Operation Healthy Care Giver

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The dental and medical world have been two separate entities working toward the same goal, albeit in different avenues, for a long time.  That goal is better health for their patient. It is time for the two to combine and truly find a middle ground where we work side-by-side to help prevent diseases that are plaguing our youth.     … Read More

Introducing Silver Diamine Fluoride

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As a new addition to our prevention program, we are introducing Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF). SDF is a antibacterial liquid applied by your dentist to aid with hypersensitivity, cavities, and tooth decay. Research shows that using SDF along with good oral hygiene and proper diet can actually help arrest cavities. When the SDF is placed on a cavity it has … Read More

Bacterial Load

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When we talk about cavities there are three things that are required. There needs to be a tooth, bacteria and a food source for the bacteria. Let’s focus on the bacteria part of that equation. When we are born, there is virtually no bacteria present in the mouth. Bacteria are “given” to us by what is called vertical transmission from … Read More

Remineralization

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For this month, I’d like to focus on how we can actually fix teeth without placing a filling or crown. When we eat or drink we are making cavities. It doesn’t matter if it’s juice, soda, vegetables, bread, crackers, candy, etc.; it all has sugar. The bacteria in our mouth takes this sugar and converts it into acid as a … Read More

Preventative Dentistry Program

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For years I have been treating children with cavities. I have no idea how many thousands of fillings, crowns, and extractions I have performed, but it is a staggering amount. I have given advice to all of my patients as to why their children have cavities. I talk to them about sugar, carbohydrates, the frequency of eating, brushing teeth, flossing, … Read More