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  • 3 Foods To Avoid When Whitening Your Teeth

    Dr. Michael Sinkin, D.D.S
    Michael Sinkin
    11 May 2015 | 4:04 am
    This past St. Patrick’s Day I read with amusement a human-interest story about someone whose teeth turned green after consuming copious amounts of green beer being served at a local Irish pub. Similarly, I recall a patient, who despite being given this list of foods to avoid when whitening your teeth, consumed red wine some hours after undergoing in-office tooth whitening. She appeared at my “doorstep” the next morning with purple-hued teeth! And while I happen to fancy green and purple (along with blue and pink) these are not colors associated with beautiful teeth. In fact when I…
  • Soda and fruit juice are 'biggest culprits in dental erosion'

    Dentistry News From Medical News Today
    11 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    In a large new study, participants who consumed the most fruit juices or soft drinks also had the most severe symptoms of tooth wear.
  • 5 Things Your Dentist Wishes You'd Ask

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    Brent Cornelius D.D.S.
    18 May 2015 | 10:56 am
    Oral health is far more important to your overall health than you may realize. Neglect your teeth and gums by not brushing, flossing, visiting the dentist for regular checkups, etc. and cavities/gingivitis/periodontal disease will be in your future. Neglect to visit a dentist for serious issues such as loose teeth, gum issues, painful teeth and advanced periodontal disease and you very well could end up with heart disease. So while you may not want to visit your dentist regularly and brush your teeth, it’s critical that you do so. What’s more, your dentist truly does want you to…
  • Nutrition is Importat for Oral Heatlh

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    wisdom
    17 May 2015 | 9:49 pm
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has published a position paper on oral health and nutrition which looks at the current research literature to support that nutrition is an important component of oral health. The paper promotes the view that dietitian nutritionists should collaborate with oral health care professionals to help in disease prevention. The paper states “Oral health and nutrition have a synergistic multidirectional relationship. Oral infectious diseases, as well as acute, chronic, and terminal systemic diseases with oral manifestations impact functional ability to eat…
  • Dentist helps patient to smile

    Dentistry News
    25 May 2015 | 4:17 am
    Jeannie, from Ditton, said: "One of the things I was worried about was not only about my lip sticking out but eating and I was also chipping the top teeth. As part of national smile month, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontic department is promoting oral health.
 
 
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  • Dentist faces allegations he performed unnecessary procedures on kids to collect medicaid

    25 May 2015 | 7:17 pm
    … Office is investigating a dentist for Medicaid fraud after … Schneider, 78, has been practicing dentistry in Jacksonville since the … one of the few pediatric dentists who accepted Medicaid. Law … Schneider’s practice. The dentist allegedly took advantage of …
  • The Benefits of Digital Dental X-Rays

    25 May 2015 | 5:09 pm
    … your regular dental exam, the Dentists use digital radiography to take dental x-rays … dental health routine and maintenance.  X-rays provide the dentists at Centre Mall Dental … . Once the dentists and dental hygienists have accurately detected any dental concerns the …
  • Oral Care in Turkey: New research report available at Fast Market Research

    25 May 2015 | 5:01 pm
    … Coverage:Dental Floss, Denture Care, Mouth Fresheners, Mouthwashes/Dental Rinses, Tooth Whiteners, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste. Full …
  • Govt greenlights SkyCity Convention Centre

    25 May 2015 | 4:33 pm
    STACEY KIRK Last updated 11:08, May 26 2015 LAWRENCE SMITH/Stuff.co.nz SkyCity and the Government announce revised Auckland convention centre design and costings. New Zealand's International Convention Centre has been given the green light after …
  • 10 years later, dental dream comes true

    25 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    … into dental school. Taylor found that out. He applied to nine dental … is a dentist. BEYOND DENTISTRY Taylor said he found dentistry’s mix of … year named dentistry as the No. 1 job, with dentists making a …
 
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  • Buy Crest 3D Whitestrips & Get $10 Target Gift Card

    Cory Kemp
    3 May 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Buy Crest 3D Whitestrips For a limited time, Target.com is offering a free $10 gift card with the purchase of a regularly priced box of Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips (20CT). Why Crst 3D White Professional Whitestrips? Crest claims (and many reviews tend to support) that this product can remove up to 14 years […] The post Buy Crest 3D Whitestrips & Get $10 Target Gift Card appeared first on Dental Marketing Tips For Dentists and Dental Professionals.
  • Why Use An Organic Toothpaste?

    Cory Kemp
    4 Jan 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Many people believe that eating organic foods is enough to eliminate potentially harmful chemicals from entering their body. Unfortunately, they’re wrong. You should also consider the potentially harmful chemicals found in things like shampoo/conditioner, skincare products, hand soaps, toothpaste/oral hygiene products. Of course, we’re most concerned at Dental Heroes about the latter category. Why Use […] The post Why Use An Organic Toothpaste? appeared first on Dental Marketing Tips For Dentists and Dental Professionals.
  • Know the Symptoms of Gingivitis

    OraMd
    8 Dec 2012 | 9:12 pm
    There are many ways that you can treat gingivitis and reverse the condition before you need to face dental surgeries and procedures that are just as costly as they are painful. While it is relatively easy to treat and reverse gingivitis, many people do not know the symptoms of gingivitis... The post Know the Symptoms of Gingivitis appeared first on Dental Marketing Tips For Dentists and Dental Professionals.
  • Crest Whitestrip Coupons: Save $10 on 2 Hour Express

    Cory Kemp
    23 Nov 2012 | 10:01 pm
    Now through December 29, 2012, you can save $10 with this Crest Whitestrips Coupon on one Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects 7 Count box... The post Crest Whitestrip Coupons: Save $10 on 2 Hour Express appeared first on Dental Marketing Tips For Dentists and Dental Professionals.
  • Crest Whitestrip Coupons: Save $10 on Professional Effects

    Cory Kemp
    23 Nov 2012 | 1:24 am
    Now through December 29, 2012, you can save $10 with this Crest Whitestrips Coupon on one Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects 7 Count box... The post Crest Whitestrip Coupons: Save $10 on Professional Effects appeared first on Dental Marketing Tips For Dentists and Dental Professionals.
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  • Pictured: Two British dentists who drowned in lagoon popular with...

    25 May 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Mother and her two kids missing after their vacation home was swept away in flash flooding: Four are declared dead, twelve missing and thousands left homeless across Oklahoma and Texas EXCLUSIVE: My daughter would be alive if we'd seen warning signs that her ex was going to kill - mom of UVA student Yeardley Love tells of five years knowing brutal murder could have been prevented Beautiful Mind mathematician John Nash only called novice cab driver for fatal taxi ride when he and wife arrived at airport too early for limo Disney's $190m Clooney blockbuster Tomorrowland flops: Movie rakes in…
  • Oklahoma dentists providing veterans with free dental care

    25 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    While many people are showing respect for veterans this Memorial Day, a group of dentists is working to provide free dental care for those who served our country. On June 27, Aspen Dental will open its doors to provide a day of free dental care to veterans in need.
  • Dentist helps patient to smile

    25 May 2015 | 4:17 am
    Jeannie, from Ditton, said: "One of the things I was worried about was not only about my lip sticking out but eating and I was also chipping the top teeth. As part of national smile month, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontic department is promoting oral health.
  • UNLV's go-to dentist drills students on bedside manner

    25 May 2015 | 4:17 am
    That's the last thing you want to hear from your dentist as he hovers over you. Unfortunately, it's not that uncommon.
  • Natural Care Chiropractic: Collaborative Care for TMJ

    25 May 2015 | 12:17 am
    Chiropractic treatment with a focus on TMJ care is a collaborative effort in which patients can improve the results of dental therapy by combining the benefits of joint alignment through natural care chiropractic services. The collaborative treatment puts your body into position to heal.
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  • UPDATE! Medicare Enrollment: Opt In or Opt Out?

    16 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Recent changes in some of the rules regarding Medicare will now affect dentists more than they previously have.   Thanks to a recent visit with Aaron Fisher of HealthChoice, we learned a few things about these changes effective June 1, 2015.The number of participating doctors in Medicare is remarkably low.  That is understandable, since "Medicare doesn't cover most dental care, dental procedures, or supplies, like cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, dentures, dental plates, or other dental devices."  sourceHowever, Medicare will begin offering supplemental dental…
  • 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…
 
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  • Dental Emergency: What You Need to Know to Handle the Situation

    wisdom
    23 May 2015 | 7:42 pm
    It’s interesting how when it comes to an emergency, some people don’t find their oral health as important as the rest of their body. When anything in your mouth becomes broken or damaged, the implications can be quite serious, even if it seems like the situation can be easily managed at home. A tooth that breaks might not even hurt if no nerve endings have been exposed, so it feels like it’s something that can be dealt with at a later stage. But should you wait? Advances in dental technology means that even fairly major issues can be remedied if you act quickly. The simple fact of the…
  • Nutrition is Importat for Oral Heatlh

    wisdom
    17 May 2015 | 9:49 pm
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has published a position paper on oral health and nutrition which looks at the current research literature to support that nutrition is an important component of oral health. The paper promotes the view that dietitian nutritionists should collaborate with oral health care professionals to help in disease prevention. The paper states “Oral health and nutrition have a synergistic multidirectional relationship. Oral infectious diseases, as well as acute, chronic, and terminal systemic diseases with oral manifestations impact functional ability to eat…
  • Improving Value: Prespectives from Oral Surgeons

    wisdom
    9 May 2015 | 9:56 pm
    An interesting editorial appears in the 2014, issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery titled “The Value of Improving Value,” by James Hupp (pp. 843-845, issue 72). In this Dr. Hupp presents a formula for patient value Value = A(Q + PS)/C A = appropriateness, Q = quality, PS = patient satisfaction, and C = costs The author states “First, one can improve outcomes while keeping costs the same. Second, one can decrease costs while keeping outcomes the same. Or third, both outcomes and costs increase, but outcomes per unit of cost improve.” In the article…
  • High Acid Drinks Can Damage Teeth

    wisdom
    2 May 2015 | 9:26 pm
    So I have previously written about how sports and energy drinks can cause permanent tooth damage. See the post http://blog.teethremoval.com/sports-and-energy-drinks-can-cause-permanent-tooth-damage/ where it is mentioned that the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel. Similar sentiments are echoed in a more recent article titled “Three-dimensional profilometric assessment of early enamel erosion simulating gastric regurgitation,” appearing in the Journal of Dentistry in 2014 written by Chelsea Mann and et al. The researchers in this more recent article present…
  • When Should Children Start Using Fluoride Toothpaste?

    wisdom
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:16 pm
    There is some conflicting information about when children should start using fluoride toothpaste. Studies have suggested that young children who consume large amounts of fluoride through fluoridated water, beverages, and toothpaste have an increased chance of developing mild enamel fluorosis see http://blog.teethremoval.com/large-amounts-of-fluoride-consumed-by-young-children-leads-to-fluorosis/. Hence some felt that not using any fluoridated toothpaste when a child was young was the better choice, whereas some felt that that using a small amount of fluoride toothpaste was okay In 2014, the…
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  • Fluoridation Fails Connecticut Children

    12 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    In connecticut where fluoridation is state-mandated: My baby has cavities in her baby teeth. Does that make me a bad mother? - The Washington Post:By age 5, about 60 percent of U.S. children will have experienced tooth decay, according to the “State of Little Teeth Report,” a 2014 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry document based on a survey of 1,000 parents. The report found that the rate of cavities in children 2 to 5 years old increased almost 17 percent from 1988-1994 to 1999-2004.
  • Despite Fluoridation - Tooth decay a silent epidemic in Colorado kids Despite.com

    30 Apr 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Colorado is 72.4% fluoridation. Yet, Tooth decay a silent epidemic in Colorado kids - 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.comIn Colorado, 28 percent of children ages 2 to 5 have already experienced tooth decay.
  • Fluoridation Fails New York State

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:37 am
    In 2013, 1 in 266 infants enrolled in the program [Medicaid] received oral health services from a non-dental provider and even fewer, 1 in 355, received oral health services from a dentist. By the time these children are in Head Start, 2 in 5 have a history of tooth decay. ECC [Early Childhood Caries or Cavities] are preventable, yet with lack of treatment end up detrimental to the daily life of a child and their future dental and overall health.Children's Dental Health Workshop - New York State Dental Foundation
  • Fluoridation Fails Ireland

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    In Ireland where fluoridation is mandated county-wide - Dentists report 40% increase in hospitalisations from oral infections | BreakingNews.ie: Dentists are reporting an almost 40% increase in the numbers of patients requiring hospitalisation due to oral infections.
  • More Work Needed Toward Cavity Prevention In Children

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    Counter to what the CDC numbers say for young children's untreated cavities, the data was not so encouraging for older children, said The New York Times. The prevalence of cavities seemed to hold strong for children past preschool.There were cavities in the baby teeth of more than half of 6- to 8-year-olds, while 50 percent of 12- to 15-year-olds had permanent teeth with cavities.A staggering 67 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds' teeth showed decay.And as dentists are filling more cavities in the very young, doctors emphasize the importance of behavioral changes as a tool against…
 
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  • Dental Did You Know: Initial Newborn Evaluation Protocol-Tethered Oral Tissues

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    All newborn infants should have an oral assessment as early as birth. Infants having difficulty in achieving a deep, comfortable and efficient latch onto a mother's breast should be examined by a lactation consultant within (24-48 hrs) after birth and should have an evaluation of the oral tissues, especially of the tongue and upper lip attachments completed.Source: (Modified quote from) Kotlow L, TOTS-Tethered Oral Tissues; The Assessment and Diagnosis of the Tongue and Upper Lip Ties in Breastfeeding, Oral Health, March 2015, Vol 105, No3, pg 64-68.Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMDPromenade Court…
  • 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
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  • 5 Things Your Dentist Wishes You'd Ask

    Brent Cornelius D.D.S.
    18 May 2015 | 10:56 am
    Oral health is far more important to your overall health than you may realize. Neglect your teeth and gums by not brushing, flossing, visiting the dentist for regular checkups, etc. and cavities/gingivitis/periodontal disease will be in your future. Neglect to visit a dentist for serious issues such as loose teeth, gum issues, painful teeth and advanced periodontal disease and you very well could end up with heart disease. So while you may not want to visit your dentist regularly and brush your teeth, it’s critical that you do so. What’s more, your dentist truly does want you to…
  • Which is the Highly Competent Dental Lab Technology Use Today

    Charles Brown
    18 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    With the advancement of medical science, a number of advanced dental technologies have been invented. Using state-of-the-art tools and scientific procedures, these technologies ensure perfect solutions for the traditional oral and dental problems. The ultimate purpose of making use of these advanced technologies is to make the entire process of dentistry more durable, comfortable and efficient. At the same time, it’s also ensured that such dental solutions not only look aesthetically beautiful, but are also as natural as possible. With the help of these advanced technologies, it has now…
  • How does Injectable Anesthetics help in Dental Procedures

    Nancy Parker
    18 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    Local anesthesia is used in dentistry to ensure that your patients do not feel extreme pain or discomfort during the procedures, while they can continue to remain conscious for the dental procedure. This can be administered via gel drops, spray, and injections. However, the most common type is injectable anesthetics. This employs a needle, cartridge, and syringe. While the cartridge and needle are not typically reusable, the syringe can be reused in most cases. An estimated 300 million anesthetic cartridges are used each year in the United States. Injectable anesthetics follow the principle…
  • 6 Implant benefits

    Brent Cornelius D.D.S.
    13 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    If you have missing, crooked, chipped, and/or diseased teeth, you may be considering having some cosmetic dentistry performed. Your options could include porcelain veneers, braces, Invisalign, a crown, dentures, etc. But if you’re missing a tooth or your teeth are chipped or broken, perhaps your best bet from a cosmetic standpoint is the dental implant. Dental implants offer the best bet for your time and money than another type of cosmetic work for chipped or missing teeth. Read below for six benefits of dental implants. Implants will last a very long time. A dental bridge typically lasts…
  • Are Dental Implants Right for You?

    Brent Cornelius D.D.S.
    2 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    If you’ve lost a tooth due to accident or due to advanced periodontal disease, you may have been considering getting a dental implant and are wondering if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Read below to learn who is – and isn’t – a good candidate when it comes to getting one or more dental implants. Dental implants are artificial teeth that are placed in your jaw. They are designed to hold one or more a replacement/prosthetic teeth. These prosthetics look exactly like natural teeth; even better than natural teeth. An x-ray of teeth with three implant screws. Prosthetic…
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  • MDPM’s Spring Leadership Retreat: Elford’s Experience

    Jill Nastasia
    11 May 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Learning to Improve Client Relations at the Fort Worth Stockyards Last weekend, the MDPM Consulting leadership team gathered at the Fort Worth Stockyards. The purpose was to redefine our internal goals, policies, and procedures while brainstorming how to improve our relationship with our clients (and to have a little fun). Motivated by a record-breaking April in terms of the number of new client websites made live and blogs written, our team was (and is) ready to put our best foot forward to continue to provide our clients with the highest level of service and quality. Amid the fun our…
  • Google’s mobile-friendly update: the time is now

    Jill Nastasia
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    As we’ve been talking about for the past few months, Google began rolling out its mobile-friendly update yesterday. This update will boost the ranking of mobile-friendly web pages on mobile search results so that “searchers can more easily find high-quality and relevant results where text is readable without tapping or zooming, tap targets are spaced appropriately, and the page avoids unplayable content or horizontal scrolling.” Straight from the mouth of Google, “this update: affects only search rankings on mobile devices affects search results in all languages…
  • Mobile-friendly vs Responsive websites

    Sara Aisenberg
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Here at MDPM Consulting, we knew that the move to mobile was coming. After all, we announced it here, here, here, and here. Here’s Google’s official statement from February 26: “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.” This means that if your website isn’t responsive/mobile-friendly, it’s very likely that your rankings will take a hit once this algorithm update launches. As your SEO…
  • Meet the MDPM Team: Tyler Meyers and Oliver Milici

    Jill Nastasia
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    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…
  • Meet the MDPM Team: Jeffrey Holmes, Web Developer

    Jill Nastasia
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    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…
 
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  • What Red Flags Could Your Team Be Giving Off in the Interviewing Process?

    1 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    During the typical interviewing process, most companies focus on identifying red flags and weeding out candidates who are not ideal. While this is a necessary practice, employers should also give consideration to the red flags their team members could be waving, and how this may be deterring future hires. As the executive, managerial and professional labor market has become overwhelmingly candidate-driven in the last few years, more employers are realizing they must overhaul their interviewing procedures, to attract top performers who frequently have several job offers at their disposal.
  • Perfect match: Choose the right associate for your practice

    30 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    Our friends over at Dr. Bicuspid (http://www.drbicuspid.com) featured a great article from ETS Dental this week titled "Perfect match: Choose the right associate for your practice"In the article, Vice President and Senior Dental Recruiter Morgan Pace breaks down a great systematic approach for analyzing associate candidates on a variety of levels, including clinical skills, production capability, goal alignment, clinical philosophy, and personality.Click the link below to read the full article on their site!Read the Full Article
  • Hiring an Associate Dentist – What to Look for on a Candidate’s Resume/CV

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    While large corporations in other industries may rely on automated applicant tracking systems to sift through resumes and attempt to identify the best candidates for an open position through keywords and algorithms, most dental practices employ a much simpler approach of reading through candidate resumes and CV’s manually. As the doctor or office manager, it can often be a challenge to identify the best candidate for your open position based off of a single document.As a dental recruiting firm, we know all too well what it’s like to read through giant stacks of resumes and CV’s. If you…
  • Online Interviewing Tips for Hiring Managers

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Interviewing can be costly and time consuming, especially when considering candidates from out of the area. Luckily, technology advancements have enabled us to reach these individuals with much more ease than we have had in the past thanks to the webcam allowing for online interviews.We are seeing more clients opting for online interviews due to the following benefits: You are able to view the candidate and gauge their professional appearance and body language Allows you to see the interviewee in their own surroundings Reduces travel costs associated with bringing candidates in for interviews…
  • Interviewing Methods in Your Dental Practice: Traditional versus Behavioral Interviewing

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    How do you interview? Do you just let a conversation happen, or do you take the time to dig a little deeper? There are two regularly used interview methods: The Traditional Interview and the Behavioral Interview. I highly recommend incorporating both when you interview candidates for your associate dentist or staff positions, as each method offers valuable insight about a candidate’s professional and personal qualities. Our friends at CEDR HR Solutions do a great job of defining both of these interview methods: “In a traditional interview, the interviewer asks prospective hires a series…
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  • MDPM’s Spring Leadership Retreat: Elford’s Experience

    Jill Nastasia
    11 May 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Learning to Improve Client Relations at the Fort Worth Stockyards Last weekend, the MDPM Consulting leadership team gathered at the Fort Worth Stockyards. The purpose was to redefine our internal goals, policies, and procedures while brainstorming how to improve our relationship with our clients (and to have a little fun). Motivated by a record-breaking April in terms of the number of new client websites made live and blogs written, our team was (and is) ready to put our best foot forward to continue to provide our clients with the highest level of service and quality. Amid the fun our…
  • Google’s mobile-friendly update: the time is now

    Jill Nastasia
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    As we’ve been talking about for the past few months, Google began rolling out its mobile-friendly update yesterday. This update will boost the ranking of mobile-friendly web pages on mobile search results so that “searchers can more easily find high-quality and relevant results where text is readable without tapping or zooming, tap targets are spaced appropriately, and the page avoids unplayable content or horizontal scrolling.” Straight from the mouth of Google, “this update: affects only search rankings on mobile devices affects search results in all languages…
  • Mobile-friendly vs Responsive websites

    Sara Aisenberg
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Here at MDPM Consulting, we knew that the move to mobile was coming. After all, we announced it here, here, here, and here. Here’s Google’s official statement from February 26: “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.” This means that if your website isn’t responsive/mobile-friendly, it’s very likely that your rankings will take a hit once this algorithm update launches. As your SEO…
  • Meet the MDPM Team: Tyler Meyers and Oliver Milici

    Jill Nastasia
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    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…
  • Meet the MDPM Team: Jeffrey Holmes, Web Developer

    Jill Nastasia
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    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…
 
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    Modern Practice

  • Specific vs Diffuse: Part 2

    Balaji Krishnamurthy
    19 May 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Two weeks ago David Baker, CEO of Think.Shift, wrote a provocative article challenging axioms – statements we believe to be self-evident truths. In this article I want to use him as an example of how to intentionally use both specific and diffuse forms of communication effectively. In a previous article I noted that some people are specific in their communication with intent to bring forth clarity of thought and others are more diffuse in their communication with intent to bring forth commonality of thought. Both styles have value, and the value is enhanced if you’re intentional about…
  • How Little Do Users Read? 20% – Tips for an effective dental homepage

    Larry Emmott
    13 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    RESULT OF EYE TRACKING STUDY ON A WEBPAGE Summary: On the average Web page, users have time to read at most 28% of the words during an average visit; 20% is more likely.We’ve known since our first studies of how users read on the Web that they typically don’t read very much. Scanning text is an extremely common behavior for higher-literacy users… via How Little Do Users Read? I often see dental web pages that are loaded with text. Home pages will have four or five paragraphs extolling the philosophy of the office, endless treatment options and the educational accomplishments of the…
  • Caution: Falling Axioms

    David Baker
    6 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    With a background in advertising, I am keenly aware of the influence that engaging and colorful words can have on the acceptance of an idea. However, I had not connected this with the business axioms that are so often embraced without challenge. Axioms are “statements or propositions regarded as being established, accepted or self-evidently true.” I wondered about the cultural consequences of not challenging these underlying beliefs when I read an example in “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz. It caught my attention, perhaps because I have often shared…
  • How to kick start a new system at your office

    Larry Emmott
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Only One is Good There are three possible outcomes when adding technology to the office only one of which is good. One: The office buys a new high tech system then throws team members at it with little or no training and no plan for implementation. This all too common approach almost always results in frustrated staff and wasted money. Two: The dental office spends the money to buy a technology system then spends additional time and money training a staff person to use it. The staff person clings to the old way of doing things, fails to implement the system and blames the technology for the…
  • The importance of a business mentor

    Donna Cassidy
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Who’s your mentor? Having a business mentor who you can bounce ideas off of is an invaluable asset. It can make a huge difference in the success of your dental practice and the future of your business. Most of us always think we know the correct answers to all of the business issues that come at us on a daily basis but that might not be very realistic. You cannot possibly be all knowing in every dental and business subject matter. It helps to have a great support network and that should include a great mentor. The trick is in developing that crucial relationship with someone you admire…
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    Henderson Cosmetic Dentist Blog | Marielaina Perrone DDS » Henderson Cosmetic Dentist | Dental Implants | Las Vegas | Henderson | Nevada

  • Porcelain Veneers To Create A Naturally, Beautiful Smile

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    13 May 2015 | 9:34 am
    Porcelain veneers are sometimes perceived as something out of Hollywood. There is a good reason for this as many actors and actresses have abnormally perfect white teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is an art and smiles can be recreated or they can be perfect. Perfection is in the eye of the beholder. Some like having small gaps
  • Can Tongue Brushing Improve Oral Hygiene?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    6 May 2015 | 1:44 am
    A good oral hygiene regimen often includes tooth brushing multiple times a day along with flossing but did you know there is more you could be doing? While brushing and flossing are very effective adding tongue brushing to your regimen can kick your dental hygiene into high gear. Neglecting to brush your tongue at least
  • All On 4 Dental Implants – Step By Step

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:34 am
    All On 4 Dental Implants has become a very popular treatment option for many who have already lost their teeth or are on the verge of losing their teeth. It is often called “teeth in a day” because patients walk out of the dental office with a full complement of teeth following a few hours
  • Summer Smile Protection

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Summertime for most means lots of time by the pool and out in the sun but did you also know it could mean dental health issues? Below you will find a list of some helpful tips to keep your smile safe this summer. Summertime Smile Protection Tips -Stay Hydrated. This is good for your entire
  • Healthy Smiles For Autistic Patients

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    Autism -  a developmental disability that significantly affects communication (both verbal and non verbal) and social interaction, generally evident before age three, that adversely affects educational performance. Other characteristics often associated with autistic people are, engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines, and unusual responses to sensory experiences. -1 percent
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    THE DENTAL PANORAMA

  • Tips to ease into your dental treatment ....

    22 May 2015 | 8:12 am
    If  the thought of visiting a dentist makes your heart pound harder and your palms sweat, do not  worry, you are not alone. Surveys show that it affects thirteen to twenty four percent  of people around the world.Some people are so afraid at the thought of going to the dentist that they avoid the experience altogether until the reality of tooth ache hits.We have heard patients having frequent nightmares about dental treatment. Some people eat only soft food just for the fear of tooth chipping away or teeth breaking which will eventually lead to infections, pain and poor…
  • 19 Feb 2015 | 9:21 pm

    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 You can meet our doctors at Smilekraft Multispeciality Dental Clinics Bengaluru Delhi Hyderabad
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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#rootYou can meet our doctors at Smilekraft Multispeciality Dental Clinics Bengaluru Hyderabad New Delhi +Smilekraft Multispeciality Dental Clinicswww.smilekraft.in
 
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    Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP

  • Dental Social Media Post Ideas

    12 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    Are you having a hard time coming up with fresh ideas for social media posts? Or, maybe you’re thinking about getting started with social media, but don’t know quite what you should post. Whether you’re a seasoned social media users…Read More
  • Make Your Dental Staff Meetings WORK!

    4 May 2015 | 9:44 am
     Staff meetings can be an effective and efficient tool. However, oftentimes ill-executed meetings take place, resulting in no specified agenda, a zoned-out audience and no real results. To get the most out of your team meetings, it…Read More
  • How to keep your dental employees from defecting to the competition

    30 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    By: Debbie Ames With all the competition you have in the area, you know that dental employees can be difficult to keep. After all, you are a small business owner who has limits on the amounts of benefits you can offer to keep your…Read More
  • Why Dentists Need to Use Social Media

    27 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
    In businesses across the board – finance, healthcare and even your favorite pet store, companies are finding the use of social media critical to business success. Consider using social media as a way to create professional…Read More
  • How Dentists Can Get More From Patient Surveys

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:23 am
    Positive patient reviews and testimonials can have a huge impact on the marketing needs on your dentistry practice. Every patient has influence, and you can leverage this influence by implementing online patient surveys. Here are some…Read More
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    Dr. Michael Sinkin, D.D.S

  • 3 Foods To Avoid When Whitening Your Teeth

    Michael Sinkin
    11 May 2015 | 4:04 am
    This past St. Patrick’s Day I read with amusement a human-interest story about someone whose teeth turned green after consuming copious amounts of green beer being served at a local Irish pub. Similarly, I recall a patient, who despite being given this list of foods to avoid when whitening your teeth, consumed red wine some hours after undergoing in-office tooth whitening. She appeared at my “doorstep” the next morning with purple-hued teeth! And while I happen to fancy green and purple (along with blue and pink) these are not colors associated with beautiful teeth. In fact when I…
  • Is It Safe To Have Dental Work During Pregnancy?

    Michael Sinkin
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
      There seems to be a small baby boom taking place in my dental practice! Amazingly in the last ten days I have treated five moms-to-be. But pregnancy isn’t the only thing that these particular patients have in common. Each one of them (with the exception of a veteran in her fourth pregnancy) called my office before scheduling the appointment and asked the same question: “Is it safe to have dental work during pregnancy?” From my humble perspective as both a father who observed up close and personal the two pregnancies that produced my own children, and from that of a dentist who…
  • 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…
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    parhamdentalteam.com

  • Arlington Laser Dentistry

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Dental lasers are one part of the formula that adds up to a happy patient! Been hearing some hype about dental lasers? Laser technology is becoming more and more widely available in different applications – and that’s for a good reason. While we might think of lasers as stereotypically “futuristic,” they deserve the hype. Changing out standard tools for specific lasers helps get the job done in the best possible way. Arlington laser dentistry offers a comfortable and positive patient experience. If you’ve ever experienced dental anxiety, then learning more about…
  • Can Teeth Be Stain-Proof? Ways to a Whiter Smile

    Parham Dental Team
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    So you’ve just whitened your teeth – now how are you going to make sure the results really last? We all want to possess bright smiles, and we respect those with dazzling pearly whites. By taking a couple extra precautions each day, you can make sure your teeth continue to be among the brightest in the room. Daily Steps for Long-Term Whitening Results Brush and floss thoroughly – Part of the reason your teeth become stained is from plaque buildup. If you brush and floss regularly and carefully, you can remove the offending bacteria before it affects your smile’s…
  • 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…
 
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    Fluoride Dangers

  • CDC Fudges Fluoride Data AGAIN – FluorideGate Scandal Intensifies

    2 May 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Dr. Katherine Weno, Director of CDC’s Oral Health Division’s, recent fluoridation statement (4/2/2015) continues the CDC's pattern of misrepresenting fluoridation safety. Weno seemed to cherry pick information, use outdated science, ignore valid fluoride-damaging reports. And, indirectly, she admits fluoridation failed.Weno’s letter says, “The U.S. Public Health Service; the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health Research, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, at the University of York; and the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia have all conducted…
  • Fluoridation is the Biggest Public Health Blunder of All Time

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Public health actions achieved positive health outcomes -  but fluoridation is not one of them.We've now learned that in the 1970's the sugar industry conspired with government officials at the National Institutes of Dental Research to take the heat off of sugar as a proven cavity-causer. Using tobacco industry tactics, "Big Sugar" convinced federal government dentists to look elsewhere for solutions such as unproven fluoride remedies.So it's no surprise that, after 70 years of fluoridation, tooth decay is at crisis proportions. And sugar is finally being blamed. For…
  • Fluoridation: Illegal, Unethical and Must End, says Legal Scholar

    22 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    Fluoridation violates numerous legal and ethical human subjects research protocols, argues Rita Barnett-Rose, Chapman University Associate Law Professor, in the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review  (Volume 39 | Issue 1).Using case law, legal opinions and scientific reports, Barnett-Rose argues that fluoridation schemes allow public health officials to experiment on humans without their informed consent.Fluoride chemicals added to public water supplies, although touted as a safe and effective method to reduce tooth decay, surprisingly have never been thoroughly studied…
  • CDC misleads legislators about fluoride's kidney effects. Is it a Cover-up?

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:56 am
    Emails released through freedom-of-information  requests reveal that at least two members of the US Center for Disease Control's Oral Health Division have private worries about fluoride's risks to kidney patients but publicly deny any concern.Artificial fluoridation began in 1945, aimed at teeth, without considering how unnatural fluoride chemicals could affect other body functions or population subsets, such as kidney patients.CDC says, “The safety and effectiveness of fluoride at levels used in community water fluoridation has been thoroughly documented…”But,  William Maas,…
  • CDC Official Lied About Fluoridation Safety

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:46 pm
    A CDC fluoridation spokesperson, dentist William Bailey, told the FairbanksAlaska, City Council in 2008 that the CDC doesn't do original fluoride/fluoridation safety research. Instead the CDC relies on many reviews and reports from the US and other countries. Some of the studies Bailey cited actually do not support fluoridation's safety and/or efficacy as he professed: Transcript:  https://web.archive.org/web/20080531015347/http://fluoridealert.org/bailey1.htmlLegislators rely on government officials and rarely fact-check their testimony. But we did.Here’s the truth about  reports…
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    David Wilhite DDS

  • Tips For Good Oral Hygiene

    wh_admin
    25 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    How To Prevent Plaque Buildup Remember how mom always said to brush and floss and stay away from the candy? Well, if you want to keep your teeth pearly white and avoid the dreaded cavity, you ought to listen! All you need to do is follow these simple steps to maintain a fabulous smile and […] The post Tips For Good Oral Hygiene appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
  • Why It’s Important To Maintain Good Oral Health

    wh_admin
    18 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Can Dental Cavities Be Contagious? We all know the age-old adage that sweets, sugar, and candy cause cavities. But did you ever wonder if cavities were contagious? Could you “catch” a cavity the same way you can catch the flu or a cold? Well, scientists say yes, indeed tooth decay is contagious. Bacteria that sticks […] The post Why It’s Important To Maintain Good Oral Health appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
  • Can Health Issues Be Caused By Bad Oral Hygiene?

    wh_admin
    13 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Can Bad Teeth Cause Other Health Issues? We all know we should take good care of our teeth. We need to brush and floss to keep our teeth clean and healthy. But did you know there is a connection between healthy teeth and gums and overall health, including your heart and your brain? Over the […] The post Can Health Issues Be Caused By Bad Oral Hygiene? appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
  • Tips to Keep Kids Cavity-Free

    wh_admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    We always want to give our children the best and that includes a healthy smile. No parent or caregiver wants to hear his or her child has a cavity. Follow these simple tips to keep your child’s mouth healthy and smile sparkling. Brush Those Teeth! The first line of defense against cavities is proper brushing. […] The post Tips to Keep Kids Cavity-Free appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
  • Tips for a Healthier Smile

    wh_admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Everyone wants a million-dollar smile; there is nothing better than flashing a beautiful set of pearly whites. There are several ways you can keep your smile sparkling. Visit Your Dentist Regularly Don’t skip out on your dentist appointments. The traditional advice is to see your dentist for a routine cleaning and checkup every six months. […] The post Tips for a Healthier Smile appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
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    zadehdentistry.com

  • Soft Drinks and Tooth Erosion

    zadeh
    21 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    Popular drinks like soda and juice can accelerate tooth erosion. I have written before regarding what you should drink and eat to maintain tooth health, but it always bears repeating. Soft drinks and many popular fruit juices and drinks have excessive amounts of sugar, which influences the acidity of your mouth and gives the bacteria which cause tooth decay plenty of food to reproduce, grow, and erode your teeth. Furthermore, the rough feeling on your teeth after drinking a sugary soft drink is because your enamel has been weakened. Rinsing with water, drinking milk, and brushing your teeth…
  • Pain Relievers Deaden Emotion

    zadeh
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    As a dentist, I have prescribed and given patients a lot of pain relievers over the years. Dental work and surgery can come with some painful aftereffects. Let’s not lie, and it’s our job as medical professionals to help patients manage their pain. However, painkillers have been a subject of controversy for several years now, due to the rise of opiod addiction and overprescription. What has come out is further concerning, regarding painkillers, particularly those in the family that contains acetaminophen which includes Tylenol®. And it is only recently that the side effects have…
  • Smoking Compromises Immunity and Helps Spread of Superbugs

    zadeh
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    As if we needed another reason to encourage people to stop smoking! In the near future, rather than being a public ‘nuisance’ health risk, it may become a very real national health concern, as smoking has been shown to increase the aggressiveness of superbugs such as MRSA. Superbugs have been a growing concern for several years now, and I have written on techniques and steps to help improve the safety of dental and medical offices, as well as the dangers of smoking, both traditional tobacco and electronic cigarettes.A study out of UC San Diego has shown that smoking not only…
  • E-Cigarettes: Not A Smart Substitute

    zadeh
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Hello. I’m here today to discuss a growing trend called e-Cigarettes. While these little electronic bundles of vapor and nicotine have been around for a couple of years now, only recently have we seen mounting evidence that not only may they be worse for you than cigarettes, due to the preservatives and other chemicals in the flavor vapors, they do not help you quit smoking. This latter claim is common among people who use e-Cigarettes to ‘cut back’ on their cigarette habit. While it may reduce the amount of ash, grime, and unpleasant smell; e-Cigarettes do nothing to curb…
  • 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…
 
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    arizonafamilydental.com

  • Ask Dr. Parker: Why Are My Gums Receding?

    Matt Parker
    21 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    Maybe your teeth have become sensitive, or perhaps you noticed your teeth appear longer than they used to. Or you may even be able to feel a small bump at the gum line that wasn’t there before. Whatever the symptoms, your gums are receding and it’s normal to be concerned about it. Have no fear: […] The post Ask Dr. Parker: Why Are My Gums Receding? appeared first on .
  • Fluoride: A Comprehensive and Complicated History

    Matt Parker
    5 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    Recently the federal government issued a recommendation to reduce the amount of fluoride in Americans’ drinking water. The decision sparked a renewal of the spirited debate surrounding fluoride that has raged for decades. Indeed, fluoride is one of the most controversial issues in dentistry. There are many questions surrounding this mineral, which has long been […] The post Fluoride: A Comprehensive and Complicated History appeared first on .
  • Oral Care and Hygiene Buyer’s Guide

    Matt Parker
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Walking into the oral-care aisle at your local grocery or drug store can feel overwhelming. The shelves are crammed with hundreds of different brands of toothpaste, mouthwash, and dental floss, not to mention the rows and rows of different toothbrushes. You may find yourself wondering, “What’s the best mouthwash? What’s the best toothpaste for kids? […] The post Oral Care and Hygiene Buyer’s Guide appeared first on .
  • Ask Dr. Parker: When to See the Dentist

    Matt Parker
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    You have a toothache. It’s not interfering with your day-to-day life, but it’s definitely annoying, and your regularly scheduled dental cleaning isn’t for another three months. Is it time to schedule a visit to the dentist? I hear questions like this at the AZ Family Dental office outside Phoenix all the time. People worry over […] The post Ask Dr. Parker: When to See the Dentist appeared first on .
  • A Comprehensive Guide of Denture Information

    Matt Parker
    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 .
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  • Researchers Found Link Between Hair Disorders and Tooth Decay

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Researchers at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease have found correlation between a specific type of hair protein and dental cavities/decay. Hair Proteins and Tooth Decay…. Huh? It is a bizarre finding, almost as if the researchers had stumbled upon their discovery accidentally (which is not uncommon in the world of […]
  • Toothache or Sinus Pain? How Sinuses are Connected to Teeth

    admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Your sinuses are basically a network of hollow chambers in your skull that let air through, before it gets to your lungs, so it can be warmed and humidified. Usually, your body has a mechanism that keeps your sinuses clean, but in some instances, the bacteria can get out of control and cause an infection. […]
  • Red Wine’s Cavity Fighting Benefits

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Can red wine be good for your teeth? Next time you sit down for a glass of wine and begin to feel guilty – we’ve got some exciting news for you: there’s even more benefits to red wine than you had initially expected! A newer study has confirmed that red wine also possesses cavity-fighting properties. […]
  • Dr. Sally’s Guide to Fresh Breath

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    The importance of straight, white teeth has been discussed in our previous posts, but what about our breath? Is this important? Well, considering smell is one of senses that lingers with us the longest, it is definitely important. People tend to associate smells with moments in time, with people, and with life events. Quick Remedies […]
  • Attractive Smiles – The Social Impact Our Teeth Have

    admin
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:57 pm
    The rise of social media as a tool to quickly share multimedia files such as videos and photos, have made our appearance more important than ever. Many people love to share photos with their friends on popular platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. An attractive appearance is something deeply rooted in human nature. It’s not […]
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