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Integrative Dentistry

Six Steps Towards Dental Health

Modern dental technology has reached a point where saving a tooth is very possible, no matter the condition of that tooth. There are dentists available virtually on every corner with full-page advertisements in the newspapers, yellow pages and even...

Dental Patients Bill of Rights

Having been a dentist for over twenty years, I have seen patients who have no recollection of what type of dental treatment they have had in their mouth, or for that matter, why they had it. When asked why they don’t know what was done to their...

Amelogenesis Imperfecta

If you have children born with very yellow teeth that appear as if the enamel surface is chipping off, then do not be alarmed, it could be amelogenesis imperfecta. Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a condition that is inherited. It affects both...

Burning Mouth

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a common problem that appears to be somewhat of a mystery. What we do know about it is that it mostly starts in women approximately 3 years prior to menopause and up to 12 years after. Although adolescent or adults of...

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth or “xerostomia” is a by-product and symptom of salivary glands that are not producing adequate amounts of saliva. The buffering affect of saliva is important in the prevention of decay and gum disease. When the salivary glands...

Root Canal Coverup, Fact or Fiction

Root canals are required as the treatment of choice when a tooth has become infected or traumatized to an extent that there is nerve damage. Root canals have been a source of controversy since the turn of the century, when they first were used to...

Bulimia and Oral Health

Bulimia nervosa is most commonly diagnosed in women between the ages of 18 and 30, who have had a history of obesity. This eating disorder as well as being a psychiatric disorder affects the whole body physically and specially the oral health. Due...

Safety of Dental X-rays

Dental x-rays are vital towards the detection and diagnoses of not only hidden cavities, but also revealing a dental abscess, cyst or tumor. X-rays are also very important to determine the condition and health of the bone in evaluation of...

Connections

Recent studies have shown that inflammation anywhere in the body may lead to increase risk of heart disease. Gum disease is always accompanied by inflammation. From it’s initial stages (gingivitis) to the more advanced (periodontitis), gum...