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Vaccine prevents mouth cancers

Recently, I attended a lecture on mouth and throat cancers and coincidentally the next day I read an article in the Journal of the American Dental Association on oral and pharyngeal cancer prevention.  These cancers are especially terrible because they affect patient’s quality of life so much.  As bad as lung or breast cancers are, if the affected part is removed, the disfiguring scars are fairly easily hidden from the gaze of the world.

Recently, I attended a lecture on mouth and throat cancers and coincidentally the next day I read an article in the Journal of the American Dental Association on oral and pharyngeal cancer prevention.  These cancers are especially terrible because they affect...

Does Your Child Need To Have A Tooth Pulled?

Dental extractions in children can be a nerve-racking experience. If your child has a bad tooth, you might be wondering what your choices are.

Of course, only a pediatric dentist can supply you with the best advice regarding your child’s tooth. So, your child will need an exam by a pediatric dentist to figure out the severity and potential issues that need instant treatment.

When Your Kid Needs A Dental Extraction

Dental extractions in children can be a nerve-racking experience. If your child has a bad tooth, you might be wondering what your choices are. Of course, only a pediatric dentist can supply you with the best advice regarding your child’s tooth. So, your child...

Receding Gums

Janie from Portland has a problem.  She is 17 and her gums hurt around her lower front teeth.

When she came in, her gums were very sore and swollen around her lower right incisor and the gums (or gingiva for those dentally inclined) were receded down the tooth root about 3 mm below the other teeth.  I noticed that the small muscle attaching her lip to her jaw was pulling on the gums right next to the recession area.

Janie from Portland has a problem.  She is 17 and her gums hurt around her lower front teeth. When she came in, her gums were very sore and swollen around her lower right incisor and the gums (or gingiva for those dentally inclined) were receded down the tooth root...

The History of Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic care has been needed since the earliest times, but evidence of its attempts was not observed until 1000 B.C. Orthodontics had a rough, but interesting start, from George Washington’s famous wooden teeth to the headgear devices that made children oh-so-popular in the 1970’s and 80’s.

The Early Days

Orthodontic care has been needed since the earliest times, but evidence of its attempts was not observed until 1000 B.C. Orthodontics had a rough, but interesting start, from George Washington’s famous wooden teeth to the headgear devices that made children...

Common Dental Hygiene Procedures Performed at the Dentist

Just what does a dental hygiene do? Have you ever wondered what dental hygiene procedures performed at the dentist are able to be performed by a dental hygienist? We have, and we’ve decided to outline a few of them for you here.

Common Dental Hygiene Procedures Performed at the Dentist

Just what does a dental hygiene do? Have you ever wondered what dental hygiene procedures performed at the dentist are able to be performed by a dental hygienist? We have, and we’ve decided to outline a few of them for you here. Common Dental Hygiene Procedures...

Dental Fears

Many of the young children I see are coming to the dentist for the first time.  They have no experience of dentistry yet they are often fearful.  Why?

I believe that children pick up both verbal and non-verbal messages from parents, siblings, friends, and even TV shows that make fun of how scary a dental visit is or how badly a root canal hurts. 

Many of the young children I see are coming to the dentist for the first time.  They have no experience of dentistry yet they are often fearful.  Why? I believe that children pick up both verbal and non-verbal messages from parents, siblings, friends, and even TV...