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Dental Mini-Implants: Surgical Technique Explained

By Jeffrey Jones, DDS The invention of the mini dental implant has been quite an achievement for cosmetic and restorative dentistry. It has provided long term, good looking, cost-effective replacements for individuals who suffer with broken, missing, or damaged teeth. Dental implants have been in existence since the early 1970s. As dental technology advanced, dental […]

Trust in Dental Implants Changing the Face of Dentistry Part 1

By Alexander Germanis It has long been said to not judge a book by its cover. This axiom extends to not judging a person by their looks; nevertheless, humans do that — whether consciously or subconsciously. One of the most influential parts of the face, one we often judge or determine trust by, is the […]

Baby Bottles and Healthy Teeth

Submitted by Thomas Hall, D.M.D and Sara Rauen Dardis, D.D.S,  Pediatric Smiles of Bloomington What new parent isn’t thrilled with their baby’s first smile? While marveling over this new development, you probably aren’t thinking about your baby’s dental health, but you should be! A lifetime of healthy smiles begins at birth. Teeth actually begin forming […]

Dental Mini-Implants: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

By Jeffrey Jones, DDS In the past, many patients have been told, “You don‘t have enough room for a dental implant,” or “You‘ll need a bone grafting procedure before an implant can work.” Dental science continues to advance, and narrow diameter implants, also known as mini-implants, are turning the impossibilities of the past into the […]

Do Kids Get Gingivitis?

Submitted by Thomas Hall, D.M.D and Sara Rauen Dardis, D.D.S, Pediatric Smiles of Bloomington Most people have heard of gingivitis — thanks to the Listerine commercials that say their mouthwash will prevent it — but many people have no idea what this ominous-sounding word actually means. Furthermore, there is the perception that gingivitis is an […]

Oral Cancer The Unpleasant Reality — Part 4

By Alexander Germanis Learning from mistakes is a vital part of growth. We start making mistakes nearly from birth and certainly throughout childhood. It is through those mistakes that we better ourselves and, hopefully, make fewer mistakes as the years pile up. However, learning from the mistakes made by others can teach just as effectively […]

ALF Integrative Treatment

By Brian Prudent, DMD,  MyoTech Integrative Health Center I am writing this series of articles from two points of view. One is as an integrative dentist with many years experience, and the other a modern dad, husband, and “a typical product of the 21st Century.” I have followed my own advice and I, as well […]

Oral Cancer Ounce of Prevention — Part 3

By Alexander Germanis Founding Father Benjamin Franklin was known for many sayings, but where the medical field is concerned, perhaps his most applicable is this one: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Simply put, it is far easier and simpler to take minor precautions than to pay the consequences after something […]

Top Five Snacks for Families on the Go

Submitted by Pediatric Smiles of Bloomington Whether you are doing errands with a toddler or carting school-age kids to soccer and ballet, having snacks on hand can be a life-saver! Snacks are a significant part of a child’s overall nutrition, so it’s important to provide snacks that are healthy. As a pediatric dentist, I like […]

“Straighter Teeth… Straighter Ears?”

By Andrew Mulka, DDS, MyoTech Dental & Integrative Health Center As scientific knowledge grows, our understanding of how the world interacts changes. Galileo “discovered” that we are not the center of the universe. Newton “discovered” gravity. Einstein’s research on relativity furthers our understanding of the universe. Scientists today are realizing that quantum physics contradicts Newtonian […]