From the Dentist's Chair

Saliva keeps bad bacteria in check

Posted on May 29, 2018

The mouth contains over 700 types of bacteria. They grow on the tongue, cheek, gums and teeth. Your saliva communicates with oral bacteria and regulates the growth of the bacteria responsible for diseases.

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What to do when a tooth breaks

Posted on May 21, 2018

Being prepared to handle a dental emergency, increases the chances of a better outcome. Depending on how a tooth breaks, determines what needs to be done. Fortunately, modern dentistry has many ways to fix the problem.

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Baby’s first teeth

Posted on May 14, 2018

Children should be seen by a dentist no later than their first birthday. The first visit should be more fun and less clinical, because often that first experience lasts a lifetime.

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Free dental clinic coming to Reading

Posted on May 7, 2018

On May 18 and 19, Santander Arena will turn into the largest free dental clinic Reading has ever seen. On those two days, local dentists, alongside dentists, hygienists and dental assistants from all over the state, will be in Reading to offer their services free of charge.

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Phobic about having blood pressure taken

Posted on April 30, 2018

Some patients experience anxiety having their blood pressure taken, called Blood Pressure Phobia or BPP.

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Virus may cause oral cancer

Posted on April 23, 2018

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.

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Dentists help fight opioid epidemic

Posted on April 16, 2018

Dentists who prescribe opiates now are required to take courses in pain management and identification of addiction, with at least two hours of education in the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids.

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Dentistry moving toward mimicking Mother Nature

Posted on April 11, 2018

The biomimetic approach in dentistry considers how the dentin and enamel work together to protect the tooth from fracturing when chewing.

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The supposed safety of e-cigarettes

Posted on April 2, 2018

There is a federal requirement that e-cigarette purchasers be at least 18 years of age. It’s estimated that teenagers who use e-cigarettes are three times more likely to smoke cigarettes than those who do not.

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Compromise needed on basic dental care

Posted on March 26, 2018

Many consumer advocacy groups are pushing for Medicare covered dental benefits on the presidential election agenda for 2020.

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