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  • Dentistry in Media: CDA Oasis App

    The Tooth Booth Dental Blog
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    Here's a fantastic app for iOS and Android that has the Canadian Dental Association's clinical and practice information at your fingertips. Unique clinical questions are answered along with the latest news/events/issues and people of note.Source: CDA Essentials, Vol 2, No 1, pg 9,  Distributed Feb 2015. App is available on the app store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devicesHans 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
  • Do You Love Going to the Dentist?

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    Parham Dental Team
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    How do you feel when you have a dental exam on the calendar? If you experience anxiety at the thought of an office visit, then it’s time to reexamine your attitude toward dental care. Exams and fillings don’t have to be scary things. If you want to start getting more comfortable with the office, we’ve got a few tips that will transform the way you view your appointments. If you ever have any questions about what will be taking place during a procedure or an exam, don’t hesitate to give us a call and get some answers. Sedation Dentistry Dental sedation can be an…
  • Stand-up dentistry

    DentalBuzz: a jolt of current
    Trish Walraven
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    One thing I’ve learned over the years is that being a dental hygienist is easy compared to comedy. Every time I imagine that I’ve got the spotlight, that it’s just me and a microphone, and I’m telling dumb jokes about cleaning teeth, I get this intense knot in my stomach that makes me realize it’s really not my calling. Ask me to write something funny; well, I have days to think about it, time to play with the words, rewrite them when they’re not working right. But delivery? Only to your screen, kid. Punchlines, storytelling, pacing, all that in real time?
  • Common Questions About Dental Implants

    Henderson Cosmetic Dentist Blog | Marielaina Perrone DDS » Henderson Cosmetic Dentist | Dental Implants | Las Vegas | Henderson | Nevada
    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:42 am
    Dental implants have revolutionized the replacement of lost teeth. They are safer, longer lasting, and more cost effective than traditional dental bridgework and dentures. Below you will find some common questions about dental implants. What Are Dental Implants? A dental implant is an artificial titanium implant used to emulate the tooth’s root in the bone.
  • Facts You Should Know About Root Canal Treatment

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    Aakash Shah
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:11 pm
    'Root canal' is often touted as one of the most painful dental procedures. The mere name is enough to give people jitters and prevent them from seeing their dentist no matter how painful their tooth ache is. However, avoiding a trip to dental clinic means facing the inevitable root canal treatment sooner or later. In worse circumstances, you may risk losing your tooth if you do not pay attention to your dental problems. Incidentally, root canal procedures are no longer painful and have become one of the most commonly done dental procedures all over the world. In this article, we will uncover…
 
 
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  • Study successfully screens for diabetes at dental visits using oral blood

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Using gingival crevicular blood (GCB) for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing produced values that were nearly identical to those obtained using finger stick blood (FSB), with a correlation of .991 between the two blood samples of 408 dental patients. Testing HbA1c is promoted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for diabetes diagnostic purposes and glycemic control monitoring.
  • Amelotin molecule plays critical role in tooth enamel maturation

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    An innovative developmental biology study relates amelotin with tooth enamel defects and enamel formation. "This is a significant study because it is the first report of a basement membrane protein playing a role in enamel mineralization," said one researcher. "Through the creation of Amtn knock out mice in the Ganss lab, we learn the unique role of AMTN protein in the proper hardening of enamel."
  • Water fluoridation in England linked to higher rates of underactive thyroid

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    Water fluoridation above a certain level is linked to 30 percent higher than expected rates of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) in England, suggests research. Researchers point out that their findings echo those of previous research, and that while they were only able to look at diagnosed hypothyroidism, there might also be other cases of impaired thyroid function that have not yet been diagnosed--and treated.
  • Wisdom teeth stem cells can transform into cells that could treat corneal scarring

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    Stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be coaxed to become cells of the eye's cornea and could one day be used to repair corneal scarring due to infection or injury, according to researchers. The findings indicate they also could become a new source of corneal transplant tissue made from the patient's own cells.
  • Bone-loss score may tip off doctors to gum disease in postmenopausal women

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:13 am
    A link between postmenopausal women with high scores on a Fracture Assessment Risk Tool, and symptoms of severe gum disease, has been found by researchers.
 
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  • Report: Genital Herpes Virus May Cause Seizures; The CBCD Reviews the Report

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:24 am
    A case report revealed that seizures associated with genital herpes (HSV-2) resulted in the near death of an individual. (1) ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 6, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “Infected with the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 or …
  • Agenda Released for BioBanking 2015

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:24 am
    SMi is proud to present its 5th annual BioBanking conference taking place on the 22nd - 23rd June 2015 at the Holiday Inn Regents Park Hotel in London, UK. LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, March 6, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- With the increasing amount of …
  • 'McDonald's dentist' verdict upheld

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    … argued that a General Dental Council professional conduct committee … Miss Macavei, a Romanian dentist who previously practised in … reasonably expected of a dental practitioner". The … you attempted to provide dental treatment in unsuitable environments, …
  • New Treatment for Undiagnosed Sports Injuries -- From Your Dentist

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    … ; says Dr. Ben Burris, an orthodontist with 28 clinics in Arkansas … -- and all at the dentist's office. "For …
  • Meeting gap in dental care

    6 Mar 2015 | 12:18 am
    … and regulation of licensed dental practitioners. Like the … a shortage of dentists. Nearly a third … dental practitioners to the current available dental team of dentist, dental hygienist and dental … establishment of this new dental profession in Vermont. …
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  • Ohio Medicaid Patients Struggle To Find Dentists

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Dental care has been called Ohio's greatest unmet health need. Many low income people rely on Medicaid to pay for visits to the dentist.
  • Dental office remembers murdered coworker

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Bonnie Freeman and her son Dallas were killed in their Leslie home last Friday. Now, her coworkers share their memories of her.
  • Editorial: A baffling decision about water

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Like Alice in Wonderland, Guilford Township Water Authority members seem to have popped down a rabbit hole with no idea, or at least plausible explanation, of why. Their one-way trip to fantasyland came to light in a letter to water customers that surprised and puzzled many, stating their plan to stop adding fluoride to the public water system they manage.
  • Dentists might be able to screen for diabetes

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    Researchers found that testing for diabetes using blood that appears on the gums during a routine oral cleaning might be just as accurate as a standard screening that gets a blood sample by pricking the finger with a tiny needle. "There are more than 8 million people in this country who have diabetes and don't know it, and many of these people see a dentist much more regularly than they see a primary care provider," said lead study author Sheila Strauss.
  • Can putting fluoride in water solve Hull's teething problems?

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:21 am
    IN A CLINIC off Beverley Road in an area of Hull where tooth decay is rampant, dentist Amir Mohagh demonstrates how fluoride can be a "fantastic" help. 43 per cent of five-year-olds have decay in Hull, compared with 28 per cent nationally.
 
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    DentalBuzz: a jolt of current

  • Great dental practices are run like great kitchens

    Trish Walraven
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:15 am
    Here’s something you might not know: my husband creates communication software that helps medical practices stay on time, and as his marketing manager, I thought it was ABOUT TIME (bad pun, *snort*) that I wrote an article about our behind-the-scenes passion. Ooh, that sounded honeymooney, but no, not that. I’m talking about the passion we both have to help people communicate better, and in the ten years since we launched the software we have helped thousands of offices – dental, medical, veterinary, optometry – who were plagued by the inability to move people quickly…
  • Toothpaste can do more harm than good

    Trish Walraven
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The next time a patient innocently asks me, “What’s the best toothpaste to use?” I’m going to unleash a whole Chunky Soup can of “You Want The Truth? You CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!” Gosh, that’s such an overused movie quote. Sorry about that, but still. If you’re a dental professional, isn’t this the most annoying question you get, day after day? Do you even care which toothpaste your patients use? No. You don’t. Get this, people of the world. Your dentist and dental hygienist have never seen a tube of toothpaste that…
  • Stand-up dentistry

    Trish Walraven
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    One thing I’ve learned over the years is that being a dental hygienist is easy compared to comedy. Every time I imagine that I’ve got the spotlight, that it’s just me and a microphone, and I’m telling dumb jokes about cleaning teeth, I get this intense knot in my stomach that makes me realize it’s really not my calling. Ask me to write something funny; well, I have days to think about it, time to play with the words, rewrite them when they’re not working right. But delivery? Only to your screen, kid. Punchlines, storytelling, pacing, all that in real time?
  • How does Ebola change dental infection control?

    Trish Walraven
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    At first I wasn’t worried. I was probably like you, thinking this was halfway around the world, and that it was their problem. And then… it wasn’t just their problem. It became mine, too. Now, I’m no infectious disease expert. I’m simply a dental hygienist who lives in the Dallas area, the center of the recent Ebola panic. And we should be terrified of what Ebola does to its victims. It’s scary, it’s creepy, and it’s lethal, in a super-speedy, no-time-to-say-goodbye-to-your-loved-ones zombie apocalypse way that you have probably freaked yourself…
  • *dentist not included (with clear aligners)

    Trish Walraven
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:09 pm
    If you’re not an orthodontist, but you straighten teeth in your dental practice, I’ve got a fistfight just waiting for you. Where? Thankfully someone else went through the trouble of making this cute little scroll-ey infographic, so I’ll just post it here and save myself the trouble, and the punches. SmileCareClub Wants to Disrupt Dentists A full set of dental aligners, just like the Invisalign® ones, for a third of the cost or less, can you simply order them online? With no visit to a dental office? Heck, why not? I mean, all you have to do is worm two pieces of putty…
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  • Testing the Limits of Endodontic Surgery

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:32 pm
    This patient came to our office in 2012.  She reported trauma in the early 1970's - when one of her kids accidentally head butted those teeth.  They became infected and a RCT was done in the early 70's.  Original crowns still in place.  Her dentists ever since have pointed out the radiolucency, but for the most part is has been mostly asymptomatic.  Our exam finds #24 and #25 with mild percussion sensitivity, normal probings and class II+ mobility.  We discussed the resorption that appears to have affected the apex of #25.  We discussed options and she…
  • Single Step Pulpal Regeneration - Success at 6 Months

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    This 8 yr old patient had trauma 3 yrs earlier on this immature #9.  His dentist bonded it the best he could.  3 yrs later, the tooth is necrotic with symptomatic apical periodontitis.  (non-responsive to cold, pain to percussion, normal probings)  Root apex is >1mm open.  Pulpal regeneration was recommended.Pulpal regeneration peformed.  Canal debrided with minimal filing, NaOCl irrigation, Saline rinse, EDTA final rinse. Blood clot initiated with MTA coronal plug placed below CEJ (to prevent staining).Regenerative procedure completed in single step with MTA…
  • For your patients who watch Dr. Oz...

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The British Medical Journal is taking Dr. Oz to task over the information he provides on his show. According to an article in the Washington Post, the reserachers examined 40 episodes and found 479 separate medical recommendations. Of those recommendations, they were able to find medical research that supported 46% of his recommendations.  15% of his recommendations were actually contradicted by current medical research and 39% has no medical research available.Most clinicians in the US have probably had a patient that came with concerns about something they heard from Dr.
  • Periapical Cemental Dysplasia

    11 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    A 42 yr old, white, female presented for evaluation of #22.  She was asymptomatic, with a prior RCT on #22.  A large nodular, irregular, radiopacity found within a large radiolucent area on the periapical radiograph. Tooth is normal to palpation, percussion and probings.Pre-Op RadiographCBCT shows the radiographic findings from multiple angles.Sagittal slice shows complete obturation with no missed lingual canal.DX: Prior RCT with possible periapical cemental dysplasia.  Apical surgery recommended with biopsy.Surgical acessRemoval of calcific nodulesCrypt completely cleaned out…
  • I Don't Always Amputate Roots, But When I Do...

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Root amputation is not a commonly performed procedure in my practice, but when it is, I like for it to look like this.  In this case, the tooth is non-mobile - despite the bone loss around the DB root.  While the distal margin is open, it is not carious and patient is not planning to replace the crown at this time.  Pt understands that this procedures extends the life of the tooth.  I explain that the short term prognosis is good. If the tooth does well, then replacement of the crown can be considered.PreOp and PostOp of DB Root AmputationDB root is floating - with no…
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  • Periodontal Therapy Impact on General Health

    wisdom
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:43 pm
    An interesting article titled “Impact of Periodontal Therapy on General Health,” appears in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (published online June 18, 2014) and written by Marjorie Jeffcoat and et. al. The authors attempt to estimate the effects of periodontal therapy on medical costs and hospitalizations among those with type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, cerebral vascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and pregnancy. The goal was to see if periodontal disease therapy might prevent or mitigate some of the adverse effects associated with the 5 studied…
  • Moving Towards a Clearer Diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    wisdom
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:08 pm
    A group of researchers have recently used functional PET imaging to show that levels of neuroinflammation is higher in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis also commonly referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome than in healthy patients. Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating condition which is mostly characterized by chronic and disabling fatigue. Some patients feel that chronic fatigue syndrome trivializes the condition and prefer a name change. In a study in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine researchers found that levels of neuroinflammation markers are…
  • Reducing Migraines with Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

    wisdom
    14 Feb 2015 | 3:05 pm
    An interesting article titled “Non-Endoscopic Deactivation of Nerve Triggers in Migraine Headache Patients,” appears in the 2014 issue of the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery written by Lisa Gfrerer and et. al. The article describes a method to screen and select patients for a surgical migraine treatment technique used by plastic and reconstructive surgeons. The surgery decompresses nerves that trigger migraines. The surgery used is stated to be an alternative to an endoscopic approach used which works down from the scalp under the skin as the other approach is not…
  • Will Health Care Reform Result in More Dental Visits

    wisdom
    7 Feb 2015 | 9:43 am
    An interesting article titled “Health care reform brings new opportunities,” appears in the April 2014 edition of JADA written by Marko Vujicic (vol. 145, no. 4, pp. 381-382). The article discusses how health care reform in the U.S., specifically the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may help bring about new opportunities for dentists. The article opens by discussing how the U.S. spends more money on health care than any other developed country and there is little measurable benefit in terms of health outcomes, patient satisfaction, and access to care. The author discusses how ACA is…
  • What to Do about Patients Who Call After Hours Wanting Prescription Drugs

    wisdom
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:25 am
    An interesting article titled “Addressing after-hours requests for prescription drugs,” appears in the April, 2014, issue of  JADA written by G. J Muller II (vol. 145, no. 4, pp. 389-390). The article discusses how the oral and maxillofacial surgeon has had several instances of after hours or weekend phone calls from people claiming to be current or past patients who have had a sudden onset of a toothache and want narcotic pain medication. The surgeon says that the people always agree to be seen in his office the next day or following Monday if it is a weekend. However, often…
 
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  • Fluoridation Fails Salina, Kansas

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:53 am
    Salina, Kansas is fluoridated: Mission of Mercy helps 1,400 dental patients  volunteers performed $1.2 million in dental work for 1,400 patients."We extracted 3,118 teeth, did 1,466 fillings and treated 171 children," Reed said.Some patients were turned away Friday, all patients were seen Saturday, she said
  • Fluoridation Failing Wisconsin

    10 Feb 2015 | 2:42 am
    Access to dental care still a problem for low-income people in Wisconsin: In 2013, the most recent year for which figures are available, emergency departments at Wisconsin hospitals saw 27,741 patients who were in pain because of dental problems, such as abscesses — an average of 533 a week.  Wisconsin is 89% fluoridated. Most of the visits stem from the limited access to dental care for people who are covered by BadgerCare Plus, the state's largest Medicaid program, or for people who are uninsured. And advocates and dentists alike express little hope that the well-documented and…
  • UNtreated tooth decay afflicts 72% of Native American Youth

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:59 am
    Native American youth – roughly 62,000 kids here in Washington – don’t have adequate access to oral health care. It is unacceptable that 72 percent of native youth like me have untreated tooth decay. We deserve access to quality, equitable oral health care. Backs dental therapists to improve health care | Letters to the Editor | The Bellingham Herald:
  • People Asking for Funds for Dental Care

    18 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    Dental care has become so expensive, that at least 953 people are asking for funds to get their teeth fixed at a site that was set up to fund projects.http://www.gofundme.com/Medical-Illness-Healing?term=dental
  • Berks County Medical Society - Hot Topics Archive

    12 Jan 2015 | 3:44 am
     From 37.3% (non-hispanic white high income children) to 70.5% (Mexican American low income children) of five year olds in the US in 2000 had evidence of decay when examined.  Berks County Medical Society - Hot Topics Archive:
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  • Dentistry in Media: CDA Oasis App

    16 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    Here's a fantastic app for iOS and Android that has the Canadian Dental Association's clinical and practice information at your fingertips. Unique clinical questions are answered along with the latest news/events/issues and people of note.Source: CDA Essentials, Vol 2, No 1, pg 9,  Distributed Feb 2015. App is available on the app store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devicesHans 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: There are Mutiple Pathways in the Brain when Experiencing Pain

    18 Jan 2015 | 4:30 pm
    I saw this quick summary about a pain study in the University of Colorado's (Boulder) website (I noted what I thought was very interesting):A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder finds that when we use our thoughts to dull or enhance our experience of pain, the physical pain signal in the brain—sent by nerves in the area of a wound, for example, and encoded in multiple regions in the cerebrum—does not actually change (my emphasis). Instead the act of using thoughts to modulate pain, a technique called “cognitive self-regulation” that is commonly used to manage chronic…
  • Dental Did You Know: The Incidence of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Damage after Dental Anesthesia

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Although very rare, the incidence of nerve damage due to anesthesia via inferior alveolar block is about 1:26762 and 1:160571. In more than 85% of the cases, the symptoms resolve within about 8 weeks, with a poor prognosis after this time period.Source: Sevels I, Clinical Abstracts, Inferior Alveolar Nerve Damage, Ontario Dentist, Nov 2014, vol 91, no 9, pg 16.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: Update to Survey of Canadian Dentists: Determinants in Choosing a Dentist

    5 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Dentist rated personal referrals from patients (81%) and proximity (12%) as the top two determinants in patients choosing a dentist.Source: (direct quote) Levin L, Update to Survey of Canadian Dentists, CDA Essentials, Vol 1, Issue 5, pg 14-15.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: The Percentage of Female Students in first year at the University of Toronto Dental School

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The number of female students in first year at the University of Toronto Dental School was 53.8% in 2012.Fantastic News! :)Source:  Embrett C, The Changing Face of Dentistry,  Ontario Dentist, Sept 2014, Vol 91, no 7,  pg 16-18.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
 
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  • Dental Technology Showcase 2015

    Victoria
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    It will take place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham. An extensive trade exhibition will host leading dental suppliers and manufacturers, each showing the latest products, materials and technologies available. Experts in every field will be on hand to provide any information, advice or guidance you may need. Of course DentLab Manager will be there. We will be happy to help you choose the most suitable option for optimal results!
  • Facts You Should Know About Root Canal Treatment

    Aakash Shah
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:11 pm
    'Root canal' is often touted as one of the most painful dental procedures. The mere name is enough to give people jitters and prevent them from seeing their dentist no matter how painful their tooth ache is. However, avoiding a trip to dental clinic means facing the inevitable root canal treatment sooner or later. In worse circumstances, you may risk losing your tooth if you do not pay attention to your dental problems. Incidentally, root canal procedures are no longer painful and have become one of the most commonly done dental procedures all over the world. In this article, we will uncover…
  • Essential Facts You Need to Know about Certified Dental Laboratories

    Charles Brown
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    When treating patients, dentists may order for production of several dental restorations that are required for the treatment. Such restorations are usually produced by certified dental laboratories using advanced dental lab technology. When such a restoration is required, a dentist has to send a copy of the prescription specifying the treatment that the patient is undergoing, along with the items to be manufactured and also mold of the patients’ teeth or mouth to the laboratory, which would be used as a measurement. Dental laboratory technology is used by the lab technician to create the…
  • When Should Wisdom Teeth be Removed?

    Aakash Shah
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Disclaimer: The information provided in this article must be used for reference purpose only. It is not intended to provide a substitute for an expert's medical advice. A whopping 10 million wisdom teeth are removed every year! Interestingly, a majority of them aren't deemed an absolute necessity. The dental health fraternity is divided into two sections when it comes to wisdom tooth extractions. One section, mostly comprising dental surgeons defends the necessity of wisdom tooth removal while other non surgeon dentists challenge this solution that is prescribed regardless of the nature of…
  • Tooth Decay And Tooth Extraction

    Dr Rajnish Anand
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Dentist Thousand Oaks gives us an insight . One of the most important points about tooth decay is that you don't always recognize it when it's in the early stages. Which is exactly why it’s important to see your dentist or dental hygienist regularly for a thorough cleaning and oral exam, in addition to following a consistent oral care routine of twice-daily toothbrushing and daily flossing. Whether decayed teeth cause a toothache depends on where they're located. A cavity in the tooth enamel doesn't cause pain. In fact, you won't notice that you have a toothache until the decay reaches the…
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  • Meet the MDPM Team: Elford Alley, Senior Editor

    Jill Nastasia
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:55 pm
    We’ve had a few wintry weeks here in DFW, so we thought this snowy photo of Elford and his daughter Lucy was appropriate! One of our goals in 2015 is to help our clients put a face with their contact here at MDPM Consulting. We’re always here to answer your questions, give you an update on your SEO and web marketing progress, brainstorm about your next move, or chat about what’s going on with you and your team at your practice, but there’s a buzzword floating around regarding the trend in online marketing: transparency. So, we’re making it a priority to introduce the faces…
  • Client Feature Friday

    Jill Nastasia
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Sometimes, we step out of the dentistry realm to create cutting edge, highly visible web presences for brands in other industries. On this Client Feature Friday, we’re proud to showcase the Shop With Heart website, which is a division of the American Heart Association. The Shop With Heart card is a fun way to support heart health and education in Houston. “During [the] 10 day event, cardholders enjoy 20% off regularly priced merchandise at participating retailers and choice of one complimentary appetizer or dessert with purchase of an entrée at participating restaurants across…
  • 5 questions you should ask your web designer

    Annie Pipkin
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:31 pm
    We want to turn your vision for your dental website into a reality. When we begin a relationship with a new client, we ask a lot of questions. Who’s your target patient audience? Are you a cosmetic, restorative, or general dentist? Do you have any specialties? What’s your practice philosophy? Do you invest in continuing education and cutting-edge technology for your team and dental office? The list goes on and on. The point of all of our questions is to get to know you, your team, and your practice. Why? So that we can create a web presence that is an online extension of your…
  • Meet the MDPM Team: Paul Rush, Business Development Director

    Jill Nastasia
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:55 pm
    One of our goals in 2015 is to help our clients put a face with their contact here at MDPM Consulting. We’re always here to answer your questions, give you an update on your SEO and web marketing progress, brainstorm about your next move, or chat about what’s going on with you and your team at your practice, but there’s a buzzword floating around regarding the trend in online marketing: transparency. So, we’re making it a priority to introduce the faces behind MDPM and give an inside look at just what it is we do every day to serve our clients. Today, we’re proud to…
  • Is SEO guaranteed?

    Sara Aisenberg
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    If you’ve been following along with our blog in the new year — especially with our Team Member Tuesday posts — you’ll know that we’re making an effort to adhere to the the current buzzword in online marketing: transparency. As part of this effort, we want to debunk a myth that is common in the world of SEO and digital marketing. Is SEO guaranteed? As an SEO and online marketing agency, we want our clients’ web presences to perform well. It’s our job that they perform well. Because of this, sometimes it’s hard to resist pitching that we’ll help…
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  • Dr. Logan Webinar on Hiring the Right Associate

    Dr. Edward Logan
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:38 am
    I have the pleasure of participating in a webinar on April 14, 2015 on the topic “How to Simplify Your Life – Hiring the ‘Right’ Associate.” Please register for “How to Simplify Your Life Hiring the ‘Right’ Associate” with Dr. Ed Logan, on Apr 14, 2015 12:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2107355136712872194 This webinar will help you learn to: 1. Interview and hire the “right” associate dentist for your practice 2. Gain new patients for your associate 3. Make money while you’re sleeping and avoid…
  • The Madow Brothers’ Dental Speaker Conference

    Dr. Edward Logan
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    Recently, I had the great pleasure of attending The Madow Brothers’ two day course, You Can be a Dental Speaker and what I learned was immensely beneficial. The Madow Brothers crammed so much useful information into these two days that I felt like I could walk away from the seminar with more knowledge than most speakers who have been on the circuit for many years. There was no fluff, only critical pearls that any speaker could put to practice immediately. I was also impressed with how Dave and Rich kept the attendees comfortable by welcoming even the most personal questions about what it…
  • Dental Practice Management & Marketing CDs

    Dr. Edward Logan
    2 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
    We want to take a moment to clarify that the Dentistry’s Business Secrets’ Practice Management and Marketing Tools CDs are not audio CDs. Instead, they are jam-packed with dozens of helpful files to be used in your dental office and marketing. The files were created in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Publisher, but there is a PDF version of each file as well. The Practice Management Tools CD contains the following files (and more): Dental Insurance Explanation Brochure for Patients Insurance Benefit Verification Form Financial Arrangement Form New Patient Paperwork…
  • Oral Cancer Screening Light

    Dr. Edward Logan
    4 Mar 2014 | 12:07 pm
    OralID Cancer Screening LIght Last year my dental office invested in an OralID screening light that detects oral cancer at its earliest stages. I am using this light now in virtually all of my new patient and recall exams. The overwhelming response from patients to this new piece of high-tech equipment has been,” Wow, that’s really cool!” I am really excited to provide this service to my patients and for them to be so aware of the importance of this screening method to their dental and general health. When oral cancer is detected early, there is a much greater treatment success. The…
  • How Often Should I Update the Interior of My Dental Office?

    Dr. Edward Logan
    16 Jan 2014 | 9:35 am
    Traditional wisdom states that every five years we as dentists should revisit the design of our waiting rooms. This is one of the most affordable, simplest ways we can give the impression to our patients that our office is staying current of new trends and that we are committed to high quality in our practice. Simply changing out furniture and applying a fresh coat of paint to the waiting room are first steps in giving patients reassurance that our dental office is current and updated. Changing picture location around throughout the office is another way to create a freshness to your office…
 
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    News and Reflections for Dental Practice owners, Dental Practitioners, and Dental Students

  • Dental Residents - How to Find a Job Coming Out of your AEGD or GPR

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Congratulations! After spending your whole life in school and residency you can finally see the end in sight. 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? This is an attempt to provide a centralized resource to help you land a job. Step 1. Make a Plan. As outlined in the following blog link, the key is to be flexible. It is best to determine what your options are before narrowing your focus on the best fit. Job Hunt Tips. Obviously location is important, but don't waste the crucial…
  • The Importance of Selling Your Opportunity

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    While the financial aspects of any job opportunity play a significant role in swaying a candidate’s decision to accept an offer, a dental practice owner must take into consideration more than just salary when selling an opportunity. Since more than 60 percent of our placements relocate to the area after accepting an offer, the practice owner needs to put themselves in the associate candidate's shoes and start asking themselves questions about the opportunity before a candidate ever walks through the door. What does the neighborhood look like? How are the schools? What are selling points of…
  • The Importance of Career-pathing and Mentoring in 2015

    6 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    2014 came to a strong close, with U.S. employment reaching a 12-month average of 246,000 new jobs and unemployment dropping to 5.6 percent. Confidence is growing in the labor market and as a result, many companies plan to hire throughout 2015. With all of this positive news on the job front, employees might have expected to see upward movement on salaries and wages. However, most recent surveys and reports indicate employers are planning modest pay increases, comparable to what was awarded in 2014. In light of this, how will companies retain their best talent, when below-market salaries are…
  • Resumes That Give You the Edge

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A resume or a curriculum vitae (CV) will serve as a vital and necessary tool in your career as a Dentist. I have seen thousands in my time as a Search Consultant of dentists across the U.S., and I would like to share some tips on what to do when preparing yours. Know the difference : Resumes are a summary of your employment and educational background and experience. CV’s are meant to be very detailed, and should outline everything associated with your field of study including: education, research, publications, continuing education, employment, etc.When to use Resume versus CV : Resumes are…
  • Skills Needed in a Successful Office Manager

    4 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    One of the hardest and most important positions you will fill in your office is the position of office manager. Why is this so hard? Because an effective manager is going to control the chaos and enable you to reach your goals.Obviously, every office's needs for a manager will vary. However, there are three core skills that every office leader needs. Leadership SkillsWhether your office manager is leading one or twenty one, it is imperative that your manager be an effective leader and gain the respect of staff. It is the manager's duty to make sure that goals are being met and being able to…
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  • Meet the MDPM Team: Elford Alley, Senior Editor

    Jill Nastasia
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:55 pm
    We’ve had a few wintry weeks here in DFW, so we thought this snowy photo of Elford and his daughter Lucy was appropriate! One of our goals in 2015 is to help our clients put a face with their contact here at MDPM Consulting. We’re always here to answer your questions, give you an update on your SEO and web marketing progress, brainstorm about your next move, or chat about what’s going on with you and your team at your practice, but there’s a buzzword floating around regarding the trend in online marketing: transparency. So, we’re making it a priority to introduce the faces…
  • Client Feature Friday

    Jill Nastasia
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Sometimes, we step out of the dentistry realm to create cutting edge, highly visible web presences for brands in other industries. On this Client Feature Friday, we’re proud to showcase the Shop With Heart website, which is a division of the American Heart Association. The Shop With Heart card is a fun way to support heart health and education in Houston. “During [the] 10 day event, cardholders enjoy 20% off regularly priced merchandise at participating retailers and choice of one complimentary appetizer or dessert with purchase of an entrée at participating restaurants across…
  • 5 questions you should ask your web designer

    Annie Pipkin
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:31 pm
    We want to turn your vision for your dental website into a reality. When we begin a relationship with a new client, we ask a lot of questions. Who’s your target patient audience? Are you a cosmetic, restorative, or general dentist? Do you have any specialties? What’s your practice philosophy? Do you invest in continuing education and cutting-edge technology for your team and dental office? The list goes on and on. The point of all of our questions is to get to know you, your team, and your practice. Why? So that we can create a web presence that is an online extension of your…
  • Meet the MDPM Team: Paul Rush, Business Development Director

    Jill Nastasia
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:55 pm
    One of our goals in 2015 is to help our clients put a face with their contact here at MDPM Consulting. We’re always here to answer your questions, give you an update on your SEO and web marketing progress, brainstorm about your next move, or chat about what’s going on with you and your team at your practice, but there’s a buzzword floating around regarding the trend in online marketing: transparency. So, we’re making it a priority to introduce the faces behind MDPM and give an inside look at just what it is we do every day to serve our clients. Today, we’re proud to…
  • Is SEO guaranteed?

    Sara Aisenberg
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    If you’ve been following along with our blog in the new year — especially with our Team Member Tuesday posts — you’ll know that we’re making an effort to adhere to the the current buzzword in online marketing: transparency. As part of this effort, we want to debunk a myth that is common in the world of SEO and digital marketing. Is SEO guaranteed? As an SEO and online marketing agency, we want our clients’ web presences to perform well. It’s our job that they perform well. Because of this, sometimes it’s hard to resist pitching that we’ll help…
 
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  • 101 Ways to Grow Your Dental Practice

    Tyson Downs
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am
    Let’s face it, when you think about ways that you can grow your dental practice you probably think about the same ‘ol strategies. Online Marketing. Direct Mail. Referral Incentives. But there’s so much more out there to growing your practice. You never want to rely too much on any one strategy for new patient acquisition. If you do, then you could be in real trouble should something regarding that tactic change. So let’s look at 101 different ways you can grow your dental practice.  Bio: Tyson Downs is an entrepreneur, and owner of a Salt Lake-Based Dental Online…
  • Paperless Records Tip

    Larry Emmott
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Insurance CDT codes are set up by procedure and are designed primarily to track fees. However, in real life in the dental office we work on appointments not just codes. Many procedures require multiple appointments to complete. For example a traditional crown (not CAD CAM) includes a preparation and then a delivery. A denture requires impressions then a bite, a try in and then a delivery. Root canals are often multiple appointments. Then there are follow up appointments that have no fee and no code such as suture removal, bite adjustments and such. Set up additional appointment based…
  • The importance of an Email Subject Line

    Marie-Anne Widrig
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Communicating to your patients through emails isn’t an easy task. Creating an email subject line that delivers is 99% of the battle. The email subject line plays a substantial role before and after reaching your patients’ inboxes. What’s in a subject line that makes your patients open or spam your email? Less IS more Make the subject line short with 50 characters or less. Begin with the most important words. Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) truncate the subject line previews, making it difficult for the reader to quickly decide if the email is important enough for them to…
  • The Advantages of Individual Health Insurance for Dental Practices

    Kathy Culbreth
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Most dental practices want to offer health care benefits to their employees. After all, healthcare benefits are a vital part of recruiting and retaining the best hygienists, dental assistants, and office managers. However, for many practices, group health insurance is cost prohibitive, but according to Jordan Jolley with Zane Benefits, there is a cost effective solution: Individual Health Insurance. “Employer-funded individual health insurance is ideal for dental practices because the solution allows them to offer healthcare benefits for employee recruiting and retention, while still…
  • Does Yelp work?

    Dr. Patrick Cassidy
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    In today’s competitive environment all dental offices must have a good understanding of how social media can work for their practices.  It is very important to gain the social media business intelligence that will drive new patient flow in the most effective manner – and that is not always easy. Net32’s annual surveys of Social Media Habits for Dentists show a strong and growing interest in dentists trying to leverage social media sites for new patient acquisition. In fact, in 2014 almost 34% of dentists were seeking to use social media sites for new patient acquisition as opposed to…
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    Henderson Cosmetic Dentist Blog | Marielaina Perrone DDS » Henderson Cosmetic Dentist | Dental Implants | Las Vegas | Henderson | Nevada

  • Diabetes And Your Dental Health

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Diabetes (also called diabetes mellitus) is a chronic systemic disease which affects your body’s ability to process sugars in your food. As a result, a diabetic patient will have a high blood glucose (sugar) level which can cause a host of issues including problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, and heart. Diabetes can also lower your
  • Embracing Your Oral Health

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:25 am
    Maintaining our oral health can be challenging at times. We all live busy schedules but research has shown that good oral health can lead to good overall health. Below are some tips to help embrace your oral health today! Top Oral Health Tips -Brush at least twice a day and floss daily before bedtime. Periodontal disease
  • Fresh Breath For Valentine’s Day

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:36 am
    Are you planning a romantic evening with your loved one for Valentine’s Day?  When you know that you are going to be up close to someone you care about, fresh breath is important. Below you will find the best tips to maintain fresh breath for your valentine, and every day of the year. Top Breath
  • Can Kissing Harm Your Dental Health?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:44 am
    Everyone likes giving or receiving kisses especially around valentine’s day. It could be a spouse, child, or loved one, but are there any dental health dangers associated with kissing? With just one kiss, you can share over 500 different types of disease causing germs and viruses. Not knowing who you are kissing could be as dangerous to your health
  • Common Questions About Dental Implants

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:42 am
    Dental implants have revolutionized the replacement of lost teeth. They are safer, longer lasting, and more cost effective than traditional dental bridgework and dentures. Below you will find some common questions about dental implants. What Are Dental Implants? A dental implant is an artificial titanium implant used to emulate the tooth’s root in the bone.
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    THE DENTAL PANORAMA

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    19 Feb 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Gold is Old!! True! As far as Dentistry is concerned..it is the time to embrace the new advances and opt for the metal-free, all ceramic crowns. Always ask your dentist about the feasibility of all ceramic crowns for your teeth when getting a crown done! Opt for the best in the long run..Take care! http://www.smilekraft.in/treatment2.html#ceramic To know more consult our Prosthodontist Dr. Dipti Baldava. Book Appointment +Smilekraft Multispeciality Dental Clinic
  • Bleeding Gums

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    Bleeding gums are tell-tale symptoms of impending periodontal problem and if left unattended or untreated can lead to tooth loss! Healthy gums and periodontium provide adequate support to the teeth to carry out their functions and stand firm!!Watch the video below... To know more about bleeding from gums and it's treatment please visit  http://www.smilekraft.in/faq.html  +Pavan Baldava +Smilekraft Multispeciality Dental Clinics 
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  • What is Root Canal Treatment & How does it help

    2 Mar 2013 | 3:07 pm
    Rising from the dead!! True!! Root canal treatment can revive a dying tooth and restore its form and function. It is the magic potion which can help you preserve your natural tooth and help it serve its purpose in the mouth. Nevertheless, whether RCT will be ideal in your case can be determined by your dentist. Prevent! Preserve! Take care!!  http://www.smilekraft.in/treatment1.html#root+Smilekraft Multispeciality Dental Clinicswww.smilekraft.in
  • Keeping your teeth healthy

    24 Nov 2012 | 10:07 pm
    Cleanliness is Godliness! True!! For all the service that your teeth offer to you throughout your life, brushing twice daily and flossing is the minimum that you need to do to in return. Prevent dental cavities. Take care   http://www.smilekraft.in/faq.html
 
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    Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP

  • More Choices for Dental Benefits in 2015, ADA Research Says

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    The market for dental benefits in 2015 provides expanded choices for Americans, along with increased transparency by the federal government, making it easier to navigate the system. However, even with more choices, the cost of…Read More
  • Online Reviews – What They Mean For Your Dental Practice

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:41 am
    Whatever business you’re in, online reviews matter. Traditionally, dental practices have relied on word of mouth referrals to grow their patient list. Now, business growth depends on online reviews. Giving internet users easy access…Read More
  • ADA Resources for New Dentists and Students

    17 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    Dental students and new dentists have unique needs and the American Dental Association (ADA) is offering a multitude of services, resources and benefits tailored to fit their career goals. All members receive travel benefits, health…Read More
  • Revitalizing the “Heartbeat” of your Dental Practice

    6 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    For many dentistry practices, missed dental appointments are the biggest source of lost revenue. In an effort to reduce these chronic no-shows, more and more practices are utilizing new practice management software; allowing for a…Read More
  • Dentist – the #1 Occupation!

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    On the U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Occupations of 2015, dentist ranked number one, for offering “a comfortable salary, low unemployment rate and agreeable work-life balance.” Other items of note from the report are:…Read More
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    Dr. Michael Sinkin, D.D.S

  • Why You Don’t Have A Valentine

    Michael Sinkin
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    This week the calendar will roll around to February 14th –  Valentine’s Day. If you have a significant other or sweetheart, let this be a reminder that you have until Saturday to think of some romantic or playful expression of affection. Perhaps you are without a certain someone with whom to exchange Valentines (remember those corny little cards we gave out in elementary school?). If you’ve wondered why you don’t have a Valentine,  perhaps it’s a reflection of the appearance and health of your smile. So says a recent survey by DentalPlans.com.   Bad Breath One…
  • A Dental Consultation In The Most Unlikely Of Places

    Michael Sinkin
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
        Being a dentist (especially one who enjoys it so much), I am never hesitant to offer advice when it is sought out. Since my credit card has the post nominal initials D.D.S., I often find myself completing a purchase when a curious cashier asks me about a specific dental problem that he or she is dealing with. I am always happy to share some insight, offer guidance, and provide reassurance  (although I should be mindful of the growing line of impatient people waiting to check out.) Truth be told, I do enjoy the opportunity to “educate” the curious and the receptive. I’m…
  • I Am The Dentist Who Had A Toothache

    Michael Sinkin
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
      It could happen just like that (snap of the fingers). You’re going about your business when for no apparent reason you notice a dull vague awareness that something is amiss in your mouth. Nothing severe or earth shattering, but something definitely there. Your curious tongue investigates the area only to come up empty. You get distracted with the events of the day and the fleeting sensation disappears and becomes a non-event (wishful thinking?). Time passes. Maybe a few minutes, a couple of hours, maybe even several days. Then suddenly, in a New York minute, you have a bona fide…
  • Considering Dental Implants? What You Need To Know

    Michael Sinkin
    26 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
    A little-known piece of dental trivia is that implant dentistry is the second oldest discipline of dentistry with oral surgery (tooth extraction) being the oldest. Logic dictates that tooth loss must precede tooth replacement, but what is surprising is that surgical implantation of an artificial tooth dates back thousands of years. More than 4,000 years ago, the Chinese carved bamboo sticks into pegs and drove them into the bone as a way to permanently replace a missing tooth (ouch!!). 2,000 years ago, Egyptians implanted pegs made of precious metals like gold and silver into the jaw as a…
  • Thanksgiving Reflections 2014

    Michael Sinkin
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:14 pm
    I rarely take the time to have a “formal” lunch (I tend to eat too much ) and instead I generally graze throughout the day (and eat too much). But once a year we close the office for two hours and enjoy each other’s company while dining on a veritable banquet of delectable dishes. So today is the Tuesday before Turkey Day and our office just had our annual Thanksgiving potluck luncheon (and of course, I ate too much). We were graced with Barbara’s presence (she’s now five months into retirement). It wouldn’t have been the same without her; not to mention her wonderful baked ham…
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    parhamdentalteam.com

  • February is Children’s Dental Health Month!

    admin
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:08 pm
    We know that you want to do whatever possible to help your kids grow up healthy, happy and strong. But that can become overwhelming, especially when you’re not sure exactly what’s best for them. Looking for some tips on children’s oral health? What better time to discuss it than February, Children’s Dental Health Month! What do your kids’ teeth really need? The answer is probably unique, but there are some general guidelines that can help you ensure cavity-free smiles for your little ones. Read on to make sure you’re not skipping something essential. What…
  • Do You Love Going to the Dentist?

    Parham Dental Team
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    How do you feel when you have a dental exam on the calendar? If you experience anxiety at the thought of an office visit, then it’s time to reexamine your attitude toward dental care. Exams and fillings don’t have to be scary things. If you want to start getting more comfortable with the office, we’ve got a few tips that will transform the way you view your appointments. If you ever have any questions about what will be taking place during a procedure or an exam, don’t hesitate to give us a call and get some answers. Sedation Dentistry Dental sedation can be an…
  • Why Lumineers? We’ll Tell You

    Parham Dental Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Thinking about changing your smile? Then you know that there’s a veritable storm of choices facing you. As so many of us are, you’re hesitant because you can’t be certain that you’re making the right one. Don’t let this indecision hold you back from bringing hugely positive change into your life. By seizing the smile you’ve been imagining, you improve the way others view you, the way you view yourself, and the way you approach the world. Sounds pretty good, right? We’ve got even better news: undergoing such a transformation doesn’t have to…
  • It’s Time to Perfect Your Oral Hygiene

    Parham Dental Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:19 pm
    We get it – brushing and flossing aren’t the most exciting parts of the day. But they need to happen if you’re going to keep your teeth and gums in fighting shape. So, why not make your oral hygiene as effective as possible? If you could save time and energy on keeping your teeth clean, wouldn’t you want to do it? Your brushing and flossing are habits that you’ve formed over time. They may not necessarily be ideal. As the years pass, we get sloppy – and our teeth can show cavities or gingivitis as a result. That’s why we’re asking that you take…
  • The Ultimate Argument for Cosmetic Dentistry

    Parham Dental Team
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    We’re always going on about cosmetic dentistry – and we’re not just trying to make a quick buck. Cosmetic treatment is so much more than a superficial change for your smile. By choosing to perfect your teeth, you’re choosing to transform your life. From your confidence to your happiness to your social and professional presence, a dazzling smile makes a difference. That’s why we’re using this blog post to argue in favor of cosmetic dentistry. If you’ve considered treatment in the past, but haven’t been ready to take the big plunge, read on for…
 
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    David Wilhite DDS

  • Adding Fluoride to Drinking Water

    wh_admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    What Is Fluoride? Fluoride (a salt) is a compound that forms when fluorine is combined with minerals from rocks or soil. It is soluble in water. Many communities add fluoride to drinking water to promote dental health. How Does Fluoride Promote Dental Health Studies have shown that fluoride reduces cavities. Initially, studies put this number […]
  • New Biomaterial Reduces Tooth Sensitivity

    wh_admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:32 am
    Scientists have recently developed a new biomaterial that can reduce tooth sensitivity and rebuild worn enamel. The findings were reported in the journal ACS Nano by Chun-Pin Lin, a dentistry professor at National Taiwan University. Professor Chun-Pin Lin, along with colleagues from the university, developed the material, which is made from “a silica-based template containing […]
  • Tooth Loss in Seniors Linked to Physical and Mental Deterioration

    wh_admin
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Dr. Georgios Tsakos, of the University College London’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in the U.K., recently published findings in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society linking senior tooth loss to physical and mental decline. Dr. Tsakos and his coauthors analyzed data from the English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA) that included more […]
  • Bad Breath (aka Halitosis) and Dental Care

    wh_admin
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:02 pm
    What Is Halitosis Halitosis, the medical term for bad breath, is the unpleasant odor produced when exhaling. More than 80 million people suffer from halitosis and the condition is unable to be eliminated with normal, consistent oral hygiene routines. Halitosis can be an embarrassing condition and some people are not even aware they suffer from […]
  • When to Start Taking Children to the Dentist

    wh_admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    The American Academy of Pediatrics and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommend that you should take your child to visit the dentist after the first tooth appears or by his or her first birthday, whichever comes first. This may seem very young, but it is so important to get children familiar and comfortable […]
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    Kyrene Family Dentistry

  • The Many Faces of Bad Breath

    KFD
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    Image Source: pexels The typical oral aisle of any drugstore would have us believe that bad breath can be treated permanently by purchasing a steady stream of mint or cinnamon-flavored products and using them several times per day. Unfortunately, what virtually none of these product labels mentions is that these products are merely covering the scent of our breath and not treating the root cause of the problem. Dentists estimate that 85-90% of mouth odors are caused by the build-up of plaque on our teeth and the resulting gum disease. If you have recurring issues with mouth odor, have your…
  • Tips to Help your Kids Overcome the Fear in Dental Visits

    KFD
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Image Source: Freepik To promote excellent oral health hygiene for your kids, you need to teach them as early as you can. Dental check-ups are very important especially to kids at their very young age.  Here are some tips to help your child conquer or at least lessen his fear of dental clinics, or dental check-ups. Tip #1: Start early. Early implementation of having good oral hygiene is very much important so the earlier the visit to the dentist, the better the results and long term effects will be. This will help them build familiarity with the dentist and the practice and will lessen the…
  • Nasty Things that can hide in your Toothbrush

    KFD
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Image Source: Wikimedia Your toothbrush is obviously something you stick in your mouth a couple of times a day. We put toothpaste on it, rinse it and then move about our day. But what’s lurking in between those bristles that we’re not aware of? Dentists estimate that there are 1.2 million microscopic organisms on the average toothbrush. Replace your toothbrush every 3 months because these are some things you do not want in your mouth: Flu virus. The infamous influenza causes chills, fever, and body pains that render most people unable to work or study. Dentists advise that you change your…
  • Tips to Disinfect Your Toothbrush

    KFD
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Its not far from fact that your mouth is naturally filled with bacteria due to everything the goes into your mouth. The larger the number of food you eat or more frequent you do so, the greater your need to wash your mouth. Dental check ups tend to be infrequent or when its just needed, somewhat because of the cost of the dental procedures and its other fees to cover the whole service. So to minimize the chance of the bacteria building up in your mouth you need to brush your teeth and tongue. The practice of brushing your teeth properly has been emphasized since we were little. After every…
  • Bad Breath Problems? Check out the Foods that can trigger it

    KFD
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Image Source: Unsplash Who among of us does not want to smell good? Whenever we are going anywhere – to the simplest getaway to any important milestone or event in our life, we do our best to maintain cleanliness and freshness the best way we can.  Maintaining good oral hygiene always comes first in our list. But we cannot usually avoid certain circumstances where bad breath makes a visit. It is a common knowledge that due to tooth decay, gum disease, and other circumstances, our breath becomes less-than-lovely. What you eat also has contributes to this. Food is a primary source of…
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    zadehdentistry.com

  • Are Superbugs Lurking At Your Doctor’s Office?

    zadeh
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    A recent report released by the CDC has raised concerns that various strains of superbugs, including the dangerous Clostridium Difficile Colitis (C. Difficile), which can cause flu-like symptoms, diarrhea, and severe abdominal pain by disrupting your positive gut flora. Your gut flora is essential to maintaining digestive and whole body health, and any sudden disruption can cause your body to have a negative reaction resulting in the aforementioned symptoms.The CDC has reported that C. Difficile, and other superbugs, such as dangerous strains of Staph infection are on the rise. In fact, the…
  • The Tooth Worm – Ancient Beliefs in Cavities and Periodontal Disease

    zadeh
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:27 am
    In the course of human events, insights into our state and causes of our ailments do not come until later in our development as a society.Since the beginning of recorded history, many cultures have reported that toothaches were caused worms burrowing into the teeth and taking root. This spread across the globe, and references appeared in Egypt, Sumeria, China, and India.Treatment for ‘tooth worms’ would be described as barbaric and immensely painful by today’s standards, if not also hazardous to one’s health! For smaller cavities, ancient dentists (who by the way, were…
  • New Year, New You

    zadeh
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    With the New Year, a lot of people make resolutions to improve their health, appearance, way of doing things, etc. It comes as no surprise that many people, especially after their benefits roll over, decide to have work they’ve been putting off done. Especially, if they had previous work done the year before and they exhausted their insurance or budget.While many of my current patients and potential patients may be looking for smile makeovers and other reconstructive work, there are far more out there who could benefit from having their teeth whitened, straightened, have old…
  • Happy Holidays

    zadeh
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
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  • Wisdom Tooth Removal – Is It Really Necessary?

    zadeh
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Several years ago, the New York Times posted an article that questioned the efficacy and ‘wisdom’ of wisdom tooth removal. As it has been three years, and there appears to be little new evidence stating that wisdom tooth removal is superfluous, it is likely safe to say it is a decision that should be left to professional and patient discretion.Wisdom teeth are an evolutionary leftover from ancestors that relied more on robust vegetation and rooty vegetables for their diets. As humans evolved and became more upright, our jaws and facial structure changed to the more crowded…
 
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    arizonafamilydental.com

  • A Comprehensive Guide of Denture Information

    Brian Reilly
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Dentures have come a long way since George Washington’s infamous pair of false teeth. Advances in dental care have made modern-day dentures much more comfortable, efficient, and attractive than they were just a decade or two ago. They are also a lot more durable, which makes the transition to wearing dentures a lot more palatable, […] The post A Comprehensive Guide of Denture Information appeared first on .
  • Teeth Grinding in Kids: Why Early Intervention Is Key to Long-Term Dental Health

    Matt Parker
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Teeth Grinding in Kids: Why Early Intervention Is Key to Long-Term Dental Health The grinding of teeth, known in the dental world as bruxism, is a common problem that is found in people of all ages, including infants. Usually, it begins innocently enough, but it can cause tremendous dental concerns when it becomes a habit. […] The post Teeth Grinding in Kids: Why Early Intervention Is Key to Long-Term Dental Health appeared first on .
  • Reaching Super Bowl 49 with Teeth Intact

    Matt Parker
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:43 pm
    As we sit around our television sets on February 1, 2015 watching Super Bowl 49, we’ll see many hits and slams as the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots vie for the Super Bowl 2015 title. Both teams have come a long way, and what’s happened behind the scenes during their practices and training has […] The post Reaching Super Bowl 49 with Teeth Intact appeared first on .
  • Do Toothache Home Remedies Really Work?

    Matt Parker
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    Undoubtedly, at one point when you suffered a toothache, a well-meaning but ill-informed friend or relative suggested you put a bit of bourbon on a cotton ball and place it on the throbbing tooth to ease the pain. Maybe they told you to rub a bit of clove oil on the sore spot. While many […] The post Do Toothache Home Remedies Really Work? appeared first on .
  • Get a Taste of the Old West in Greater Phoenix

    Matt Parker
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:11 am
    Planning on visiting Arizona and looking for things to do in or near Phoenix? Enjoy the luxurious amenities of the city, but take advantage of the multitude of western-themed attractions perfect for kids and adults alike. Old Town Scottsdale: “The West’s Most Western” Town Packed with everything from historical sites and art walks to gourmet […] The post Get a Taste of the Old West in Greater Phoenix appeared first on .
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