Monthly Archives: November 2015

Misuse of Prescription Drugs from the Dentist

Prescription drugs are fast becoming one of the most prolific killers of modern day society. Everyday men and women are prescribed narcotic analgesics to relieve the pain felt after dental surgery, and as a result, the misuse of prescription drugs from the dentist is on the rise. The illegal use of modern painkillers such as...
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Medical Consequences Oral Piercing

For centuries, men and women have used body piercing as a way to express a sense of self and while body modification may be a unique interpretation of style for some, the medical consequences for oral piercings are often overlooked. From tongue studs to splitting, the positioning of the handiwork and outside contaminations like hepatitis...
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DDS vs. DMD: What’s the Difference?

The names Glenn R. Payne, DDS and Nicolas K. Young, DMD are printed on the front door of our practice. When new visitors to our office see this, one of the most common questions they ask is “What’s the difference between a DDS and a DMD?” The Short Answer: DMD dentists go through more rigorous training...
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Understanding Your Bleeding Gums

There are so many different variables to consider that may lead to your gums bleeding, from temporary events, all the way to long term illnesses. If you’ve noticed that your gums are bleeding – especially if it’s started to happen all of a sudden, then it’s a good idea to visit your dentist and have...
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Why Does Toothpaste Make Citrus Taste Awful?

Some morning pairs are just mean to be. Bacon and eggs. Toast and jam. Pancakes and syrup. Lucky Charms and Milk. A snowy morning and a comfy bed. Toothpaste and orange juice? Not even close. I made an error today, a horrible error. Shortly after brushing my teeth I took a big swig of 100% orange juice....
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Common Causes of Bad Breath

Halitosis, or bad breath as it’s more commonly known, can be an incredibly unpleasant condition that is more than a cause for embarrassment. The causes of bad breath are wide and varied, and visiting your local dentist may help to address the matter more directly, but it can always help to understand the unique causes...
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How a Diet Can Affect Your Dental Health

In this day and age, easy access to food is something that most people get to take advantage of. Fast food, sugary treats and cheap drinks are well known for taking their toll on your body – but they can be just as detrimental to your teeth too. Your mouth is the first thing that...
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Secondhand Smoke Doubles Cavity Risk in Children

If you’re looking for a reason to quit smoking, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one. I can probably come up with a hundred reasons why smoking is a bad idea, but here’s another one for you that involves your children. Last month a research team from Japan published their findings from an observational study about...
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