Monthly Archives: June 2015

Stress during root canal may increase catching a cold

Most people have heard that stress can have a negative effect on a person’s health and overall well-being. So it is not surprising that one study has shown that dental patients who have had root canal were at an increase risk for illnesses like the common cold. The study
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Gum disease may increase breast cancer risk

A recent study by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden on more than 3,000 patients showed those who had gum disease and tooth loss had more than 11 times greater risk of developing breast cancer. Although this is the first study to show a link between gum disease and breast
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New York residents prevent fluoridation of their water

In Corning, New York a ballot measure to prohibit the city council from enacting legislation to fluoridate the water supply won by only nine votes, 1,395-1,386. The fluoridation effort was spearheaded by Dr. Tom Curran, a retired oral surgeon who practiced for 37 years in Corning, Elmira and Waverly,
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Do you “like” your dentist?

Social Media has seen an enormous surge in popularity in recent years. Internet sites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and many others have become daily destinations for millions of Americans and people around the world. Some of these sites can also be a convenient and informal way to
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Ten tips for a great smile

\Most people want a great looking smile. A smile conveys warmth and confidence and can often create an instant bond of positive energy between people. If you avoid smiling because of unattractive teeth, there are many things that you and your dentist can do to improve it. Keep them
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New Year’s Resolutions – Dental Style

It’s that time of year again. This is the time we make promises about how we want to improve in the coming year. Taking better care of ourselves is a common resolution many of us make. This often includes exercising more, losing weight, and quitting smoking and drinking. One
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The many causes of sensitive teeth

Concerns about sensitive teeth are one of the most common things that a dentist hears when a patient comes in for an appointment. Unfortunately, there are many different causes for sensitive teeth and the treatment options are also varied. The first step is for the dentist to discover what
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Pain control primary goal during dental treatment

Dentists have many ways of reducing discomfort during dental treatment. The first step dentists take is to evaluate the treatment required to decide if anesthesia, given as an injection, is needed. There are many dental procedures that can be done comfortably without anesthesia, using modern dental technology. For example,
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Retired NFL Player’s Dental Program

Over the last year, I have created a dental benefit program for retired NFL players. I came up with the idea after a meeting with Ron Davis at the Bensalem Rotary Club. Ron played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in the 1970’s, and is president
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Curbing dental costs today and tomorrow

Most people know that dental care can be expensive, especially for those who have avoided seeing a dentist for several years. Increased cost of dental education, office overhead, including staff salaries, supplies, laboratory fees, rent, utilities, maintenance and many other factors all contribute to the cost of dental treatment.
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