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Yes. You still have to floss.

By obanion | Feb 1, 2017

The AP recently released an article making the claim that “there’s little proof that flossing works”. Their review cited a series of studies that found flossing does little or nothing to improve oral health. Here’s the problem: the studies were flawed. The AP concluded that floss does little for oral health, but it’s important to note that the evidence they…

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The Source of Your Tooth Pain

By obanion | Jan 4, 2017

Most people, at some point in their life, will experience tooth pain or another discomfort in the mouth. If you are experiencing pain right now, you are probably wondering “Why does my tooth hurt?” and, more importantly, “How do I make it stop?” As endodontists, we are specialists in stopping tooth pain in its tracks. That’s right! [PAGE_LINK id=”50|non-surgical-root-canal”]Root canal therapy[/PAGE_LINK]…

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Study Reveals Tooth Enamel Structure Composition

By obanion | Dec 7, 2016

Exciting news in the world of dentistry and endodontics! A University of Sydney research team has produced detailed 3D maps of the composition of tooth enamel. While we have known for some time that enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and that its strength comes from a complex hierarchical structure that includes magnesium, carbonate and fluoride ions,…

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Oral Ecology

By obanion | Nov 5, 2016

Your mouth has entire colonies of microorganisms, and most of them do no harm. There have been over 700 different strains of bacteria that have been detected in the human mouth, most of which are harmless. Sometimes, other disease-causing bacteria are thrown into the mix which can affect our health. They can be controlled with a healthy diet, good oral…

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The Love of Endo

By obanion | Oct 5, 2016

We’ve all felt it; that pitter-patter feeling, flushed red cheeks, you can’t eat, it’s driving you crazy! Are you in love…or in need of a root canal treatment?! Symptom Checker: Burning desire Heart throbbing Flushed cheeks Can’t eat It’s driving you crazy RESULT: You could be in love! Gum inflammation Throbbing pain Redness of skin Can’t chew It’s driving you…

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History of Endo

By obanion | Sep 7, 2016

Did you know the practice of endodontics has actually been around for quite some time? In 1985 in Israel’s Negev Desert, archeologists discovered a 2000 year old deceased Nabataen soldier with a one-tenth of an inch bronze wire embedded in the nerve cavity of one of the skull’s teeth. This discovery of a skull with a wire in its teeth…

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Tiny, Mighty Tools in Endodontics

By obanion | Aug 24, 2016

It’s really quite amazing how advanced tools have become over thousands of years! To think that as humans we started with mere sticks and stones as tools, and now we can visit space via rocket ships is simply mind-boggling! Now, while not exactly moon-landing technology, we’d like to point out that endodontic tools have also become highly developed over the…

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Oral Health and Pregnancy

By obanion | Aug 10, 2016

Pregnancy is an exciting time when your body is going through many changes. You may be wondering how this will affect your teeth and gums. This blog is meant to answer your oral health questions and give you the information you need to help both you and your baby! Keep Up Your Routine. It is important to keep up your…

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Oral Cancer and Hepatitis C

By obanion | Jul 27, 2016

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) recently found that individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus are two to five times more likely to develop head and neck cancers. The JNCI study found that the risk for hepatitis C patients of developing head and neck cancers more than doubled for oral cavity and oropharynx cancers, and increased nearly…

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