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2 months ago

Root Canal!

Who says that all the adventure and intrigue have vanished from life by the time you're middle-aged? Balderdash! As long as you have teeth in your mouth, there's plenty of potential for suspense and mayhem.

My own dental adventure began innocently enough. I was processing books at the library where I work while cheerfully chomping on a delicious piece of vanilla taffy, when I suddenly felt an odd sensation inside my mouth. I couldn't identify what it was... but I knew that something dental had just gone wrong.

Little did I know that one of my crowns was coming loose!

(Cue the dramatic "all hell is about to break loose" soundtrack.)

A few more bites and

3 months ago

"new Study, Prevent Heart Disease With Dental Care?"

What does the health of your mouth have to do with your overall health? In a word, plenty. A look inside or a swab of saliva can tell your doctor volumes about what's going on inside your body.

Some eating habits can wreak havoc on your body and your teeth. For example, snacking throughout the day can increase the risk of tooth decay. Sipping soda and frequent nibbling on snack foods increase the rate of harmful acid attacks on tooth enamel. And repeated binge eating- impulsive gorging or continuous eating- can do the same.

Limit snacks, particularly those high in simple sugars, and eat a balanced diet

Every time you eat, particles of food become lodged in and around you

1 year ago

Think Dentures Can Replace Your Teeth? Think Again. | Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I want to talk today about dentures, but probably not in the way you expect. I want to talk about dentures as opposed to your regular teeth, and how they are not nearly the same.

The reason I decided on this topic was because I hear -- quite often -- patients saying things like "oh, I wish you could just pull my teeth and give me dentures," or something similar. Usually the people saying this need extensive (and expensive) dental work, and they figure that dentures are an easy fix. After all, dentures seem like a no-brainer, right? No cavities, no root canals, no bridges, etc. No expense of going to the dentist every six months, no insurance worries when your dentist tells you that a

1 year ago

Can You Trust Your Dentist?

We often always consider our healthcare options once we move to a new place, but finding a dentist is never something high on the set of priorities. Even though I got a toy after my visits as a child, I always associated these dental visits with Novocaine shots in my mouth and unpleasant drilling and filling my cavities. You will observe the differences.