The connections between periodontal disease and health have been widely documented and I have patients who come in concerned about their risk of cardiac problems due to a diagnosis of periodontal Read More
FMX or Panorex?
Life seems to go in trends, like the day that you work on tooth #19 on every patient. Last week the trend was to discuss why I recommend a full mouth series of radiographs or a Panorex. The first time Read More
What Are Your Patients Drinking?
In my 23 years of practicing dentistry I have seen the caries rate decline and now I have seen it rise again. When I talk with my patients about nutrition and oral hygiene, one of the things that has Read More
Tooth Discoloration Caused By Acne Treatment in Teens
[/caption] Every dentist is familiar with tetracycline staining and the damaging effect it has on tooth color and the self-esteem of the patient. I was under the belief that this phenomenon was Read More
Prescription Strength Toothpaste
One of the things I am committed to is helping my patients keep their teeth, whether the recommendation is big or small. One of the most powerful conversations we have in our office with people, is Read More
[/caption] I was on FaceBook earlier today and read a post from one of my non-dental friends. She was lamenting how desperate she was to chew gum, as she had just had a crown cemented and her Read More