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I SHOULD BECOME A DENTIST!

When would you guess it is that patients say “I should become a dentist!”? That’s right, when paying the bill. This is something the front-office staff hears every day.  They’ve got a library of comebacks, too. “Oh, you like to torture people, too?”, and, “So they’ll make fun of you in sitcoms and movies?”.  After […]

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TONGUE IN CHEEK

You’ve heard the expression. When everyone’s lost in the details, and nobody’s paying attention to the main thing, what do we say?  “Everyone’s ignoring the 800-lb. gorilla in the room.” That’s kind of like how it is with tongue care. Not that our teeth are mere details, far from it. The doctors who care for […]


FAMILY DENTAL CARE IN ROYAL PALM BEACH

A family dentist’s office is the go-to resource for every family member’s needs. From the earliest pediatric care for babies to geriatric issues of grandparents. Some situations, of course, require highly specialized treatments by dedicated specialists. Most people, however, will find all they need through family dental care in Royal Palm Beach.   YOUR DENTAL […]

Family Dental care in Royal Palm Beach

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DEEP CLEANING

The routine cleanings patients get at the Anderson Dental office are called deep cleanings when the dentist or hygienist goes, well, deep. Deep below the gumline, that is. Right down to the roots of the teeth. In fact, a full-bore deep cleaning includes what’s called root planing. As with regular cleanings at the dentist’s office, […]


JOINT SESSION: TMD

The subject is jaws. No, this won’t be about giant man-eating sharks. We’ll discuss, instead, the temporomandibular joint. That giant term for is nearly as scary as the movie shark, so let’s call it the TMJ, as the pros do. It’s where the jawbone (mandible) joins the temporal bone of the skull.  TMJ disorder, or […]

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Gum Disease

GUM DISEASE

People who don’t brush and floss regularly and properly are asking for trouble. Most people react to this observation saying “True, that’s why we get cavities.” Other things begin equal, that’s a fair reply. However, it leaves out the other elephant in the room. Poor oral hygiene is without question the usual suspect in cases […]


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 […]