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31 08, 2015

Should I Brush or Floss First?

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:04+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

I get asked this question all the time.  In fact, as I sat down to write this blog, Randy, our business computer networking master and wizard was in my office.  I told him what I was writing about and he reminded me that he had asked me this question too. So which is it?  Brush [...]

3 08, 2015

How To Managing Anxiety & Stress as a Dentist

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:04+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

Dentistry is a dynamic, high-tech, challenging and fun profession.  It requires fine neuro-motor skills, an understanding of anatomy, artistic ability, an eye for creating esthetics, a continuous ability to stay on top of technological advancement, and a hundred (perhaps thousands of) other things…all while maintaining an ability to perceive emotion. We may have one patient [...]

13 07, 2015

Proper Care & Storage of Your Toothbrush

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:11+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

A recent study has hit the internet regarding toothbrush contamination.  Without going into too much detail, the results were that every toothbrush has bacteria on it.  Some began asking the question “Should we just stop brushing our teeth?” NO! Decades of research and practical experience has shown that brushing teeth with fluoridated toothpaste will decrease [...]

6 07, 2015

Smokeless Tobacco and it’s Effects on Your Teeth

By | 2015-06-29T10:40:17+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 10.5% of U.S. young men ages 18-25 used smokeless tobacco in 2012 and as many as 2.2% of middle school boys used smokeless tobacco (AGD Impact, May 2015, p. 19).  Over the past 15 years there has been growing numbers of smokeless tobacco users among young women and [...]

29 06, 2015

E-Cigarettes

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:11+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

Approximately 50 years ago the US surgeon general warned that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and other serious diseases.  Since that warning the number of smokers has continued to decrease until now the number of former smokers in the U.S. has been greater than the number of current smokers. Dangers of nicotine & tobacco products [...]

28 04, 2015

Lowering Fluoride Levels In Drinking Water

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:11+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) yesterday announced that the optimal fluoride level in community water systems is 0.7 parts per million (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/04/27/u-s-updates-water-fluoridation-guideline-for-the-first-time-in-53-years/) The ADA supports the recommendation, which was released for comment four years ago. The new recommendation will help ensure an effective level of fluoride to reduce the incidence of tooth [...]

20 04, 2015

Pure Fruit Juice and Infant Cavities

By | 2015-03-18T22:52:53+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

It is widely believed that unrestricted consumption of acidic beverages, such as juices and soft drinks, can cause dental caries, one of the most common chronic diseases in children. But a new study conducted by dental researchers at the University of Maryland Baltimore has suggested that consumption of 100% fruit juice is not associated with [...]

13 04, 2015

Updated Guideline on Antibiotics and Prosthetic Joints

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:11+00:00 April 13th, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

An updated American Dental Association clinical practice guideline last evaluated in 2012, finds that in general, for patients with prosthetic joint implants, the use of prophylactic antibiotics, or antibiotics administered to prevent the risk of infection, are not recommended prior to dental procedures to prevent prosthetic joint infection.  The guideline was created by a panel [...]

6 04, 2015

One out of Two Adults Over 30 has Periodontitis

By | 2015-03-18T23:03:20+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

“A new study from the CDC confirms that nearly one out of two adults age 30 and over has periodontitis, (which is the inflammation of the tissue around the teeth, often causing shrinkage of the gums and loosening of the teeth).”  This study indicates that prevalence is highest among ethnic minorities, with 64% of hispanic-americans, 59% [...]

30 03, 2015

Parents Should Guide Kids’ Dental Health

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:11+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Dental Education|0 Comments

I found this article online and felt it wise to post it on our website.  I hope you enjoy it, and invite you to call us at Chamberlain Dental Health today to schedule an appointment for your infant and children (801-292-3501).  You can also contact us via our contact page by going here: chamberlaindentalhealth.com/contact/   Parents should [...]