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Latest Blog Posts for San Diego dentist blog

  • Juices, tea and energy drinks erode teeth
    on Jul 30, 2009
    (CNN) -- For years, dentists have warned patients about the decaying effects of cola and sugary, fizzy drinks on their teeth. Research shows that other drinks thought to be better --fruit juices, teas and energy drinks-- can also have harmful effects...
  • FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings
    on Jul 29, 2009 in San Diego Dentist
    TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health authorities on Tuesday placed tighter safety controls on the use of mercury dental fillings. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will now categorize the fillings as Class II devices, which puts them...
  • Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion
    on May 9, 2009
    People's teeth are wearing away at a faster rate than ever, dissolving under a blistering acid attack that they've brought on themselves, dental experts say. Dental erosion -- the loss of the protective enamel on teeth -- is reportedly on the increas...
    on Feb 21, 2009
    You may be concerned about your child’s thumb sucking and wonder if it is harmful, at what age your child should stop, or what could happen if your child does not stop. Children suck on things because sucking is one of a baby’s natural re...
  • Dentists often first to spot eating disorders
    on Feb 10, 2009 in San Diego Dentist
    Dentists are becoming the first line of defense when it comes to spotting eating disorders in patients.The announcement comes just before National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (22-28 February).The US Academy of General Dentistry raised awareness o...
  • Study shows flossing significantly decreases gum disease, cavity-causing bacteria
    on Jan 12, 2009 in San Diego Dentist
    A study by two New York University College of Dentistry researchers provides new data about the importance of a flossing regimen in addition to daily brushing of the surfaces of the teeth and tongue. Dr. Patricia Corby, assistant professor of Period...
  • Osteoporosis drug Fosamax linked to serious diseases
    on Jan 10, 2009
    Two recent reports have linked the osteoporosis drug alendronate (Fosamax) with rare but serious side effects. In a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine published Jan. 1, a Food and Drug Administration official reported that since Fosamax wa...
  • Dear Abby:.....
    on Jan 10, 2009
    Dear Abby: How does one convey a message to one's dentist and his assistants that you would prefer they not discuss personal matters with each other while working on me? I recognize that they may be so well-trained that they can converse and do thes...
  • Gum and mints are good for you!
    on Dec 27, 2008
    Chapel Hill, N.C. — Gum and mints might be the latest recommendation from your dentist. Teeth become more vulnerable to disease as people age, so dentists are always looking for more and better ways patients to take care of their teeth. Bob R...
  • Robot orthodontist
    on Dec 26, 2008
    Orthodontists call themselves professional wire-benders, and now some doctors are bracing themselves with help from robots.  Braces are a rite of passage for many young people, and they all want to get them off as quickly as possible.  Now...
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