Monthly Archives: April 2015

How to Deal With Mouth Burns

When I was in high school I went on a really fun group date where a bunch of friends and I set up a generator and television in the canyon to create an outdoor theater among the trees. The night was very fun, I liked the girl I was with a lot, and all was...
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Question From a Patient: When Was the First Root Canal Performed?

Claudia, this one’s for you. When you asked me this question initially, I responded “probably the Sumerians or Egyptians” and admitted that this was a complete shot in the dark. As a curious person myself, I welcome questions from patients and do my best to research them when I don’t have a satisfactory answer. If...
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The Redcoats (and Gingivitis) are Coming!

As I see it, one of a dentist’s principal duties is to be a voice of warning for things like gum disease and cavities. If that is true, then it makes perfect sense that Paul Revere, history’s all-time best warning voice, was a dentist. Paul Revere was born on New Year’s Day in 1735 as the...
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The ADA Wants Tobacco Banned in Baseball

If you’re like me, this is a great time of year for a lot of reasons, not the least of which being March Madness and the baseball season ready to start in the beginning of April. Speaking of baseball, I’m proud of my professional organization, the American Dental Association (ADA). They recently joined with some...
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