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1 02, 2016

Why You Should Get a Dentist for Your Kids by Age One

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:04+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two to five-year-olds are the only age group where tooth decay is on the rise (http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/Dental-campaign-hopes-to-get-children-to-the-dentist-by-age-one-365557561.html).  So we wanted to share why you should get a dentist for your kids by ago one. Causes may be the growing amounts of processed foods that are consumed in [...]

25 01, 2016

Proper Brushing Technique

By | 2016-02-08T01:59:24+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

Brushing your teeth is an important part of your daily dental care.  For ideal oral health we at Chamberlain Dental Health recommend: Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush.  The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily. Replace your toothbrush every three [...]

20 01, 2016

Brushing Teeth with Arthritis

By | 2016-02-08T01:58:18+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

Arthritis is a pain in many ways.  For your teeth, arthritis can make brushing and flossing difficult.  I have included a few helpful hints for Brushing Teeth with Arthritis: Try an electric toothbrush.  They tend to have larger handles that can make gripping the electric toothbrush easier.  With an electric toothbrush, you can simply rest [...]

4 01, 2016

Want to Quit Smoking?

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:04+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

According to UDA Action, a quarterly publication for dentists in Utah, 73% of smokers want to quit. If you are a smoker and want to quit, do the following: Call my office immediately (801-292-3501).  We want to help you quit. Or, call the Utah Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). You can do it! Photo [...]

2 01, 2016

New Research on Opioid Addiction

By | 2016-12-04T02:07:33+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

Researchers now believe that two successive opioid refills are sufficient to cause long-term opioid dependency.  You can read more detailed reports by clicking on the following links: https://consumer.healthday.com/bone-and-joint-information-4/opioids-990/briefs-8-3-opioid-prescribing-jgim-release-batch-2808-713683.html http://healthcare.utah.edu/healthlibrary/related/doc.php?type=6&id=713683 A study done at the Oregon Health and Science University by Richard Deyo (lead researcher) found that patients who received two refills were likely to become [...]

31 12, 2015

Alcohol Consumption & Dental Impact

By | 2015-12-24T11:03:46+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

I like to joke with my patients and friends that “I solve all of my problems in life with a drill”. Of course we all know that is not literally true. But when I find a cavity, or a broken tooth, or other tooth problems, I can usually restore form, function, and esthetics to the [...]

24 12, 2015

How Often Should You get Dental X-rays?

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:04+00:00 December 24th, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

When I first entered private practice in 1998 and settled here in Bountiful, Utah, it was customary to receive x-rays every 12 months. More insurance companies are now allowing for x-rays every six months, and many dental practices are following suit. At Chamberlain Dental Health, we take x-rays “when needed”. What does “when needed” mean?  [...]

12 11, 2015

Waterpipe Smoking Linked to Serious Oral Conditions

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:04+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

In recent years I have witnessed a significant increase in waterpipe use.  It is estimated that 2.3 million Americans smoke waterpipes. Up to 34% of 13-15 year-olds have tried it, and up to 20% of college students have smoked a waterpipe, which is also known as a hookah, hubble-bubble, shisha, or goza. A new study [...]

5 11, 2015

Six Steps To Quit Smoking

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:04+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

I have served as a dentist for over 17 years. All of that time has been in beautiful Bountiful, Utah. During that time I have met many wonderful people. Unfortunately, some of them have developed a smoking addiction, or habit.  I cannot recall a single patient that smoked that wanted to keep smoking.  They all [...]

7 09, 2015

Can Baby Bottles Cause Tooth Decay?

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:04+00:00 September 7th, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

I empathize with new parents because I’ve been there. I remember those late or interrupted nights when a newborn needs to eat.  Night after night, sleep deprivation will take its toll on you.  I must confess that my wife usually…actually more than “usually”, almost always got up to take care of a crying, hungry baby. [...]