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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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Why does my Dentist take X-Rays?

Posted on: June 25, 2015
Dentists take X-rays to help diagnose problems that could be very difficult to see with only an exam. With the help of x-rays, a patient's oral health can be quickly assessed to help the patient save money, time and further decay/disease in the future. X-rays can detect things that a doctor could ...
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Spring Forward, Fall Back

Posted on: March 11, 2014
Daylight Saving Time started this past weekend. It begins the 2nd Sunday of March and lasts until the 1st Sunday of November at 2 a.m. In the 1970s studies by the U.S. government showed that we conserve the entire country's electricity usage by about 1% each day with ...
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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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The Freshman 15— Cavities!

Posted on: October 24, 2013
College students are back in school and settling in to their routines. The inevitable changes in sleep, diet and stress levels can and do lead to negative effects on dental hygeine. All too often we see our patients that are in college exhibit an increase in gum disease and tooth ...
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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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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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