ transplants -- researchers hope to learn more about treating and preventing such health issues as oral cancers, cardiovascular disease, AIDS and other infectious diseases.
  • Dental, oral and craniofacial manifestations of rare bone diseases

    Dentistry News From Medical News Today
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "Rare Bone Diseases and Their Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Manifestations.
  • Cavity Free Cooking: Recipes for Healthy Teeth

    Assure A Smile » Blog
    Assure a Smile
    10 Mar 2014 | 6:45 pm
    As a Miami holistic dentistry practice, Assure A Smile helps patients achieve a healthier smile through more than just reactive dental care. We help patients develop life long healthy habits that help teeth and gums grow stronger. We believe this integrated, total body approach to dentistry is the most effective way to build Healthy Teeth and Gums for Life.
  • How Yelp Can Help Small Businesses

    Dental Marketing Blog - One Loose Tooth
    Chance Bodini
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Here's an info-graphic worth looking at while you start using Yelp to market your dental practice. Infographic from Merchant Warehouse and created by Column Five.
  • Easy Tips for a Healthy Easter Basket

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    Antoinette
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Let’s face it – unless you live on a deserted island your kid will be exposed to candy. And eat it. And love it. And will be jonesing for it. And yet, it is possible to have a healthy Easter Basket… To give you an idea of what you’re up against, over 2 billion, yes billion with a ‘b’, dollars is spent on Easter candy every year and that translates into 120 million pounds annually! If you’re a statistics geek like me, check out http://www.statisticbrain.com/easter-statistics/ and  your head will spin. Kinda makes you feel like you’re going to a gunfight with a water…
 
 
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    Dentistry News -- ScienceDaily

  • New method isolates immune cells to study how they ward off oral diseases

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    Dental researchers have found a less invasive way to extract single rare immune cells from the mouth to study how the mouth’s natural defenses ward off infection and inflammation. By isolating some specialized immune cells (white blood cells known as "leukocytes") to study how they fight diseases in the mouth -- or reject foreign tissues, such as in failed organ transplants -- researchers hope to learn more about treating and preventing such health issues as oral cancers, cardiovascular disease, AIDS and other infectious diseases.
  • Rare bone diseases and their dental, oral, craniofacial manifestations

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Hereditary diseases affecting the skeleton are heterogeneous in etiology and severity. Though many of these conditions are individually rare, the total number of people affected is great. These disorders often include dental-oral-craniofacial (DOC) manifestations, but the combination of the rarity and lack of in-depth reporting often limit our understanding and ability to diagnose and treat affected individuals.
  • Osteoporosis drugs appear to impede cell membrane repair

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    A class of drugs widely used to treat osteoporosis appears to impede a cell's ability to repair a protective outer membrane that helps determine what enters and exits, researchers report. The inability to quickly repair a membrane is lethal to a cell and may help explain the rare and serious side effect of jawbone destruction that can occur following dental work in patients taking these drugs, the researchers note.
  • Periodontal disease associated with cardiovascular risk in large multicentre study

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Periodontal disorders such as tooth loss and gingivitis have been identified as a potential risk marker for cardiovascular disease in a large study reported today. More than 15,000 patients with chronic coronary heart disease provided information on their dental health, with results showing that indicators of periodontal disease (fewer remaining teeth, gum bleeding) were common in this patient group and associated with numerous cardiovascular and socioeconomic risk factors.
  • Emergency department dental care treatment raises access, cost issues for policymakers

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    The use of emergency departments for dental care -- especially by young adults in low-income communities -- is presenting policymakers with a challenge, according to a report that offers several remedies including expanding hours at the dentist's office.
 
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    Eastman Institute for Oral Health

  • Dentists Gather to Sink Their Teeth into Bench-to-Chairside Research

    EIOH Public Relations
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:15 pm
    This month more than 100 dentists and other oral health care providers from the northeast U.S. gathered in Rochester as part of one of the largest translational research efforts nationwide aimed at improving the public’s oral health. The group is … Continue reading →
  • Eastman Dental Helping One Child at a Time – This Week at Court

    EIOH Public Relations
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:31 am
     Young children living in poverty have significant unmet dental needs and often have reduced quality of life as a result of severe tooth decay, also known as early childhood caries. Untreated dental disease remains a sustained, unmet health need for … Continue reading →
  • Merry Valentine Patrick’s Spring Halloween Tree!

    EIOH Public Relations
    27 Feb 2014 | 12:43 pm
    What was once a Christmas tree in the General Dentistry clinic at Eastman Dental, has now become a Festive Everything tree, and a visual reminder of people caring for people. “It all started with a lack of storage,” laughed Stephen … Continue reading →
  • Rose Welsher Wins Coveted Award

    EIOH Public Relations
    28 Jan 2014 | 8:55 am
    In the constantly changing, complex and sometimes frustrating world of dental and medical billing, Rose Welsher is a breath of fresh air. Since Rose became Senior Administrator for the Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s Central Billing Office more than five … Continue reading →
  • Adult-size Toothbrush and Toothpaste Visit Local Day Care

    EIOH Public Relations
    24 Jan 2014 | 7:08 am
    Tooth decay among children, also known as Early Childhood Caries, is a very common disease and is most prevalent among minority and rural populations in the U.S., as well as the general population.  But over the last 10 years, the … Continue reading →
 
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  • “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…
  • How to talk to patients 101

    DentalBuzz Staff
    6 Dec 2013 | 2:12 pm
      Have you ever wondered what kind of courses patients think you missed out on in college? They probably will never notice that you totally bombed the gold foil technique (neither will any dentist under 70, for that matter!). But they do wonder what you were taught about dealing with humans – the personal side, instead of the gushy clinical stuff. Enter a bit of collegiate satire from a patient’s perspective. New DentalBuzz contributor Carolyn Roche has eight children and five grandchildren, a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and is now studying…
  • Chairside sign language?

    Trish Walraven
    10 Nov 2013 | 8:59 pm
    DentiSign is a sign-language system designed to help patients deal with the loss of control they may feel when they can’t verbalize their concerns and fears. If you’re a sympathetic dental professional who values the trust in a dentist-patient relationship, feel free to click over to the original DentiSign website and share these hand signals with your patients, because gosh darn it, you care. On the other hand, if you prefer to GET REAL, have no soul, a thick skin, or just have a sense of humor, you may enjoy this updated, DentalBuzz-ified version of DentiSign instead: Problem is…
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    About.com Dental Care

  • Spring Cleaning!

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Spring is here and after such a rough winter, I know everyone is glad to see more green and less white! Along with the rejuvenation of Spring comes the ...Read Full Post
  • Common Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry

    5 Jun 2012 | 4:02 am
    Does Bleaching Damage the Teeth? No. When carbamide peroxide, the active whitening agent, contacts water, hydrogen peroxide is released which whitens the teeth. Bleaching does not soften, demineralize or weaken the teeth. ...Read Full Post
  • Beastie Boys Bandmember Loses His Battle With Salivary Gland Cancer

    29 May 2012 | 9:12 am
    Salivary Gland Cancer: Adam Yauch, Beastie Boys bandmember, dies of the disease, but what is it? A member of the iconic Beastie Boys, has passed away after battling cancer of the salivary gland, according to news reports. Yauch, 47, was treated for the cancer in 2009, and in 2011, there were false reports that he had beaten it. But he actually was never cured of the cancer, and he continued to battle the disease....Read Full Post
  • The Role Nutrition Plays in Maintaining Healthy Teeth

    25 May 2012 | 3:03 am
    Everyone knows the importance of proper nutrition and a good diet when it comes to maintaining physical health. However, the same level of thinking can also help with our dental health, and having good nutritional and eating habits will contribute to healthy teeth and gums....Read Full Post
  • Who's Most Afraid of the Dentist?

    14 May 2012 | 7:10 am
    Who's most afraid of the dentist? According to new research, it's not the who you'd most expect. It's women in their 40s. Ongoing research from the University of Sydney suggests that this demographic is more likely than other age groups to have felt trauma, abuse or oro-facial trauma. These people are also more likely to be depressed, anxious or stressed, researchers found....Read Full Post
 
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    Dr. Chetan

  • Getting Your Dental Treatments Abroad Can Save You Money

    Dr. Chetan
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Contrary to common notion that getting treatments abroad, whether for health in general or for oral care in particular, may entail a fortune, is not all the time true. Although airfare, pocket money, accommodation costs, food and local transportation expenses, and others might require you to dole out a good amount of cash, the amount of money you can save from the treatment costs may be more than enough to cover all these which means that you would still have some extra for your on the side vacation. Knowing the Top destinations for Dental Tourism can aid you as you choose where to go and as…
  • Average Cost for Extraction of Teeth in the U.S.A [Tooth Extraction Cost]

    Dr. Chetan
    18 Oct 2013 | 5:40 am
    Extracting a tooth isn’t a simple act of just holding the forceps and pulling the tooth out. There’s a lot more things involved, which includes the pre-treatment medication to the post-extraction care and check-up, and thus it involves a lot of procedure. For many, it’s a big thing and they are happy with the costs charged by the dentists but many others feel that the cost for tooth extraction is quite high. The following shared costs for the tooth extraction are not any exact figures, but these are the common charged costs when a Dentist extracts a tooth. It differs with…
  • Permanent Dental Crowns? Are we supposed to guarantee the life of a crown?

    Dr. Chetan
    23 Jul 2013 | 10:30 am
    Dental Crowns are a main part in the Cosmetic dentistry, and they are very differently rated when it comes to the actual Dental practice. In the Indian dental market, the best crowns made from Zirconium material are charged from Rs. 6000 to even Rs. 15000 depending on the material used, and of course, depending on the place and various other factors. But the thing that hits me hard as a Dentist, is that, we are in such a state where people have started asking guarantee for these crowns, and just to make it worse, there are companies which are providing warranty cards for certain time period!
  • Top Advantages of Gold Teeth

    Dr. Chetan
    1 Jul 2013 | 9:14 am
    Though many people may think gold teeth are a fad of the past, there are numerous advantages to filling your mouth with the most precious metal on earth. For those who need a bit of history to wrap their head around this phenomenon, we have you covered. In the 1840’s during the Gold Rush, dentists began condensing small gold foils into coils, which were then placed on the teeth of patients for dental practice.  As gold became a more abundant resource, the want and need for gold plated teeth became increasingly popular as the precious metal was proven to have a solid life span of 15-20…
  • Treatment Options for Oral Submucous Fibrosis – Medical & Surgical

    Dr. Chetan
    27 Jun 2013 | 11:31 am
    The Oral Submucous Fibrosis is a condition more common in India and the Eastern Asia where the main cause is chewing of Areca Nuts, and many a times the ignorance leads to prolonged stages and as this is a pre-cancerous condition, several of these cases lead to cancer in the mouth. The medical management of Oral Submucous Fibrosis depends on the severity of the disease and the progression, and majorly the factors that led for it to occur. Disclaimer: The medication that is given below is purely to share with the dentists and people from the medical profession and not for people to directly…
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    The Endo Blog

  • Teeth & Implants: The Rest of the Story

    10 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
    At the upcoming Inner Space Seminar on Friday, April 11th, 2014, Dr. Hessam Nowzari will present a balanced approach to the discussion regarding teeth and implants.What does the research show regarding the long term success of restored teeth and dental implants?What effect does corporate marketing have on the dental educational system and dentistry as a whole?What is the quality of research that is being published in our dental journals and what effect does that have on our profession?How do we evaluate the quality of research to help us make important clinical decisions for our…
  • Why Teeth and Implants Are Not Alternative Treatments

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Sometimes patients ask why they should save a tooth with a root canal and crown when they can just place an implant.  A recent survey by Azarpazhooh et. al. demonstrated a declining pattern of preference for root canal therapy (RCT) in favor of implant supported crowns (ISC) among general dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists and oral surgeons as opposed to endodontists.  This declining pattern showed a significantly higher preference for ISC over RCT retreatment. While dental implants are an important treatment option for our edentulous patients, implants, cannot replace the…
  • Resolution of Odontogenic Sinusitis after RCT Retreatment

    13 Feb 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The use of CBCT in endodontics is helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of sinusitis of odontogenic origin.  The following case demonstrates how proper endodontic treatment will resolve an asymptomatic sinusitis of odontogenic origin.Pt reports swelling, throbbing, percussion pain but reports no sinus symptoms of congestion, drainage, restricted airflow through the nose or sinus headaches.CBCT take for further evaluation of prior RCT.  CBCT shows missed MB#2, thickened sinus membrane, large pa lesion on MB with elevated sinus floor (halo effect). DX: Prior RCT…
  • Pulpal Regeneration on a Carious, Immature, Necrotic Molar

    5 Feb 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Most pulpal regeneration cases are done on traumatically injured anterior teeth.  The following case is a pulpal regeneration on an immature, necrotic tooth #19 due to coronal decay.This regenerative procedure was done in a single visit, NaOCl irrigation, MTA barriers, flowable composite over MTA and Luxacore resin buildup.  Proper coronal coverage will help preserve this tooth until a permanent crown can be made. No further endodontic therapy is needed on this tooth.
  • Root Amputation to Remove a Fractured Root and Retain A Tooth

    27 Jan 2014 | 10:54 am
    Root amputation may allow a patient to save a tooth and the investment that has been made in the restorative work on a tooth.  The cost of root amputation is small in comparison to the cost of tooth replacement with an implant or bridge.  There may be certain situations where root amputation is the ideal treatment for your patient.The following case was treated at Superstition Springs Endodontics.Retreatment of #3 was previously attempted.Surgical access to #3 discovered a fractured MB.  Options were discussed and MB root amputation was chosen and performed.  All…
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    TeethRemoval.com

  • The Curious Case of a Wisdom Tooth Growing in Old Age

    wisdom
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    An interesting article titled “Dentist shocked by Mary’s new wisdom,” appears in an article in This is Kent, http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Dentist-shocked-Mary-s-new-wisdom/story-17958765-detail/story.html, January 25, 2013. The article describes a 75 year old woman who had a wisdom tooth grow in at the age of 75. A picture of the woman with her dentist is provided in the article. The dentist was taken a back by such a finding since it is vary rare. He decided to look up other cases on the internet and did find a case where an 84 year old man in New Zealand where a man had a…
  • Teenagers Turn to Strangers for Legal Advice Online After Wisdom Teeth Extractions

    wisdom
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Previously, I have posted numerous user written experiences of wisdom teeth removal. For example, you can see One Star Yelp Reviews on Wisdom Teeth, Successful and Positive Wisdom Teeth Removal Experiences, Wisdom Teeth Surgery Survey, and Wisdom Teeth Extraction Survey. Many of these experiences of wisdom teeth extractions were sent to me in a survey I have been conducting for quite some time on wisdom teeth removal. Other experiences were found from other sources such as reviews on Yelp. It has long been known by those who search for wisdom teeth (but not much discussed) that teenage…
  • Recent Stories on Wisdom Teeth Removal Death

    wisdom
    29 Mar 2014 | 3:50 pm
    I have recently posted about 2 potential deaths from wisdom teeth removal that occurred this year in 2014. The first one is an 18 year old man in Maine (see Eighteen Year Old Music Student in Portland Dies After Wisdom Teeth Removal). The second is a 24 year old woman who went into a coma in Hawaii (see Mother of Two in Hawaii in a Coma After Wisdom Teeth Surgery). These stories got some play in various media outlets. For example, Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com wrote an article titled “Wisdom teeth surgery a deadly dental scam: Young mother falls into coma following visit to…
  • Eighteen Year Old Music Student in Portland Dies After Wisdom Teeth Removal

    wisdom
    20 Mar 2014 | 10:39 pm
    An eighteen year old male high school student planning to study music in college died last February in Portland, Maine, after having his wisdom teeth removed. The story is from Portland Press Herald, by Matt Byrne, posted February 26, 2014, titled “Love, sorrow, questions after Cheverus student’s death,” and accessed March 21, 2014. See http://www.pressherald.com/news/Cheverus_senior__budding_musician__dies_after_routine_oral_surgery_.html. The article describes the eighteen year old man as independent and compassionate and able to play the trumpet, bassoon, saxophone and…
  • Mother of Two in Hawaii in a Coma After Wisdom Teeth Surgery

    wisdom
    20 Mar 2014 | 8:03 pm
    A sad story in Hawaii has come out recently where a 23 year old mother of two has been left in a coma since having wisdom teeth surgery. This story is reported by Hawaii News Now in an article titled “Hilo woman in coma following wisdom teeth extraction,” written on March 19, 2014, by Tim Sakahara, located over at http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/25023450/hilo-woman-in-coma-following-wisdom-teeth-extraction. The woman had four wisdom teeth extracted and went into cardiac arrest during the surgery. She was flown to a medical center in Hawaii and has been unresponsive since. She…
 
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    The Blogodontist

  • "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…
  • First Aid for Toothaches

    John T. Russell DDS
    14 Mar 2014 | 10:46 am
    It's time to take care of YOURSELF!   Yellow Springs Dental Care provides emergency toothache relief for Xenia, Fairborn, Cedarville, Enon Centrally located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Toothache Pain can be a most annoying kind of discomfort because it cannot be ignored. Dr. Russell is experienced in providing prompt toothache relief and treatment. What to Do to Reduce Your Pain Until You Can meet with Dr. Russell: 1. Rinse your mouth with warm water and use dental floss to remove any food particles wedged between your teeth.2. Take a non-prescription pain reliever…
  • "TMJ" IS A PAIN IN THE NECK

    John T. Russell DDS
    13 Mar 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Xenia, Fairborn, Cedarville, Enon Centrally located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Xenia Caresource Dentist Provider Dr. John T. Russell offers TMJ Jaw Joint Disorder Diagnosis, Treatment, and Relief. When will you decide that you HAVE SUFFERED LONG ENOUGH with jaw pain, you need to consult with an experienced TMJ Doctor. TMJ = Temporomandibular Joint (or Jaw Joint). Dr. Russell brings his long experience with JAW Disorders to bear in helping folks who hurt.   No one wants un-necessary treatment.  But a nagging jaw joint pain makes you tired, cranky and unhappy – greatly…
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    Fluoride News Tracker

  • Fluoridation Fails Australians

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    More than 90% of Australians have access to fluoridated tap water. Treatment costs the Australian economy $8.4 billion a year.More than 90% of Australian adults have experienced tooth decay and almost 60% of 14-year-olds have decay in their permanent teeth. In 2010-11, more than 23,000 Australian children were hospitalised for dental treatment under general anaesthetic – mostly for treatment of tooth decay. The Bitter Truth About What Sugar is Doing to Your Teeth
  • Despite fluoride, dental-related ER visits staggeringly high

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    After decades of fluoridated water, toothpaste, dentalproducts and food supply, over 4 million Americans had to get dental carein  hospital emergency departments,according to research published in the Journal of the American Dental AssociationHospital-based emergency department visits involving dental conditions
  • Fluoride debate a 'hot potato'

    28 Feb 2014 | 6:09 am
    Marlborough's principal dental officer Dr. Rob Beaglehole  said Fluoridation would not mitigate the effects of drinking sugary drinks, he said improved oral health was critical to general health."No amount of fluoride will protect teeth against sugary drinks ...."Fluoride debate a 'hot potato' | Stuff.co.nz: 
  • fluoridet Greensboro: 10% of ER cases are dental - CNN

    14 Feb 2014 | 9:22 am
    Opinion: The real crisis in America's ERs - CNN.com: We're experiencing this alarming trend right here in Greensboro, North Carolina. For example, one of our local hospitals, the Moses Cone Health Center, finds that about 10% of ER cases are related to dental issues.Nationally, more than 2.1 million people, the vast majority of them adults, showed up in ERs with dental pain in 2010, double the number just a decade prior, according to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.Those ER visits for largely preventable issues cost the health system more than $2 billion that year. And…
  • Fluoridation fails as America's cavity crisis escalates

    25 Jan 2014 | 6:37 am
    Fluoridation fails as America's cavity crisis escalates: Fluoridation fails as America's cavity crisis escalates Instead of spreading less tooth decay across the land, fluoridation spread dental fluorosis (fluoride-discolored teeth) into every nook and cranny of America.  Even though the CDC reports up to 60% of adolescents are afflicted with dental fluorosis, 51% of them have cavities. Opposite to predictions, since fluoridation began in 1945: Tooth decay crises occur in all fluoridated cities.  New dental professionals were created, e.g. dental therapists. New dental schools…
 
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  • Classification of Dental Lab Equipments according to their Use

    Charles Brown
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    With a considerable growth observed in the overall healthcare industry, there is also an increase in the number of dental clinics across the world. These clinics need different categories of Dental Lab Equipments that will help them perform their duty with ease. These equipments are categorized depending on the task they are used for. Let us go, through each of these categories to know what are the exact requirements that would be required in a dental clinic. The first category of lab equipments includes the Amalgams and the Accessories. These deal with the filling materials and application…
  • The Straight Talk About Orthodontics

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    Crooked teeth (also called malocclusion) can affect almost 75% of all American adults. Malocclusion can significantly affect oral health over the course of a lifetime, leaving you with increased chances of developing periodontal disease and increased wear and trauma to teeth. Types Of Malocclusion -Crossbite – A crossbite is when the lower teeth overlap or come out even with the upper teeth. In a normal occlusion the upper teeth overlap the lower ones but when a crossbite (can occur on either side or both) is present, the opposite is true. This can lead to premature wear, increased risk…
  • Myths About Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the tongue, tonsils, or other throat tissue blocks the airway, stopping breathing.Sleep apnea is often misunderstood regarding its risks and possible treatments. Below we will sort out some of the common myths and give you the facts to better understand this misunderstood affliction. Myth – Sleep Apnea Is Just Snoring. This is probably the most common myth regarding sleep apnea. In many individuals sleep apnea can be the cause of snoring while sleeping. The real issue with sleep apnea is that it actually causes a person to stop breathing while…
  • Cleft lip classification systems

    aravind krishnan
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:09 am
    Classification 1.    Veau classification Classification system proposed in 1938. Group I (A) Defects of the soft palate alone Group II (B) Defects involving the hard and soft palates (not extending anterior to the incisive foramen) Group III (C) Defects involving the palate through to the alveolus Group IV (D) Complete bilateral clefts. 2,Kernahan and Stark classification [2] Embryology-based classification system proposed in 1958 that designates the incisive foramen as the dividing line between the primary and secondary palates. The incisive foramen is a funnel-shaped opening through…
  • Is Cost Effective Cosmetic Dentistry Possible?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:26 am
    It is important to remember first impressions last and one of the first things people notice upon meeting is a smile. You should feel good about your smile, and smile often. When we think of a perfect smile we have to remember that we all have our own idea of what that may be. It may be whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or even just healthier teeth. Each individual can look in the mirror and find what they want changed about their smile. How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help? A well trained experienced cosmetic dentist can help remove or diminish those flaws using various procedures ranging from…
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    Dental Websites

  • Dentists on Instagram: Do or Don’t?

    Shauna Duty
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:06 pm
    A root canal? Time for a selfie. Instagram is everywhere. It’s at the Oscars, the White House, the bathroom, the shopping mall. NASA has is on Instagram. Stephen Hawking is on Instagram. Most importantly, your patients are on Instagram. Are you? Just as social media creates ways for people to connect with their family, friends, and coworkers, it also allows them to build more personal connections to their favorite businesses and brands. Let’s face it, overt advertising tactics aren’t winning any favors with young, social media savvy consumers. Instagram marketing was all but…
  • How Can Dentists Use LinkedIn for Marketing?

    Shauna Duty
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    With more than 200 million users worldwide, 1 million of which are healthcare professionals, and 1.5 million active groups, LinkedIn is an invaluable social media tool for your practice. LinkedIn isn’t particularly glamorous like Pinterest or Instagram, nor does it have the high patient engagement factor like Facebook and Twitter. Even so, the site offers excellent opportunities to connect with other dental professionals. Step 1: Create or Update If you haven’t yet created a LinkedIn profile, do so now. Otherwise, verify that all information on your profile is current. Fill out as many…
  • Dentistry Gets Personal: Three Ways to Create a Personal Brand

    Shauna Duty
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:30 pm
    There’s a popular misconception out there that a brand is nothing more than a name, slogan, and look. True, these are important components of branding, but they’re also hugely impersonal. The personal aspects of your brand, which stem from your energy, commitment, and talent, are equally important and significantly more potent in an industry where relationship-building is key. A Strong Personal Brand Has Visual Impact Start with an amped-up physical presence, which extends to anything that a would-be patient can see. Examples would include everything from your personal attire to your…
  • An Analysis of Patient Communication Software for Dentists

    Shauna Duty
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:13 am
    Some professionals estimate the cost of acquiring a new patient at $200, on the low end, based on marketing expenses divided by new patient numbers. The cost of retaining a patient is estimated at six times less than marketing for new patients. So, a dental practice saves money by retaining patients. Recall, the term used to describe patients returning for six-month checkups, has long been a critical factor in dental practice profitability. However, six months is a long time. Your patients pass countless dental practices while driving, over the course of six months. In half a year, your…
  • Social Media for Dentists: Keep It Legal, Keep It Ethical

    Shauna Duty
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:59 pm
    As a professional in the dental community exploring the opportunities and insights presented by social media, you must understand that social media usage carries risks, too. Not that you haven’t always honored legal and ethical considerations for marketing your practice, but the need for transparency is even greater with social media. When we design websites and develop social media marketing strategies, we focus on five critical areas. If You Can’t Say Something Nice… Bad reviews happen to even the gentlest, friendliest, most brilliant dentists. Sometimes the complaint is valid,…
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  • Easy Tips for a Healthy Easter Basket

    Antoinette
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Let’s face it – unless you live on a deserted island your kid will be exposed to candy. And eat it. And love it. And will be jonesing for it. And yet, it is possible to have a healthy Easter Basket… To give you an idea of what you’re up against, over 2 billion, yes billion with a ‘b’, dollars is spent on Easter candy every year and that translates into 120 million pounds annually! If you’re a statistics geek like me, check out http://www.statisticbrain.com/easter-statistics/ and  your head will spin. Kinda makes you feel like you’re going to a gunfight with a water…
  • Success Strategies for Your Child’s First Trip to the Dentist

    Antoinette
    18 Nov 2013 | 3:08 pm
    That first trip to the dentist can set your child up to dread that semi-annual checkup or look forward to it. Aaron Schulman shares his tips as a parent and a professional in the dental industry: Taking your child to the dentist for the first time can be very traumatic for both your child and you. Some children are extremely anxious with any new situation and others simply do not like to be poked and prodded. We as parents need to do anything in our power to make the first trip to the dentist a positive experience for everyone. What YOU Can Do There are several things you can do before you…
  • Great Brushing Habits Every Kid (and Adult) Should Learn

    Antoinette
    13 Sep 2013 | 2:01 pm
    Every once in a while I get a request from someone to share an article they’ve written. When it’s about dental health, especially relating to kids and families, I’m all over it! I’m happy to share “Great Brushing Habits Every Kid (and Adult) Should Learn” by Harmon Pearson with you. Enjoy! We eat a lot of sugar. TOO. MUCH. It’s in everything. Sometimes it’s just sugar, sometimes it’s corn syrup, or fructose, or any of the other names we call different kinds of sugar. Because our sugar intake is higher than it should be, brushing our teeth is more…
  • Drool is a Tool for Good Oral Health

    Antoinette
    19 Aug 2013 | 3:42 pm
    www.ucumberlands.edu They’ve got it right but not in the way they were thinking! Spit is Nature’s all-in-one washing machine & garbage disposal and plays a big role in oral health. It’s secreted by salivary glands and is made up of 99.5% water with the remaining 0.5% being electrolytes, mucus, glycoproteins, enzymes, and antibacterial compounds (Wikipedia). There are 3 pairs (one set on each side) of larger salivary glands and hundreds of small ones all inside the human mouth! Did you know that you make 2-4 pints of spit a day?! Problems with oral health, like tooth decay and…
  • Are You Giving Your Child “Meth Mouth”?

    Antoinette
    3 Jun 2013 | 1:07 pm
    If you’re giving your child soda then the answer is yes! The Addict’s Smile “Meth mouth” is slang for severe tooth decay, enamel erosion and tooth loss due to methamphetamine addiction. A recent case study reported in General Dentistry found the dental erosion from drug addiction to be very similar to that from drinking a lot of soda. While the damage does take time to occur it can sneak up on you! In the study, the soda addict drank 2 liters of soda daily for 3 – 5 years. A 2 liter bottle contains 34 ounces, a 7-Eleven Super Big Gulp is a whopping 44 ounces! All it takes is one…
 
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  • Bridging Generational Gaps in 2020

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    As we move towards the 2020 workforce, companies face an interesting demographic dynamic in terms of talent acquisition - a workforce comprised of millennials, Gen Xers, baby boomers and traditionalists. While each of these groups has their own generational differences, the most notable are the expectations and approaches to work between millennials, who will make up the majority of the workforce, and baby boomers. With the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook projecting total employment to increase by 15.6 million jobs between 2010 to 2020, generational differences…
  • What Can an Associate Dentist Earn in Different Parts of the United States?

    26 Mar 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Last year we ran an article about how much Associate Dentists make across the United States.  The data provided was from the Dental Economics Annual Practice Survey  This week I took an informal poll of our recruiters to learn about the current trends in compensation structures across various regions of the United StatesVery important to note the following:Most of our experience is with private or local group practices These compensation averages are based on what we typically see in the market place, so what you may see or hear could potentially be higher or lower.  Income…
  • Qualities of a Great Leader in a Dental Practice

    12 Mar 2014 | 9:14 am
    As many experienced dentists know, learning and applying the technical aspects of dentistry is only half of what it takes to be successful. Whether a doctor is running his or her own solo practice or working as an associate alongside many others, leadership plays an enormous role in setting the course for your professional career as well as the future of your practice as a whole.Here are some leadership qualities we often see successful dentists portray in their own practices:Have a clear vision - If a patient were to walk into your practice a year from today, what would be different? What…
  • Hiring an Associate Dentist Who Requires Visa Sponsorship

    26 Feb 2014 | 7:02 am
    Long a part of medical doctor staffing, dentists requiring visa sponsorship have come to represent a much larger segment of the available work force. Often these associate candidates bring extensive training and geographic flexibility that is not easily found in the domestic applicant pool. Also, they often offer a longer-term associate solution, as the visa process discourages the kind of “job-hopping” that is more routine with traditional early career dentists. Whether a practice is considering sponsoring a new Visa or transferring an existing Visa, the process is not as intimidating as…
  • Electronic Cover Letters

    10 Feb 2014 | 9:00 am
    Attached you will find my resume. I have 7 years of Medical Receptionist experience but no dental office experience.  I read that you need to have dental office experience and I don not have that but still feel that I would be a good choice for the job. Thank you for looking at my resume.Writing a cover letter can be tough.  However, it is an important to getting your foot in the door.  Above is a cover letter that I recently received.  Yes, that is it, spelling error and all.  Honestly, I did not even open this individual’s resume, but it did get me thinking about…
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  • Oral Health Products in the Office: To “Sell” or Not to “Sell”?

    Carrie Ibbetson
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    In dentistry, there is a definite division in thought toward distributing oral health products in the office: those who embrace “selling” in office, and those that shudder at the mere thought of recommending products to the patients they see. Oral health products are big business According to WorldDental.org, from 2011 alone, billions of dollars were spent on products alone. People want to know what products to use and how to use them. They also want to feel like their dental team has their best interest at heart, and not just their hands in peoples pocketbook. Imagine visiting…
  • 5 Ways to Get Patients on Board with Home Care and Oral Health

    Carrie Ibbetson
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:39 pm
    With the oral-systemic health link now well recognized, this is the time to help patients understand what they need to do to control bacteria at home. Unless patients understand the “how to” portion of their home care, our efforts will continue to show limited results, and periodontal issues will still be a barrier to overall health. As bacteria become invasive after accumulating for only a week, unless we are seeing our hygiene patients biweekly for preventive appointments, we have to help them understand the tools that we are recommending they use. I have been told in the past…
  • How to Have a Healthy Mouth Without Flossing Your Teeth

    Carrie Ibbetson
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:30 am
    Unless you have been living under a rock, chances are that you have heard that brushing AND flossing are necessary for having a healthy mouth And, although it is recommended by most dental professionals and the media, I’m happy to say that there are plenty of people that disagree about flossing’s  effectiveness, AND these people also have very healthy mouths without flossing! Now I could give you all of the reasons that floss is less than effective, but if I spent time doing that I would lose you on what to do….Soooooo, if you want to know why flossing is less than…
  • #06 How Vita-Myr helped save Robert from needing dentures and implants: Interview with Robert Takhtalia

    Carrie Ibbetson
    9 Mar 2014 | 4:13 pm
    In this session of The Healthy mouth Healthy Life Podcast, I’m happy to welcome Robert Takhtalia, President of Vita-Myr to the show! Robert’s company specializes in a line of oral health products that use the natural ingredients, Myrrh and Clove oils to maintain healthy teeth and gums. These ingredients have been used traditionally throughout the ages to clean and disinfect not only the mouth, but many other areas as well.  Myrrh is recorded in one of the oldest Egyptian medical texts on record, and has been used for over 700 remedies. Robert was a successful business owner, who,…
  • With Your Home Care, Does Your Dental Professional Engage You or Shame You?

    Carrie Ibbetson
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    As a dental practitioner, you are taught to focus on preventive health. As your relationships with patients develop, they often become more like friendships, bonds that becomes so comfortable that patients begin to share secrets, family vacations, and recipes with you. Over time, your role tends to become part oral healthcare provider, part therapist, and part public relations agent for your office. Your intentions are good, and you do the best job that you can with the time you have with patients in the chair. But you don’t want to make your favorite patients uncomfortable and tell…
 
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  • Dentists on Instagram: Do or Don’t?

    Shauna Duty
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:06 pm
    A root canal? Time for a selfie. Instagram is everywhere. It’s at the Oscars, the White House, the bathroom, the shopping mall. NASA has is on Instagram. Stephen Hawking is on Instagram. Most importantly, your patients are on Instagram. Are you? Just as social media creates ways for people to connect with their family, friends, and coworkers, it also allows them to build more personal connections to their favorite businesses and brands. Let’s face it, overt advertising tactics aren’t winning any favors with young, social media savvy consumers. Instagram marketing was all but…
  • How Can Dentists Use LinkedIn for Marketing?

    Shauna Duty
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    With more than 200 million users worldwide, 1 million of which are healthcare professionals, and 1.5 million active groups, LinkedIn is an invaluable social media tool for your practice. LinkedIn isn’t particularly glamorous like Pinterest or Instagram, nor does it have the high patient engagement factor like Facebook and Twitter. Even so, the site offers excellent opportunities to connect with other dental professionals. Step 1: Create or Update If you haven’t yet created a LinkedIn profile, do so now. Otherwise, verify that all information on your profile is current. Fill out as many…
  • Dentistry Gets Personal: Three Ways to Create a Personal Brand

    Shauna Duty
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:30 pm
    There’s a popular misconception out there that a brand is nothing more than a name, slogan, and look. True, these are important components of branding, but they’re also hugely impersonal. The personal aspects of your brand, which stem from your energy, commitment, and talent, are equally important and significantly more potent in an industry where relationship-building is key. A Strong Personal Brand Has Visual Impact Start with an amped-up physical presence, which extends to anything that a would-be patient can see. Examples would include everything from your personal attire to your…
  • An Analysis of Patient Communication Software for Dentists

    Shauna Duty
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:13 am
    Some professionals estimate the cost of acquiring a new patient at $200, on the low end, based on marketing expenses divided by new patient numbers. The cost of retaining a patient is estimated at six times less than marketing for new patients. So, a dental practice saves money by retaining patients. Recall, the term used to describe patients returning for six-month checkups, has long been a critical factor in dental practice profitability. However, six months is a long time. Your patients pass countless dental practices while driving, over the course of six months. In half a year, your…
  • Social Media for Dentists: Keep It Legal, Keep It Ethical

    Shauna Duty
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:59 pm
    As a professional in the dental community exploring the opportunities and insights presented by social media, you must understand that social media usage carries risks, too. Not that you haven’t always honored legal and ethical considerations for marketing your practice, but the need for transparency is even greater with social media. When we design websites and develop social media marketing strategies, we focus on five critical areas. If You Can’t Say Something Nice… Bad reviews happen to even the gentlest, friendliest, most brilliant dentists. Sometimes the complaint is valid,…
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  • Effects of A Vegan/Plant-Based Diet on Dental Health

    Ritu Rao
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    According to Google, the search for a vegan or plant-based diet has more than doubled in the last few years. Combined with declining meat sales and celebrities openly adopting this diet for weight loss and better health, it has gained popularity in recent years. Vegan=no animal products (meat, dairy) but can include processed foods. Plant-based=whole foods that come from plants, unprocessed. Technically, they’re not the same. Diet Affects Overall Health, Including Dental Health Two things prompted me to explore the effects of a vegan/plant-based diet on dental health. First off, I cut…
  • 6 Remarkable Ways To Get A Smile Makeover

    Ritu Rao
    8 May 2013 | 12:18 pm
    Ever seen a hot model on the cover of a magazine? Of course you have. The seductive pose, the trendy outfit (or part of it) and often, a dazzling smile. Have you stopped to think why that model, male or female, has beautiful white teeth? Because it’s attractive and it sells. Granted most of us will not be making the next cover of Glamor, but what if you’re single and looking for that special someone? Or if you’re hoping to ace that job interview? Or maybe, when you look in the mirror your smile doesn’t make you look as young as you feel? Ladies and gentleman, the eyes…
  • 5 Super Easy Ways to Help You Remember To Floss…For Good

    Ritu Rao
    17 Feb 2013 | 8:49 pm
    Get your floss on, and ace your next dental check up and cleaning. We’ll ignore the fabulous health your mouth will be in as a minor consequence. The only thing is, you have to remember to do it. Every night. So, just (well, sort of) like Mrs Jones….Let’s get it on. Here are 5 super easy (and FREE!) ways to help you remember to floss: 1. Floss before you brush You know you have to brush before you sleep at night, so making flossing a habit before you brush is the easiest, simplest way to guarantee that it will happen. Plus, flossing beforehand removes plaque and food debris…
  • Parents: How To Avoid Passing Dental Fear On To Your Kids

    Ritu Rao
    16 Jan 2013 | 9:51 am
    Some of the most fun times at our practice are when kids come in for their check ups. Whether they’re shy, playful or loud and chatty, they bring smiles all around (it’s hard not to when you’re so darn cute). Beyond fun, what we love even more is the opportunity to give them a positive, happy dental experience. There’s no better opportunity to make a good impression as when they’re young and, well, impressionable. Unfortunately, many adults have experienced the opposite. Going to the dentist was scary, boring or just plain unpleasant, planting the seed of fear…
  • Getting Back to Gratitude

    Ritu Rao
    20 Nov 2012 | 1:15 pm
    Thursday is Thanksgiving….a day to devote to family, football, enough food to give our stretchy pants a real challenge….including lots and lots of pie. And, of course, gratitude. Most of us probably don’t take as much time as we should to reflect on everything we are grateful for. If you have, you’ll perhaps agree that it can be uplifting and humbling at the same time. And long, if we’re honest. Since much of what we do around here has to do with taking care of oral health, I thought it would be a good place to highlight for the upcoming holidays, even though we…
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  • Effects of A Vegan/Plant-Based Diet on Dental Health

    Ritu Rao
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    According to Google, the search for a vegan or plant-based diet has more than doubled in the last few years. Combined with declining meat sales and celebrities openly adopting this diet for weight loss and better health, it has gained popularity in recent years. Vegan=no animal products (meat, dairy) but can include processed foods. Plant-based=whole foods that come from plants, unprocessed. Technically, they’re not the same. Diet Affects Overall Health, Including Dental Health Two things prompted me to explore the effects of a vegan/plant-based diet on dental health. First off, I cut…
  • 6 Remarkable Ways To Get A Smile Makeover

    Ritu Rao
    8 May 2013 | 12:18 pm
    Ever seen a hot model on the cover of a magazine? Of course you have. The seductive pose, the trendy outfit (or part of it) and often, a dazzling smile. Have you stopped to think why that model, male or female, has beautiful white teeth? Because it’s attractive and it sells. Granted most of us will not be making the next cover of Glamor, but what if you’re single and looking for that special someone? Or if you’re hoping to ace that job interview? Or maybe, when you look in the mirror your smile doesn’t make you look as young as you feel? Ladies and gentleman, the eyes…
  • 5 Super Easy Ways to Help You Remember To Floss…For Good

    Ritu Rao
    17 Feb 2013 | 8:49 pm
    Get your floss on, and ace your next dental check up and cleaning. We’ll ignore the fabulous health your mouth will be in as a minor consequence. The only thing is, you have to remember to do it. Every night. So, just (well, sort of) like Mrs Jones….Let’s get it on. Here are 5 super easy (and FREE!) ways to help you remember to floss: 1. Floss before you brush You know you have to brush before you sleep at night, so making flossing a habit before you brush is the easiest, simplest way to guarantee that it will happen. Plus, flossing beforehand removes plaque and food debris…
  • Parents: How To Avoid Passing Dental Fear On To Your Kids

    Ritu Rao
    16 Jan 2013 | 9:51 am
    Some of the most fun times at our practice are when kids come in for their check ups. Whether they’re shy, playful or loud and chatty, they bring smiles all around (it’s hard not to when you’re so darn cute). Beyond fun, what we love even more is the opportunity to give them a positive, happy dental experience. There’s no better opportunity to make a good impression as when they’re young and, well, impressionable. Unfortunately, many adults have experienced the opposite. Going to the dentist was scary, boring or just plain unpleasant, planting the seed of fear…
  • Getting Back to Gratitude

    Ritu Rao
    20 Nov 2012 | 1:15 pm
    Thursday is Thanksgiving….a day to devote to family, football, enough food to give our stretchy pants a real challenge….including lots and lots of pie. And, of course, gratitude. Most of us probably don’t take as much time as we should to reflect on everything we are grateful for. If you have, you’ll perhaps agree that it can be uplifting and humbling at the same time. And long, if we’re honest. Since much of what we do around here has to do with taking care of oral health, I thought it would be a good place to highlight for the upcoming holidays, even though we…
 
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  • Ten Laws of Computing

    Larry Emmott
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    I especially like 1, 9 and 10. If you have reached the point where you really understand your computer, it’s probably obsolete. When you are computing, if someone is watching, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen. When the going gets tough, upgrade your computer. The first place to look for information is in the section of the manual where you’d least expect to find it. For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction. To err is human…to blame your computer for your mistakes is even more human, its downright natural. He who laughs last, probably has a…
  • Video Marketing for Dentists

    Mike Pedersen
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    Learn How Video Can Boost The Bottom Line Of Your Practice Of the hundreds of dental websites I analyze over 98% of them do not use video either not at all, or very limited and not the right format. This is a huge mistake, as online video is exploding. Many people on the Internet would much rather watch a 2 minute educational video than read a 600 word article. Watching online videos is now an activity more people are doing. In fact, 78% of people watch at least once a week and 55% watch everyday. Video promotion is over 6 times more effective than print and online (b2bmarketing.net)…
  • The Dental Specialist and Referrals

    Dr. Donald Lurie, DDS
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:44 am
    It seems to me that the dynamic of a specialist obtaining referrals has changed. As we have all noted, private solo practice in the specialties has greatly decreased. I have heard estimates of less than 7%. As a retired Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, I have personally noted the change in referral patterns and, I think, understand what must be done to encourage referrals. This wisdom comes from fifty years of practice. No longer is it enough to take a generalist to lunch, or to have an annual Christmas party. I think that the whole picture has to be viewed and rearranged. Firstly, the…
  • Collecting Co-Pays and Deductibles

    Harlene Stevens, CPA
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    Are your front desk personnel trained to collect patient co-payments and deductibles at time of service? Do they know the amount of receivables due from each patient and their insurance company? If not, your practice could be losing a significant amount of income. Studies show that collecting payment from patients at the time of service maximizes your collection percentage and decreases collection costs. Taking steps now to collect every dollar earned will prevent your profits from slipping through the cracks. This article offers strategies to successfully collect payments at time of service…
  • Internal Marketing

    Kevin Tighe
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    “Internal Marketing” should really be called “Referral Marketing”. Assuming you have a decent amount of active dental patients you should be able to bump up your new patients by doing some formal Internal Marketing. Doing so is smart dental practice management as it costs next to nothing to implement. KEYS to long term success are: A. You must assign responsibility for overseeing the program to one person. Others are involved but one person must be responsible for the overall implementation and execution otherwise there will be no accountability. B. You must monitor…
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  • Importance Of Regular Dental Cleanings

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:21 am
    We have all heard the rules about dental care including having regular dental cleanings every 6 months. Many people neglect this advice and go far longer between visits. This can be quite dangerous to our teeth as well as our overall health. Below you will find some of the top reasons to see your dental
  • Beware Of Oral Cancer

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    Cancer is never an easy disease to face. Many types of cancer are very treatable especially when diagnosed early. Oral cancer is one of those that are easily treatable in its very earliest stages. However, the prognosis changes dramatically once it progresses. Oral cancer is any cancer of the mouth and the pharynx. The most common
  • Do Braces Increase Risk Of Tooth Decay?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:26 am
    Undergoing orthodontic treatment can be a trying time for maintaining good dental hygiene, but the end result makes it all worth it. Creating a straight, attractive smile that one can be proud of is the goal of most orthodontic treatment.  However, orthodontic treatment can disrupt your daily routine. The orthodontic brackets and wires, and chewy,
  • Common Dental Questions

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    There are many questions when it comes to dental procedures. Why do we need certain treatments?, What does the dentist look for besides cavities?, Are x-rays safe?, etc. While you may know the answers to some of the questions, there are many questions asked by patients on a daily basis that relate to the ones mentioned
  • Can Dental Implants Help Restore Your Smile?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
    Over time, our smiles change and may begin lose their youthful appearance. These changes can include a change in smile esthetics due to  loss of teeth. Teeth may be lost as a result of trauma, periodontal disease, fracturing, infection, and tooth decay. In the past, the only options for tooth replacement were a permanent cemented
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  • A Reduction in Barriers to Dental Care

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    The ADA Action for Dental Health movement gained the attention of the U.S. Congress with the recent introduction of legislation “to improve essential oral health care for lower-income individuals by breaking down barriers to care.” …Read More
  • April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The nonprofit Oral Cancer Foundation is celebrating its 15th year of Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  With the primary goal of educating people on the risk factors and early signs and symptoms of oral cancer, they are encouraging dental…Read More
  • Would YOU be Voted Boss of the Year?

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Though all bosses would like to think of themselves as worthy of the title, many aren’t able to receive or process the direct (or indirect) feedback needed to know for sure.  Oftentimes, feedback can be just the motivation to improve…Read More
  • 5 strategies to increase efficiency in your dental practice

    27 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Janis Peiser Independent dental practices are often run by a very small team. You may have staff to complete the day-to-day tasks, like billing and office maintenance, but ultimately the overall management of the practice falls…Read More
  • Embrace Change and Watch Your Practice Grow

    25 Mar 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Don’t allow the fear of change to keep your practice from thriving.  With the inevitability of change, embracing it will go a long way toward acceptance and adaptation, not only for you, but for your employees and patients as…Read More
 
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  • 5 Signs That You Need To See A Dentist

    Michael Sinkin
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:22 am
    So many of us lead such busy lives that in reality, it is our busy lives that are leading us. So much so that we are often so preoccupied with our day to day activities and responsibilities that we fail to take care of some of the seemingly more mundane yet no less important things, like taking care of ourselves. This is especially true for how many people approach their dental health. We are so busy being busy with work, family and other obligations that we push the need for a visit to the dentist off the radar….until a problem rears its head and an emergency dental visit is required. How…
  • Dental Fear – A Dentist’s Perspective

    Michael Sinkin
    11 Feb 2014 | 10:59 am
    I recently experienced a personal epiphany of sorts regarding the angst, anxiety, if not outright fear of the anticipated pain associated with medical treatment (In my world, this phenomena is commonly known as Dental Fear). This “eureka!” moment of clarity was inspired by pain – my pain – visited upon me (the patient) by a very caring and proficient health professional during still ongoing and regular treatment sessions (every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7am). Waking up at 5:30 in the morning is difficult enough, but, getting-up knowing that I am rising so early for the…
  • Dental Implants vs. Dentures – A Lot To Consider

    Michael Sinkin
    27 Jan 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Did you know that approximately 30 million people in the U.S. (over 17% of the adult population) are missing all of their upper teeth? About 40% are missing at least some of their upper back teeth (bicuspids and molars). And, about 10% are missing all of their teeth, top and bottom! A direct consequence of tooth loss is not just the resulting functional and esthetic compromise, but also a change in local oral physiology resulting in continuous bone loss in the jaw throughout a person’s lifetime. In other words, when a tooth is extracted, its supporting bone goes through a lifelong process…
  • A Job Well Done

    Michael Sinkin
    6 Jan 2014 | 6:29 am
    Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “A reward of a thing well done is having done it.” And while I can’t disagree with this pronouncement (who am I to question the esteemed Mr. Emerson), I do find it incomplete. I am not gourmet chef, and yet I know that I make a mean chili, to-die-for baby back ribs, and an awesome chopped liver (created in my grandmother’s wood chopping bowl with genuine chicken schmaltz). How do I know this? Because of the overwhelming feedback I receive, the frequent requests for one of my three culinary creations, and the total lack of leftovers after the meal is served.
  • My First Report Card

    Michael Sinkin
    26 Nov 2013 | 10:32 am
    So, it’s been nearly three months since I re-entered the hallowed halls of higher education to participate in a two-year program in Dental Implantology at the NYU College of Dentistry where I’m studying the theoretical and practical aspects of the surgical preparation and placement of dental implants. I had originally thought to report on my “back to school” experience around midterm time. But, here we are with just days until Thanksgiving and Christmas break being a mere three weeks away. Wow, Christmas break! Now that’s certainly a throwback to days gone by. But not anymore! I’m…
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  • Directions to Our New Office

    Assure a Smile
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Follow these directions to our new office at 9220 SW 72nd Street, Suite 205!
  • Cavity Free Cooking: Recipes for Healthy Teeth

    Assure a Smile
    10 Mar 2014 | 6:45 pm
    As a Miami holistic dentistry practice, Assure A Smile helps patients achieve a healthier smile through more than just reactive dental care. We help patients develop life long healthy habits that help teeth and gums grow stronger. We believe this integrated, total body approach to dentistry is the most effective way to build Healthy Teeth and Gums for Life.
  • Assure A Smile Announces Opening of New Office

    Assure a Smile
    3 Mar 2014 | 9:14 am
    Friends, patients, and staff: We are pleased to announce that our first day at our new office location at 9220 SW 72nd St. has enjoyed an exciting new start! We would like to thank everyone for bearing with us through the transition. We truly appreciate all of your patience, hard work, and support. And we are happy to report that our new office has already seen many beautiful smiles!
  • 7 Tips to Avoid Fluoride While Grocery Shopping

    Assure a Smile
    19 Feb 2014 | 11:44 am
    Despite no clinical evidence to support that the mineral helps to reduce tooth decay, most communities in the United States still have water that is treated with fluoride. Over time, fear of tooth decay and gum disease has led to an explosion of fluoride toothpastes, mouth rinses, and special enamel treatments that purportedly improve oral health. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Americans are experiencing fluoride overload that is causing increased rates of fluorosis, arthritis, and other serious illnesses. This guide has been created to spread awareness for the dangers of fluoride, and to…
  • Assure A Smile is Changing Locations!

    Assure a Smile
    12 Feb 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Dearest patients, family, and friends, we have a very exciting announcement: Assure A Smile is changing locations!As of March 3rd, our new office will be located at the following address:9220 SW 72nd Ave, Suite 205 Miami, FL 33173
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  • Soothing Sensitive Teeth, At Home and At The Dentist’s

    Parham Dental Team
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Do you avoid eating ice cream or sipping on tea? Is biting into cold fruit an impossibility, and are even basic dental exams painful? Twinges in your enamel shouldn’t keep you from living life to the fullest, or feeling comfortable while doing so. Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, and one that Parham Dental can help you resolve. If your teeth regularly experience sharp, shooting pains, or even dull aches, we offer a few treatments that could make a big difference. Learn more about what they are and how they work by reading on. Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive? Tooth sensitivity is…
  • Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Your Smile?

    Parham Dental Team
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:59 pm
    How do you feel about your teeth? We want every one of our patients to possess a smile that brings them joy. When you catch a glimpse of your teeth in the mirror or a photograph, seeing them should prompt you to smile even wider. But many don’t feel so great about their grins. That’s something that cosmetic dentistry strives to change. If you’ve not completely happy with the composition of your pearly whites, cosmetic work could be the right choice. Determining Your Perfect Smile In order to begin the cosmetic process, you will need to meet with Dr. Van Parham. During this…
  • 9 Reasons to Invest in Your Oral Health

    Parham Dental Team
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:46 pm
    We all spend our days being confronted with advice. The Internet, coworkers, acquaintances, and friends all have their own opinions about exactly what you should spend your time caring about. We hate to add another concern to the least, but we truly believe that oral health should be at the top of your priorities. The benefits of great oral health aren’t restricted to your mouth; rather, they affect your entire body and your life as a whole. Read on for some reasons to get invested in your own oral care. Building A Healthy Foundation with Dallas General Dentistry Is your oral health…
  • The Right Way To Whiten Your Teeth

    Parham Dental Team
    26 Feb 2014 | 2:11 pm
    A dull smile isn’t living up to its full potential. You miss out on so much by presenting dull or yellow teeth to the world. When your smile is bright, it communicates messages of health, youth, and a certain level of care taken with your appearance. You feel more comfortable with your appearance, and are more likely to show your smile off, which makes you seem friendlier and more social. Everyone should enjoy the benefits of white teeth. Fortunately, they’re easy to obtain. All you need to do is decide which type of teeth whitening is the best for you. How do I decide on a form…
  • Navigating Restorative Dentistry

    Parham Dental Team
    12 Feb 2014 | 4:21 pm
    If you’ve spent time with worn or missing teeth, you’re well aware of the impact your less-than-ideal grin has had on your life. Whether you’re fed up with poor dental function, the aged appearance of your smile, dental restorations will help you regain your youthful teeth. But how do you navigate the increasingly complex world of restorative dentistry? Today’s options include a wide variety of brands, products, techniques, and restorative technologies. Identify your basic restorative needs first to start moving in the right direction. Choosing the Right Dental Restoration There are…
 
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  • Keeping Gingivitis Out of Your Life

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm
    The top of your “diseases to prevent” list is probably concerned with the big name, heavy-hitters: cancer, diabetes, deadly infections. And well they should be. But can you make a little room for another problem? It’s simple to prevent, and just paying attention to its possibility is often enough. It’s gingivitis, or gum inflammation. While inflammation sounds innocuous, it’s the first step toward gum disease, which is a much more serious problem. Gingivitis vs. Periodontal Disease The clear difference between the two is the level of disease associated with each.
  • Dealing with a Diastema: Closing Gap Teeth

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:56 pm
    “Diastema” is definitely one of those dental vocabulary words that hasn’t found its way into the common vernacular. So what exactly is it? It’s simple, really: a diastema is a gap between two teeth. While some diastemas are merely an aesthetic concern, others arise from dental problems and deserve closer attention. If you have a gap between two teeth, talk to Dr. Berman about what it means and what you’d like to do about it. Why Does A Diastema Form? Genetics – The most common cause of a diastema is simple genetics. Teeth may be undersized in relation to…
  • 6 Ways to Restore Teeth

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    13 Mar 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Is your smile looking a little lackluster? Don’t put up with teeth that don’t fully represent your inner self. Your smile dictates what others think about you, and the way you feel about yourself. Worn, damaged, or missing teeth could convey the wrong impression. Fortunately, modern dental technology provides patients with an array of restorative options. You’ll be able to rebuild, repair, or replace teeth exactly as you wish. Choosing the Right Restorative Dental Path Before choosing a treatment, you’ll need to decide on your restorative priorities. Once you schedule…
  • 10 Snacks to Avoid for Healthy Teeth

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    27 Feb 2014 | 12:29 pm
    How many cavities did your dental exams turn up last year? If you or your kids saw decay in 2013, you’re probably trying to effect some changes. One of the first places to start is your diet. Many patients don’t realize which foods are truly unfriendly to healthy teeth. Some of the most damaging snacks and drinks are healthy in other ways, so their true natures as enamel-weakeners are forgotten. We’re here to help you distinguish between dietary rights and wrongs. Northville Family Dentists with Foods and Drinks You Should Moderate Hoping to make your meals as tooth-friendly…
  • How Cosmetic Dentistry Improves Lives

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    13 Feb 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Looking for a way to improve your self-confidence? Many of us are – few adults feel great about themselves. But you deserve to possess a level of confidence that propels you through life. It’s a confident self that achieves what it truly wants to achieve. Easier said than done? Time to get acquainted with cosmetic dentistry. Simple treatments will leave profound effects on your smile, leading you to become more engaged with the world and feel deeply satisfied with yourself. Looking Great on the Outside and Feeling Confident on the Inside It may seem clichéd or juvenile to think that…
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  • How Yelp Can Help Small Businesses

    Chance Bodini
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Here's an info-graphic worth looking at while you start using Yelp to market your dental practice. Infographic from Merchant Warehouse and created by Column Five.
  • The Return on Investment of an Engineering Degree

    Chance Bodini
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    The most valuable college degree in America is an engineering degree from Harvey Mudd (the small private school in Claremont, California). This has nothing to do with dentistry (other than maybe you should focus your marketing efforts on an affluent group of engineers), but interesting none-the-less.Here is a figure estimating the 20-year return on investment (ROI) for an engineering degree from schools like Harvard, Stanford, and MIT: Another interesting graph shows the twenty most valuable degrees in America, claiming a computer science degree from Stanford to be #1.
  • Needs, Wants, and a Dentist's Treatment Plan

    Chance Bodini
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:23 am
    We often categorize our purchases into two categories - needs and wants.When you ask a child why he bought  this toy with his allowance, he replies "because I wanted it"; when you ask an adult why he bought this car, he replies "because I needed it".When you ask dentists why people spend money to fill a cavity or place a crown or have a root canal, we say "because they need it"; likewise, when our patients refuse treatment they need, we say, "they didn't want it".Dentists need to change the way we think about how people buy and why people buy.People don't buy things that they need or…
  • GPR vs. AEGD

    Chance Bodini
    8 Mar 2014 | 5:15 pm
    A common question among dental students is, "what's the difference between a GPR and an AEGD?"About two weeks ago, I had an opportunity to attend the American Student Dental Association's Annual Session and sit in on a lecture about the similarities and differences between general practice residencies (GPR) and advanced education in general dentistry programs (AEGD). Here is what was discussed:Location: GPRs are usually hospital based while AEGDs are commonly located in dental schools or community clinics. Unfortunately, this statement does not always hold true because some GPRs are located…
  • Dental Employees, Employers, and Customer Service

    Chance Bodini
    23 Feb 2014 | 9:26 am
    Two thought leaders that I look up to, Seth Godin and David Meerman Scott, recently published articles on their blogs relevant to the dental profession. First, David wrote about terrible healthcare customer service and I could not have said it better myself as David writes:"In my experience as a patient and as a family member of patients, I’d have to say that the healthcare industry has the absolute worst customer service there is."From hospitals to insurance agents to optometrists and pharmacies (and yes, your dental office), customer care rarely appears to be a priority.Dentists and…
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    Fluoride Dangers

  • Hidden Fluoride in Baby Food can Damage Teeth

    24 Mar 2014 | 8:38 am
    News Release:Study: Hidden Fluoride in Infant Foods Can Mar Babies’ TeethNew York – March 24, 2014 -- Babies risk dental fluorosis from unlabeled fluoride in infant foods, say researchers in General Dentistry, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.  (NYSCOF) Detectable fluoride levels, found in all 360 samples tested, is due to pesticides, fertilizers, soil, groundwater and/or fluoridated water used in processing, the researchers report.Foods containing mechanically de-boned chicken and turkey were highest in fluoride because fluoride-saturated bone dust…
  • Virginia Dep't of Health Report Doubts Fluoridation Safety

    18 Jan 2014 | 8:42 am
    In 1980 the Virginia Department of Health asked toxicologist Brian Dementi. PhD, to review the available literature relating to the health effects of fluoride.  Dementi concluded: “With regard to fluoridation, this writer is of the opinion that the evidence of adverse health effects is of such magnitude and human beings so varied in their individual constitution, state of health at any moment, eating and drinking habits, etc., that it is inappropriate to say that fluoridation is a totally healthful and safe practice for all.Further, Dementi writes, "Widespread exposure to fluoride…
  • Fluoridation: Follow the Money, by Carol S. Kopf, BS, MA

    13 Jan 2014 | 4:56 am
    Multi-billion dollar international conglomerates, which benefit from tooth decay and fluoride sales, pour money into organized dentistry, which is behind virtually every fluoridation initiative. Money makes dentistry politically powerful and enables them to get laws  passed to benefit dentists' bottom line.  The American Dental Association (ADA), many of its over 250 constituent state and city  associationsare  benefactors of corporate dollars along with other fluoridation-promoting dental groups, schools and organizations.Dentists, inside and outside of government and…
  • PEW Routinely Deceptive about Fluoride Safety

    7 Dec 2013 | 5:32 am
    Launched in 2008, the Children’s Dental Policy arm of The Pew Charitable Trusts is using its political clout and money, coupled with misinformation and untruths, to promote fluoridation initiatives and preserve existing schemes in many cities and states. According to Pew’s fluoridation promoter Matt Jacob (Ref 1), Pew’s outreach to states for community water fluoridation (CWF) included the following: Arkansas: “Funded a poll and offered other assistance to pass a state mandate in 2011.”California: “Provided assistance to a successful campaign to secure CWF in San Jose.”Kansas:…
  • Fluoridation Fails; America’s Cavity Crisis Escalates, by Carol S. Kopf, BS, MA

    2 Oct 2013 | 9:19 am
    Fluoridation Fails as America’s Cavity Crisis Escalates, by Carol S. Kopf, BS, MATooth decay is a growing US epidemic (1) despite almost 7 decades of water fluoridation reaching record numbers of Americans and despite fluoridated toothpaste occuping 95% of the market.While fluoride-overdose symptoms (discolored teeth or dental fluorosis) escalate fluoride isn’t doing much to prevent cavities. The CDC reports that up to 60% of US adolescents are afflicted with dental fluorosis. Yet,  51% have cavities, even though 41% of them have sealants.Unrelated to and despite fluoridation,…
 
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  • New Research shows that Dental Cavities are Contagious

    wh_admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    One of the most common dental problems and chronic diseases affecting children is dental cavities or caries and according to recent research, they are infectious.  It is possible for mothers to transmit the oral bacteria that cause cavities to the mouths of their young children by putting their own mouths on bottles and pacifiers or […]
  • Smoking Cigarettes May Hinder Taste Bud Regeneration

    wh_admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    For many people, coffee and cigarettes go together like peas and carrots but researchers have recently discovered that tobacco products may interrupt taste bud regeneration which prevents smokers from tasting the natural bitterness of coffee.  Nelly Jacob of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital APHP in France led the researchers in this study and their results have been published […]
  • Method Discovered for Reversing Bone Loss and Inflammation in Immune Disorder

    wh_admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    People who suffer from leukocyte adhesion deficiency, or LAD, are vulnerable to severe oral infections such as periodontitis and are likely to lose their teeth at a young age.  However, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine along with investigators from the National Institutes of Health have discovered a method for reversing […]
  • Classification of Gum Disease by Genetic Signature May Allow for Early Detection and Treatment

    wh_admin
    24 Mar 2014 | 9:21 am
    According to recent research published in the Journal of Dental Research, a new classification system for gum disease based on its genetic signature may help dentists diagnose it earlier and begin treatment.  Currently, gum disease is diagnosed by its clinical signs and symptoms but classifying and diagnosing gum disease by its genetic signature would allow […]
  • Early Childhood Tooth Decay a Result of a Bacterium and Fungus

    wh_admin
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:58 am
    Many children that are toddlers or preschool age may suffer from cavities or tooth decay which is aggressive and painful in children of such a young age.  Sometimes the tooth decay can be so severe in young children that they may need surgery to correct the problem.  According to a recent study, the dental caries […]
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  • Hollywood Stars Who Choose Invisalign to Improve Their Smiles

    chandler dentist
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    image c/o: www.orthodontistofchicago.com More and more people are choosing Invisalign over conventional braces, and with good reason. Unlike metallic braces that require wires and brackets to be attached to the teeth, the Invisalign trays are transparent, which means people won’t notice if you wear them the whole day. Getting an Invisalign in Chandler may just be the solution you need to align crooked teeth without the hassles that come with other teeth alignment procedures. The procedure has become so popular that even Hollywood celebrities are seen wearing them and even urging people to…
  • Giving Your Damaged Teeth a Second Chance with Porcelain Veneers

    chandler dentist
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:03 pm
    There are thousands, if not millions, of individuals out there who are suffering from damaged, stained, or misshapen teeth. A Chandler dentist might give you a list of possible options for your specific case, and one of them might be porcelain veneers. These are used to recreate the original look of your teeth using thin pieces of porcelain and fashioned as custom-designed shells. They are designed to adhere seamlessly to your original teeth and have the same level of strength and resilience that a natural tooth enamel has. An experienced Chandler dentist would most likely recommend porcelain…
  • Dental Facts and Trivia for the Curious Patient

    chandler dentist
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Have you recently visited your Chandler dentist for a consultation or a procedure and suddenly realize there is so much about the world you still don’t know? There are countless dental trivia that most people probably don’t know but would find interesting to learn. Here’s a few below. Did you know?   Humans In Japan, students of dentistry practice on robots. Kids back in the prehistoric times do not suffer from cavities because they did not eat sugar. There is one in every 2,000 babies who gets born with a tooth. Aside from fingerprints, a person also has a unique tongue print. Even…
  • Why More and More are Choosing Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

    chandler dentist
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Not everyone is born with straight and perfectly aligned teeth. Those who have to put up with crookedness and misalignment hope to improve their appearance through metal braces, a procedure that uses tiny, stainless steel brackets glued to the front or back of the teeth and joined together by wires. However, an advanced technology has allowed dentists to offer the same benefits and more through a dental procedure called Invisalign. Solving Problems Encountered with Metal Braces Invisalign has changed the way crooked teeth are fixed. They offer none of the problems people have when wearing…
  • How Cosmetic Dentistry Transforms Patients’ Lives

    chandler dentist
    17 Mar 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Looking for a way to improve your self-confidence? Many of us are – few adults feel great about themselves. But you deserve to possess a level of confidence that propels you through life. It’s a confident self that achieves what it truly wants to achieve. Easier said than done? Time to get acquainted with cosmetic dentistry. Simple treatments will leave profound effects on your smile, leading you to become more engaged with the world and feel deeply satisfied with yourself. Looking Great on the Outside and Feeling Confident on the Inside It may seem clichéd or juvenile to think that…
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