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Dental News: Better Detection of Oral Cancers

Oral cancer can go unnoticed for years. The cancer starts in the mouth and looks like one of those small ulcers we all get from time to time. The area is typically painless and difficult or impossible to see; you

Summer Fun In Petaluma

Ah, summertime. Sun. Sand. No school! Do you know what are you doing this summer in Petaluma? There’s so much to choose from! It’s hard to narrow it all down, but here are some suggestions for summer fun. Natural Fun

The First Dental Drills Are Over 14,000 Years Old

Most people dread it when they hear those four little words from their dentists: “You have a cavity”. Why? Because it leads to drilling and most of us don’t relish that thought. But imagine a world without modern dental technology. Were

Oral Cancer Risk Factors And Prevention

Oral cancer. It’s not a cancer you hear about very often, but surprisingly, it accounts for 2 percent of all cancer diagnoses. And that is a pretty big number considering all the other cancers you hear about, like breast cancer

Do You Have A Nightly Grind? Teeth Clenching

Do you find yourself sitting in a meeting at work or working on your computer, only to realize you’re clenching your teeth? Do you wake up refreshed and ready to start the day, or do you wake up with a

Let’s Make An Impression: History Of Dental Impressions

When was the last time you had one of those ooey, gooey dental impressions? Perhaps your dentist made a mold, or maybe your orthodontist needed one. First Ever Dental Impressions The idea of making dental impressions dates back to the

Do Water Flossers Get The Job Done?

“You need to do a better job flossing.” We’ve all heard this during our dental visits. Most of us are not good at pulling out that long string of dental floss every day to get the job done. Water flossers

The Latest, Greatest X-Ray Technology

Like most, you probably dread those fun bitewing x-rays where you have to hold the little film card in your mouth and bite down while the dentist takes an image. You might be in luck because there are new x-ray

Dealing With Your Fear Of The Dentist

Dentists recommend periodic checkups at least every six months to maintain optimum oral health, but millions miss these visits each year because of serious anxieties about visiting a dentist. While it’s true that few people look forward to a visit,

How Do Dentists Feel About Natural & Organic Toothpastes?

Natural and organic toothpastes are growing in popularity as consumers look for an alternative to sodium lauryl sulfate(SLS), flouride, glycerin, and other chemically-created substances. But are these toothpastes safe and effective? Do dentists recommend them? Many dentists do recommend organic products.