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A Few Essential Facts about Teeth

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]

A Digital 'Magic Wand' Makes Going to the Dentist a More Comfortable Experience

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]

5 Ways to Get Rid of Your Dental Fears

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]

5 Basic Cavity Prevention Tips

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]

Top 3 tips to get the perfect smile

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]

5 Bad Oral Health Habits to Break in 2014

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]

Common Causes of Tooth Enamel Loss and Erosion

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]

5 Tips for Alleviating the Pain of Dental Braces

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]

5 Ways to Prevent Staining Your Teeth

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]

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AG: Four Practiced Dentistry Without License
NEW YORK —Four individuals are under arrest for allegedly practicing dentistry without a license at two Brooklyn dental clinics which are separately owned by a father and his son who are licensed dentists. The men, arrested on felony charges, are ...

Dentist hosts free dental clinic spreading free smiles
In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with New Port Richey dentist Vincent Monticciolo as a way to give back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. Since its inception, Dentistry From The Heart ...

State-of-the-art facility will improve Dentistry's synergy, outreach programs
2, McGill's Faculty of Dentistry inaugurates its brand new facility located at 2001 McGill College Ave., across from the Roddick Gates. For the first time in the Faculty's history, pre-clinical and clinical training, community-based research and ...

UofL School of Dentistry to receive $5 million gift
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 29, 2014) — A University of Louisville alumnus and his wife have said they will gift the school's dental program $5 million. The gift by Dr. Wayne Mortenson and his wife, Sue will be the largest philanthropic gift in the history ...

Helping low-income seniors with dental care
The State legislature expanded coverage for dental care for seniors during the last session. As of July 1, 2014, any adult 18 years of age and over who receives Medicaid is eligible for $1000 per year of coverage for dental care. Medicaid recipients ...

Louisville dental school receives $5M gift
“Investing in the talent of U of L students is our goal as we seek to hire dentists and dental hygienists who can provide exceptional care to our patients,” said Mortenson, chief executive officer of Mortenson Family Dental. “We are always thinking ...

Blacksburg native to speak at meeting for dental volunteers in September
Sarah Holland will be the keynote speaker at a pep rally for dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, dental office managers and other volunteers who will participate in the third NRV Free Adult Dental Care Day on Sept. 12. The pep rally will be held ...

Meriter to close dental clinic, give $1 million to Access for dental care
Maggy Knight, of Madison, gets intravenous sedation before receiving dental care at Meriter Hospital in 2009. Knight, with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease, is among patients with special needs who require sedation before dental work. It's not ...

Taking Your Child to Their First Dental Visit with Murphy Dentistry
Before bringing your child into his or her first appointment, Murphy advises parents to get their child used to opening their mouth, looking at their top and bottom teeth and counting them, while letting them know the dentist will also do this. He ...

WNY firms partner on consumer dental financing option
Two Buffalo companies are preparing to launch a new financing option for dental patients along with a network of services. LifCare USA is a joint venture between HealthTransaction Network (HTN) and Evolution Dental Science, bringing together executives ...

New dental providers may harm the poor and uninsured
Never mind that most direct care for dental patients is both surgical and irreversible. What matters is that we need more access to dental care for the underserved, regardless of the potential consequences for the patient or the negative impact on the ...

Are Your Dental Products Actually Destroying Your Teeth?
Today, it's not difficult to take care of your teeth and maintain a gorgeous smile. You can find numerous dental-care products on the market that promise to control tartar, kill germs, control the formation of cavities, and promise sparkling white ...

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