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Boxer mouth guard

boxer mouth guard

Creating a boxer mouth guard or MMA fighter mouth guard Boxer mouth guard and MMA mouth guard fabrication is different than a typical mouth guard that we create. How is a MMA mouth guard or boxer mouth guard different than a traditional mouth guard? Boxers and MMA mouth guards and are totally different than the […]

Internal bleaching

internal bleaching

Interested in internal bleaching after a root canal? Internal bleaching is a procedure your dentist does to whiten a dark tooth after doing a root canal. The root canal may have been years ago or may be done at the same time as the bleaching. What are the internal bleaching steps? Internal whitening is a […]

Diabetic screening dental code

Dr. Bauers family and the pediatric dentist

What is the diabetic screening dental code? Diabetic screening dental code is D0411. It is new for 2018. Diabetic screening dental code use. We do not have an HbA1c monitor in the office but are considering getting one. From what I have read some plans pay for this but most do not. The cost is […]

Enameloplasty dental code

enameloplasty before and after

What is the enameloplasty code? What is the cost? Before and after? Enameloplasty code refers to the ADA dental code we use for removal of tooth structure without replacement. The dental code is in the D9971 and we most often use it for minor cosmetic corrections. Other common names for the enameloplasty code D9971? The […]

Dental psychology

four stages of competence

Dental psychology that I like Dental psychology or really just psychology that I find that interests me personally. Dunning–Kruger effect Dunning-Kruger is a failure of metacognition, the ability to gauge what you know and what you don’t know. Although the Dunning–Kruger effect was formulated in 1999, Dunning and Kruger have noted earlier observations along similar […]

Oral dysesthesia

oral dysesthesia

Oral dysesthesia – What is it? Oral dysesthesia is a challenging condition for both doctors and patients. It is a painful or unpleasant abnormal sensation that is classified into 2 categories of spontaneous or evoked. The pain is what differentiates this condition from paresthesia. Other difficult conditions in dentistry that may be similar to oral […]

Accidental tooth bud extraction

accidental tooth bud extraction during primary tooth removal

What to do for an accidental tooth bud extraction during primary tooth removal? Accidental tooth bud extraction during removal of a primary tooth can occur. When it does it is important to replace the tooth bud into socket quickly. How do you replace the accidental tooth bud extraction into the socket? Step one of replacing […]

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, […]