Tag Archives: Teeth

A Dental Primer

Many patients come into our practice and are surprised after our thorough exam to find that their mouth is not in as good a shape as they thought, when they’ve been brushing and flossing somewhat regularly. “What am I doing … Continue reading

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Dental Economics

Dental Economics While the economy languishes and the results of the latest health care legislation are yet to be resolved, it’s easy to put things that don’t hurt on the side. There is an old saying, ‘if it don’t hurt, … Continue reading

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The Optimal Dental Exam

Evidence continues to mount regarding the connection of your oral health and over all health.  The question is no longer if it is true, that is demonstrable. But how does it happen? One theory is that oral bacteria can affect … Continue reading

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Flossing while driving is a no no

We had a new patient who shared a story of being pulled over in California for drifting while driving by the highway patrol.  The officer thought she might have been drinking too much, but only gave her a warning and … Continue reading

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A Nice Review from a Patient

It was nice when we got in the office this morning to see a nice review from a patient that had been in for an appointment last week.  I would love to share it with everyone so here goes: “I … Continue reading

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Using the Microscope in Hygiene

This morning I took a sample of plaque and saliva from between a patient’s teeth.  What we found was interesting; it looked like a huge circle and a long rod and it looked like they were feeding on each other!  … Continue reading

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Stillborn Death Related to Gingivitis

We have long known that there has been a relationship of inflammation in the mouth to heart disease, heart attacks, stroke and pre-term and low weight babies.  Recently there was a very sad report of a stillborn child that was … Continue reading

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