A tooth get knocked out…now what? - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 17. June 2014 06:00
Yesterday we discussed the importance of wearing a mouthpiece during sports.  So what happens if no mouthguard was worn, or there is just a case of bad luck.  I have had numerous experiences with patients over the years where unforeseen circumstances have created a very unfortunate tooth e... [More]

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Do you and your children a favor - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 16. June 2014 06:00
With kids playing more organized sports than ever before dental trauma is becoming a more prevalent issue.  Statistics show that the primary reason for tooth loss for people under 35 years old is athletic trauma, fights or accidents. While we as parents would love to wrap them in bubble wrap to... [More]

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On the lighter side…Dental Trivia - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 15. June 2014 06:00
The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime.  That’s enough to fill 2 swimming pools. Most tooth loss in people under 35years of age is caused by athletic trauma, fights or accidents…my guess that must be much higher for hockey players! Most tooth loss in p... [More]

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Orthodontics is not just for kids anymore

by Dr. Charles Bell 14. June 2014 06:00
In America the availability of orthodontics is almost a right for children.  Parents will do whatever it takes for their kids, which is admirable, but what about for themselves? Patients tell me some version of "I'm too old for orthodontics" or "I'm used to that crooked smile".  But what m... [More]

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First Look at a new consumer product

by Dr. Charles Bell 13. June 2014 06:00
For as many advances that Dentistry has given us over the years, one constant still remains….almost everybody gets cavities.  While fluoride in the public water supplies combined with professionally applied fluoride treatments have dramatically helped in this battle, decay is still a pre... [More]

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The choices we make

by Dr. Charles Bell 6. June 2014 06:00
Today I thought I would go off the topic of dentistry and share some observations on our overall health. My father-in-law passed away over the weekend in his home near Ormond Beach, Florida.  He was quite a guy. He grew up in a very difficult family situation. His mother died while he was a chi... [More]

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Dental Trivia

by Dr. Charles Bell 30. May 2014 06:00
Teeth are the hardest substance in the human body. A tooth that has been knocked out starts to die within 15 minutes.  But if you put it in milk or hold it in your mouth it will survive longer.  Get to the dentist asap! The first nylon bristled toothbrush with a plastic handle was inve... [More]

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Whitening your teeth II

by Dr. Charles Bell 11. May 2014 13:17
Zoom Bleaching: This technique utilizes light activated bleach and is done in-office.  A protective barrier is placed on the gums and glasses are worn to protect your eyes from the uv light.  The total bleaching time is about one hour with the bleach being replaced 4 times during the proce... [More]

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Whitening your teeth

by Dr. Charles Bell 11. April 2014 15:42
The prevalence of cosmetic procedures both medical and dental has increased dramatically over the last 10 years.  The demand for these procedures spans the age range from teenagers to seniors. When evaluating the need for any cosmetic procedure, the balance between invasiveness/risk and result ... [More]

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Air Abrasion Technology

by Dr. Charles Bell 21. March 2014 09:45
Last time we discussed our ability to diagnosis beginning and smaller biting surface cavities with a laser called the DIAGnodent.  Today we will follow up with a technique of how many of those types of areas can be repaired. In keeping with the trend of “micro-dentistry” a method ha... [More]

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