In order to have a clear understanding of what it takes to maintain a healthy dental program, it can help to know a few things about teeth in general, such as when we can expect our first few teeth to fall out, what it means to have wisdom teeth removed or perhaps the types of teeth we have in general. One obvious fact is that teeth are an incredibly important part of the digestive process,... [Continue Reading]
Almost everyone is familiar with the awkward and uncomfortable goop-filled plastic tray that is inserted into the mouth and used for taking impressions of the teeth and gums.
Thankfully, now there is an alternative, called the iTero digital impression system.
What is iTero?
The iTero system takes 3-D digital impressions of patients' teeth and gums quickly and comfortably, with 99.5%... [Continue Reading]
You open the front door and take the first step inside. Almost instantly you can hear the whirl of a drill in the far off distance, and what might possibly be the sound of quiet desperation and struggle on the receiving end of that gruesome apparatus. You can start smelling the sweat dripping from your brow, and look for the nearest seat to bury yourself in so you can take a moment to catch... [Continue Reading]
Cavity prevention is vital. Cavities, or dental caries, are not only painful, but they can also cause bad breath and other issues with your health. Dentists and medical health professionals say that caring for your teeth is critical for your overall wellbeing. Next to brushing and flossing, it is important to take daily measures to make sure your oral and dental health is in excellent shape.... [Continue Reading]
Sick of hiding your pearly whites from the camera or smiling through closed lips when in public? While your smile is one of the first features people notice, few are actually happy with how theirs looks.
If you want to get the perfect smile then these three tips should give a whole new definition to “grin and bear it”!
A clean smile is a beautiful smile, so make sure your teeth... [Continue Reading]
In the New Year, many people choose to make lifestyle changes and stick to resolutions in order to improve themselves and their lifestyles for the better. One of the most important changes you can make in 2014, is to be more mindful about your oral health and hygiene. Here are 5 bad oral health habits to break in 2014 for a healthier, happier you!
Stop crunching! You finish sipping on a... [Continue Reading]
Tooth enamel is one of the most important tissues in your entire body. Even though it is the hardest – it has to protect your teeth – it can still become damaged or it can erode. Tooth enamel is important because it protects the nerve of your teeth from becoming damaged – keeping the nerve healthy is important because the nerve is essentially the life force of the tooth. When... [Continue Reading]
If you’ve ever talked to someone who has had braces before, one thing that they will probably tell you is that while the end results makes the cost of the braces well worth it, if there’s one thing that is definitely no fun, it’s going through the process of first getting your braces put on your teeth and then having them tightened every few months. The reason why is because... [Continue Reading]
Stains on your teeth can be unattractive and they can decrease your self confidence. There are a number of things that cause stains on your teeth – including tobacco related products, tea, coffee and any other food that has a reputation of leaving stains. So, what do you do? Many people don’t want to give up their precious delights, like a hot cup of tea or coffee in the morning.... [Continue Reading]
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Dr. Joe L. Valles's Oct. 24 op-ed article, “NM Families need dentists, not therapists,” needs both a fact check and correcting. First, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a nonprofit, independent, private organization that is not part ...
(Oct 31, 2014, Albuquerque Journal)
Air Masters Corp. recently began installing specialty gases and vacuum piping to the more than 90 dental chairs at the new A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health clinic. The process piping subcontractor participated in 3-D ...
(Oct 31, 2014, STLtoday.com)
On Monday, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to the Fort Collins Dentist office of Clear Creek Dental in exchange for cash. Dr. Alex Knecht will pay $1 per pound (5-pound limit per child) and give away free toothbrushes in an effort to ...
(Oct 30, 2014, The Coloradoan)
After going through all the candy collected while trick or treating, our teeth may benefit from a dental checkup, luckily going digital has made many procedures much easier. "Its totally changed the way we operate and practice. We can literally do a ...
(Oct 30, 2014, Big Country Homepage)
Several Northern Colorado dentist's offices, including at least one in Loveland, are offering children cold, hard cash for their Halloween candy to try to keep the sweets out of the youngsters' mouths. "I hope we get a lot of kids; that would be fun ...
(Oct 30, 2014, Loveland Reporter-Herald)
PLANO, TX--(Marketwired - October 30, 2014) - Dr. John Hucklebridge, a premier Plano cosmetic dentist who has served the community for more than two decades, is now using a hand-held portable X-ray system that allows his staff to easily take images of ...
(Oct 30, 2014, Marketwired (press release))
McCarty and Dr. Shelley Ellis, a fellow pediatric dentist at Meridian Pediatric Dental Group, have decided to once again host a candy buy back day at the clinic. On Monday, the clinic will pay children a dollar per pound of candy they bring in. The ...
(Oct 30, 2014, Meridian Star)
Veterans in the Kokomo community will have the opportunity to receive free dentistry services at Perfect Smiles Dental Care Nov. 13. A choice of a free cleaning or free extraction will be provided to the first 50 patients, starting at 8 a.m., at 2362 W ...
(Oct 30, 2014, Kokomo Tribune)
Eight Southern Tier men, all current or former members of the Syracuse-based Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 267, face federal charges of receiving thousands of dollars for 29 fraudulent dental claims submitted to and paid for by their union's health ...
(Oct 30, 2014, Elmira Star-Gazette)
Hinsdale Dentist to Speak on Cancer Treatments and Oral Health at Local ...
(Oct 30, 2014, Marketwired (press release))
Nothing will cripple a growing dental practice faster than having cash flow trouble. Simple bookkeeping mistakes can cause a ripple effect that result in severe financial problems. Most dentists are experts at their craft. They know how to keep teeth ...
(Oct 30, 2014, Dentistry IQ)
On October 14, 2014, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners vs. Federal Trade Commission. The case does not involve the Affordable Care Act, but it goes to the heart of the professional ...
(Oct 30, 2014, Health Affairs (blog))