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Is Guided Implant Surgery Necessary?

The terminology is a little tricky when thinking about “guided” surgery. Does it mean the implant is placed by a robotic arm? It might be. Technology like this does exists, but right now I would still consider robotic arms to be in “the development phase” when it comes to placing dental implants. So if it […]

Why Flossing is Important

  A book about flossing your teeth? Really? I am a periodontist, which means I am a dentist with additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of gum diseases. Yes, some of it is pretty complicated, but not all of it. After years of study and after treating thousands of patients, I have come to […]

Floss or Die (Well, maybe not)

There is now a line of evidence suggesting that oral bacteria – should they find their way into the blood stream – may result in someone having a stroke. http://abcn.ws/sc6Bcs We do know that bacteria that live normally in the mouth often can be sampled in the blood stream. We also know that dental infections, […]