Gum and Tooth Tonic Works!

Gum and Tooth Tonic Works Well   In my office we do a non-surgical treatment of gums with a deep cleaning. These patients typically have developed gum disease with deep pocketing, inflamed gums that bleed easily plus plaque and often calculus (also known as tartar).  In other words, their teeth and gums are in pretty bad shape and our goal is to help save their teeth. The treatment involves...

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Interesting Dental Case with Significant Medical History

MEDICAL HISTORY  I recently had a patient return to my office after 12 years. At that time he needed and was treated for a deep periodontal cleaning.  Shortly thereafter he moved. Now in his late 50’s he returns to my office.  He has had HIV for some time, but he was diagnosed with a Stage 4 bone cancer which seems to be in remission.   DENTAL CONDITION However his dental...

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CHIPPING FRONT TEETH

Chipping Front Teeth   Front teeth can take a beating. A knock in the face with a baseball, a hockey stick, an elbow, etc. can result in trauma from as small as a chip to a large crack on the tooth that could even involve the nerve.   Treatment could be nothing or a filling of appropriate size.   Or it could be as extensive as a root canal or extraction on the extreme...

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Difficulty in picking a Shade to Match Bleached Teeth

A note on whitening before having any crowns or veneers done: there is a fading of the tooth color after bleaching teeth. It is unpredictable from one patient to the next how much fadeto expect. So once the tooth whitening treatment concludes, the recommendation is to wait at least 2 weeks before selecting a shade to match these teeth. Patients may also need to touch up their whitened...

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A Note on Invisalign

A note on Invisalign treatment. I have just completed my Invisalign treatment! Let me give you a little history: I had braces in junior high, which were a pain and didn’t fully do the job. And I wasn’t really satisfied with a retreatment at age 33. Recently in my 60s, with the advent of new technology, I decided to give it another go- still hoping to straighten my teeth to my...

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