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Out-of-this-World Dental Technology

Posted on: August 9, 2018
While most people know how technology developed by NASA for space travel enhances everyday life (memory foam, portable cordless vacuums, etc.), you may be surprised to find some of the technologies in the dental office have space-age historical backgrounds. Digital X-rays: In the 1990's, NASA sought to create a single ...
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Sugar Still Considered a Major Concern on Dental Health

Posted on: July 21, 2014
Believe it or not, even with the amount of fluoride readily available today, tooth decay is still considered a major health concern. This is largely affected by the amounts of sugar in our diets today. Most drinks, including soft drinks, sports drinks and fruit juices, as well as ...
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I am pregnant and I have questions for my Dentist!

Posted on: January 15, 2014
For clarity, all instructions contained here are the collaborative standard according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as the American Dental Association.Take home message: Healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies can safely receive oral health services throughout their pregnancy without fear of harming themselves or the baby. ...
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Is there a reason to be worried about dental x-rays?

Posted on: July 15, 2013
The measurement of radiation is called millisievert (mSv). Naturally our bodies absorb 3.7 mSv annually  from naturally occurring chemicals from the sun, earth, and our own bodies. It would take 25,000 airport scans to equal our annual natural radiation levels. Chest x-rays with two views, equal one year of naturally ...
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Thyroid Cancer on the Rise

Posted on: March 27, 2012
There has been alot of buzz in the media lately about the rise of thyroid cancer in the US over the past 10 years. This type of cancer is still considered rare but it is believed that increased screening practices are one of the reasons for the rise of ...
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Night guard available for Bruxism (grinding teeth)

Posted on: January 17, 2012
Do you clench or grind your teeth? Do you wake up with a sore jaw or pain in your jaw joints? These are just two symptoms you may get from bruxism. Bruxism may cause worn down teeth; fillings; abfractions; or loose teeth. Your dentist may be able to detect if ...
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Importance of Bitewing X-Rays

Posted on: March 19, 2011
Because many diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen when your dentist examines your mouth, an X-ray examination can help reveal:-small areas of decay between the teeth or below existing restorations (fillings)-infections in the bone-periodontal (gum) disease-abscesses or cysts-developmental abnormalities-some types of tumorsFinding and treating dental problems ...
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