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Discuss This With Children or Grandkids

There’s nothing like a dip in the swimming pool during our hot and humid summers.  People realize that refreshing water has risks, and that sunburned skin happens before you know …

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Oral Cancer Goes Undetected

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in a year, and it will kill approximately one person per hour, per day. Of …

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My Tooth Broke. How Much to Fix It?

Yes, my office receives calls with this exact statement and related question. Let me explain that the phrase, “tooth broke”, has represented a slight chip out of a corner, or …

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Popped Off on a Plane

Almost all of us have lost a personal item at one time or another, but when my patient told me about the airplane, I just had to get her permission …

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What Makes a Toothbrush Worth More?

If you’ve visited a Big Box store recently, you’ve seen the vast array of toothbrushes they carry. Some are motorized, others play a tune for the duration that you should …

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Marian’s Boys

I have three children, and they didn’t always get along. My patient, Marian, had three boys and she claims that they always got along with each other – but never …

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Slugged on Saturday; Smile by Monday

Many folks have spent Saturday evenings at a bar, catching up with friends.  A sassy comment or rude gesture, combined with several beers, can alter one’s face.  That’s what happened …

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Cough Drops

Cold and flu season is approaching. Do you realize that cough drops contain sugar?  One name brand has 4-5 grams of sugar in each one, which sits on your teeth …

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Tooth-picking on Bob

In the “good old days”, restaurants had toothpicks for customers to dislodge food particles from their teeth. What I’ve found with this habit is that people practice the “if a …

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