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SENIOR DIETS AND ROOT DECAY

August 14th, 2014

The good news is that we’re all living longer. But with this longer life come some challenges to keep our bodies healthy to enjoy these additional years. Among these challenges is the drive to keep our natural teeth. Read More »

RISK OF TOOTH DECAY

February 10th, 2014

Many medical diagnostic and preventive regimens involve first assessing the patient’s risk of getting a disease.  The risk factors can be identified and then tests and treatments adjusted appropriately.  This is the case with heart disease risk related to family history, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and chronic periodontal infection.  A new dental program strives to do the same thing for dental caries (decay). Read More »

TOOTH DECAY

March 14th, 2013

It is estimated that in New York State approximately 50% of children experience tooth decay by the third grade and 45% of adults aged 35 to 44 have lost one or more teeth to tooth decay or periodontal disease.  How can this be?  We know the causes of dental disease and the procedures to prevent it. Read More »

Caries Control

October 11th, 2012

Dental caries, commonly called tooth decay, remains an all too common disease.  This is unfortunate since the causes and modes of prevention are well known.  Tooth decay is a bacterial infection of the hard tissue of the mouth.  The types of bacteria that can grow on the tooth are very limited but hard to get rid of once established. Read More »

Toothpaste Ingredients

May 25th, 2012

Everyone has their favorite toothpaste, usually based on flavor and what they used while growing up.  However, today we are faced with an ever increasing choice of toothpastes with varying ingredients promising differing benefits and claiming superior results over their competitors.  So what do we choose? Read More »

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