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The Challenges of Dentistry Part 2

In my last blog I started talking about tooth decay. You’ll remember I said many things are needed to allow decay to happen.  Bacteria, plaque, sugar, and acids all need to be present for a cavity to start.  Last time … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Dentistry (Part 1)

One of the best things about being a dentist is that different days bring different challenges. Some are easy, some are baffling, and some are just plain fun.  However, most of our time is spent on five things:  Decay, gum … Continue reading

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February is Heart Health Month

Why do we care? Maybe because heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States.  Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined.  Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart … Continue reading

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2017 – Where Did It go?

In less than 2 weeks the year will be over. The holidays will be behind us and the only thing to look forward to will be Ground Hog’s Day.  A day where we will blame a rodent for the never … Continue reading

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  Last month I talked about fluoride and its importance in reducing decay in teeth. Having fluoride available topically and systemically has scientific evidence to back up its effectiveness in this regard. As with any chemical or any government supported … Continue reading

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Fluoride: Let’s Celebrate its Benefits

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that provides benefits to tooth enamel. When consumed in food, beverages or as a supplement, fluoride bonds with growing tooth structure to make the enamel stronger.  The enamel is the hard outer portion of … Continue reading

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Spring Sure Beats Winter!

Spring is officially here. The robins are back.  The flowers are poking through the ground.  Spring can bring a feeling of renewed hope and optimism.  The warmer temperatures and longer days certainly help.   We all need periods of spring in … Continue reading

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