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Kids, Brushing and Sugar

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Ever since you may remember, you have been brushing your teeth. It is a good habit to develop when a person is young. Parents should begin the process of cleaning their child’s teeth when the first tooth erupts.

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CAD/CAM, CEREC®, Imaging for Crowns and Implant Crowns

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CAD/CAM dentistry is a field of dentistry that uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing). These imaging techniques enable better treatment planning for dental procedures such as crowns, inlays, onlays and implant crowns. The imaging technique creates a CAD 3D model of the patient’s dentition.

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What are wisdom teeth or third molars?

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Your mouth goes through many changes in a lifetime. One major change that takes place is the eruption of the third molars or “wisdom teeth”  during one’s late teens or early twenties.  These teeth have been nicknamed wisdom teeth because they erupt when we are at a more mature age.

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CEREC - Single Appointment Custom Milled Crowns

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The advancements in dentistry have been remarkable as the types of materials and equipment have been improved. As the skills and training of dentists have been upgraded, the advancements of dental technology have enhanced the type of treatment that can be offered. One of these advancements is the development of the CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). This technology incorporates the use of...

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When Is it Best to Use Nitrous Oxide Versus Moderate Sedation?

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Dental fear and anxiety is a common issue that affects many individuals. In fact, this phobia often is the cause for patients not to seek the care they need. Fortunately, as the practice of dentistry advances, more options are available to help patients cope with the stress and anxiety they experience when they are in the dental chair...

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Prophylatic Antibiotics Prior to Dental Treatment - Who Needs This?

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The practice of premedication for individuals with specific health conditions has been to have the patient ingest an oral antibiotic one hour prior to dental treatment. This has been the recommendation by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Heart Association. Although general guidelines have been given by these associations, it is always best to consult one's physician and/or dentist to determine...

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What Is New in Dr. Kendall Wood's Continuing Dental Education

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The last 12 months have been an exciting time for our Dental Health PC and Complete Dental Health LLC dental practices. Dr. Kendall Wood has been involved in taking an astounding number of new dental continuing education courses. At the beginning of the summer 2010, Kendall took the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry's (OAGD) parenteral moderate sedation course. This 112 hour didactic and clinical...

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When and Why Do My Dental Fillings Need to Be Replaced?

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As materials and technology have advanced in dentistry, the public has the misconception that dental materials (fillings, crowns, dentures, etc.) will last a lifetime. I often meet with patients who are surprised that their fillings need to be replaced. Patients do often cite examples from friends or family of their fillings having lasted 15, 20 or 25 years. Although some patients are fortunate in that their fillings might last this long...

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Which Filling Material Should I Choose - Amalgam (Silver) or Composite Resin (Tooth-Colored)?

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When it applies to the types of filling materials available to restore posterior (back) teeth in the mouth, there is usually one of two questions asked. Often the question raised is whether a patient should choose an amalgam (silver) filling or a direct composite resin (tooth-colored) filling. An additional question is — should an individual with existing silver fillings replace those fillings with tooth-colored material...

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Is the Tongue Really the Primary Reason for Bad Breath or Halitosis?

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One of the top reasons individuals seek the care of a dentist is their concern about having bad breath. Halitosis or bad breath is a common ailment that affects the majority of people at one time or another. Although it is common to have transient episodes with this problem, persistent or chronic struggles can be a sign of a much larger medical or dental issue...

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When Should My Child Be Evaluated for Braces?

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There is certainly no question that our American society has a love for a beautiful smile. In fact, many a time in my travels to other countries, I have asked citizens how they were able to identify that my family was American. Interestingly enough, the answer was always the same — only Americans have such straight, beautiful teeth...

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How to Develop Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

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Just as with anything in life, if one can develop healthy habits when one is young, the process of maintaining the habit is easier. Good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly, are best established when an individual is young. As a child, establishing the dental routine, including the act of brushing and flossing, must be facilitated and performed by the parent...

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If I Have Dentures, Do I Still Need to See a Dentist?

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Individuals who have healthy gums and teeth are currently recommended to visit their dentist twice a year for regular checkups; however, often the question is asked, 'How often, or if ever, should a person with dentures or false teeth see his family dentist?' Edentulous individuals or people with dentures are recommended to have annual exams...

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Are Dental X-rays Really Needed?

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The mainstream media has recently directed more attention to the issue of dental x-rays. A recent study has come to light which shows some connection between dental x-rays and brain tumors. Although there are some challenges that this particular study faces in its data gathering, I believe that media attention which helps the consumer become interested and more informed about the services they receive...

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Why Is Grinding One's Teeth Becoming More Common?

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It is no surprise to most Americans that managing life with all its complexities is becoming more challenging. In fact, it seems that one thing most Americans share is stress. Stress management is certainly individualistic in nature, but finding restful sleep at night is often a sought-after item. It is common that most adults do not get the recommended eight hours of sleep at night...

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Why Choose a Dental Implant?

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The loss of teeth due to disease or trauma creates a problem that affects many individuals. The first step in evaluating dental restorative options is to consult with one's dentist. This appointment will include an evaluation of the individual's health history, a comprehensive oral evaluation of hard and soft tissues, and any necessary x-rays. If a dental implant is an option, a 3-D cone...

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Why an Occlusal Guard?

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As the pace of daily American life increases and the amount of stress escalates, the adult population of the United States is experiencing more side effects from the so-called typical 'daily grind.' The outcome of an increasingly stressful life often results in the body reacting in undesirable ways to counteract the tension experienced during the usual work day...

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Decay Protection - How Important Are Sealants?

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Avoiding tooth decay in children is a priority for parents. There are many tools available to help make the accomplishment of this goal possible. Practicing good dental hygiene, which includes brushing and flossing on a regular basis, is the first line of defense. In addition, the use of fluoridated toothpaste and fluoride rinses provides additional benefits in arresting decay...

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Importance and Use in Dentistry of 3-D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

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With the computer age upon us, new technology is available to allow monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment of dental problems to become faster, easier, and more thorough. Today, 3-D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is one such advancement that has become available to clinical dental practitioners in the last decade...

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Dental X-rays: Fast, Safe, Efficient

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Digital X-rays are a diagnostic tool necessary to aid the dentist is determining the health of hard tissue in the mouth. Dental x-rays are a useful tool to use in concert with a visual exam to prevent dental problems, maintain healthy gum tissue, and diagnose any oral health issues including dental caries. There are two types of diagnostic x-rays that can be taken in a dental office. Intraoral x-rays...

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Difficulty of Diagnosis of a Lingual Frenectomy or Tongue Tie

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A lack of uniformity exists as to the criteria for performing a lingual frenectomy. Prior to 2004, the common practice for a tongue tied child was to wait and evaluate the issue once the child was over 3 years of age. The prevailing guidelines for doctors came from The American Academy of Pediatrics which stated that the necessary corrective treatment was considered a major surgery. Often as the child...

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Tongue Tied Babies - Problems and Corrections

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Identifying Tongue Tied Infants

Ankyloglossia, commonly referred to as a 'tongue tie', is a condition seen in newborns when the lingual frenulum (the connecting membrane that supports the tongue) is short. The act of cutting the frenulum is called a lingual frenectomy. Two types of frenectomies exist...

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