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Tips for Kids Oral Care: A Collaboration with MomLovesBest.com

It has been a while since we have updated our blog.  We are excited to post today’s blog because this time we are working with MomLovesBest.com to promote awareness and spread the knowledge!

In the past decade, there has been a significant increase in newborns and new parents.  Many of us have lots of questions regarding what we should do for ...

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4 Effective Home Remedies To Deal With Tooth Cavities

Today’s blog post is a special one!  It is a contribution by Renu Sharma, a consultant with a passion to promote healthy living, which is what this blog strives for.  In this article, you will find recommendations to help maintain your oral health in natural ways.  You will also find Renu’s information in Author Bio section.  Please enjoy the read ...

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Evidence-Based Healthcare VS Insurance-Based Healthcare

In response to one of the most common scenarios we encounter in most dental offices, we will discuss the notion of treatment plan recommendations based on clinical findings and diagnosis versus insurance-based treatment plan.  Dentistry, just like the practice of medicine and optometry, treat their patients based on their health condition.  From the findings, dentists can then derive an ideal ...

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis: To Premed or Not to Premed?

When it comes time to have dental treatments for medically compromised patient, antibiotic prophylaxis, or antibiotic premedication, may be recommended.  More often than not, when we encounter these patients, they do not know whether premedication is recommended for their medical condition.  This topic seems to be confusing not just for the patients, but also for some practitioners.  Throughout the years, ...

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8.02: PEDIATRIC - WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHEN TO HAVE YOUR KIDS' DENTAL VISITS

More often than not, we see kids coming to the dentists with tooth decay.  Now that we have learned how plaque and bacteria play a big role in cavities from our previous articles, it is safe to say that by the time we see these infants or toddlers with cavities, their oral health has already been compromised.  During times like ...

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Make Sure to Utilize Your Dental Insurance Before Year Ends!

It’s that time of the year again!  As we are getting busy shopping and getting ready for the festive holidays, we should also take time out to take care of ourselves!  If you have dental insurance, you can actually save hundreds of dollars by maximizing your insurance benefits.  What can be a better gift for yourself than a better and ...

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8.01: Pediatric Intro - The Beginning of Bacterial Introduction to Infants

As discussed in introduction section 0.01, we have briefly mentioned the importance of plaque formation and the potential damage it can cause.  In this article, we will focus primarily on the infants and children.  More importantly, we will have a better understanding on we can positively impact our children’s oral health.

First, let’s look at figure 1 and understand our teeth ...

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0.01: Intro - Understanding Plaque and Bacteria

In the beginning of life, human fetus inside the uterus is sterile.  However, the moment fetus passes through the birth canal, microorganisms are acquired.  Colonies of bacteria can already be detected in infants’ mouth within hours after birth1.  In this article, we will discuss how these bacteria play an important role in our mouth as well as oral diseases.

 

Plaque starts ...

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The Power of Periodontal Disease

When it comes to dental visits, most patients come in for their routine exam and cleaning.  More often than not, patients who are recommended scaling and root planing, which are also termed "deep cleaning", are intimated by the idea of having extensive treatment or the cost.  According to CDC, 47.2% of adults over the age of 30 have some form ...

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