9. March 2011 15:21
For those of us old enough, one of the most vivid images of going to the dentist was the search for biting surface decay. Dr Smith would come into the room after your cleaning and proceed to poke, push, and prod your teeth with what my patients used to jokingly call the 'hook".
In that "techno... [More]
2. March 2011 15:57
What am I talking about? Stem Cells. Much research is being done to develop new stem cell therapies in addition to those diseases currently using stem cell transplantation. Stem cells are unique because they can turn into many different cells. The future of this research seems a very pro... [More]
21. February 2011 10:54
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month so I thought I would focus on Pediatric topics this month.
I get numerous questions from parents about when, what, where concerning this big event in your child’s life.
The AAPD (pediatric dentist associat... [More]
18. February 2011 08:28
I want to take this time to thank those who have followed my blogs and believed in me as a person and professional. I'm will no longer be writting blogs for this web site. My practice and my family has become a full-time position, leaving little time for other pursuits of interest. Dr. Bell, w... [More]
8. February 2011 07:39
People between the ages of 16 and 19 should have their wisdom teeth evaluated. If they need to be removed, it should be considered before age 20 when generally fewer complications occur. At a younger age, tooth roots are not fully developed, the surrounding bone is softer, and there is l... [More]
24. January 2011 11:14
I'm asked frequently as to why do I need my wisdom teeth removed? They do not hurt me, so why have them removed? Extraction of third molars can protect the overall of the mouth. It is generally recomended when the following conditions occur: 1) Wisdom teeth only partiall... [More]
17. January 2011 12:15
Wisdom teeth that are healthy and properly positioned can be a valuable asset to the mouth. Unfortunately, this is often not the case,and problems develope that require their removal. For example, when the jaw is not large enough to accommodate these teeth, they can become impacted ... [More]
7. January 2011 13:14
Experts collaboration with staff of the ADA center for Evidence-based Dentistry, conducted a MEDLINE search to identify publications that addressed the research questions: systematic reviews as well as clincal studies published on such issues.
Dietary fluoride supplements should be prescribed onl... [More]
20. December 2010 07:52
Unhealthy patterns of bacteria established in the mouth (not poor oral hygiene) may be cause of bad breath. Reasearchers found that one group had noticeably lower levels of sulfur compounds but higher levels of bacterial levels. The results of this investigation clearly demonstrate that ... [More]
23. November 2010 15:18
Your endodontically treated and restored tooth could last a lifetime, if you continue to care for your teeth and gums. As long as the root(s) of an endodontically treated tooth is properly nourished by the surrounding tissues, your tooth will remain healthy.
The fir... [More]