From the Dentist's Chair

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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Look for ADA Seal of Acceptance

Posted on March 19, 2018

In an effort to help consumers, in 1930 the American Dental Association, or ADA, adopted guidelines to evaluate dental products for safety and effectiveness. Continue to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance in choosing your dental care products.

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Exciting frontiers in dental research

Posted on March 12, 2018

If tooth decay is not treated before it advances to the pulp chamber in the center of the tooth, the pulp will become infected, and currently a root canal is the only way to save the tooth.

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A patient’s health is transformed

Posted on March 5, 2018

We all know the mouth is the window to the body, and infections in the mouth don’t stay there. Bacteria cause inflammation, and the byproducts of inflammation enter the bloodstream, accumulate in the lining of the blood vessels and contribute to plaque in the vessels. The good news is that dentists have the ability to treat oral infections and help prevent chronic diseases. Today dental care is painless, and gum disease is easier to treat than the health problems that can result from allowing oral bacteria to cause damage.

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