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From the monthly archives: October 2013

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NEWSFLASH! New Digital Panoramic Radiographs

NEWSFLASH! New Digital Panoramic Radiographs

In the interest of offering the best care to patients, our office is proud to announce the availability of digital panoramic radiographs.  As current patients will know, we upgraded to intraoral digital radiography ("X-Rays") in the summer of 2012.  If you are a current patient and didn't know then you may be overdue for your cleaning!  A panoramic radiograph provides a survey of the teeth, roots, jaw, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and other head and neck structures and is diagnostic for large cavities, chronic abscess, boney lesions of the jaw, supernumary (extra) and impacted teeth and other pathologies and normal variations of anatomy...

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Ask the Specialist: What is the Best Approach for Successful Dental Implants?

Ask the Specialist: What is the Best Approach for Successful Dental Implants?

The Answer: A Team Approach

Guest post by Steve Koo, D.D.S. and Thomas Weil, D.D.S., Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 

Implant restoration of single teeth, multiple teeth or the whole mouth requires a team approach.  One thing that we have learned in the long collaboration between our offices is that when it comes to dental implants creating the ultimate success requires a team approach.  General dentists often rely on the experience and extensive training of specialists when it comes to particular tasks such as implant placement.  Dr. Tollett and Dr. Bahm have learned that the key to mastery in making implant-supported crowns, bridges and overdentures is implant placement. 

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Halloween Candy for Parents (and kids)

Halloween Candy for Parents (and kids)

Believe it or not, I was once a kid, roaming the neighborhood stuffing my plastic pumpkin with Pixie sticks, Sugar Daddies and Tootsie Rolls.  I can still remember the taste and smell of the Casper the Friendly Ghost mask. We would take our bags home, throw out the apples and funny looking candies and then gorge ourselves into a sugar coma.  Then, the candy would disappear; I imagine my parents eating it while we were at school, but I’m sure mom threw it out, after secreting all the red hots.   Who knew then that I would become a dentist? Of course the official party line on candy is that it is evil incarnate (unless it is sugar-free gum).  We are an obese nation, childhood diabetes is at record levels and on the rise, so of course we should moderate intake.  From a pure dental point of view, gorging on candy for a day has only limited impact.  Heresy, you say?  Sticky and hard candies can damage restorations and appliances like palate expanders, space maintainers a ...

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