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Individualized Biocompatibility Testing

If you are going to go to the trouble of replacing toxic dental materials, you should be as sure as possible that the materials put back in are tolerable to your system.  Although biocompatibility testing is not a perfected art, experience has shown that we can nearly […]

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Periodontal Disease – Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease – Gum Disease 1. What is it? Gum conditions are quite prevalent, although most people affected have the milder, non-destructive irritations of gingivitis. Gums can be red, swollen, and bleed easily, but without structural damage. Gingivitis clears up readily with routine in-office cleaning and good […]

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Oxygen/Ozone Therapy

One of the most complex and perplexing problems in dentistry today is infection control. The oral cavity is a sea of microorganisms normally living in balance with the entire human body. Under certain conditions pathogenic or “disease causing” micro-organisms can become the dominant life forms, thus creating […]

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Temporo-Mandibular Disorders

TMJ, TMD, Temporal-Mandibular Disorders, and the Orthotic Mouthguard TMJ treatment in dentistry is confused, and confusing. Many theories exist to explain why people get jaw tension and pain, but they all center around the teeth and the temporo-mandibular joints that attach the jaw to the skull. In […]

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Caring for Your Mouth Guard

Your new mouth guard is supposed to be comfortable, and make your head, neck and jaw more comfortable as you use it. If it does not meet these goals, please make an appointment to have it adjusted. The mouth guard is to be used primarily for sleeping, […]

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Pit and Fissure Sealants

As much as 80 percent of cavities in children start in the grooves, the pits and fissures of the chewing surface of their molars.  One of the best preventive techniques in dentistry is the sealant, an adhesive plug that inactivates the tooth decay process in the groove. […]

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Sugar Causes Tooth Decay

Sugar still causes tooth decay, and none of us is immune!   A twenty eight year old man keeps himself awake on his graveyard shift job by sipping Coca–Cola all night long. Not much, just one or two cans a night, but sipping continuously. Result – Rampant […]

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What is Holistic Dentistry?

Holistic health and healing has been defined as the consideration of health in the light of all factors – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Unfortunately no one is that transcendant or that smart, and this beautiful ideal has to be tempered by practical realities. We can define holistic […]

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