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Can Early Exposure to BPA Damage Enamel?
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Can Early Exposure to BPA Damage Enamel?

A recent press release suggests that teeth can be affected by bisphenol A (BPA). This is based on the conclusions of work carried out by the research...

| 6 years ago
Study: Gum Disease Causing Bacteria Also Destroys Bone
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Study: Gum Disease Causing Bacteria Also Destroys Bone

According to a recent media release, a University of Michigan study found the newly discovered bacterium that causes gum disease also triggers normally...

| 6 years ago
Improve Your Bitewings With a Cotton Tip Applicator
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Improve Your Bitewings With a Cotton Tip Applicator

If you're like me, you or your team has trouble getting the contacts on bitewings open at times. I would like to share a simple tip to help you get those...

| 6 years ago
Facts and Figures: The High-Speed Handpiece
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Facts and Figures: The High-Speed Handpiece

• 1957: S.S. White Company introduced the Borden Airotor, the first successful air-driven handpiece. This instrument is regarded as the precursor...

| 6 years ago
It's Okay to Be Cheesy
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It's Okay to Be Cheesy

As stated in a recent media release, there has been little research about how dairy products affect oral health. However, according to a new study published...

| 6 years ago
Report: Billions Suffer From Major Tooth Decay
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Report: Billions Suffer From Major Tooth Decay

A recent press release states, billions of people across the globe are suffering from major untreated dental problems, according to a new report led by...

| 6 years ago
When to Use a Custom Incisal Guide Table?
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When to Use a Custom Incisal Guide Table?

  A common question asked of me is: 'When should I make or prescribe a custom incisal guide table?' If there is no pathway wear, generally there is not...

| 6 years ago
Case Study: Soda and Illegal Drugs Cause Similar Damage to Teeth
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Case Study: Soda and Illegal Drugs Cause Similar Damage to Teeth

According to recent media release, a case study published in the March/April 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the...

| 6 years ago
The ADA Targets 'The Dental Divide'
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The ADA Targets 'The Dental Divide'

According to a recent media release, The American Dental Association, citing 'a disturbing dental divide in America,' announced a nationwide campaign May...

| 6 years ago
Can Alligators Be the Key to Growing Teeth?
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Can Alligators Be the Key to Growing Teeth?

According to a recent release, new research led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC suggests alligators may help scientists learn how to stimulate tooth...

| 6 years ago
Four Keys to Implementing Digital Photography in Your Practice
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Four Keys to Implementing Digital Photography in Your Practice

For a long time I used to naively reason that I don't take clinical pictures as often as I should because I need to invest in product 'X.' I thought when I...

| 6 years ago
Pulpal Fiction?
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Pulpal Fiction?

Do you see anything that catches your eye on the periapical radiograph (above left) taken recently in my office? Perhaps the title here gave it away...

| 6 years ago