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Medical Emergencies at the Dental Office – Introduction

Medical Emergencies at the Dental Office – Introduction

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Facial swelling, tooth pain, fractured teeth; yes, we see and treat these emergencies on a regular basis at the dental office. As health professionals we need to be able to treat any medical emergency that may occur within the dental … Continue reading

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Smoking and Oral Health – Part Two

Smoking and Oral Health – Part Two

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Did you know? • There are over 4000 chemicals ingested with one puff of cigarette smoke…..namely formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and arsenic……who knew? • Smokers have a 2 ½ to 3 ½ greater risk of gum disease than non-smokers. • Smokers … Continue reading

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Dentistry and Allergies: Part Three – Sulfa’s and Sulfites

Dentistry and Allergies: Part Three – Sulfa’s and Sulfites

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Sulfa and Sulfite drugs are quite different from one another, but yet they both play a role in dentistry. Allergies to both of them are also fairly common. Sulfa (Sulfonamides) As mentioned above, allergies to Sulfa drugs are quite common … Continue reading

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Dentistry and Allergies: Part One-Latex Allergy

Dentistry and Allergies: Part One-Latex Allergy

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AHH CHOO…If it were as simple as just a sneeze, then there would be no reason for concern. You may want to review the last blog. Before we even meet with a patient, a thorough medical history needs to be … Continue reading

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Abfraction…Another Type of Dental Wear

Abfraction…Another Type of Dental Wear

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  We conclude our series on dental wear with a brief discussion of Abfraction. This occurs during grinding or bruxing of the teeth. If your teeth are not properly aligned then it is possible that one or several of the … Continue reading

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Bite Collapse

Bite Collapse

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In the last blog, we discussed dental attrition … it may be helpful to review it. If one has severe attrition and has lost a significant amount of the vertical dimension of their teeth, then it is wise to think … Continue reading

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Your Diet and Dental Health: Food Glorious Food

Your Diet and Dental Health: Food Glorious Food

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A healthy diet not only affects your general physical health, but also your dental health.    We’re not referring only to your teeth, but your gums as well. Proper nutrition results in improved immunity of your gum tissues.   Healthy gums … Continue reading

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Chewing Gum and your Dental Health

Chewing Gum and your Dental Health

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Attention all parents! Chewing gum is good for your child’s dental health…as long as the gum that they’re chewing is sugar free. Sugar free means that the fermentable carbohydrate has been substituted with products like Aspartame, Sorbitol and Xylitol. In … Continue reading

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Planning for a Dental Implant

Planning for a Dental Implant

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There have been great advances in the world of technology over the years…and the world of dentistry is no different. Dental Implants being just one such example. Dental Implants were first placed in the jaw decades ago and to this … Continue reading

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Space Maintainers…Out of this World

Space Maintainers…Out of this World

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Space Maintainer. It sounds a little complicated, but it’s quite an easy concept to understand. There are many times when a primary (baby) tooth can’t be saved. The reason being is that the tooth may have a very large cavity … Continue reading

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Our office is now open. We are taking the following precautions to combat COVID-19;

  • A plexiglass barrier stands on the front desk in the waiting room.
  • All patients have their temperature taken with a non-touch digital infra-red thermometer.
  • All staff wear mask, gloves, gown, bonnet, goggles and face shield.
  • Hand sanitizers are readily available for staff and patient use.
  • Patients will wait outside or in their car until their appointment time.
  • No visitors are permitted in the office.
  • Social distancing will remain in effect in the office.
  • Patients experiencing influenza-like-illness (fever with a cough, sore throat or muscle aches) should not come to the office.
  • Air purifiers with hepa filters have been installed in each operatory and waiting room.
  • All COVID-19 precautions put forth by both the dental and hygiene boards have been put into force in the office.

We look forward to seeing you soon. 
Dr Axelrad and Staff