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  • Tooth Talk: The flu, your dentist and you Published 9/24/2009 at 8:44 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I know I’m probably being silly, but I’m really concerned about going to the dentist with all this flu stuff going on. Can you give me some more information to make me more comfortable?

  • Tooth Talk: Discount plans offer alternative Published 9/17/2009 at 9:40 p.m. 0 comments

    Hello again. This is a further continuation on the ins and outs of dental insurance. This week, I’m going to expand the topic further by talking about something that is not dental insurance, per se.

  • Tooth Talk: The more you know ... Published 9/10/2009 at 8:37 p.m. 0 comments

    As promised, I’m continuing to expand on one readers question about dental insurance. This week I’ve chosen to focus on traditional dental insurance which is the most common type available.

  • Tooth Talk: What to look for in dental insurance Published 9/3/2009 at 12:52 p.m. 0 comments

    Hey Doc, I have a question. I’m looking at different plans for dental coverage and I’m confused. Can you give me some information about different dental plans and which ones are best? Wow, that’s a tall order, but I will ...

  • Tooth Talk: Mixing blood thinners with dental work Published 8/11/2009 at 7:19 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I need to have some pretty major dental work done and I’m worried because I take a blood thinner. I don’t want to stop taking it but if I don’t I’m not sure if I can have my teeth ...

  • Tooth Talk: Straight to the point on crooked front teeth Published 7/30/2009 at 8:39 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I want to get my lower front teeth straightened because I hate the way they are all overlapped. I was told that to straighten them I would need to wear braces on all my teeth. Why do I have ...

  • Tooth Talk: Thumb sucking: When is it a problem? Published 3/12/2009 at 7:59 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I need some help! My daughter sucks her thumbs and also three of her fingers. I’m worried that this is causing a problem with her teeth. How do I get her to stop?

  • Tooth Talk: Keeping your crown Published 3/5/2009 at 7:36 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I have a cavity under my cap and my dentist says he’ll need to make me a new cap. Why can’t he just use the old one?

  • Tooth Talk: Overcoming fear Published 2/5/2009 at 9:07 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: Hey Doc, my husband just took our 3-year old to the dentist and she freaked out. She came home terrified. I don’t want to scar her for life, what can I do?

  • Tooth Talks: X marks the spot Published 1/27/2009 at 1:14 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: Why do I need x-rays if nothing hurts? A: Great question! This question gets asked in probably every dental office

  • Tooth Talk: Toothache: Don’t delay Published 1/20/2009 at 7:37 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: Hey Doc, I’ve got a tooth that has been bothering me for a while. When it starts up I just take a couple of antibiotics and it goes away. Recently, I noticed a bad taste and bad breath. My ...

  • Tooth Talk: New year, new smile Published 1/13/2009 at 8:07 p.m. 0 comments

    Happy New Year Everyone! I’d like to thank The Marco Eagle, it’s readers and all of my patients for their continued support of me and this column.

  • Tooth Talk: Better safe than sorry Published 12/31/2008 at 5:42 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: There is an area inside of my mouth that my dentist checks every time I come in for a check up. He told me the last time I was in that he feels it should be biopsied. I don’t ...

  • Tooth Talk: Clarifying antibiotic needs Published 12/23/2008 at 5:40 p.m. 0 comments

    A couple of weeks ago I wrote about certain people needing to take antibiotics prior to having dental treatment. There have been many changes and much confusion about who needs and who doesn’t need pre-medication with antibiotics.

  • Tooth Talk: Paying the price for whiter teeth Published 12/16/2008 at 3:36 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I just had my teeth whitened at my dentist office and I don’t think they changed much. Plus, now they are really sensitive, what can I do? A: I’m sorry that you’re not happy with your whitening. This is ...