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Magic mouthwash

Magic mouthwash alternative

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 treatment and quality of life

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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, […]

Turmeric stain teeth

turmeric stain teeth

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 […]

Reduction coping

reduction coping dental lab

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 […]

Opaquer dental

opaquer dental

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 […]

Porcelain veneers and composite veneers

Composite veneers and porcelain veneers

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 […]

Science Journals

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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

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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 […]