Toothpastes Are Not All The Same

A concerned mother called my office once with an intriguing question. “Is it possible that my daughter can get sick from brushing her teeth with her toothpaste?” I asked her what type of toothpaste she was using and it was one of the popular name-brand toothpastes on the market. Her daughter was 6 years old […]

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Unexplained Dental Pain Explained: Tooth Extractions, Cavitations and the Periodontal Ligament

Removing a tooth is certainly an unfortunate event for a patient both physically and emotionally. However, having the tooth properly extracted may prevent health related complications from occurring in years to come. There are two important steps to follow when removing a tooth: First, it is imperative to remove the entire tooth. Avoid leaving any […]

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Vitamin C Connections to Dentistry

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a very important nutrient. Its therapeutic use became popularized in the 1970s, thanks to research performed by Dr. Linus Pauling. He is well known for endorsing that the common cold could be controlled by an adequate intake of Vitamin C. He deserves an enormous amount of credit for educating the […]

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What’s In Your Crown?

In March 2008, a television investigative reporter filed an intriguing story that caught my eye due to the nature of its subject matter. The title of his report was, “Chinese Dental Products May Hide Danger.” An Ohio woman, who was suffering from mouth pain, had a newly installed crown examined. It was made in China […]

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