General and Preventive Dentistry

September 30th, 2017 | General and Preventive Dentistry | Comments Off on Tongue Tie surgery Improves Growth and Development; could prevent TMJ and Sleep Apnea!

Tongue Tie surgery Improves Growth and Development; could prevent TMJ and Sleep Apnea!

Tongue tie surgery can be life altering; it can promote a young person’s growth and development. Ankyloglossia is the medical term for tongue tie — a condition that can be as mild as slightly limiting a tongue’s range of motion, to causing speech and swallowing pathologies, underdevelopment of the mouth,...

November 5th, 2014 | General and Preventive Dentistry, Inspirations | Comments Off on Healing the Pain-Body inside of teeth

Healing the Pain-Body inside of teeth

In his book The Power of Now, spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle discusses the concept of the pain body . . . Tolle: The pain-body is my term for the accumulation of old emotional pain that almost all people carry in their energy field. I see it as a semi-autonomous psychic entity. It consists...

October 28th, 2014 | General and Preventive Dentistry | Comments Off on Top 3 causes of Tooth sensitivity

Top 3 causes of Tooth sensitivity

Top 3 causes of Tooth sensitivity Clenching – Our teeth are intended to make contact a total of 8 seconds out of every 24 hour period, during the actual impact of chewing food. Stress related clenching puts undue force on the teeth and can arrest the natural outward flow of...

October 23rd, 2014 | General and Preventive Dentistry | Comments Off on Keep those fragments! Easy tooth repair after ‘break-fast”

Keep those fragments! Easy tooth repair after ‘break-fast”

This patient had eaten a nice breakfast of the crunchiest toast and bacon ever!  To his surprise, he had broken one of his front teeth in three pieces. [su_row][su_column size=”1/2″] [/su_column][su_column size=”1/2″] [/su_column][/su_row] Conventional wisdom is to bring whatever broken tooth parts to your dentist for her to see if...

September 26th, 2014 | Advanced Dental Hygiene, General and Preventive Dentistry | Comments Off on Customized Bacterial testing for Decay sensitivity

Customized Bacterial testing for Decay sensitivity

Prior to fluoridation of public drinking water, tooth decay was widespread. To date, the epidemic of dental decay has dropped off dramatically. That said, in highly susceptible patients, it seems that no amount of careful brushing and flossing, professional hygiene care, fluoride, and diet control keep the new cavities from...

September 17th, 2014 | General and Preventive Dentistry | Comments Off on Myth about most “metal-free” dental crowns

Myth about most “metal-free” dental crowns

As a restorative dentist, I place equal value on predictability, longevity, comfort, biocompatibility, and aesthetics.  One soap box I don’t mind stepping on is the busting down the metal-free myth about the more popular new ceramic crown options. The two most popular types of all-ceramic crowns for back teeth are...

September 10th, 2014 | General and Preventive Dentistry | Comments Off on Hard raw-foods diet leads to fractured fillings; gold chewing surface sustains bite

Hard raw-foods diet leads to fractured fillings; gold chewing surface sustains bite

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″] [/su_column][su_column size=”1/2″] [/su_column][/su_row] Conservative dentistry and naturally sustaining lifestyles go together, and as such, many of the people attracted to our practice focus on their nutrition and overall health.  This patient eats a strict raw-foods diet, including very hard foods like raw carrots and almonds.  Though amalgam filling...

September 8th, 2014 | General and Preventive Dentistry | Comments Off on Accidental fork bite threatens lower teeth

Accidental fork bite threatens lower teeth

This lovely 90-year-old patient has kept most of her teeth her whole life. She flosses twice daily and uses fluoride every night! One day at a luncheon with friends, she accidentally bit a salad fork, and felt two of her lower front teeth become rather loose and painful to the...

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