Better Breakfast for a Better Smile

Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. It kick starts your body and provides you with enough energy to make it through your hectic morning as well as keep your mind focused on the task at hand. Eating a balanced breakfast is not only good for you body, but also good for…

Pain management and opioid use

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Recently with all the attention on opioid abuse, I thought it would be wise to share the recommendations that we all must abide by when we prescribe pain medications to patients after surgery.  These recommendations are referred to as the “white paper”, a position paper by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).…

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream

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'ice cream'

As you may or may not know, July is officially National Ice Cream Month! While it is fun to go and grab ice cream from your local shop down the street, it can be more fun and rewarding to make your own ice cream for you and your family to enjoy. Ice cream is also…

Oral Cancer Increase Among Men in 2017

Categories: Blog, Oral Cancer
'man thinking about oral cancer'

A recent study by the American Cancer Society reports that oral cancer cases in men is expected to increase in 2017 by 4%, while the rate of new cases among women stays the same year over year. “Oral Cancer”, which is a common way to refer to all head and neck cancers, involves cancer of…

Where Do Dental Implants Come From?

Categories: Blog, Dental Implants
'children playing in dirt'

Dental implants have a surprisingly rich and interesting history. Across centuries and throughout cultures around the world there is evidence of attempts at replacing missing teeth with various objects and materials. The oldest dental implants can be traced back to 2000 BC in China, where missing teeth were substituted with bamboo pegs. Fast forward a…

Autograft vs Allograft

Categories: Blog, Bone grafting
'woman smiling after receiving bone graft'

So, you were recently told by your doctor that you need a bone graft, but you aren’t quite sure what that means. A bone graft is a surgical procedure that is used to fix bones or joints that were damaged by trauma, and it is also used to replace bone that is missing to provide…

Root Canal anyone? Gutta Percha?

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Well, I know that for many undergoing a root canal is not the most pleasant experience. As for my dental colleagues, you may not know this but 67% of all the RCT’s are done by GP’s! So below is a summary from the American Association of Endodontics (AAE) on endodontic diagnosis.  Very informative.

Oral & Oropharyngeal Cancers

Categories: Blog, Oral Cancer
'cancerous cells entering mouth'

Worldwide, over 550,000 new cases of Oral, Head and Neck cancer are diagnosed each year. Oropharyngeal cancer is slightly different from oral cancer. Oropharyngeal cancers are related to HPV (Human papilloma virus) and usually occur in the tonsils or at the base of the tongue, while oral cancers are in the mouth and usually associated…