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DENTAL SEALANTS FOR ADULTS

Anyone who has teeth, or even one tooth, can experience tooth decay. That means about 5% of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 are immune to it. That’s because those adults have no teeth. Sad but true. In the 65 – 74 age group that figure climbs to 30%. By age 44, about […]

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ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES

About one-third of  Americans use electric toothbrushes of some type. Some believe a powered toothbrush cleans better than a manual brush with flossing. Others find them more convenient, or more pleasing in some other way. Electric toothbrushes are a well-established oral hygiene option. Hence, it’s well worth a review of the technology, their safety, and […]


ONE DENTAL EMERGENCY, TWO STORIES

Let’s borrow the idea of parallel worlds from science fiction. We’ll use it to illustrate the better and worse cases for the same dental emergency. In one world, the victim has a good outcome. In the parallel world, the “same” person with the same emergency has a poor outcome. The difference? One key decision. IT […]

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BRUSHING BEST: HOW TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH

We’ve come a long way, baby, in taking care of our teeth. There are excellent brushes and toothpaste readily available, and if for no other reason than to avoid the social fail of bad breath, most of us brush pretty often. Still, we can do better. WHY MUST WE BRUSH? We brush our teeth to […]


EMERGENCY DENTAL TREATMENT AND CARE

When immediate treatment is needed to save a tooth, relieve severe pain, or stop oral bleeding, it is a dental emergency. A 2009 survey discovered that as many as one in six Americans find themselves in this unhappy situation each year, and noted that a great many people are unprepared to respond appropriately and effectively. […]


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COMPOSITE VS AMALGAM FILLINGS

Fillings are the most common type of dental treatment, with about 175 million done each year in the United States. The dentist’s term for a filling is “restoration” because its purpose is to restore a tooth to its healthy shape, structure, and performance. The usual reason restoration is needed is tooth decay, the erosion of […]


PLAIN DENTAL PAIN

  The most dentistry-challenged person in town knows what to do in the event of a true dental emergency. You get yourself to a dentist as soon as you possibly can. This is self-evident, not debatable, and cannot be ignored. Dental emergencies take command with severe, unrelenting pain and/or other dramatic symptoms, and will not […]


YOUR MOUTH SAYS IT ALL

IT’S ALL CONNECTED Dentists and doctors. Doctors and dentists. We train these health professionals in separate and distinct traditions as if the work of one had little to do with the other. Hippocrates, the Father of Western Medicine, saw things differently 2,400 years ago. He treated many types of bodily infections by pulling bad teeth. […]


Pediatric Dental Services: What You Should Know

All children need dental care. From the time the first tooth erupts, until adult wisdom teeth develop, they should see a Pediatric Dentist regularly. Here are some of the services a Pediatric dentist will offer to you and your children. Help with teething and pain relief When your baby is around six months old, the first […]


When Should You Visit an Emergency Dentist?

It’s important you know which dental problems require emergency treatment so you can act swiftly. Ignore the problem, and it could make it worse. You could even risk further damage to your teeth. There are the usual telltale signs that mean it’s time to make an appointment with an emergency dentist: severe tooth pain, a […]