Magic mouthwash or miracle mouthwash Magic mouthwash is an umbrella term for a compounded mouthwash that doctors use to treat mouth sores. The term miracle mouthwash is one we commonly use as well. Most often someone will use them during chemo treatment if they develop mouth sores or if they have a medical condition or […]
Orthodontic Research This is a collection of orthodontic research that we find interesting. Does orthodontic treatment impact your quality of life? YES!! Well common sense might tell you that a more attractive smile will likely help you in similar ways that other things that make you attractive do. Self-esteem and self-confidence, for better or worse, […]
Does turmeric stain teeth and dental work? Turmeric stain teeth and dental work and that’s the bottom line. Spices stain teeth and dental appliances – turmeric stain teeth, curry stains teeth, anything with turmeric in it stains teeth! I have personal experience with this from trying to eat curry, which has turmeric in it. My […]
The Benefits of Invisalign ® Conventional metal braces, though effective at aligning and straightening your teeth, are not for everyone. For those with more active or physical lifestyles, metal braces can prove to be difficult to not only maintain, but they may present difficulties. This may be particularly true if you have a teenager involved […]
Reduction coping Reduction coping is useful for us dentists if we need more room for a dental crown after we already prepped and impressed the tooth. This most often occurs on second molars as it is difficult to properly evaluate the clearance of a second molar. To me personally it also happens more often on […]
Comparison of different opaquer dental materials Opaquer dental materials are made to block out dark metal in dentistry. As a result we often use dental opaquers for endodontic access on a crown that has metal like a PFM or on metal abutments for dental implants. Comparison of 5 opaquer dental materials My favorite opaquer for […]
Thinking of porcelain veneers or composite veneers? What is the difference between porcelain dental veneers and composite dental veneers? Well this weeks case of the week we ended up using both styles of dental veneers and crowns for Greg. Greg had some issues with decay around an old veneer in front. Although esthetics was not […]
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What dental journals can we trust? Work in progress. Science based medicine is a nice website with many articles trying to eliminate the emotional and irrational side of the human thought process. The dentistry section is linked but there is good stuff on over screening in general. It’s human nature to see x test […]
Dental disinfection Protocols PVS impression disinfection process Model work disinfection process A standard microwave works to disinfect model work without negative impact. Disinfection time for a stone model at 600 W takes 3 minutes and sterilization occurs around 5 minutes at 900 W. Bona GenDent 2017 Anaraki J Dent Res 2013 . In […]
Looking to fix a broken tooth that “needs” a dental implant but not wanting to spend the money? Here’s a great, cost savvy solution! Elizabeth came into the office with a fractured front tooth. After falling ice skating, her tooth had broken at the gum line. After consulting with a few dentists about options and […]
Dens in dente also know as Dens invaginatus
Venous lake in the lip corner – Laser treatment Jacob called our office with what he believed from his internet research was a venous lake lesion. He lives in New Jersey so he would need to travel quite a distance to see us. In cases where people are not local, we have them take several […]
Safest, least violent time period ever We are living in the safest time period ever. Studies showing high percentage of humans were killed by each other. Similar to other top predator populations.