Month: January 2021

Doc, What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Be using?

The plethora of options for buying a new toothbrush might be confusing. Should you go with an electric or non-electric (manual) toothbrush? Which brand of electric or manual toothbrush? What type of bristles should my toothbrush have, does it even matter? Let’s clear the… Continue Reading “Doc, What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Be using?”

Bisphosphonate Basics for the General Dentist

Osteonecrosis of the jaw sounds terrifying. Terrifying for the patient and potentially terrifying for the practitioner who is not prepared for it. We have known that bisphosphonates can cause necrosis of the jaws since the early 2000’s1. We also have an idea how these… Continue Reading “Bisphosphonate Basics for the General Dentist”

How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?

Dreading a visit to the dentist is a tried and true tradition – along with the age old question that every patient is asked – ‘Have you been brushing and flossing?’ I get asked more commonly than ever about when, how, and what my… Continue Reading “How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?”

Chiefs Defeat The Buffalo Bills 38-24

Patrick Mahomes threw for 325 yards, 3 touchdowns, and threw no interceptions. For the second time in a row, the Kansas City Chiefs will be heading to the Super Bowl to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Chiefs To Host Third Straight AFC Championship Against Buffalo Bills Today At 5:40 Arrowhead Time

My Dentist Told Me That I Have Gum Disease?

What does that mean? Think of each of your teeth like individual trees. Each one has a large trunk and many branches, consider this to be the crown of your tooth, the white part that sticks out above your gum line. A tree also… Continue Reading “My Dentist Told Me That I Have Gum Disease?”

Safety in Local Anesthetics and Breastfeeding

Is it safe to go to the dentist for elective care and then resume breastfeeding after being numb? We know that breastfeeding is some of the best nutrition for babies. The American Public Health Association advocates for mothers to breastfeed their children for at… Continue Reading “Safety in Local Anesthetics and Breastfeeding”

Preventing Cavities in Youngsters with Sealants

Potentially one of the most sneakiest ailments in the United States, having a cavity is still one the of the most common chronic diseases in children. Getting a cavity during childhood can result in trips to the dentist, missing school, and tooth pain1. The… Continue Reading “Preventing Cavities in Youngsters with Sealants”

Mouthwash Mash-up

Walk into any Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, or any other store that caries dental hygiene products and shoppers will be inundated with different Mouthwash options. You will see labels with advertisements like: Gum Health, Whitening, Cavity Fighting, Enamel Strengthening, and too many other options… Continue Reading “Mouthwash Mash-up”

The Pain Problem

Opioids In 2017 alone, almost 17,000 people died from opioid overdose. Dentists are the second leading prescriber of opioids 2 Time to look for a better option then opioid pain killers Patients in pain have been conditioned to receiving opioids, asking for prescriptions “Doc,… Continue Reading “The Pain Problem”