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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 […]


5 Things to Do Besides Brushing for Whiter Teeth

Few people would answer no to the question, “Do you want whiter teeth?” We all know brushing helps, and professional teeth whitening can make a huge difference as well. But what about other ways we can achieve whiter teeth on a day-to-day basis? Avoid the Stainers – Or at Least Rinse After If you just […]


Study: Some Kids at High Risk for Tooth Decay Regardless of Lifestyle

New research published in the journal EBioMedicine reports that some children may have a higher risk than others for developing caries, also known as tooth decay or cavity, because they carry particularly severe and destructive variants of the Streptococcus mutans bacterium that is responsible for decay. The research team from Umea University in Sweden conducted a […]


Solutions for TMJ Disorder Pain

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is what connects your jaw to your skull. It works as a sliding hinge that can be felt by placing your hands in front of both ears on either side of the face. According to the TMJ Association, disorders involving the TMJ are poorly understood, even though 12 percent of […]


A Dentist Who Goes Above and Beyond

There’s a saying from Newton D. Baker that sums up the importance of continuing education perfectly: “The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.”   Never has this been truer than in today’s world of ever-evolving technology. All dentists are required to take 25 hours of continuing education a […]


In-Office Dental Implants Are Possible

There’s a reason dental implants have become the gold standard when it comes to replacing teeth. The permanent nature of implants makes them ideal for comfort, ease and a greatly improved quality of life over dentures, dental bridges or gaps left from missing teeth.  In addition, because implants replace the teeth all the way down […]


New Study Links Aspirin to Reduction of Dental Decay

Recently released research from Queen’s University in Belfast shows that aspirin can help stimulate stem cells in teeth, which could enhance tooth regeneration. Aspirin is primarily used as a painkiller due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Its popularity is in large part due to its easy availability and affordability. If further research proves it to be […]


Middle-Aged Americans Experiencing Troubled Teeth

A new national poll shows that one in three Americans aged 50 to 64 years old are embarrassed by the condition of their teeth. In addition, they report dental issues have caused them problems and/or pain over the course of the last two years.   Problems accessing or paying for dental care are not new […]


5 Reasons for a Toothache

The second you feel a twinge of pain when you bite into something, panic sets in. The first thing that comes to mind is a big needle and a drill filling the cavity you’re already convinced you have. The good news is not every toothache means you have a cavity. Take a deep breath, relax […]


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