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  • What Causes Tooth Discoloration And What Can I Do About It?

    Posted on in Cosmetic

    People judge us by how we look. It might not be right, but it is reality. The color of our teeth affects how we look. What kinds of stains are there? There are two types of stains that occur on teeth. There are intrinsic stains, which are stains on the inside of the teeth, and …
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  • Letter To Concerned Teeth, From A Dentist

    Posted on in Family
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      Dear Dr, We’re not getting taken care of very well. Please help us. — The Teeth   I’m sorry that you aren’t being maintained as well as you should be. I feel your pain. The surfaces between each of you are not getting cleaned, and we both know that that will lead to fillings. …
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  • What Can I Do About Bad Breath?

    Posted on in Family

    Have you checked your breath lately? No one wants bad breath, but it can be a common problem. What is bad breath? I like to break bad breath up into two groups. The first would be bad breath caused by strong taste or odors in foods, like garlic or onions. The other cause of bad …
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  • Macrophage At War With An Abscess

    Posted on in Food & Health

    It’s a war zone in here. Here I am, on my mission, about to be sent to the front lines in an epic battle that has dragged on for far too long. We can’t win this unless something changes. I am a macrophage, the suicide bomber of the immune system. I eat bacteria, and then …
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  • Ensuring Clean And Sanitary Dental Instruments

    Posted on in Family

    Sterilization is important in our office. From HIV to colds, infection can spread through improperly cleaned dental instruments. Levels Of Cleanliness There are three levels of cleanliness that the American Dental Association mandates: critical, semi-critical, and non-critical. An example of a critical instrument would be a needle, something that enters the body. A semi-critical instrument …
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  • Big Smiles And New Ideas In Minneapolis

    Posted on in News

    It wasn’t all work and no play for a few members of The Smile Center staff. They relaxed at the Mall of America after spending their afternoons in dental meetings. On April 26th-28th, The Smile Center staff attended the 2012 Star of the North Dental Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota. The team enjoyed speakers such as Dr. Lee Ann …
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