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Toothless Hockey Smiles

If you’re like me, you’re not excited one bit about the 2015 Stanley Cup Final taking place between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning right now. I consider hockey to be little more than filler for ESPN’s SportsCenter during the football offseason. On the other hand, as a dentist, the sport of hockey...
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Top 10 Foods That Are Bad For Your Teeth (Some Might Surprise You)

On May 20 of this year I watched David Letterman, one of my favorite TV personalities past or present, air his final episode of the Late Show. I’ve been watching Letterman since the early 90s and have always admired his creative brilliance and lightning wit. Over the years I’ve borrowed heavily from the format of...
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Florida Pediatric Dentist Gives the Whole Profession a Black Eye

You’ve likely seen the news story that went viral over the last week or two about a pediatric dentist in Florida abusing his young patients and committing a whole bunch of other wrongs in his practice. If you haven’t, the link is below, but be warned that it will make you feel sick and angry...
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If You Ever Find Yourself in Prison, Keep Flossing

I almost always share current stuff in my blog posts, but I came across an older story today that was both too unbelievable and too good not to share: In 1994, Robert Dale Shepard had prior convictions for armed robbery and manslaughter and was sent to South Central Regional Jail in Charleston, West Virginia to await...
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The Supervillains of Your Mouth

We’re going to nerd out a little on this post; if that’s not your thing, turn back now. Those who know me well know that my inner nerd isn’t too far from the surface and those who are my patients know that I love using analogies to explain what happens in the mouth. This post...
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Do You Have Sensitive or Worn Teeth? Here’s the Reason.

I hear the phrase “I have sensitive teeth” every single day of my life. If you’ve ever said this, your sensitive teeth may be the reason you’ve always been afraid to go to the dentist and they may be the reason you you’re reluctant to eat hot or cold foods. They might be the reason...
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Dental Hygiene and Alzheimer’s Disease

You are surely aware by now that proper care of your teeth has strong connections with problems like tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease, but you might not be aware that your daily oral hygiene routines might have more serious implications. In our Orem dental office, we practice evidence-based dentistry—that is, we perform treatment...
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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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