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Fashion in the Dental Office- Bowties

During dental school, Dr. Liz and I were instructed to wear scrubs every day. Most people that didn’t have abnormally long legs found them quite comfortable. I never had pants the right length, and I always had to choose between exposing my ankles or exposing my midriff. When I was lucky enough to find a pair of scrub pants long enough to accommodate my giraffe legs, the width of the pant legs was such that I looked like a ‘90s era skateboarder in JNCO jeans. I was afraid that a strong gust of wind might blow me halfway down Broad Street in Philadephia!

And during my time in the Air Force, ...

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What is causing my bad breath?

Every now and then I’ll have friends, family members, or patients that are concerned about bad breath, and they want to know why this is happening. Now, the vast majority of our patients (and family members and friends!) are pretty darn good about brushing twice per day, so it’s not necessarily as simple as saying “you’re not brushing well enough”. But hygiene is always the first place I start when trying to discover the source of the halitosis (bad breath). 

Like I said, brushing twice a day for at least two minutes at a time is the first step. That removes about 60-70 percent of the plaque on our teeth that ...

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What Does a Loose Tooth Mean?

Over the past several weeks I’ve had a few patients ask me the same question:

What does it mean if my teeth are loose?

 

The most common reason why teeth are loose is due to the destruction of the bone around the teeth. This occurs most frequently in patients that have severe gum inflammation over a long period of time which causes the bone to be resorbed. When our teeth lose this bony support, they start to move a little bit. We call this disease periodontitis.

However, there are several other reasons why teeth could be loose. In primary teeth (baby teeth), the root of the tooth resorbs to a point where the ...

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