Are Dental X-rays Safe?

This week, ABC news reported on a study that claimed to establish a link between dental radiographs (x-rays) and a particular brain tumor with the headline “Early Dental X-Rays Linked to Brain Tumors”. The portion of the story that seemed to be the most level headed and accurate is: The study had two principal weaknesses,… Continue reading

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Wise guy, eh?

For years, having your wisdom teeth out has been a rite of passage.  Or at least a good excuse to miss school and inhale milkshakes. But what is the deal with wisdom teeth? Why do they need to be taken out? Are they different than my other teeth?  Smarter? Wisdom teeth, or 3rd molars in the dental… Continue reading

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The Tricks of Healthy Treating

Halloween goes with candy like candy goes with… well, cavities.  To be fair, we have managed to associate sugar with most of the major holidays in our country, but this one takes the cake… no pun intended.  And I’m guilty here too.  I’ve got as big a sweet tooth as anyone. Because of this, I… Continue reading

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High Impact and Shake, Rattle and Roll

We love sports.  Not every person, mind you, but collectively as a nation we are enthralled with sport.  There are many reasons.  The primary reason may be the drama.  Participants put their safety and well being on the line in an attempt to achieve the improbable or even the seemingly impossible.  There is a potential… Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

Spring is here!  Time to clean out the cupboards, empty the fridge, sweep the cobwebs… and get your teeth cleaned? That’s right.  If you’ve fallen off the dental band wagon, it’s time to put your regular dental checkup and cleaning at the top of your spring to-do list. People often think that brushing and flossing renders regular dental cleanings… Continue reading

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