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A Few Secrets about Sugar your dentist wants you to know!

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As a continuation of my series on cavities, today I want to talk about sugar. Many people know that sugar causes cavities. Sugar is the food that the bugs eat and is turned into acid which causes cavities. Sugar is to cavities what gas is to fire: it fuels cavities and allows them to cause more damage. The biggest and most obvious problem with stopping sugar is that it tastes great. When I meet patients who have suffered from many cavities over the years, my first question that I ask them ...

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What causes cavities? Three secrets your dentist WANTS you to know!

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I believe that most doctors are in the business of putting themselves out of business. We want to see our patients healthy and happy. I enjoy telling my patients that their teeth look good and that they can see me for their next cleaning (whenever is appropriate). Still though, I see patients who get cavities on a regular basis. What many people do not know though is that cavities are completely preventable. Bacteria digests carbohydrates present in the mouth from eating and produces acid strong enough to eat through the teeth ...

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How often SHOULD you get your teeth cleaned?

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How often do you get a teeth cleaning?

You probably know that you should see a dentist every six months for a check up and cleaning.  At these appointments your teeth are cleaned and polished, maybe some x-ray films are taken, and a dentist does an exam.  Then the dentist or hygienist usually gives a lecture saying that you should floss more often unless you lie and say that you floss every day.  However, do these six month cleanings actually do you much good?  The popularity of the six month visit is actually not from dentists but rather from dental toothpaste advertising agencies.  Probably the most popular brand ...

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The Real Reasons I Love Making Fake Teeth

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One thing that all patients with false teeth have in common with dentists is a conflicted relationship with dentures. For both groups, the first experiences with these glorified pieces of plastic are usually not very good. Many dental students curse having to make dentures much like many new denture wearers curse their first set initially. Some dentists are so turned off by dentures that they never make another set after dental school just as many people with plates put their dentures in the bathroom drawer rather than in their mouth.. Most dentists and denture wearers accept dentures as a “necessary evil” in that dentures are required but difficult. ...

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Why YOU should love coming to the dentist

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When patients first meet me, the most common greeting that I hear is "I hate dentists." I am told this at least once a day. I think it's the only occasion in modern society that it's perfectly acceptable to tell someone you hate him within the one minute of meeting him. It's so ubiquitous in my profession that it's a regular joke between dentists. I've always wondered if physicians get "I hate doctors" as often as dentists do, but somehow I doubt it. Now I will admit that I understand the "hatred" of dentists. Generally, people who hate dentists see me when they are in pain as they've ...

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Why I love being a dentist

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        I love being a dentist. It's a simple as that. I get to wake up each morning, drink a cup of Community Coffee with chicory, and come to my office to help people day in and day out improve their lives and their health. In truth, I'm a people person who loves to work with his hands. I don't think that I could enjoy being a general MD such as a family practice physician or internal medicine specialist as it's nice to see a final product whether that be a new denture or a small filling. Also being a surgical MD such ...

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