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Sedation Dentistry

If you or a loved one are fearful or experience anxiety when thinking about a visit to the dentist you are not alone. It is not uncommon to feel this way and studies report that up to 75% of the American population suffer from varying degrees of dental

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Why do my ears hurt?

Pain in the ears, tinnitus, feeling of clogged ears and popping sounds can all be caused by the way the way the lower jaw closes. The pain feels like it is totally in the ear but for TMD sufferers, it is the joint complex more than the ear.  

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Healthy Mouth Healthy Body

Healthy mouth is a gateway to a healthy body This is a story of a diabetic man who was able to drastically decrease his insulin intake by having infected teeth removed. In addition to having a history of uncontrolled diabetes, this patient had open h

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Dentists Important Role

"Do you snore, John?" I asked a patient during a new patient exam. "Do I ever, just ask my wife," he said with a smile. He was a smart guy and wanted to know why I asked. I went on to tell him that his front teeth were worn, and that's a tell-tell sign

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Don't Wait to Fix Teeth

The human body is mysterious and doesn't always do what you'd expect or want it to do. You would think that destructive conditions, like cancer, hight cholesterol or diabetes, would be associated with pain, but they aren't. You would also think t

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Bad Teeth Can Kill

Believe it or not, this is a highly infected tooth that I surgically extracted from a very sick patient. The lay public needs to know that infected teeth can kill. I know it is not pretty but this subject cannot be ignored. Spreading Infection Scienc

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Having Fear of Dentist is Real

Nothin' personal, Doc, but I hate dentists is something every dentist hears almost every day of their professional career. I heard it again just the other day. We had a new patient and that was the first thing out of his mouth. Unforutnately, mo

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Head & Neck Pain

A few articles back, I wrote about muscle trigger points around the head and neck and how painful and confusing they are. We saw several patients this week who were in severe pain due to these problems. The purpose of this article is to show how bad th

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Teeth That Don't Fit

What happens if a person is born with one leg vastly shorter than the other? Having special made shoes and boots help balance them and help fool the brain and body into thinking that everything is even. While it is quite obvious when leg length does

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Pain in the Temples

Muscle Trigger Point Pain Do you have daily headache and head pain in the temple area?  Does it occur daily and predominately on one side?  Both sides? Does it hurt to press on the temple?  Odds are you have muscle pain and not head pain. To take

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