1. August 2011 09:07
This should come as no surprise. Obviously smoking can turn your teeth yellow, but in reality that is the least of your worries.
Halpern states "any form of tobacco can harm your teeth and gums in a number of ways."
So we are not just talking about smoking, but all tobacco use wh... [More]
28. July 2011 10:08
2. Bottled Water:
Probably the single most important event is our nation's oral health was the introduction of fluoride in most public water systems. The effect on reducing the decay rate has been significant.
Approximately 60% of the U.S. population has fluoride in their water supply.
25. July 2011 09:39
1. Sports Drinks:
I know it is summer and scorching hot. Sports drinks are just the thing to use after a workout or run to help recover. The increased popularity of these products is undeniable. However, they are not great for your teeth.
Dr. David F. Halpern DMD and president of t... [More]
21. July 2011 08:17
So this advanced technique is painless, aesthetic, and stronger. I used to use traditional laminates or crowns in all my complex smile design cases. Now with this new technique, I prefer to use prepless for many smile enhancement situations. Prepless veneers cannot be used in all s... [More]
18. July 2011 12:32
The impressive thing is that no tooth structure needs to be removed in this technique. No drilling, no need for anesthetic! Very exacting impressions are taken of both the upper and lower arches, that is it! The aesthetic results are excellent! In a sense this process is reve... [More]
13. July 2011 12:33
There are many different techniques to enhance a smile. If the teeth are properly shaped, but misaligned then Invisalign orthodontics is the best choice. If the teeth are properly shaped and aligned but a little yellow then bleaching would make sense.
However there are many instances whe... [More]
5. July 2011 13:11
This new paradigm has the dental team now needing to be the patients' health advocate and teaming up with the other medical providers to assist the patient in being as healthy as possible. A complete health history review, medication review and blood pressure screenings are now part of "routine" den... [More]
28. June 2011 12:00
What has transformed in the last few years is the connection between oral health and total body health ie “the oral systemic link”. The bacteria that causes the periodontal disease can invade the bloodstream and cause your immune system to create white blood cells and proteins to fight o... [More]
27. June 2011 10:15
Recent research has now clearly established a connection between gum (periodontal) disease and overall general health(“the perio-systemic link”). This revelation has transformed the dental practice and expanded the dental professionals’ role as one of your team of health care... [More]
22. June 2011 08:00
Of all the advancements that dentistry has seen in the last decade, I would have to rate Invisalign in the top five most significant. This product has revolutionized the field of orthodontics and created a significant demand for treatment in adults.
The history of Invisalign: The c... [More]