Breaking News

This is amazing, incredibly valuable new information on how to have healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime. I don’t mind telling you that I was floored when I read this Reuters report

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Cavities

As I have mentioned previously we are seeing a veritable epidemic of tooth decay lately.  Patients are, of course, upset by this.

Universally they want to know what is causing their decay. When we try to help them figure it out frequently

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Diet Soda

Drinking a lot of diet soda wrecks your teeth much like smoking crack, or smoking meth does!

Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny (a dental professor at Temple University) wrote an article, published in the, "Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry"

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Halloween Candy

October means candy and boy-oh-boy the stores are full of it. We love candy here in the dental office and a little bit, in moderation, as long as you have good oral hygiene is no problem. However, I was dismayed to see that one of my favorite kinds

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Junkies & Jocks

What do methamphetamine addicts and Olympic athletes have in common? More dental problems than the rest of the population, and weirdly it is seemingly for a similar reason.

This morning I found an interesting article on the Atlantic.com website. It

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Kissing Cavities

Lately we have seen an increase in cavities in young people who are high school and college-aged. Kids who have had one or two cavities in their entire lives are coming in with five, six, seven, maybe eight cavities. The kids are surprised and their

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Mea Culpa!

My teeth feel so good! Nicole very kindly cleaned my teeth this morning and they feel glorious, and they look so nice. I am luxuriating in the feel of super clean, super shiny teeth. BUT, and yeah that’s a big but, she found some decay! We have been

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Meth Mouth

When I was a teenager I had tropical fish. I quickly learned how important the pH level in the water is for fish. Too high or too low and the fish were goners. Since then I have learned that proper pH balance is important for many things, skin

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Microbiome Mysteries

Another week, another really good movie to talk about. “Life on Us: A Microscopic Safari” is an Amazon Prime movie that I found super interesting. It’s all about the microbiome that is all around us, helping us to do things like digest food and

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Mountain Don’t

Holy cow, I don't usually cringe at movie dental scenes, and I certainly didn't expect a cringe-worthy dental scene from the movie, "That Sugar Film". However, I found this scene so disturbing I briefly forgot what movie I was watching.

You see

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Second Hand Decay?

The British Medical Journal is reporting that, “infants exposed to secondhand smoke at 4-months-old seem more likely to develop caries by 3 years of age”

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Silver Bullet?

Silver diamine fluoride, or S.D.F., has recently been approved by the F.D.A. to treat tooth sensitivity. However, according to the article in the NY Times (which my long time patient G.U. brought to my attention)

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Worse Than the Plague

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest health information (or if you watch yogurt commercials) then you know that researchers are discovering the importance of bacteria that live in and on us. We now know that bacteria can be helpful, and a

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