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Dental Sealants: Not Just for Kids Anymore

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Dental sealants are a plastic material applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars) to act as a barrier to cavity formation. You likely had dental sealants applied to your molars when you were a …

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Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment May Come from Your Dentist

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Exhaustion is something many of us struggle with, but if you wake up tired every day, you may have a treatable condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Apnea literally means “cessation of breath.” During sleep, the breath becomes …

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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

As we say good-bye to 2015, many of us are thinking about our goals for the year ahead. Whether it’s to eat better or exercise more, there is usually at least one health and fitness goal on the list. When you’re …

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Help for Millions of Americans who Dread the Dentist

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Unfortunately, many people don’t look forward to a visit to the dentist. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 20% of Americans don’t get the dental care they need because of fear and anxiety. This condition, called odontophobia or dentophobia, causes …

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How to Beat Secret Tooth Sensitivity Culprits

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Ouch. There’s nothing less pleasant than tooth sensitivity—except, perhaps, not knowing how to fix it.

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Don’t Believe These Dental Insurance Myths

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Unless you work in the health insurance industry, dental insurance is probably not on your mind too often—but it should be. Knowing the costs, benefits, and limitations of your dental insurance policy is integral to receiving the regular, high-quality …

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How Safe Are X-Rays?

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Exposure to radiation is something everyone needs to be cautious about. Whether it’s from the sun, an X-ray machine, or the environment, we are exposed to small amounts of radiation all the time. What’s important is to limit it …

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Can Too Much Exercise Put Your Teeth at Risk?

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

We all want to do what’s best for our health. We brush and floss regularly. We get out to the gym as often as we can. But could too much exercise be endangering your dental health? If you’re an avid runner …

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Can Braces Look Professional?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Nearly half of all patients who receive braces are adults. So what’s stopping you?

There may be a few good reasons.

The chief concern for most adults interested in braces is maintaining a professional appearance. It’s …

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Why Baby Teeth Are As Important As Permanent Teeth

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Baby teeth—if they’re just going to fall out anyway, why bother caring for them properly?
Lots of reasons!
A common misconception with new parents is that their child’s baby, or “primary” teeth, are essentially disposable, like the strands of …

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When It’s Better to Extract a Problem Tooth

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Nobody likes thinking about tooth extractions, or “having a tooth pulled.” After all, it’s perhaps the most-feared dental procedure out there. We’re here to say fear not. Having a problem tooth pulled, as with many routine medical procedures, may actually be the best way to prevent much scarier medical problems …

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The Best Dentures For You Might Not Be Dentures At All

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Dealing with complete or partial dentures can be a major hassle for those who wear them and even for their loved ones. Aside from their not-quite natural appearance and potential for slipping, their dentures can actually have a negative …

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Do You Have To Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Despite conventional wisdom, wisdom tooth extraction is not always necessary. Many of us have seen our friends and family get their wisdom teeth removed, but that doesn’t mean you also have to.

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Brush Regularly But Gums Still Bleeding? Here’s Why

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

You’re diligent about brushing twice or more a day. You use ADA-approved toothpaste, avoid sugary foods and drinks, and even rinse with cavity-fighting mouthwash. So why do your gums still bleed every time you come into the dentist?
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Will Tooth Whitening Hurt?

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

They say that beauty hurts — but fortunately, whitening your teeth is one beauty treatment that causes no discomfort or only minor sensation in the bulk of patients.

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How To Choose Mouthwash That’s Healthiest For You

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Today’s mouthwashes might seem hi-tech and modern, but humans have been rinsing their mouths with special formulas for thousands of years to stave off tooth decay and make the breath smell sweeter.

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Can Crooked Teeth Sabotage Your Career?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Today more than ever, finding — and keeping — a job just isn’t that easy. Most of us go to all lengths to impress in interviews and climb that corporate ladder. But when you know you’re doing everything right …

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Can Brushing With Baking Soda Whiten Your Teeth?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

If you spend a lot of time on the Internet, you’ve probably seen dozens of home remedies for every ailment under the sun. One of the most popular ingredients in some of these home remedies is baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate. …

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Just How Painful Is Drilling?

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The dental drill has been done an enormous injustice by popular culture. Even if you’re not a fan of scary movies, you probably aren’t too keen on going into any dentist appointment that involves the drill.

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The Hidden Dangers of Snoring

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Are you or is somebody you love a noisy sleeper? Then pay attention: Snoring could be contributing to health problems without you realizing it.

Many of us think of snoring as a minor inconvenience, and for some people, that’s all it is. …

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How Your Teeth Can Help You Diagnose a Gluten Allergy

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Gluten-free diets aren’t just the latest fad — they are the result of more and more individuals being diagnosed with celiac disease.

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Mouth Guards: An Essential Part of Athletic Training Programs

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Sports work wonders for our health by exercising our muscles, improving coordination, and reducing stress. But the benefits of an active, athletic lifestyle can be weighed down by risk of injury. When we think of protective athletic gear, more …

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Baby Bottles: A Tooth Decay Time Bomb

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

As an adult, you already know how to care for your teeth by brushing, flossing, and avoiding cavity-causing foods. But when it comes to young children, many parents fail to recognize that it’s as important to care for baby teeth as …

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When Is It Time to Bring a New Baby to the Dentist?

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we are focusing on pediatric dental care and prevention. You can donate oral health products to at-risk youth via America’s ToothFairy, a division of the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation….

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The Secret to Longevity: Never Miss a Dental Appointment

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Did you know that seeing your dentist regularly and maintaining excellent dental hygiene can increase your lifespan?

It’s true — but so is the reverse. Not taking care of your teeth can actually lead to a shorter lifespan. When it comes to …

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6 Inexpensive Ways to Keep Your Teeth for a Lifetime

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Just because grandma and grandpa have dentures doesn’t mean you’re next in line. In fact, more and more people are able to keep their natural teeth throughout their entire lives these days because the information and resources for a healthy smile …

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Why Holiday Candy Is a Serious Cavity Culprit

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

How many times have you found yourself reaching for handful after handful of candy in the midst of the holiday season?  We’re all guilty of a little indulgence come December, but what seems like an innocent candy cane this month …

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Secrets to Preventing Bad Breath

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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There’s no beating around the bush — bad breath stinks. Whether you’re dealing with your own morning breath or somebody else’s bad breath, it can be a serious issue for both your health and your …

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Need a Root Canal? Don’t Be Afraid of the Drill

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Despite radical advances in technology and tools, there’s little about dentistry as misunderstood as the drill. If you require a dental procedure that uses a drill, no need to be nervous. Today’s drills are highly advanced pieces of equipment …

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Why Fluoride Is Essential to Good Health

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Do you know what’s in your drinking water? If you’re lucky it contains fluoride, the well-known mineral that can make a big impact on the health of your teeth.

Fluoride in drinking water is the source of some controversy, but we’ve seen …

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What You Need To Know About Implants

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Recently Dr. O’Connor and I attended a course on the placement of dental implants. It is truly amazing how far the procedures have come regarding the placement of these devices.

Dental implants are essentially medical grade titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing and then are …

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The two most common and prevalent diseases of the oral cavity

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The mouth is a cesspool. I’m not referring to the language that emanates from the mouths of sailors and Hip Hop aficionados, although that verbiage often does have a distinct sewer-like quality. I am referring to the microbial makeup of the oral cavity. There are a myriad of different microscopic …

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Six keys to surviving oral cancer

Monday, June 9th, 2014

A few years ago I saw a gentleman for the first time in our Lake Placid office that came to see us with a chief concern of an inability to swallow. He was in his 50s and had a large mass growing on the right side of his mouth, near …

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Every Life Has a Story

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Chick-Fil-A, a fast food restaurant headquartered in Atlanta and located mostly in southern states, has produced a video that they use for training team members that has gone viral on YouTube. The video is entitled, “Every Life has a Story”, and shows customers and workers in a Chick-Fil-A restaurant that …

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EXPY Awards ceremony

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

A couple of weekends ago, Kevin Conroy and I were in New York City for the EXPY Awards ceremony. Kevin was interviewed in Times Square and his name was featured on the lighted billboard right in the heart of “The Square”.  Mega Cool! In a red carpet event, I received …

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You can’t choose your parents

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

My dad’s father died of a heart attack at the age of 45 before I had the opportunity to get to know him. My dad had his first heart attack and coronary bypass graft at 53. I don’t know what my grandfather’s habits were, but I do know that my …

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FRIENDSHIP IS A HEALTHY THING

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

My wife and I grew up in Kentucky. Anyone remotely familiar with the Bluegrass State knows that college basketball is like a religion in that part of the country. Most of the state bleeds Kentucky Wildcat Blue however the Louisville Cardinals have a significant following also. Although I grew up …

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We’re Blessed

Monday, March 31st, 2014

What a great team we are blessed with! Yesterday I was supposed to be scheduled with a full book of patients. Calendars however became confused and I came to the realization the night before that all of my patients had been rescheduled and that Dr. O’Connor had instead been scheduled …

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Bad decisions have bad consequences

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Bad decisions have bad consequences that sometimes can have long lasting deleterious effects.
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Last night, in the middle of what seems to be an annual event of a March blizzard, I saw a 17 year old young man with a raging toothache. The …

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Dental Sealants: Not Just for Kids Anymore

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Dental sealants are a plastic material applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars) to act as a barrier to cavity formation. You likely had dental …

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Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment May Come from Your Dentist

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Exhaustion is something many of us struggle with, but if you wake up tired every day, you may have a treatable condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Apnea literally …

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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

As we say good-bye to 2015, many of us are thinking about our goals for the year ahead. Whether it’s to eat better or exercise more, there is usually at least one …

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