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Flossing has been in the news a lot as of recently. Several agencies have come out and stated that flossing is not important. The American Dental Association and several other US Agencies have said this not the case for great oral health. These organizations encourage flossing daily as inter-dental cleaners help address areas that cannot be reached with a regular toothbrush. Please read the following rebuttal from the ADA. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions you may have.

http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2016-archive/august/association-responds-to-news-story-challenging-benefits-of-dental-floss-use

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Recently Harvard University and University of Nottingham have made the news about dental regeneration. What does this mean for you? It may mean you no longer need the root canal to save the tooth. Currently the two universities are researching the use of stem cells to “heal” the tooth. Read more at: Regenerative Dental Fillings

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As we all scroll through facebook, we see new information about various diets or lifestyle changes people are promoting. These diets can include raw foods, low-carb, juicing, etc. One does wonder how some of this affects the oral cavity. An article written in the Dallas Morning News addresses a lot of your questions. Follow the link here to find out more: How fad diets and faulty nutrition can spell dental doom

Be sure to discuss any diet changes with your oral health provider and come in regularly for dental cleanings and exams.

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https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/your-body-on-soda/

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Cancer, what a scary topic to discuss. A new study released goes on to explain that those who have cancer of the oral cavity or the pharynx, 47% can be attributed to cigarette smoking. Read more at: http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=orc&pag=dis&itemid=318017&wf=2328

We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have in regards to cancer of the oral cavity. In our office, we screen for oral cancer as a part of your routine dental cleaning and check up.

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The great question every patient wants to know the answer to. Which do you do first, do you brush or floss first? According to the ADA and a new blog article written in the New York Times Online, it is recommended that you floss first and then brush. Why is this? It has more to do with habit than the science behind it. People are more likely to remember to floss if they floss before they brush. Read more at: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/ask-well-floss-or-brush-first/?_r=0

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We frequently forget how important oral care is. A new article in Time Magazine has found that 91% of adults ages 20 to 64 have at least one tooth that has been treated for decay or has untreated decay. While oral care is being emphasized more and more, the statistics about decay are on the rise.

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What do all of these things have in common? According to an article recently published in Medical News Today, kissing a person for 10-seconds transfers about 80 million bacteria from one mouth to the other. How does this affect me? Are you a person who has never had dental decay in your life and one day you go in and have several new areas of decay? Well this is one of the potential reasons for the new decay.

While here in the office, we often stress the need to scrape your tongue. Why is this so important? The article states that bacteria only stays in your saliva for a small period of time, however the bacteria stay on the tongue longer. Your tongue has these finger-like projections that allow the bacteria to stay on it longer if not scraped.

Read more at: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/285563.php

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Most dentists who graduate go into private practice to work on people. There are animal lovers who dream of working on animal teeth. Read this article featured in The New Yorker about a dentist who works on the teeth of several types of animals.

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lion-dentist

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Whitening Special

Our office is having a Whitening Special only $399.00! Call our office today 1.617.426.4100! New patients always welcome!

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