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]
Oregon's state dentistry board wants to discipline one of its own members ...
(Oct 24, 2014, OregonLive.com)
About 6 percent of eligible adults took advantage of new dental coverage offered under KanCare in the first year of the managed care Medicaid program. The switch to managed care Medicaid administered by three private companies extended basic dental ...
(Oct 24, 2014, KCUR)
Do You Need Some FREE Medical, Dental, or Vision Care? Head to Key Arena ...
(Oct 24, 2014, TheStranger.com)
The Tennessee Board of Dentistry summarily suspended the license of an Ashland City dentist, who authorities said worked on a patient while intoxicated. As a result of the board's action on Thursday, Stephen Kaufman is prohibited from practicing ...
(Oct 24, 2014, The Tennessean)
TOPEKA — About 6 percent of eligible adults took advantage of new dental coverage offered under KanCare in the first year of the managed care Medicaid program. The switch to managed care Medicaid administered by three private companies extended ...
(Oct 24, 2014, KHI News Service)
IRON MOUNTAIN - The John Fornetti Center for Dental Implants & Aesthetics will present Dentistry For Our Vets on Tuesday, Nov. 11. In recent years, the John Fornetti Dental Center has treated hundreds of patients donating thousands of dollars of free ...
(Oct 24, 2014, Iron Mountain Daily News)
I've recorded a podcast for the Federalist Society on the N.C. Board of Dental Examiners case, which was argued at the Supreme Court last week. This case is about the antitrust state-action doctrine. I signed on to an antitrust scholars' amicus brief ...
(Oct 24, 2014, Washington Post)
Two companies are petitioning the agency to investigate the dental implants and issue cease and desist orders to the manufacturers and dentists using them. Labeling: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is considering new rules for biobased ...
(Oct 24, 2014, The Hill)
This weekend, for the first time, a non-profit organization is coming to Morehead to dispense free medical, dental and vision care to perhaps more than 1,000 persons in two days. Despite a change of heart by some of its original health care partners ...
(Oct 24, 2014, Morehead News)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — At first blush, creating a new mid-level dental health provider, the dental therapist, would seem a plausible solution to solve access to dental care needs for rural and low-income New Mexico families. At least that's the message ...
(Oct 24, 2014, Albuquerque Journal)
“Eligibility for dental care is extremely limited for veterans, and differs significantly from eligibility requirements for medical care” said Phil Sterbling, Colonel, US Army (Retired) and PRDC Board member. “Unless a veteran is 100 percent disabled ...
(Oct 24, 2014, The Daily Progress)
Dr. Chris Stevens Takes Advantage of Dental Hygiene Month by Educating Sun ...
(Oct 23, 2014, DigitalJournal.com)