• Dental Garage Sale

    Having a garage full of out-of-date equipment and materials is to be expected when the technology advances so quickly. Newer materials that are stronger, easier to polish and more natural looking keep replacing yesterdays “new improved” materials. Two out of three of the filling materials we use today will be out-dated within 3 years. It [...]

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  • Are Silver Fillings Better Than White Fillings?

    I must start by telling you that I haven’t done a silver filling in 16 years and I wouldn’t have one done in my mouth.. With that being said many dentists still swear that silver fillings are better. 100 million silver amalgam fillings are done in the United States every year. White fillings have always been considered less long [...]

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  • Is Grandma’s Pantry Safe For Your Teeth?

    Going to Grandma’s is a special time. Grandparents have a special license to spoil their grandchildren…and I certainly agree with that. But when candies and cookies are the only way to express your love, the results can be devastating – and can include cavities and root canals. As it is, the average American eats, drinks, [...]

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  • Saving Your Teeth – Less Is More

    Much of my dentistry over the past three decades has focused on saving precious tooth structure. I have found that a more conservative approach to dentistry gives us a better chance of keeping teeth for a lifetime. What is minimally invasive dentistry, and how does it differ from regular dentistry? The goal of minimally invasive [...]

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  • Biomimetic Dentistry

    Biomimetic dentistry treats weak, fractured, and decayed teeth in a way that keeps them strong and seals them from bacterial invasion. Careful sealing against infection removes the need for 60% to 90% of the crowns and root canals of traditional dentistry. The top of the tooth is restored back to proper function and can be [...]

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  • What Does a Dentist Know About Foot Surgery?

    It all started about 6 years ago when I climbed into the attic thinking I could fix the air conditioning.  I didn’t realize that between the beams was nothing but sheetrock. As I stepped between the beams I fell right through the ceiling to the floor below landing on my left foot. At the emergency [...]

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  • One-Visit Onlays Instead of Crowns

    There is a fantastic alternative for crowns! In just one visit, you can receive tooth-colored onlays, which are not only beautiful, but also long-lasting. A good rule of thumb in dentistry is to always try to save as much of your tooth as possible. Tooth structure never grows back once drilled off. When a tooth [...]

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  • Dentistry in S-L-O-W Motion

    In an age when faster is better there are still things that need to be done in slow motion. In dentistry there are many things that we can do in one visit that used to take two or three visits. Instead of crowns (caps) that need to be sent to the laboratory – today’s technology [...]

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  • Cavity Fighting Lillipops

    When they were little my kids they knew the rule for eating lollipops – “Six Licks and in the Garbage” but Professor Wenyuan Shi, a microbiologist has changed all that. Dentistry professor and microbiologist Wenyuan Shi discovered an ingredient from licorice roots that combats a main bacterium that causes tooth decay a few years ago, [...]

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  • Ignore Your Teeth and They’ll Go Away

    Do’s and Don’ts Never go to bed without Brushing and WaterPik (or floss) The most damage to your teeth happens while you sleep. Saliva flow is down and the bacteria can cause expensive and extensive damage. Remember, you can still get cavities under fillings or bonding or crowns. Your investment in 2-3 minutes a night of [...]

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  • The Role of the Dentist in Treating Headaches & Migraines

      The Role of the Dentist in treating Headaches and Migraines By Jacques Doueck DDS According to a study by Dr. Wesley Shankland, using a simple bite guard, dentists can treat and prevent migraine…

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  • When Your Teeth Don’t Mesh

    The frustration of broken teeth, loose teeth, broken caps, chipped laminates, TMJ pain and headaches are all the reasons that we are very strongly in favor of the computer bite measurement called T-Scan™. Over the years we have used the tried and true blue or red “bite paper”. For most simple dental visits this is [...]

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