In the beginning of my dental career, I was taught that the importance of saving teeth was to provide a healthy, stable dentition that would support the chewing and mastication of our food. If there was decay we know how to restore it. If there was an infected tooth, we could save it by doing […]
After graduating from dental school in 1983, I felt I had received an excellent education. I thought I had the proper dental skills necessary to help my patients restore, repair and maintain their teeth and periodontal (the tissue and structures surrounding and supporting the teeth) health for years to come. I also believed my job […]
The American Academy of Periodontology estimates that nearly 80% of Americans have some form of gum disease. Approximately 50% of cases are considered moderate to severe. As a biological dental office, it is our responsibility not only to recognize and treat this localized, infectious disease in the oral cavity, but also to understand the systemic […]
An important lesson that I’ve learned over the years about Biological Dentistry is to ask questions. Then to be willing to make the appropriate changes that seem necessary for improving the health and well being of our patients. The use of specific dental materials and their biological compatibility for our patients has always been a […]
If you were building a new house, would you be concerned about the materials being used to construct your home? Years ago, asbestos was used in insulation products, fireproofing, acoustical materials and floor tiles. We now know that asbestos causes lung cancer and mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the chest and the abdominal cavity). […]
Several years ago, we began using a new dental product in our office called MI Paste. Introduced in 2002, it has received rave reviews for its effectiveness, not only from dentists, but also from dental hygienists and patients alike. MI Paste is the only product for professional use containing the active ingredient Recaldent. Recaldent is […]
I found out a long time ago, that if you want to make a new friend and/or patient for life, get them out of dental pain and as quickly as possible. As a dentist, there’s nothing more gratifying than helping a patient completely relieve their chronic toothache pain within a matter of a few minutes. […]
During a patient’s initial visit to our office, and at hygiene appointments, Hydrion pH test paper is used to test the saliva. This very simple test provides us with valuable information. It assists in evaluating an individual’s dental health as well as their overall wellness. The human body is largely made up of water. Water […]
A very interesting article was published in JADA (Journal of the American Dental Association), August 2009 issue, that provides fascinating research regarding root canals. A root canal is usually performed on a tooth that has become abscessed or infected due to extensive decay. The decay results in exposure to the pulp chamber or some sort […]
It’s probably not surprising to realize that soda pop is the most popular beverage consumed in the U.S. American consumption of soft drinks, including carbonated beverages, fruit juice, and sports drinks increased by 500 percent in the past 50 years. What’s the soft drink attraction? Studies have shown, for both regular and diet soft drinks, […]
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