What’s In Your Mouth? Know Your Dental Work

Recently, the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) launched a campaign to raise awareness about the dental lab work in your mouth. They encourage you to know where your lab work was done, by whom, and what materials were used. When it comes to dentistry, the right to know what’s in your mouth has been […]

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never let fear decide your fate

Embracing Your Dental Anxiety & Moving Forward

Knowing what we know about the importance of a healthy mouth to overall health, we find it curious when a client misses an appointment that can help them achieve and sustain both. While emergencies do happen and schedules can change, habitual no-shows are not only concerning; they point to the proverbial elephant in the room: […]

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mercury

Why Mercury-SAFE Matters

It’s not enough for a dental practice to be just “mercury-free.” That only means that they don’t place any new amalgam fillings. But so long as there are people who already have these fillings in their mouths, a dental practice should also be mercury-safe. A recent report out of Pakistan pounds the point home. It […]

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What’s Ozone Therapy & How Is It Used in Dentistry?

If you’ve read much about “alternative medicine,” you may have run across discussion of something called “ozone therapy.” But what’s that? The word “ozone” might make you think of pollution. We’ve all heard of the “hole” in the ozone layer caused by CFCs and other toxins. Maybe you’ve read that ozone is found in smog […]

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Sleep Apnea? Help May Be as Close as Your Dentist’s Office!

Getting a good night’s rest is often the difference between having a good day or a bad day. It’s also a key component of health. Yet there are many things that prevent healthy sleep, and over recent years, one of the most common physical factors that’s emerged is sleep apnea. This sleep disorder is marked […]

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Smart & Safe Dental X-Rays

About a year ago, researchers established a possible link between routine dental x-rays and cancer (intracranial meningioma in particular) – more reason why, as we mentioned, x-rays in our office are never “routine.” Since then, there have been more studies – and ongoing debate about what the research means for dentists. The latest is a […]

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Like Mercury, BPA Deemed Warning-Worthy

There was good news from Geneva recently: 140 countries have now agreed to the global mercury treaty, several years in the making. Once ratified by 50 nations, it will become legally-binding. Its main goal is to reduce mercury emissions, and to that end, it includes steps toward a phase-out of dental amalgam. Similarly good news […]

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Sleep Apnea? Help May Be as Close as Your Dentist’s Office!

Getting a good night’s rest is often the difference between having a good day or a bad day. It’s also a key component of health. Yet there are many things that prevent healthy sleep, and over recent years, one of the most common physical factors that’s emerged is sleep apnea. This sleep disorder is marked […]

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More Twisted Gifts for the Dental Minded

When dental-themed gifts go wrong, they go wrong in a special kind of way. Sometimes, it’s the concept. Would you really want a drill-wielding dentist full of wine?   And flossing is hard enough for some folks. Are you really going to want to do it with a piece of floss pulled out of something’s […]

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What’s Bite Got to Do with It?

“Bruxism” is the dental term for the habitual, involuntary clenching and grinding of teeth, often during sleep. It’s also pretty common. Physical and psychological stress are often the main culprits, but a variety of other factors have been suggested, too, including sleep disorders, SSRIs and other drugs, even parasitic infection. Many have thought bruxism can […]

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