Category Archives: Oral Health and Overall Health

3 Reasons You Should Keep Flossing

According to a recent Associated Press (AP) report, there is a striking lack of evidence to show that daily flossing actually prevents gum disease and tooth decay. As a result, the Federal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has … Continue reading

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Could Your “Teeth Grinding” Problem Actually be Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux effects about 20 percent of the U.S. population. However, many people who suffer from acid reflux don’t know they have it, and even fewer are aware that it can erode tooth enamel and wear down tooth structure. To … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Combat Garlic Breath

April 19 is National Garlic Day, and if you’re celebrating by eating a meal that contains this tasty bulb, you might be interested in simple ways to get rid of the bad breath that will soon follow. Over the years, … Continue reading

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Is sedation dentistry right for you?

Over the years, I’ve learned that there are three things that keep people from coming to the dentist – lack of time, lack of money and fear. The latter is something that we help patients to overcome every day. How, … Continue reading

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Should Adults be Getting Cavities?

Should adults be getting cavities? This is a great question, and one that I believe the general public might not know the answer to. As a dentist, my answer to this question is no. Adults should not be getting any … Continue reading

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The Art of Successful Root Canals

I recently attended an advanced endodontics course under renowned endodontist, Dr. John West in San Francisco. The course, which was attended by dentists from around the world, detailed Dr. West’s state-of-the-art technique for performing root canals and taught me a … Continue reading

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Complex Dental Issues From Tooth Wear

One issue that I commonly see in patients is the loss of tooth structure as a result of wear. Teeth have been worn down to the point that they can no longer function correctly, and complex dental work must be … Continue reading

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Masters in the AGD

I just completed two more courses in pursuit of my MAGD certification. The Master’s program is designed to develop mastery in all aspects of general dentistry. I love this program because it forces me to focus on my weakest areas. … Continue reading

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The Value of The New Patient Experience

When scheduling a new patient exam, there are often a number of questions that the front office staff will ask you. We’ve discussed the importance of these questions in a previous blog post, as well as the benefit of answering … Continue reading

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Creating Health

This is an example of a patient who came in for a regular cleaning and her chief complaint was a chipped front tooth.  She was not even aware that she had a very complex dental situation.  The problem here is that … Continue reading

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