Archive for March, 2019

Raise Oral Cancer Awareness

https://www.aaoms.org/media/raise-oral-cancer-awareness

April is National Facial Protection Month

https://www.aaoms.org/media/april-is-national-facial-protection-month/

Oral Surgeons Address the Opioid Crisis

Recently opioid abuse and addiction have been a hot story in the news. Dentists were made an early scape goat for prescribing problems with opioids. The truth is that Dentists were identified in questionnaires as being one of the earliest prescriptions for opioids that addicts were exposed to. This may be true. But Dentists write […]

CHILD ABUSE AND DENTAL DISEASE

A recent article in our journal (JAAOMS) carried the hypothesis that there is an association between severe dental caries and child abuse and neglect. In our practice, we rarely see children with severe caries. That fact is more of a socioeconomic reality than anything else. When we do see these, I have to agree that […]

SHOULD I USE A BAKING SODA CONTAINING TOOTHPASTE?

Recently the Journal of the American Dental Association committed an entire journal supplement to the use of baking soda containing toothpastes (dentifrices) and their benefits to oral health. (JADA 148(11 suppl) November 2017). This supplement contained 6 articles evaluating these in a comparative way to other toothpaste types. The articles draw these conclusions: The low […]

Wisdom Teeth: Recovery Tips

Wisdom Teeth are the back molars that come in last, usually between the ages of 18-25. These molars are typically removed due to lack of space that can cause shifting of the surrounding teeth. If you are experiencing pain and discomfort, you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed. Below are a few things […]