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Our Pets Have Dental Diseases! Why?
We love our pets. But, our cats and dogs are prone to a common disease that we as humans also must deal with. Our pets often develop dental diseases (tooth decay and gum disease). Dental diseases can cause loss of teeth and can contribute to other chronic diseases. Interestingly, animals in the...  Read More
Dr. Alvin Danenberg & Dr. Steven Lin Have a "Fireside Chat"
Dr. Steven Lin, a dentist from Australia, and I had a “fireside chat” via Skpe. Take 34 minutes of your time to watch and listen to our thoughts:  Read More
The Serious Consequences of Tooth Loss | Tacoma Oral Surgeons
If you’re missing one or more teeth, perhaps the most obvious effect is a gap in your smile. Many people with a missing tooth may also find it difficult to chew food or that it changes their speech andpronunciation. However, there are other serious consequences to tooth loss that goes beyond...  Read More
Bad Dental Habits To Chat With Patients About – Part 3
Addressing Bad Dental HabitsThis blog is a follow up to Parts 1 and 2, which are based on an article on that discusses bad dental habits to avoid.We’re moving into the cold and flu season. Many of us will be seekingrelief of a sore throat and coughing. Do yourself and your patients afavor...  Read More
Teeth problem is the most common problem found in today’s generation. Even a small child suffersfrom toothache. These toothaches are due to cavities that are caused due to junk foods and chocolates.Foods containing higher proportion of carbohydrates results in trapping between the teeth and...  Read More
Dental Care for Elderly – Particular Concerns and Points to Be Aware Of
In my dental practice I work primarily with adults and I serve a good number of older patients.Contrary to popular belief, losing our natural teeth is not inevitable as we get older. In fact, more and more seniors today are keeping their natural teeth for far longer than ever before. Still,...  Read More
There is a new treatment that can work on killing the bacteria that can cause tooth decay without causing a great deal of harm to the beneficial bacteria in the mouth. A study that was put out by UCLA and the University of Washington has shown how there is a specifically targeted antimicrobial...  Read More
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Why is Treating Tooth Decay in Baby Teeth Important?
We’ve delved into the subject of baby (primary) teeth on this blog before - we’ve talked at length about. The story doesn’t end there though! When oral hygiene falls short or other factors come into play (inadequate amounts of fluoride, genetic predisposition, etc.), your...  Read More
Tooth decay is brought on by bacteria that destroy the external layer of the tooth. In the event that your teeth are not dealt with properly, the polish wears out notwithstanding when you are at an extremely youthful age. Propensities that we take, and get used to, contribute much on the wellbeing...  Read More
223 Pediatrics: An Overview with Jeanette MacLean : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
It's good that a lot of dentists "have no interest in pedo…it's job security for us pediatric dentists!"Stream Audio here: AUDIO - HSP #223 - Jeanette MacLean Watch Video here: VIDEO - HSP #233 -...  Read More
Oral Hygiene Advice to Live By
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 throughout your and their lives.Read below for our favorite oral hygiene advice – for life! Once your children reach the age of 6, their...  Read More
Life is Like a Box of Caramels
Forrest Gump may have said that life was like a box of chocolates, but one North Carolina couple could argue its more like a box of caramels. And after reading their inspiring story, you’d probably agree. Earlier this month we learned about a Durham-based dentist and her business-consultant...  Read More
Pregnancy Vitamin D Levels Important for Infant Teeth
The journalPediatricsreported a study from the University of Manitoba that followed 133 mothers and their 135 infants in the first year of life. The researchers measured the mothers' serum vitamin D levels during pregnancy and compared them withrates in their infants. Of the women, 33 had deficient...  Read More
Pedodontists Keep Kids Smiling
Pedodontists (children's dentists) take care of your child's smile. As soon as your baby's teeth break through the gums, or no later that your child's first birthday, it is time to see the dentist. .Source:   Read More
Medications and Dry Mouth
Dry mouth (xerostomia) is a condition of reduced or no saliva in your mouth. Because saliva enhances your ability to taste, aids in digestion and makes it easier to swallow, it affects your enjoyment of food. In addition, saliva washes away food particles from tooth surfaces and limits the...  Read More
Age Appropriate Care
This patient is 97 years old. His teeth don't look great, there's a lot of stain, discoloration, arrestedand worn fillings and crowns. However, he's got great bone, healthy gums, and his teeth are going to last the rest of his life. God bless him!  Read More
Successful Long-Term Removable Partial Treatment
A study of clasp-retained removable, loss of critical teeth and the need for maintenance procedures such as relines or adjustments. The survival rates for all partials was 96.4% after five years and 89.8% after ten years. Clasp fractures were the most common problem, occurring in one in five...  Read More
Preschoolers Need Tooth Brushing
The number of preschoolers requiring extensive dental work suggests that many parents are not enforcing daily, they added, is so severe that they recommended using general anesthesia because young children are unlikely to sit through such extensive procedures while they are awake. The growing...  Read More
How Fluoride Works To Prevent Tooth Decay
A report in the journal. By reducing the ability of decay-causing bacteria to stick on teeth, it is easier to wash away the bacteria by saliva, brushing and other activities.  Read More
Sealants Prevent Decay At All Ages
In the United States, approximately 41% of children havein their baby teeth, and 42% ages 6-19 have decay in permanent teeth. Decay on the chewing surfaces of molars (primary and permanent) represent the vast majority of cavities and chewing surfaces of teeth are the place wherepit and fissure...  Read More
Is There A Fun Alternative To Halloween Candy?
. So what are some fun alternatives to that sugary, gooey candy that causes so many problems?Top 10 Candy Alternatives1..2.Halloween Stickers. Kids love stickers especially Halloween ones. The spookier and scarier the better and kids love them. You can even hand these out at the door to the...  Read More
5 Natural Ways to Improve Dental Health
If lost stuff is always found in the last place we look, wouldn’t we save time by looking in the last place first?Pardon me? Oh. The boss says I’m wasting pixels and I need to introduce this month’s blog topic. Apparently our Internet carrier doesn’t allow pixel usage to...  Read More
Common Dental Problems In Seniors
In fact,toothpaste--applying water, a chlorhexidine varnish, a sodium fluoride varnish, or a SDF solution directly to the tooth roots.The varnishes were applied every three months and the SDF solution every 12 months.When the Root Caries Index was calculated, all three groups had significantly...  Read More
Causes Of Bad Breath Other Than Needing Your Teeth Cleaned
Inflamed gums and also produce odor. Foods that contain oils, like onions and garlic, can cause bad breath. After these foods are digested and the pungent oils are absorbed into the bloodstream, they're carried to the lungs and are given off while breathing until the foods are eliminated from the...  Read More
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