A 42 yr old, white, female presented for evaluation of #22. She was asymptomatic, with a prior RCT on #22. A large nodular, irregular, radiopacity found within a large radiolucent area on the periapical radiograph. Tooth is normal to palpation, percussion and probings. ... [Read article]Mar 2, 2015 10:02 PM
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Do you know what’s lurking on your toothbrush? Your toothbrush is loaded with germs, say researchers at England’s University of Manchester. They’ve found that one uncovered toothbrush can harbor more than 100 million bacteria, including E. coli bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, and staphylococci (“Staph") bacteria that cause skin infections. But don’t panic. Your mouth wasn’t exactly sterile to begin with.
The purpose of The Daily Grind is to offer readers a glimpse into the life of general dentists practicing today. Each post offers a perspective on managing a dental practice or balancing a life outside of the practice. The Daily Grind is written by several general dentist and student members of the Academy of General [...] ... [Read article]Feb 25, 2015 09:11 AM
Most children go to the dentist for a regular teeth cleaning or perhaps to fill a cavity. But for 11-year-old Journee Woodard, a trip to the dentist may end up saving her life. Woodard was sitting in the dentist’s chair when the dental hygienist noticed something odd, not with the child’s teeth, but her eyes. “She [...] ... [Read article]Feb 12, 2015 07:19 PM
The next time a patient innocently asks me, “What’s the best toothpaste to use?” I’m going to unleash a whole Chunky Soup can of “You Want The Truth? You CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!” Gosh, that’s such an overused movie quote. Sorry about that, but still. If you’re a dental professional, isn’t this the most annoying question [...] ... [Read article]Jan 4, 2015 04:01 PM