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Periodontal Disease – Silent But Deadly

Hello Tooth Fans! April is nearly over, can you believe it? And it seems we’re finally starting to see some of that spring weather we’ve been anxiously awaiting! Things have been crazy busy at our little office, and I feel like I’ve been on tour lately with the amount of

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Must You Grind Your Teeth Like That?!

Hello Tooth Fans! Have you ever heard the sound of someone grinding their teeth? It’s one of those noises that makes your hair stand on end and sends chills up your spine! It’s no wonder the Bible depicts Hell as containing “wailing and gnashing of teeth.” Most of the time when

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The Toothbrush – America’s Favorite Invention

Hi Tooth Fans! I hope you’re all enjoying your summer so far! For the last few weeks I’ve been investigating the practice of something called “mindfulness,” which focuses one’s awareness on living in the present moment, accepting all the thoughts, body sensations, and emotions that come up without judgment. Does

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The Ritual of the Electric Toothbrush

Before I became a dentist, I was a mechanical engineer for Tenneco Automotive, which meant I got to travel to our location in Japan. While the highlight for me was definitely the Kobe steak I had for dinner with some clients, one of the more interesting things I observed was

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3 Things Dentists Wish You Knew

Do you ever just wish there were certain things the entire population just knew and understood to be true? Like a core set of knowledge you could count on people to just know, comprehend, and use in their every day lives? I suppose that “core set of community knowledge” already

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Please Don’t Use Your Teeth

Winter is coming, my friends, and so are the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, Festivus – whatever your religious or familial customs it’s a safe bet that you will witness, or perhaps even partake in, a time honored tradition which I have come to dread as a dentist .

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