NSAID medication

Inflammation is rampant today in our society, due largely to our standard American diet, stressful lifestyle, poor sleep habits, and lack of exercise.  Inflammation results in the release of a cascade of cytokines that wreak havoc on nearly every cell, organ, and system in our bodies.  As dental professionals we are confronted with the most…

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patient with dental anxiety

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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Toothpaste - Triclosan

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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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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