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Nosebleed Care

Nosebleed Care: Causes:The arterioles ( smallest arteries in the arterial system) are very near the surface inside the nasal passages. They become more vulnerable to leakage during dry weather conditions. Prevention: Maintenance: Diminish the risk by maintaining the tissue by washing nasal passages using water that is warm or comfortably cool. […]

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Vitamin D

Why should you make sure you have enough Vitamin D? Recent studies have shown that along with helping to maintain bone and teeth health (osteoporosis prevention) and your immune, nervous and cardiovascular systems Vitamin D also reduces your cancer risk. The studies indicate there is a marked reduction of risk […]

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On Tattoos

Introducing the first of several non-dental blogs which are important health and well-being guides. Several reasons to avoid tattoos based on a growing body of evidence: The first: their presence inhibits the use of MRI’s (magnetic resonance imaging). The explanation of this is, the dark blue and black coloring contains ferrous […]

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True Dental Emergency

There are several dental emergencies (circumstances that require prompt attention). The most common are: Traumatic injuries requiring suturing of facial or mouth area soft tissues Repositioning and stabilizing teeth that have been damaged and or malpositioned Avulsed teeth—see separate blog Soft tissue swelling which has been caused by an infection […]

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Second Opinion

When you are given only one treatment plan to correct or solve a problem whether dental or medical, it’s time for a second opinion. This process is normal and acceptable in all circumstances. Most health care providers welcome the opportunity and provide the service without cost, especially if you supply […]

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Advantages Of Gold Crowns

They fit tighter than any other crown. (See comparison research published in JADA) They have the thinnest cement lines when the preparation of the abutment is less than 10 degrees of taper. They can bind a cracked tooth together. They are unbreakable. They do not chip or crack. Gold is […]

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Avulsed tooth (knocked out but intact)

Our expectation—that someone who has read the following instructions will be present when this occurs. More likely when spectating at a children’s basketball, soccer, baseball or other types of team sport where headgear isn’t usually worn. Take charge/find the tooth/ instruct all others to stay away. Carefully pick the tooth […]

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Addendum to Oral Hygiene blog

Blog #2–Addendum If once daily you have thoroughly cleaned the gumlines surrounding each of your teeth but missed most of the remaining enamel surfaces you will have succeeded. Alternately, if the reverse is the result, you will have failed miserably. Reason—all periodontal problems which result in damage to gums, connective […]

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