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To Floss or Not to Floss ... that is not the question.

There has been a lot in the news lately about the need to floss, or not. For those of you who like to know "the bottom line", we recommend you floss. If you are not flossing, start. If you are, continue. If you are not flossing because you choose not to, well, we're still living in America, the land of the free and the dentally brave. 

It is my belief that simple things, like cleaning one's mouth and it's counterpart (wiping your rear) should not be complicated or confusing. If these things do become confusing, it is likely someone is making money on the topic or doesn't completely know what they ...

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How much is a smile worth?

"Service with a smile", "Smile ... say cheese" - you've heard these sayings many times but where do they come from? Why are they so ingrained in our culture that we consider them normal communication but rarely think about what they actually mean.

If you want to understand the importance of your smile, try communicating with a newborn or an infant, or someone who does not speak your language. People instantly recognize a smile. The reason for that is all human babies are hardwired to smile to facilitate bonding with a caretaker. Adult humans also smile as a way to show appreciation, affection or just ...

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What's your Risk Assessment?

Risk assessments in dentistry? What's that all about? Great question!

You know that feeling you get when you walk into a place of business and go through the routine? It could be any business really but the feeling is unmistakable: "I'm going through the system." Well, the way healthcare is going these days, that is likely to become more common. For better or worse, healthcare is subject to so much oversight that the patient-provider relationship is doomed to compromise. Well, what can we do about it? A lot!

It all begins with your healthcare provider. They must take the time to get to know you on your initial visit. As ...

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