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  • Bye Bye Yellow teeth ....... !!!

    10 Jun 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Teeth impression , your first or the last impr..... !!!Personal appearance is very important in society. Surveys continuously shows that dull ,yellow or brown teeth tend to affect the overall self  esteem of an individual. It affects how people look feel about themselves and how others look at them. Teeth are a prominent feature of the face and does influence that first impression.Studies have shown that when two people are talking face to face, dull yellow teeth, poor oral hygiene, swollen gums and bad breath all influence that first impression.For some the teeth become yellow over time…
  • Important advance in treatment and prevention of infection has potential to have dramatic effect in dentistry

    Dentistry News From Medical News Today
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    A new technology which could increase protection against antibacterial and antifungal infection for weeks, months or years has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol.
  • Natural Tooth Loss Linked to Memory and Walking Speed Declines
    13 Jun 2015 | 10:03 pm
    A study appearing in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society looked at the memory and walking speed of older individuals with and without their natural teeth. A total of 3,166 adults age 60 and over from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing were looked at. The results showed that people with none of their own teeth were around 10% worse in both memory and walking speed tests when compared to people who still had some teeth. The results were adjusted for a large amount of potential factors such as existing health problems, physical health, drinking, depression, sociodemographic…
  • 400,000-year-old dental tartar provides earliest evidence of manmade pollution

    Dentistry News From Medical News Today
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    A new discovery has revealed an early prehistoric 'balanced' diet and presence of respiratory irritants that could have resulted from smoke inhalation from indoor fires used for roasting meat.
  • Strong teeth: Nanostructures under stress make teeth crack resistant

    Dentistry News -- ScienceDaily
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:34 am
    Human teeth have to serve for a lifetime, despite being subjected to huge forces. But the high failure resistance of dentin in teeth is not fully understood. An interdisciplinary team of scientists has now analyzed the complex structure of dentin. They could reveal that the mineral particles are precompressed.
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  • New: Consensus Reports of the European Federation of Conservative Dentistry

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    (Source: Clinical Oral Investigations)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Three-dimensional culture of dental pulp stem cells in direct contact to tricalcium silicate cements

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Conclusions Increased cell viability and similar levels of mineralization-associated gene expression in three-dimensional cell cultures on the novel tricalcium silicate cement and mineral trioxide aggregate indicate that the material is cytocompatible and bioactive. Clinical relevance The tested new tricalcium silicate cement confirms its suitability as an alternative to MTA in vital pulp therapy. (Source: Clinical Oral Investigations)
  • Prosthetic and surgical rehabilitation of a cleidocranial dysplasia patient with magnet-retained overlay removable partial dentures

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Abstract Cleidocranial dysplasia is an autosomal dominant inherited condition consisting of a generalized skeletal disorder, characterized by clavicular aplasia (deficient formation of the clavicles), delayed and imperfect ossification of the cranium, moderately short stature, and a variety of other skeletal abnormalities. Associated dental signs are present in 93.5 % patients and include failure of tooth eruption with multiple supernumerary teeth, dilaceration of roots, crown germination, microdontia, high arched palate, midface hypoplasia, and high gonial angle. The present case report…
  • Interaction of enamel matrix proteins with human periodontal ligament cells

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Conclusion Soluble amelogenin isoform TRAP appears to be internalizing into a subset of PDL cells. Moreover, TRAP uptake is most likely controlled by receptor-mediated endocytosis. Clinical relevance Information on interaction between PDL cells and EMD/TRAP might prove useful in designing targeted interventions (i.e. use of chemically prepared soluble amelogenin peptides) to repair/regenerate periodontal tissues. Such interventions can also (i) avoid the use of rather crude animal-derived enamel matrix protein (EMP)/EMD preparation and (ii) preparation of cost-effective and more controlled…
  • Antifibrinolytic Drugs (Aminocaproic Acid and Tranexamic Acid): Treatment Perspectives for Dental Surgery

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Abstract The purpose of the review was to evaluate the risks and benefits of antifibrinolytic drugs, aminocaproic acid and tranexamic acid, with respect to dental surgery. The literature supports the utilization of antifibrinolytic drugs particularly with regard to hemophilia and other bleeding dyscrasias. Systemic therapy has potential risks, although blood studies allow for the safe utilization of antifibrinolytics. The use of topical antifibrinolytic drugs demonstrates benefit without significant risk. (Source: Current Oral Health Reports)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best…
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  • Important advance in the treatment, prevention of bacterial infection

    17 Jun 2015 | 10:54 am
    A new technology which could increase protection against antibacterial and antifungal infection for weeks, months or years has been developed by researchers. The technology is likely to have significant impact across a number of areas including dentistry, where one in seven composite fillings fail within seven years and 86 percent of these failures are caused by bacterial infection.
  • Families of orofacial clefting not at higher risk for dental anomalies

    16 Jun 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Children with oral clefts show a wide range of dental anomalies, adding complexity to understanding the phenotypic spectrum of orofacial clefting. The evidence is mixed however on whether the prevalence of dental anomalies is elevated in unaffected relatives, and is mostly based on small samples. New research suggests that families of these children are not at a higher risk of dental anomalies.
  • Major health consequences for individuals with severe dental anxiety

    12 Jun 2015 | 6:13 am
    Adults who suffer from severe dental anxiety (DA) are often dissatisfied with their appearance. The dissatisfaction may be associated with poorer oral health, depression and anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help patients with severe DA, according to new research.
  • Dental implants result in better quality of life for osteoporotic women

    11 Jun 2015 | 10:15 am
    With age, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of losing their teeth. But what treatment for tooth loss provides women with the highest degree of satisfaction in their work and social lives?
  • Strong teeth: Nanostructures under stress make teeth crack resistant

    10 Jun 2015 | 6:34 am
    Human teeth have to serve for a lifetime, despite being subjected to huge forces. But the high failure resistance of dentin in teeth is not fully understood. An interdisciplinary team of scientists has now analyzed the complex structure of dentin. They could reveal that the mineral particles are precompressed.
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  • Shareholders of Daya give greenlight to vessel buy

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    KUALA LUMPUR: Daya Materials Bhd shareholders have approved the planned purchase of subsea offshore vessel Siem Daya 1 (SD1) despite earlier concerns that this would lead to big exposure amid the softer oil price environment. The company is keeping its …
  • T.brush is an electric toothbrush with a cool design and long battery life

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:58 pm
    … ’s also very necessary. Electric toothbrushes that get into those hard-to-reach … . Related: This nanotech toothbrush cleans your teeth without toothpaste Dot Company created … actually do its job? The toothbrush employs and oscillate-and-rotate brushing method …
  • TVNZ greenlight second season of Our First Home

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Reality renovating competition Our First Home has been confirmed for a second series, with TVNZ calling for aspiring reality stars to come forward. The show, which screened on TV One earlier this year, saw parents buy and renovate a house to help their …
  • Hinesville dentists fear patient loss after Fort Stewart announces practice on post

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    … up about new competition. Local dentists gathered outside the Liberty County … under,” said Dr. Tad Jackson, Dentist. Anthony Phillips and his wife … a full-spectrum dental clinic here in early 2016. All dental providers in …
  • Wubmarine New Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight Campa...

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:40 pm
    An intergalactic producer must recover EDM tracks, lost in space, destined for Earth's DJs in this rhythm based shooter Semag Studio is running a new Kickstarter campaign for Wubmarine, a rhythm shooter about an intergalactic record producer who is …
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  • Worksop: Dentist awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Dr Paul Liddiard, who used to work at Dungannon dental practice, Watson Road, but now lives in Jersey, has been recognised for his servives to dentistry.
  • Alberta newcomer feels 'ripped off' after visit to dentist

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:41 am
    What Alberta resident Leah Ettarh had to pay her dentist after insurance was almost as much as she would have paid in B.C. had she had no insurance at all. New Alberta resident Leah Ettarh said that after opening her mail and finding two credit card receipts - for $59.45 and $174.32 - she thought her dentist had forgotten to bill her insurance company.
  • Om Planet: Aspen or Bust for Wanderlust

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:42 am
    Last summer, my naturopathic dentist organized a small audience for San Diego-based belly dance duo The Shimmy Sisters. The gathering took place at Thrive Integrated Health, a complex that houses Proactive Wellness, Kindness Yoga and John Augspurger's biological dentistry practice.
  • Diman Dental students glimpse future

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Worlds collided at Diman Vocational recently when Dental Assisting students were given a demonstration that would have felt at home to Machine Tool Technology students. They were introduced to a Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics machine, an innovative machine that builds new crowns and teeth on the fly.
  • Audit: Dentist overbills Nevada Medicaid $285,000

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:27 pm
    An unidentified dentist overbilled Nevada's Medicaid program by more than $285,000 in fiscal 2012 and 2013, according to an audit reviewed last week by the Legislative Commission. Laurie Squartsoff, administrator of Medicaid for Nevada, said the dentist has been eliminated from the list of those authorized to treat Medicaid patients and has since left the state.
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  • 5 Year Recall on a Cracked Tooth

    16 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Now you are probably wondering what that title means?  As we all know, posterior teeth often get craze lines (surface cracks) in the enamel due to truama, large restorations, heavy occlusion or parafunctional habits.  When these craze lines go past the enamel and into the dentin, we refer to them as cracks.  Coronal cracks are very common in adult teeth.  Seeing a coronal crack in a tooth should prompt you to question the occlusal forces, parafunctional habits, size the existing restoration, the vitality of the tooth and then the need for coronal coverage.This patient came…
  • Are Dental Implants Forever?

    8 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    In previous posts, we have discussed the differences between implants and root canal therapy.  We have made the argument, which is still seen playing out in many of our dental journals, that implants and root canals are not really alternative treatments.  If a tooth is restorable (no root fracture, stable periodontium) then maintaining the the natural tooth is the ideal treatment.At Superstition Springs Endodontics, we work with the best dentists in the east valley, who understand and help their patients understand the value of the natural tooth. However, many patients get…
  • Medicare Opt-In or Opt-Out Delayed Again

    5 Jun 2015 | 7:58 am
    CMS has delayed the enforcement of the new Medicare rule until June 1, 2016.  The deadline for enrollment has been moved back to Jan 1, 2016.For more information from ADA, click here.
  • 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…
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  • Using Ozone Nano Bubble Water to Treat Gum Infections

    27 Jun 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Ozone nano-bubble water is a new antiseptic agent that may potentially be used to treat periodontitis or severe gum infections. Researchers at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University published their research in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. The researchers evaluated the bactericidal activities of ozone nano-bubble water (known as NBW3) against two bacterial agents that cause periodontitis. The research results showed that NBW3 can kill periodontal pathogens within 30 seconds of exposure with only a minor impact on the viability of oral tissue cells after 24 hours…
  • Depression Drugs (SSRIs) Linked to Dental Implant Failure

    20 Jun 2015 | 7:44 pm
    The Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) drugs are known to be the most widely used for depression. In a new study by the International and American Associations for Dental Research it has shown that SSRIs can reduce bone formation and lead to an increased risk of bone fracture. The study looked specifically at osseointegration implants and the risk of failures. The study was conducted on patients with dental implants from January 2007 to January 2013. A total of 916 dental implants in 490 patients were explored with 94 implants on 51 patients using SSRIs. The specific data analysis…
  • Natural Tooth Loss Linked to Memory and Walking Speed Declines

    13 Jun 2015 | 10:03 pm
    A study appearing in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society looked at the memory and walking speed of older individuals with and without their natural teeth. A total of 3,166 adults age 60 and over from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing were looked at. The results showed that people with none of their own teeth were around 10% worse in both memory and walking speed tests when compared to people who still had some teeth. The results were adjusted for a large amount of potential factors such as existing health problems, physical health, drinking, depression, sociodemographic…
  • Heart Infections on the Rise in Dental Patients After Antibiotic Reductions

    6 Jun 2015 | 9:43 pm
    In March 2008, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence issued guidelines recommending that dentists should no longer give antibiotics before invasive treatments to people who are considered at risk of developing a life threatening heart infection. The life threatening heart infection is known as infective endocarditis and 40% of all cases are caused by bacteria in the mouth. Researchers at the University of Sheffield set out to explore the impact of these guidelines. It was found that an increase in cases of infective endocarditis was observed above what was expected. In March…
  • Periodontal Disease Can Lead to More Risk of Kidney Disease

    30 May 2015 | 8:44 pm
    As previously discussed on this website periodontal disease is something one should be aware of when considering whether or not to have wisdom teeth removed as periodontal disease can develop when wisdom teeth are maintained. This is discussed over at Many previous studies have looked at periodontal disease and how having it can lead to increased risk for other diseases. See for example,…
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    Fluoride News Tracker

  • Fluoridation Fails North Carolina

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    87.5% of North Carolina is fluoridated. Yet,  “Forty percent of children in North Carolina start school with dental disease,”
  • Fluoridation fails San Francisco, California

    16 Jun 2015 | 5:14 am
    San Francisco is fluoridated, yet  nearly 40 percent of San Francisco children turn up with tooth decay by the time they reach kindergarten, public health experts have seen enough. They want to make the city a cavity-free zone. "San Francisco’s children have a higher percent of cavities than the national average at 33 percent, according to federal government statistics""Between 2000 and 2012, the difference between white children and those who are Chinese, Latino and African American as measured by the percentage of cavities has increased by 7 percent in San Francisco, the…
  • Fluoridation Fails San Francisco, California

    10 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    High levels of tooth decay reported among Mission's Latino youth | Neighborhoods | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner:For example, 32 percent of kindergartners living in the 94110 ZIP code of the Mission experienced tooth decay in the 2013-14 school year compared to 53 percent in ZIP code 94108, which includes the southern portion of Chinatown, and 45 percent in ZIP code 94133 in the northern part of Chinatown.However, 436 predominantly Latino kindergartners had tooth decay in the Mission ZIP code, while 60 were affected in the 94108 ZIP code in southern Chinatown and 96 in the 94133 ZIP…
  • Fluoridation Fails Rhode Island

    1 Jun 2015 | 3:12 am
    Rhode Island is 84% fluoridated, Yet, hundreds lined up — some even camped out — for the fourth annual Mission of Mercy free dental clinic, now in its fourth year.This weekend, close to 1000 patients were seen for a variety of dental needs: infected or broken teeth, cavities; some to have their wisdom teeth removed."There's just such a huge gap between the haves and the have-nots," said Dr. Ken Rudman, a volunteer who has a practice in Warwick.Free dental clinic attracts nearly 1,000 - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England
  • Fluoridation Fails Colorado City

    31 May 2015 | 4:32 am
    Greeley, Colorado is fluoridated but  "many patients come in for emergencies, such as swollen mouths or pain so severe they have trouble sleeping. Sometimes, patients go so long without dental care Johnson can’t save their teeth. Sometimes, the cases are heartbreaking: He sees children come in with decay on every tooth.Johnson estimated between 60 to 70 percent of his child patients in Greeley need care that goes beyond checkups, such as fillings or other work, which he said is on par with the national average for lower-income communities.""Lower-income families are underserved in…
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  • Top Techniques To Cope With Dental Anxiety

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:02 am
    Dental phobia and dental anxiety is a serious issue affecting over 35 million Americans alone. Many people have such an overwhelming fear of dental care that they deal with constant pain and discomfort. Research has shown a definite body/mouth connection. Not maintaining good dental care can have dramatic negative effects on your overall health and well being. In recent years sedation dentistry has become quite popular, but sleeping through dental treatment does not allow you to develop the tools to overcome dental phobia and dental anxiety in a healthy manageable way. Common dental…
  • Oral Hygiene Advice to Live By

    Brent Cornelius D.D.S.
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to practicing good oral hygiene, it’s all about making certain activities a habit. Make them a habit and you and children can expect good oral health throughout your and their lives. Read below for our favorite oral hygiene advice – for life! Once your children reach the age of 6, their adult molars should have erupted. This is a great time to talk to their dentist about placing sealants on their teeth. These coatings can make it harder for bacteria/plaque to form on their teeth, greatly reducing the potential for cavities (according to the Centers for Diseases Control).
  • Consult the Best Dental doctor in Delhi in case of any Oral Issue

    Saurabh Singh
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Health is the most important thing in your life, and especially oral health as it lets you express how good you are feeling to the world through your smile? But every now and then, you may get any kind of dental problem like toothache, tooth decaying or misaligned teeth and it may snatch your wonderful smile. Therefore, it is advisable to consult the best dental doctor in Delhi so as eliminate the issue as early as possible at its root cause before it turns out into a permanent problem.    Now the question arises how you are going to choose the perfect clinic for your treatment which offers…
  • The Inside of My Mouth is Peeling. What’s Going On?

    Brent Cornelius D.D.S.
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    If you notice that the inside of your cheeks appear to “peel” from time to time, it could be because you’re having a mild allergic reaction to your toothpaste. But it also could mean something more serious:, gingivitis/periodontitis, canker sores or the more serious mouth ulcers, or even Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. If you notice peeling or sores in your mouth that don’t go away within a few days, get to a dentist ASAP! Read below for more information on some of the different causes of mouth peeling. First, the toothpaste reaction: some people have a mild allergic reaction to whitening…
  • Why Treatment of Dental Clinic in Delhi NCR is Reliable

    Saurabh Singh
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:17 am
    A Dental Clinic in Delhi NCR priorities customer satisfaction over anything else, and that is the reason they have built an astonishing reputation among the public. Most of the clinics provide multispecialty treatment to people of all ages within the budget. People often fall into the trap of harmful foods which gradually deteriorates their teeth, and if the care is not taken promptly, it renders into awful diseases. It is not just the case with adults, but also with the kids who regularly consume chocolates. In order to prevent all these and cure oral issues from its roots, a reliable…
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  • Dr. Logan to Teach Dental Practice Management Course

    Dr. Edward Logan
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:20 pm
      A.T. Still University’s Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health opened their St. Louis facility in Lafayette Square this month. The college opened in Kirksville, Missouri in 2013 and this latest facility will provide clinical opportunities and further academic courses for third and fourth year dental students. The heart of the school’s mission is to educate and train dentists to serve vulnerable populations in need. The patient dental clinic will open in July 2015. For more information about the dental clinic, please visit the Patient Services page.   Dr. Edward Logan has…
  • How Do I Fix a Negative Online Review?

    Dr. Edward Logan
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Here are some tips for dealing with a negative online review of your dental practice – Respond with an apology online. Some review sites allow you to respond to the reviewer. The message should be apologetic, not contain excuses, not argue that the reviewer is presenting false information and not contain any personal health information. Depending on the actual complaint you can say what steps will be taken for that issue not to occur again. Do not respond if you cannot do so in the above manner. Attempt to get the negative review removed either by the site or the submitter. It is often…
  • 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: 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…
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  •, NDA to offer online CE

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm, the National Dental Association (NDA), and Garfield Refining are teaming up to provide online continuing education (CE) to dentists and dental team members.
  • Law mandates dental screenings for Ore. schoolkids

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:12 pm
    A new Oregon law requiring dental screenings for children starting public school who are 7 years old or younger will take effect for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • CareCredit donates $100K to Give Kids A Smile

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    CareCredit has donated $100,000 to the ADA Foundation's Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) Fund for the ninth consecutive year, according to the company.
  • The growing trend of new leadership in dentistry

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    In a dental practice, what does the word leadership mean? Does it mean being cool, calm, authoritative, and dominant, or can it mean being warm, nurturing, and friendly? In this Second Opinion, Dr. Monica (more)
  • Leaders in Dentistry: Dr. Robert Boyd

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    When Dr. Robert Boyd was in dental school, he wasn't thinking about becoming an orthodontist. Now, as the chair of the department of orthodontics at the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School (more)
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  • Bounce rate: an inside look, and why yours might be on the rise

    Chris Pearson
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Each month, our clients receive SEO reports and analysis of their website’s traffic and performance. In addition to tracking basic traffic, pageviews, pages viewed per session, average session duration, and other metrics, we track something called bounce rate. Over the past month or two, we’ve noticed that some of our clients’ website statistics — especially bounce rate — have fluctuated. So, we’re diving into why this is happening and how it impacts your overall online marketing strategy. What is bounce rate? Google defines a website’s bounce rate as…
  • Cause Marketing for Dental Practices

    Jill Nastasia
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Today’s dental practice owner is faced with a number of challenges. You wear several hats as a business owner — an entrepreneur as well as a dentist or dental specialist. It is a real challenge to be all of these things at once, which can result in something slipping. The area that slips is typically the execution of your marketing plan. The problem is this: without an effective marketing plan being executed consistently throughout the year, you will struggle to maintain a steady flow of new patient acquisitions and maybe even to retain the patients you already have. There is an even…
  • What do you have that other dentists don’t? YOUR PATIENTS! Part 1

    Jill Nastasia
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:43 pm
    The Importance of Capitalizing on General Referrals Back in April, we answered a very important question in our monthly newsletter: What do you have that other dentists don’t? The answer: your patients! Over the next several weeks, we’ll be discussing how your relationship with your valued patients can work for you when it comes to growing your practice. This week, we’re focusing on the importance of capitalizing on general referrals. As a dentist, referrals can make up a large portion of your patient base. When you receive a referral, you should follow up quickly to take…
  • How to Pinterest for your dental practice

    Sara Aisenberg
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:01 pm
    There are so many social media platforms out there — Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, the works. Lately, we’ve been getting some questions from our clients about Pinterest. How can we use Pinterest for our practice? Is it worth our while? Pinterest doesn’t make sense for every business, but there are ways to use it to engage with your patients online. Here are a few tips to be successful when pinning for your practice: Have a plan. Before you start pinning, develop a Pinterest plan. Who will manage your Pinterest account? How often will you pin? What are you looking to…
  • Learning about content and search marketing at DFWSEM

    Jill Nastasia
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:03 am
    Sara and Gery soak up the content marketing words of wisdom given by Vertical Measure’s Arnie Kuenn This week, COO Sara and Account Manager Gery represented MDPM Consulting at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Search Engine Marketing Association’s June presentation of Optimizing Your Content – The 10 Most Common SEO Mistakes, given by Arnie Kuenn of Vertical Measures. This event was not only a chance for our team to intermingle with other great minds in the Dallas-Fort Worth internet marketing community but also an opportunity to learn and, as a result, help us help our clients stay…
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  • A Quick Video Update

    10 Jun 2015 | 7:40 am
    Well, it’s been a long time again, so rather than just update with pictures I thought in keeping with the way the world is moving I’d upload a quick video to show you my teeth. You can photoshop photographs or change the colour/alignment so it’s always hard to tell what people’s teeth really look like and whether their pictures are an honest portrayal- hopefully a video update gives a slightly different view. I’m a nervous youtuber- I’m not the usual age demographic for these kinds of videos and they aren’t particularly forgiving of wrinkles, double…
  • The journey continues… A new crown and a new gumline.

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Where was I? All those months ago when I last filled you in on how my teeth were progressing I felt like I was almost at the end of this momentous tooth journey, but things have changed a lot since then. So much so that I feel I need to write a few posts to help you catch up with everything that has happened. As you may or may not remember, my top teeth, as far as Invisalign were concerned, were essentially finished. There was just one problem though. However technically straight they were I still had that revolting front crown that had moved during treatment and which spoiled the effect of…
  • After Invisalign….Essix Retainers, Vivera or Fixed?

    26 Jan 2012 | 6:15 pm
    When I first started Invisalign, the time when I would finally be wearing retainers seemed like such a distant prospect that I barely even allowed myself to give it a second thought. In my imagination, a day when I would have good teeth was a day that I dreamt about, but not one that I ever REALLY thought might come. My friends, that day is here. As I mentioned in my last post, my upper teeth have now been happily ensconsed in retainers for some time, and I thought those of you still on your journey to get that to that point, might like to see what the different retainers look like. My…
  • The Most Experienced Invisalign Wearer In The World™?

    30 Aug 2011 | 4:49 pm
    Two and a half years in, I think I must be close to being the world expert on wearing Invisalign. I was undoubtedly the most complicated case that my orthodontist had ever taken on when I started, and I believe I’m still his longest running case. Most of his patients swan in and out of his offices every few weeks, visiting him for six months to a year, and then wander off again, retainers in hand, to carry on their lives the same as before; just a little bit better looking. Not me. As I amble into the surgery, apologies in hand about whatever the current month’s misdemeanour is…
  • An Invisalign Braces Update- More Invisalign Before and After Pictures..

    17 Jul 2011 | 11:32 pm
    I’ve had a few emails and comments lately asking for a picture update of where I am up to in my Invisalign treatment. Those of you who are long time readers will know that my top teeth are finished…kind of. I am wearing a retainer only at night these days on my upper arch, waiting until my bottom teeth are finished. At that point we will tweak anything on the top that needs it at the same time as we do any tweaks or refinements on the bottom arch. I have also decided to wait until all of the bottom teeth are finished before I get my upper crown sorted. This is partly due to…
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    Modern Practice

  • Third Generation Online Referrals

    Larry Emmott
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    First generation attempts to create digital referral slips simply recreate the paper form in an electronic format, usually pdf. The referring dentist needs to download and print the form then fill in the information (patient name, practice information, tooth #, diagnosis etc.) by hand. The patient takes the form to the specialist and the data is entered just as if the patient had come in and was handed a form to fill out. Second generation online referrals can be filled in online, no paper. However the referring dentist or the patient still needs to fill in the information by hand using a…
  • 3 Reasons You Can’t Just Ask Customers What They Want

    Larry Emmott
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    From TechCrunch: “The first reason you can’t just ask customers what they want is that they aren’t always attuned to what they really need. Steve Jobs famously said, “People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” via 3 Reasons You Can’t Just Ask Customers What They Want | TechCrunch. I first linked this article as an example of  “A car is not just a faster horse.” but found another gem as well. Typically, it is easier for people to review and comment on something that is placed in front of them rather than asking to imagine something that doesn’t yet…
  • Why go Paperless? What I have now works and doesn’t cost a thing.

    Larry Emmott
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Paper charts don’t just appear in the office for free. The paper folder and all the other papers cost about $2.50 each. If you have 2500 charts they cost you at least $6,250 to create and every time a new patient walks in it’s another two-fifty; cha-ching. Other chart contents, like X-Rays and photographs can be even more costly. A set of bitewings with film, processing and mounts can be a dollar or two. A photo printed from the intraoral camera is $1.50 or more. It is reasonable to add at least another $2.00 to the cost of each chart for these contents adding another $5,000 to the cost.
  • 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…
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    Henderson Cosmetic Dentist Blog | Marielaina Perrone DDS » Henderson Cosmetic Dentist | Dental Implants | Las Vegas | Henderson | Nevada

  • Top Methods To Manage Dental Phobia

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:36 am
    Dental phobia and dental anxiety is a serious issue affecting over 35 million Americans alone. Many people have such an overwhelming fear of dental care that they deal with constant pain and discomfort. Research has shown a definite body/mouth connection. Not maintaining good dental care can have dramatic negative effects on your overall health and
  • Want To Maintain Teeth Whitening? Avoid These Foods

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:38 am
    Teeth whitening is a simple procedure which can give dramatic effects to almost any smile. Teeth whitening can create a beautiful, white smile in a very short period of time. That white smile will not only improve your appearance but can also help improve our outlook on our lives. Following teeth whitening, patients can help
  • Maintaining Dental Hygiene While Traveling

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Summer is just around the corner which means school is out and traveling for many families. It is easy to overlook dental hygiene when on the road and forget to pack the essentials to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Below you will find some essentials to pack to ensure you keep up your dental hygiene while having
  • 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
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  • Bye Bye Yellow teeth ....... !!!

    10 Jun 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Teeth impression , your first or the last impr..... !!!Personal appearance is very important in society. Surveys continuously shows that dull ,yellow or brown teeth tend to affect the overall self  esteem of an individual. It affects how people look feel about themselves and how others look at them. Teeth are a prominent feature of the face and does influence that first impression.Studies have shown that when two people are talking face to face, dull yellow teeth, poor oral hygiene, swollen gums and bad breath all influence that first impression.For some the teeth become yellow over time…
  • 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 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! 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  +Pavan Baldava +Smilekraft Multispeciality Dental Clinics You can meet our doctors at Smilekraft Multispeciality Dental Clinics Bengaluru Delhi Hyderabad
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    12 Jan 2014 | 12:14 am
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    Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP

  • The Working Interview: Beware What It Could Cost You

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    A working interview is a relatively new concept that’s becoming more and more common in dental hiring practices. This interview style is exactly what it sounds like – a chance to see what candidates are like through their actual work. This type of interview gives you and your practice a great opportunity to see how a potential candidate interacts with your staff and patients. However, if you aren’t careful in the way you conduct a working interview, you can easily drift into areas that leave you responsible and liable, as if the candidate was already a hired employee. In most cases in…
  • Why Dental Patients Say ‘No’ to Treatment

    16 Jun 2015 | 10:43 am
    Here’s a scenario that’s becoming common at dental practice offices around the country. Treatment is recommended, and you believe a patient is ready to move forward with suggested treatment. Then, the person declines the treatment – costing you time and money. As this scenario repeats itself, you could potentially be losing thousands of dollars every year. Consider making some changes to your dental practice to increase case acceptance and boost your production numbers. Here are some of the common reasons patients say no to treatment, and what you can do to make it easier to them to say…
  • Film Dental Patient Testimonials on Your Smartphone!

    8 Jun 2015 | 12:05 pm
    A patient testimonial video can be an effective tool for people trying to decide if your practice is right for them. Videos can be a great medium to add to your dental practice website. Videos are engaging and will encourage users to stay on your website longer. Additionally, did you know that Google algorithms favor webpages with some type of video? Hiring a video production company to shoot your dental practice’s patient testimonials can be costly. With increased technology in mobile devices, it’s now easier than ever to shoot HD videos right from your phone! Here are some tips to get…
  • Cut Medical Equipment Maintenance Costs

    29 May 2015 | 11:48 am
    In an effort to cut costs, many healthcare facilities either examine overlooked areas of the hospital to see where costs can be minimized, or they find ways to pay for operations more cost effectively. This year, many healthcare facilities will find themselves looking at improving equipment maintenance and repair processes. In an effort to reduce costs and ensure reliability of equipment, here are some tips for cutting repair and maintenance costs for vital medical equipment. Use what you have. Many healthcare facilities outsource equipment support and repair services. However, some simple…
  • Maximize Your Oral Cancer Screening Reimbursement

    29 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    Many practices can find themselves in a grey area when it comes to charging issues for oral cancer exams. Your dental practice may be unsure of what fee to charge, what ADA code to bill or whether insurance companies will reimburse this fee. Below is an easy-to-read guide on what ADA codes to use for an oral cancer screening exam and other biopsy procedures. D0431 – This is an adjunctive pre-diagnostic test that assists with the detection of mucosal abnormalities, including premalignant and malignant lesions. It does not include cytology or biopsy procedures. Keep in mind that D0431 is a…
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    Michael Sinkin
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
      Time really does fly when you’re having fun. At least that has been my experience these past two years. In the seeming blink of an eye, I just completed the two-year implant program at NYU College of Dentistry. That’s right, I “graduated” with my class this past June 10th (which befittingly was also the 33rd anniversary of my graduation from dental school!).     Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?     Two years ago my serendipitous discovery of and enrollment in, the NYU Implant Program has proven to be a life-changing adventure. While many…
  • 4 Things That Can Mess Up Teeth Whitening

    Michael Sinkin
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:27 am
    The effect that a more beautiful smile can have on a person’s self-image is overwhelmingly positive and transformational. I’ve seen it over and over again in my dental practice of over 30 years. And of all the ways to get a more beautiful smile, teeth whitening is the is the most requested. That’s not just in my practice but also in the entire country. In fact, in 2010, Americans spent more than 15 billion dollars whitening their teeth! But, whether you plan to use an over-the counter product available at most pharmacies or you have chosen to have teeth whitening performed in a dental…
  • Willy – A Dog’s Life

    Michael Sinkin
    28 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    I can’t believe it’s been three years since we lost Willy. In honor of a great companion, I thought I’d post it again: May 28th, 2012: Last week, my golden retriever Willy turned 15½. Yeah I know, who counts half years? But when you’re an old dog (75-108 in human years) every month counts. Besides, aren’t babies’ ages counted in months until they turn two? And the truth of the matter is that someone just happened to ask me how old Willy was and I realized that it was his half birthday (it’s not like I circled May 22nd on the calendar). Not surprisingly, what with…
  • 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…
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    Dental Marketing Blog - One Loose Tooth

  • How to Get a Dental License in California

    Chance Bodini
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    I recently graduated from the University of Maryland with my DDS. As a resident of California for twenty-two years prior to beginning dental school, I had planned on returning to Southern California to begin my career as a dentist. This week, I received my license to practice dentistry in California (received license 6 weeks after graduation).There are three paths to licensure as a dentist in California. Licensure by residency - complete an accredited GPR or AEGD and receive a license to practice in California. The downside to licensure by residency is that you are limited to…
  • Studying for the California Dental Law and Ethics Exam

    Chance Bodini
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:46 pm
    I recently passed the California Law and Ethics Exam - an exam new graduates are required to take prior to obtaining their license to practice dentistry in the state of California.The exam is 50 multiple choice questions, 50 minutes in length. There is ample time to complete the exam, and most questions only require common sense to be answered correctly. To study for this exam, it would be wise to set aside an hour or so to complete this free online CE course I found that reviews the California Dental Practice Act. You can take the course…
  • Direct Mail Part 2

    Chance Bodini
    29 May 2015 | 9:09 am
    Following up Direct Mail Part 1.When you send direct mail, you need to measure your results. In order to measure your results, each advertisement needs to have:A unique design.A unique URL with analytics installed.A unique phone number with call tracking.A unique coupon code if you are offering a discount.Undoubtedly, the list you purchases is used by other businesses—some of which may be dentists. Selecting a stock design does not separate your ad from the noise and your campaign looks just as much (if not more) like junk-mail than your competitors’. You can affordably employee…
  • Direct Mail: Part 1

    Chance Bodini
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    According to the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) 2010 Annual Report, direct mail has a response rate of just 3.42% per house list and 1.36% per prospect list.While individual rates will vary, in general, I do not recommend investing in direct mail. However, some dentists may find success with this medium. If you are committed to trying direct mail, here is what you need to do to have a prayer at finding success.You need an accurate list focused on your target demographic.You must be able to measure your results.You must commit to mailing your campaign approximately 27 times to the same…
  • How to Get a Job After Dental School

    Chance Bodini
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    In January of this year, I released two courses in collaboration with Dr. Williams and Dr. Winter of the University of Maryland that addressed contractual and employment issues following dental school. Both courses are currently free and can be taken online by visiting the following two pages:For a course on contracts, visit: a course on how to get your first job, visit:
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    Fluoride Dangers

  • Fakes, Frauds, Fabricators and Fluoridationists

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:53 am
    Fluoridation protectionists have faith in fluoridation; but fluoridation research reviewers need science. And it's just not there.The trusted UK-based Cochrane Group is yet another respected scientific research body to find that fluoridation’s benefits are built upon a house of cards (June 2015).  Cochrane reports that studies purporting to show fluoridation’s ability to reduce tooth decay are out-dated, biased and were conducted before the widespread use of fluoridated dental products, in other words - scientifically invalid. Unlike the US Centers for Disease…
  • CDC Shows Fluoridation is Futile

    4 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    News Release from New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOFCDC's Statistics Prove Fluoridation is Futile, says NYSCOF New YorkJune  2015 --The CDC reports that almost all adults have cavities and significant oral health disparities by race still persist. This after 7 decades of fluoridation reaching record numbers of Americans via the water and food supply, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF).  Fluoride added to public water supplies attempts to prevent cavities and level out decay between poor and non-poor, in…
  • 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…
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    David Wilhite DDS

  • How Gum Disease Treatment Can Prevent Heart Disease

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    The American Heart Association has recently published research titled, “Resolvin E1 Prevents Atheromatous Plaque Formation,” which will appear in the May print issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB), shedding light on the important link between the mouth and heart. Scientists at the Forsyth Institute and Boston University found that using an oral, topical […] The post How Gum Disease Treatment Can Prevent Heart Disease appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
  • Sugar Papers

    22 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    A recently discovered archive of 319 industry documents from the 1960s and 1970s at the University of Illinois show how the sugar industry knew as early as 1950 that sugar caused tooth decay. Further, the National Institutes of Health concluded in 1969 that focusing on reducing sugar intake was not a practical public health measure. […] The post Sugar Papers appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
  • The Connection Between Mouth Bacteria And Inflammation In Heart Disease

    15 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    The most common diseases of humankind are oral infections, which are also a key risk factor for heart disease, the worldwide leading cause of death. In an April 16 article published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism researchers discuss the link between heart disease and oral infections. The most common oral infections are periodontal diseases […] The post The Connection Between Mouth Bacteria And Inflammation In Heart Disease appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
  • Effect Of Natural Sweetener Xylitol In Preventing Tooth Decay Still Unproven

    11 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Recent research published in the Cochrane Library found little evidence that the popular natural sweetener Xylitol prevents tooth decay and cavities. The researchers compiled data from 5,903 participants across 10 studies, but most study methods were so different, the authors could not combine the results. According to lead researcher, Philip Riley of the School of […] The post Effect Of Natural Sweetener Xylitol In Preventing Tooth Decay Still Unproven appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
  • Porcelain Veneers

    1 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    What Are Porcelain Veneers? One of the fastest-growing cosmetic dental procedures is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers (also called dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are custom-made, wafer-thin, medical-grade ceramic shells that attach to the front of your teeth. They give an immediate appearance change in the form of a fabulous, perfect smile. The material and […] The post Porcelain Veneers appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
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    Kyrene Family Dentistry

  • The dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

    21 Jun 2015 | 6:56 pm
    No matter how seemingly easy and safe DIY teeth whitening seem to be, there are dangers involved. Each year, billions of dollars are spent by Americans on products for the teeth. These days, toothpastes that bleach teeth have gained more popularity than any other type. It is probably safe to say that bleaching has reached its porcelain era. When it comes to teeth whitening, doing this yourself can be dangerous. Here are a few side effects of whitening teeth at home. Hazards of Whitening With more and more trouble reported to dentist from DIY teeth whitening kits, one thing is becoming quite…
  • What is Sedation Dentistry and how can you benefit from it?

    7 Jun 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Source: It cannot be denied how many people hate going to the dentist. As a matter of fact most folks find dentist visit simply traumatic. It is not easy to explain to others why people feel this way. Not having adequate dental care is the result of this fear. Without the right amount of care, people end up with dental conditions such as misaligned teeth, tooth decay and other severe dental problems. It is not easy to treat folks that are already on edge before you even start. This is where sedation dentistry comes in handy.  Dental techniques such as sedation dentistry enable…
  • What are Veneers?

    31 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Most folks suffer from discolored, chipped or crooked teeth. These individuals at times experience a low standard of living and have low self esteem due to the fact that they are too ashamed to smile. For patients that require a smile make over, dental porcelain or resin veneers are t What Exactly is a Veneer? Veneers are extremely thin material sheets attached to the surface of the teeth in a way that makes it almost invisible. To match the patient’s individual teeth, each veneer is made by hand. This shell is thin enough and able to alter the colour, size, length and shape of the tooth.
  • How long did our teeth last before the invention of toothbrushes?

    24 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
      Have you ever wondered how long teeth actually lasted before the invention of toothbrushes? Reportedly, teeth lasted between thirty and forty years with normal use before the invention of toothbrushes.  In populations of pre-historical times, studies show that diets were less acidic and less sugary. Actually, starches and sugars actually increase the mouth’s acidity. As a matter of fact, teeth can last over a thousand years if they survive you. You Can Also Determine Age You can also determine the age of a person according to their teeth. Based on researching historical remains with…
  • Thinking About Invisalign? Let us convince you

    17 May 2015 | 7:25 pm
    When it comes to teeth straightening, Invisalign is the choice to make. These are a series of custom made aligners custom-made for you. These trays are aligners made of virtually invisible, comfortable and smooth plastic that go over your teeth. These will tend to gently and gradually shift your teeth in their proper places based on the exact movement that your orthodontist or dentist maps out. There are no wires to tighten or brackets to attach. All you need to do is to pop in new aligner sets every couple of weeks until you complete the treatment. You will achieve little interference in…
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  • Phoenix Sports Guide

    Matt Parker
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:41 am
    Phoenix is known for its sunshine, its open spaces, its gorgeous scenery — and its incredible sports scene. The city has long ranked among the best sports towns in the United States for professional and youth sports. Why is Phoenix such a fertile region for sports? Here are a few reasons: The incredible weather — […] The post Phoenix Sports Guide appeared first on .
  • Ask Dr. Parker: How Does a Cavity Form?

    Matt Parker
    5 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    When you go to the dentist for a checkup, you hate to hear those four dreaded words: You have a cavity. No one wants cavities, but the average person has 13 cavities by the time he or she reaches ages 40-59. That sparks a natural curiosity about tooth decay: How do cavities form? And how […] The post Ask Dr. Parker: How Does a Cavity Form? appeared first on .
  • 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 .
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