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Thanks to new technologies, root canals are tremendously more comfortable than in decades past. Recent advances in local anesthetics ensure most patients experience minimal to no discomfort. Recent addition of the has significantly decreased issues during the...read more
Technological innovation has positively soared in recent years, much to the benefit of dental patients all over the country. Dentists and endodontists are able to save teeth today, which until recently, might otherwise have been lost. However, patients still wonder -...read more
Milk and other dairy products such as cheese and yogurt are low in sugar, which is a good thing for your dental health. Plus, they contain protein and are full of calcium, which can help to strengthen your teeth. Phosphorus-rich foods such as meat, poultry, fish, milk...read more
Just the other day, the New York Times published an article that made the claim that flossing, despite being recommended by dentists and the American Dental Association for decades, lacked the evidence to warrant its perceived importance. The reason this article has...read more
You may have heard that root canals hurt. In fact, they have a reputation for being one of the most painful experiences you can have at the dentist. The fact is, root canals may have been painful a long, long time ago but advancements in medical technology have made...read more
For most people with full-time jobs, dental insurance is included as an employment benefit at little to no cost. It is particularly inexpensive when considered alongside health insurance, which often costs a great deal more. Yet for individuals who don’t have...read more
This year, Root Canal Awareness Week is March 27th through April 2nd. You can see the American Association of Endodontist's official poster for Root Canal Awareness Week here. As you can see, it focuses on three things. Dentistry has a long and interesting history!...read more
We recently published a post about treating dental injuries in children. At the time, though, we missed the opportunity to mention an exciting new area of research in our profession: regenerative endodontics. The current (2012) American Association of Endodontists’...read more
You’ve probably heard the question “how often have you been flossing?” as many times as you’ve been to the dentist. Dentists don’t ask this question just to make conversation. Things like a good diet are important, and flossing is a critical part of oral healthcare...read more
Root canals are complex dental procedures that require a variety of specialized tools. Your endodontist may use some or all of the following during your root canal procedure. Endodontic Burs Burs are the first tools used during a root canal. They open the inside of...read more
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