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This Common Symptom Could Be a Sign of Bullying

Childhood bullying has been a serious topic making headlines in the last few years. It has been linked to serious negative outcomes in adulthood and even childhood suicide. The Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Education define bullying as unwanted aggressive behavior, observed or perceived power imbalance and repetition of behaviors or high […]


The Benefits of In-Office Dental Implants

Missing a tooth or several teeth can make life difficult. Not only can it be challenging and even painful to chew or speak, but it can also be embarrassing. If you’ve considered dental implants in the past but just weren’t sure, you’ll love how easy the process has become over the years because of advances […]


What’s the Going Rate for the Tooth Fairy These Days?

It’s a parenting moment that often catches moms and dads off-guard: How do you decide how much the tooth fairy should leave behind the first time a child loses a tooth? Many parents first think back to their childhood and start there. However, it’s common to find that you and your spouse or you and […]


New Study Adds Confusion to Tap Water Debate

It’s been a controversial topic for some years: Is it better to drink tap water or bottled water? Last year, bottled water sales outdid soda for the first time in history. Public awareness campaigns fighting America’s out-of-control sugar consumption seem to be helping steer habits in a healthier direction. It’s been a controversial topic for […]


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New Dental Material Effective at Reducing Plaque Buildup

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a new dental material that kills bacteria and is capable of resisting biofilm growth. Their study was recently published in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Biofilms are communities of bacteria that form and stick to surfaces, especially wet ones, said Dr. John Pappas, DDS, of […]


‘Bleachorexia’ Is Real

It’s safe to say we all want whiter teeth. But what happens when it becomes an obsession? “Bleachorexia” occurs when teeth whitening gets out of control. Bleaching teeth repeatedly and excessively can cause irreversible damage. It weakens the enamel, which is what protects the dentin and pulp of the tooth. Over time, excessive bleaching can […]


Years of Mismatched Dental Work Can Leave Bites Out of Whack

Have you visited the same dentist your entire life? Most people haven’t. Life happens. You take a new job, you decide to make a fresh start and you move. When you do, you find a new daily routine, a new doctor, grocery store and even dentist. Over the years, dental work done here and there, […]


High-Sugar Diets Costing Billions in Dental Treatments

It’s no surprise that experts say Americans consume far too much sugar each day. New research from a study conducted by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Biotechnology Research and Information Network AG says it’s a worldwide problem. According to their research, the cost of dental treatments globally are approximately $172 billion U.S., or 128 […]


Alzheimer’s Medication Could Help Retire Dental Drills for Good

Dental drills and fillings are one of the reasons many people avoid or dread a visit to the dentist. New research may have found a way to treat cavities without the pain and anxiety of the drill. Alzheimer’s drug Tideglusib is currently being used in clinical trials to encourage brain cell growth. Now a research […]


A Clear Alternative to Braces for Adults

More adults than ever are taking measures to perfect their smiles. For some, traditional metal braces just aren’t something they want to consider. Thanks to the invention of clear aligners, there are now options that never existed in the past. Most of Dr. Pappas’ adult patients simply don’t want to wear metal braces. For some […]


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