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Posts by Jacqueline Russo, RN, DDS

Diffusing Dental Anxiety with Aromatherapy

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Today’s dental practice looks nothing like our father’s dental practice. There have been mind-blowing advances in technology that allow us to create crowns in an hour, detect caries with a laser, remove decay and restore a tooth without anesthesia, and identify pathogenic periodontal bacteria with a spit test. Unfortunately, in some instances the trends in…

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4 Reasons to Say “No” to Triclosan

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We live in a world currently suffering from a serious case of antibacterial overkill. There are many environmental toxins that we are exposed to today, but did you know that your toothpaste contains a very dangerous one? Triclosan is an insidious additive meant to fight the spread of germs, but with the emergence of drug-resistant…

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Enhancing Periodontal Outcomes Through Nutritional Support

After reviewing the literature, it appears prudent to consider the inclusion of antioxidant rich comprehensive nutritional supplement MINIMALLY to the home care regimen for patients with periodontal symptoms. As oral physicians we have a responsibility to our patients to elevate the standard of care in our offices and educate our patients about the irrefutable benefits…

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