1 or 2 Visit Root Canals?

June 27, 2019

As you may have noticed in a previous post, dentists sometimes like to argue…and if you’ve ever taken part in an academic debate, it can get pretty intense. Like, insulting...

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Oral Lumps & Bumps

April 24, 2019

Bumps like the one in the photo above are common in most dental practices. The good news is that most of them are non-cancerous and constitute more of an annoyance...

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Antibiotic Use and Abuse

March 25, 2019

Antibiotic prescriptions are commonly written in dental offices across the US & Canada every day. We use them to manage infections, reduce pain and prevent possible infections associated with certain...

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Why does my mouth burn?

February 25, 2019

Burning mouth disorder is miserable. Of course, so are most disorders, which is maybe why this condition is also knows as burning mouth syndrome (not much better), glossodynia (what?), stomatodynia...

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December 18, 2018

What is Botox? Botulinum toxin A (BoTnA), commonly known as Botox, is mostly known for esthetics. It can smooth wrinkles, often giving people a younger appearance. It is a purified...

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Why CBCT For Endodontics ?

November 18, 2018

What is CBCT? Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is an x-ray technology that allows dentists to see your orofacial structures in 3-D. Traditional dental xrays are 2-D and are usually...

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Meditation And Pain

October 18, 2018

If you suffer any chronic pain, it is likely that somewhere along the line someone suggested you try meditation. Perhaps they oversold it (“it will cure everything!!”) or used a...

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Dental Trauma

September 18, 2018

Canada. Land of hockey, skiing and falling down. We’ve all done it, right? Sometimes we lead with our backside, sometimes with out face. And don’t forget the never-ending list of...

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Controversies In Dentistry, Or, A Case For Conservative Treatment

July 25, 2018

Dentists are funny – we usually think we’re right about, well, everything. I’m not especially proud of this, but as one who often suffers this affliction, the first step towards...

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A Case For Conservative Treatment, Or, Controversies In Dentistry: Part II TMJ Treatment

July 18, 2018

“I have TMJ.” Dentists hear this every day. The good news is, not only do you have TMJ, you have two. TMJ stands for TemporoMandibular Joint, more commonly known as...

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