SLEEP BREATHING DISORDERS

by admin, August 13, 2014

What is a Sleep Breathing Disorder (SBD)?  Any obstruction or condition that affects the free movement of air in and out of the body, reducing the amount of oxygen available to the person’s blood supply during sleep, falls into the broad spectrum of SBDs.  This would include naturally small airways … Continue reading

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Wisdom Teeth

by admin, July 30, 2014

Wisdom teeth, or third molars as we call them, make their appearance usually during the teenage years, but may be seen even into the thirties. These molars can serve as normal teeth if there is enough room for them, which quite frankly is usually not the case. When fully erupted … Continue reading

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What are those dents in my teeth?

by admin, July 23, 2014

I get asked frequently about “dents” or depressions that develop right at the area where the gum tissue meets the tooth structure. Sometimes these are areas of concern to my patients because the worn or chipped out areas are darker yellow looking than enamel. Just as often my patient complain … Continue reading

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Go Gold

by admin, July 16, 2014

Why do you still see gold restoration and crown? Experts have again stated that gold is the best restorative material unless there are aesthetic considerations.  For those, a plethora of tooth colored, natural looking restorations are available. Historically, however, the longest lasting dental material has been gold. Why? Gold wears … Continue reading

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Tongue Piercing

by admin, July 9, 2014

Tongue piercing can be lumped under broad category known as “Body Art”. It has become fashionable among some individuals in the western world. The piercing of oral tissues can create problems for both the individual and the dentist. It is common for the placement of intraoral “jewelry” to create challenges … Continue reading

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Latex allergies can be serious …

by admin, July 2, 2014

Allergic responses to natural rubber latex is recognized as a serious problem for health care workers and the general population as well. Since 1980 the incidences of reaction to latex have dramatically increased. You may not even realize how often you come into contact with latex but you will find it … Continue reading

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Wow That Hurts!

by admin, June 25, 2014

Have you ever noticed that every once in a while you get a little white or reddish spot that really hurts? We usually call these canker sores. In general they all look similar but, in fact, they are usually one of these different types of lesion: Apthous Ulcers, Traumatic Ulcers, … Continue reading

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Those Wide Open Spaces!

by admin, June 18, 2014

Here’s a good one for you. You like everything about your smile but you’ve got spaces between some or all of your teeth. What can you do? First of all, spaces may occur for all kinds of reasons. I saw a patient the other day who had an undersized front … Continue reading

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Be Aware!

by admin, June 11, 2014

Since 1991 when dental practitioners were advised to discuss the subject of reduced effectiveness of oral contraceptives during antibiotic use, research has not clearly established the mechanism by which this interaction takes place. The failure rate of oral contraceptives used concurrently with antibiotics is similar to the failure rate of … Continue reading

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Why not now?

by admin, June 4, 2014

It’s done; your children have finished their orthodontics. Their beautiful smiles, a wonderful gift from Mom and Dad that they will enjoy for the rest of their lives. You really didn’t want them to grow up with teeth arranged like yours. Orthodontics’ is not just for our children.  You can … Continue reading

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