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Dental Calculus: Worse Than Math Class?

Posted on July 31, 2018
There is this weird stuff that grows on our teeth in between cleanings. Have you noticed it? It’s this hard, chalky stuff, usually heaviest on those lower front teeth. It’s kind of whitish, maybe a bit yellow. That stuff is tartar. The dental term is actually calculus. But what is it, and where does it […]
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VELscope: Next-Level Oral Cancer Screenings

Posted on July 24, 2018
A few weeks ago, Lake Baldwin Dental posted on social media about an exciting new piece of technology we would soon be incorporating into our practice. Today, we are happy to tell you all about VELscope, a cutting edge system to help make our oral cancer screenings even more effective. We have posted about the […]
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Cheek Chewing May Point to a Deeper Problem

Posted on July 18, 2018
Moriscatio buccarum, or chronic cheek chewing, is a condition which causes some people to obsessively chew on the skin of their cheeks, lips, or tongue. Not too long ago, I dismissed cheek chewing as a bad habit at worse, and something patients just needed to pay attention to and just quit, easy as that. However, […]
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Your Gum Chart: What’s the Big Deal?

Posted on July 11, 2018
Every so often, your hygienist tells you it’s time to update your gum chart. While it may seem like we’re just looking for more fuel to nag you about how you need to floss better, those seemingly random strings of “two three two, four three three,” (and on and on) are actually incredibly significant diagnostic […]
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What the Furc? A Short Primer on Furcation Involvement

Posted on June 19, 2018
Most of us are familiar with the little cartoon tooth with a smiling face at the top and four little legs at the bottom. This is a pretty good representation of a molar…sort of. Top molars usually have three roots, and bottom molars usually have two, although there can be a little variation person to […]
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Super-Eruption: Not About Volcanoes!

Posted on May 22, 2018
With all the talk about volcanoes lately, there is a dental issue that keeps popping in my head: super eruption! Also known as supraeruption, over-eruption, hypereruption, compensatory eruption, and other terms, it is the process of a tooth pushing too far out of the bone and gums. It is also completely avoidable with early intervention. […]
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Mouth Breathing: Harmless Habit, or Cause for Concern?

Posted on May 16, 2018
In the past several months, most of my patients had some episode of nasal congestion from an illness or seasonal allergies that was so severe they could not breathe through their nose. For those of us accustomed to breathing through our noses, these instances are disruptive and very annoying. However, many people are what is […]
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Get Rid of Those Loose Baby Teeth!

Posted on May 8, 2018
Not to get all “get off my lawn,” but seriously, kids these days! Back in the Wild West of the 80s when I was losing my baby teeth, it was all “tie a string to a door knob” to get baby teeth to come out. Well, it turns out that may not be the best […]
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Oral Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

Posted on April 23, 2018
                A few weeks ago, we posted a guide for how to screen yourself for oral cancer. Today, for the final week of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to revisit that topic, and address com common myths and misconceptions about oral cancer. “I’m not a smoker, […]
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Wine Mouthwash?

Posted on March 27, 2018
        After our last blog post about the potential damage alcohol could cause to your teeth and gums, an article reached me through the grape vine discussing research that was done several years ago about the benefits of wine for oral health. Most of these studies indicated that wine, specifically red wine, showed a slight […]
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