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Close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. The 5 year overall survival rate for oral cancer is 52%, but when discovered early, it increases to 80-90% The death rate associated with this...
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Many people have questions about their dental health and have no one to turn to. The internet has alot of good information, but you must be careful where you get your information because not all of it is true. You can find alot of answers from my websites frequently asked dental questions page, or you...
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There are many myths and wives tails that people come to believe when it comes to the questions regarding our teeth. I hear them every day, so here is my attempt to clarify some of the most common dental myths: MYTH: Brushing my teeth several times a day harms the enamel. TRUTH: Usually, it is...
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I have added links to my favorite dental websites to the right column of my blog. Dental Health Online, and Got Teeth?  Are two good patient resources for commonly asked questions, dental problems, and general oral health related issues. Dental iQ and the Inci-dental blog are geared more for the dental professionals, and contain good...
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In a recent continuing education lecture I attended, it was proposed and investigated in an article by Mark Donaldson PharmD, FASHP and Jason Goodchild DMD that a combination of over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications was more effective in mild to moderate acute dental pain relief than the use of prescribed opioid narcotic medications. The combination of:...
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“Greening” a dental practice seems like a difficult endeavor to take on, especially if you already have a practice up and running that is not technically green. But I am here to tell you that it is not so hard, and actually a painless transition that can even save you money in the long run....
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