How to close a Diastema - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 26. March 2015 08:56
A Diastema is a space between the upper front two teeth. There are numerous reasons why this may have developed and there are also different possibilities on how to resolve this issue. This is primarily considered a cosmetic issue as there are no health reasons associated with this gap. Orthodontic... [More]

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What can I do about those white spots on my teeth? - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 12. March 2015 14:13
As a general dentist, I am asked this question almost on a daily basis. Usually it is from a parent expressing concern about their child's teeth after the removal of orthodontic brackets. I understand the frustration and concern. Orthodontics is not cheap, and now the teeth are nice and straight, bu... [More]

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Anticoagulant Medication And Dentistry - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 12. December 2014 09:46
As the early baby boomer generation begins retirement and the life expectancy of our population increases, the number of patients on prescription medication as well as supplements is also on the rise. This creates the demand for increased communication between patient, dentist, and other health prov... [More]

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Eating Disorders And Your Oral Health - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 28. November 2014 14:19
Eating disorders have grown to epic levels is recent years. Some estimate that more than 10 million Americans are affected by an eating disorder. Although it can affect anyone, it seems most common in young adult women and teenagers. These disorders usually have a low self-image issue at its core an... [More]

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Bruxism - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 22. November 2014 09:23
Stressed out? ...the economy? ...kids? ...job? ...mother-in-law? ...school? We are constantly bombarded with things in our lives that cause us stress. Some journals state that stress is the leading cause of disease in the developed world. So what about disease in our mouths? Increasingly we are seei... [More]

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Bad Breath - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 14. November 2014 10:06
Whether you call it bad breath or its technical name halitosis, it's certainly a cause for both concern and potentially embarrassment. An obvious cause is certain spicy type foods such as onions and garlic. Once the food is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is transferred to the lungs where it is ex... [More]

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It’s All In The Genes - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 7. November 2014 12:05
As you probably are aware there is growing body of evidence now scientifically proven that there is an "Oral/Systemic Connection" between oral health and overall body health. There appears to be a link between chronic inflammatory periodontal disease and systemic diseases such as heart disease, diab... [More]

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Dental Anxiety - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 31. October 2014 15:49
So how do you feel about going to the dentist? For some it is almost a non-event, no big deal. For others however, just the thought of the dental visit creates a bead of sweat on their forehead. Studies have reported that up to 15% of Americans avoiding seeing the dentist due to fear. My guess is th... [More]

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Decay in Infants and Toddlers II - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 24. October 2014 09:40
Prevention: The good news is that tooth decay is almost totally preventable. Here are some tips to help keep your child's teeth healthy: Lower the risk of the baby's infection with decay-causing bacteria. This can be done in two ways. Improving the oral health of the caregivers, which reduces the a... [More]

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Decay in Infants and Toddlers I - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 17. October 2014 10:32
They are only baby teeth, why should we repair them? Won't they just be gone in a few years anyway? All dentists have heard comments similar to these over the years. We as a profession probably have done an inadequate job of emphasizing the importance of keeping your child's first teeth healthy. The... [More]

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