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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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Happy St. Paddy's Day! About That Green Beer….

Posted on March 13, 2018
St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away! This is probably one of America’s favorite days of the year for drinking, second only to Cinco de Mayo. Not to be a buzz-kill (pun totally intended), but this seemed like a great time to talk about the impacts alcohol can have on your oral health. […]
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Oral Cancer Self-Screening

Posted on March 7, 2018
                Megan, one of our intrepid hygienists here at Lake Baldwin Dental, is truly addicted to dentistry. She even spends her spare time at dental conventions for fun! A few weeks ago, while she was attending one of these conventions in Chicago, Megan learned a lot about the […]
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Flossing Frequency: Why Once Per Day?

Posted on February 20, 2018
                This weekend, hygienist and blogger (yours truly) Paige visited Saint Margaret Mary Catholic School to teach the kids about taking care of their teeth. As always, I had such an amazing time hanging out with them, and getting them all hyper and wound up before they went […]
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