Posts for: June, 2011

By Charles Dean
June 24, 2011
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Introducing The New Dimension in 3D Diagnostics

Visit our webpage for more information on this 3D dental cat scan that we now have in our office!

Galileos sets new standards combining the lowest radiation dosage with superior image quality. Offering intuitive operation and optimized clinical workflow providing efficiency in both dentistry and 3D diagnostics- proven by numerous international clinical studies. GALILEOS represents the future of dentistry. 

Dr. Dean wants the best for his patients and this 3D cat scan machine is the next step into only the best in dentistry's future!

 

 


By Charles Dean
June 15, 2011
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Maintaining a Healthy Summer Smile: Tips to Keep Your Oral Health in Good Standing

 

 During this season of summer celebrations, Dr. Dean would like to remind patients to keep a serious health issue top-of-mind: the importance of maintaining good oral health care habits.

Between barbeques and amusement park fare, summertime eating can be synonymous with sugary, sticky foods and drinks, which can contribute to tooth decay if patients don't practice good oral care.  During the summer patients are out and about more and it is not always easy to brush after each meal.   It is important that patients maintain their oral health at home as well as getting regular care -both are essential to help prevent dental problems.

Since enjoying the occasional s'more or other sweet snack is part of the American tradition, Dr. Dean reminds patients to brush at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, which helps remove food and plaque. You should also floss to remove plaque between teeth and below the gum line where your toothbrush can't reach.

If you're not able to brush your teeth immediately after consuming a sugary food or drink, rinse your mouth with water to help wash it away.

Another tip is to minimize snacking, which creates a constant supply of acid in the mouth. Avoid constant sipping of sugary drinks or frequent sucking on candy and mints. In addition to soda, other beverages that may be high in sugar are certain juices and sports drinks -- check the label to see how much sugar you're drinking. 


By Charles Dean
June 08, 2011
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An alternative to veneers is a process called bonding, in which a tooth-colored material that looks like the enamel of your teeth is molded and shaped, and then hardened and polished. Bonding can be used to improve the color of a tooth, or close unsightly gaps.

Bonding is generally not as permanent a process as veneers, and can be vulnerable to the same kind of staining your natural teeth are prone to. Bonding can also be more prone to chips and cracks than veneers.

Caps are generally preferred to bonding when such a procedure isn't deemed to be effective in the long run.


By Charles Dean
June 03, 2011
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People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well. This is because many of the behaviors associated with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa-such as binge eating, self-induced vomiting, and use of diuretics or laxatives-cause changes in the mouth.

For example, repeated episodes of vomiting, which is common in people with bulimia, releases harmful stomach acids that wear away tooth enamel and lead to gingivitis and tooth decay. Other problems, such as poorly fitting fillings and braces, are another byproduct of such eating disorders.

Brushing after episodic vomiting is actually more harmful than one would think. The best practice is to rinse thoroughly with a neutral solution such as baking soda and water.


By Charles Dean
June 03, 2011
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If you’re looking for something to treat your moderate to severe frown lines, the area between your brows, forehead lines and even TMJ issues be sure to talk to Dr. Dean about BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvederm and find out if it is right for you! 

Signs of Facial Aging

* Thinning of the lips, including the flattening of the philtral and upper ridges from the nose to the mouth

* Corners of mouth start to drop - which leads to loss of support for the lip edges and causes the "marionette" lines

* Decreasing of support for the lower third portion of the face 

 

 




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