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What's in Your Water? A Look At the pH of Popular Beverages
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What's in Your Water? A Look At the pH of Popular Beverages

You already know your patient's diet can have a significant impact on patterns of erosion - but are you up-to-speed on the acidity of their favorite beverages?

| 6 days ago
Will the Bite Change?
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Will the Bite Change?

Consider the teeth, muscles and TM joints when predicting whether or not a patient's occlusion will change in the future.

| 3 weeks ago
Doctor, Why Does This Temporary Keep Coming Off?
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Doctor, Why Does This Temporary Keep Coming Off?

When the patient handed me the temporary, I noticed that while it seem thick enough, not only was it not on, it was also cracked – which of course...

| 1 month ago
Dr. Jeff Rouse Joins 'Worn Dentition' Seminar, Bringing More Comprehensive Keys To Success
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Dr. Jeff Rouse Joins 'Worn Dentition' Seminar, Bringing More Comprehensive Keys To Success

'Treating the Worn Dentition' is a can't-miss seminar for clinicians of all levels looking to evolve their ability to treat wear cases and evaluate etiology,...

| 2 months ago
Causes of Excess Overjet
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Causes of Excess Overjet

What causes excess overjet? This article explores three major causes.

| 4 months ago
How To Classify TM Joints - Part II
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How To Classify TM Joints - Part II

Part I introduced a simple 5-stage method for classifying TM joints - now check out this detailed method.

| 4 months ago
Solving the Silent Epidemic of Cracked Teeth
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Solving the Silent Epidemic of Cracked Teeth

Cracked teeth may be an epidemic, but it can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Here are some tips on helping your patients with cracked teeth.

| 4 months ago
5 Keys for Early Palatal Expansion
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5 Keys for Early Palatal Expansion

We discuss 5 key reasons for early expansion, giving additional support for early application of this beneficial...

| 4 months ago
Classifying TM Joints - Part I
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Classifying TM Joints - Part I

This article will describe the classification system designed by Clyde Wilkes and outline the 5 different stages of TM joints in the Wilkes...

| 5 months ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I

What are the best techniques and methods for determining vertical dimension in dentate patients?

| 5 months ago
A New Perspective On Vertical Dimension
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A New Perspective On Vertical Dimension

This article talks about how to redefine occlusion to include the temporomandibular joints.

| 6 months ago
3 Key Clinical Steps for Successful Denture Insertion
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3 Key Clinical Steps for Successful Denture Insertion

This repeatable 3-step sequence will help any dentist with a successful denture insertion appointment.

| 7 months ago