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Entries from August 2009

Cranham on Bruxism

August 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

No question, during these tough economic times, patients are prone to fiddling with their teeth. Bad oral habits, like chewing on ice or pens, teeth grinding, and biting, increase with stress. It is incumbent on us as dentists to realize that there are two main categories for dental problems – bacterial (gum disease and tooth […]

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Tags: Clinical

Teeth Grinding/Bruxism: Statistics, Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment Options

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments

The etymology of “bruxism” stems from the Greek work brychein, which literally means gnashing of teeth. As the most comprehensive online resource available,  Dr. Moti Nissani’s research and findings tell us that about 5-20% of Americans suffer with teeth grinding, yet only 80% are aware of the condition. Many people grind their teeth while sleeping, […]

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Tags: Clinical · Dental Materials

How Dentists Can Stay Fiscally Fit in 2009

August 17th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Tax breaks and limited-time laws make 2009 the right time to invest in your practice… The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law on February 17, 2009 with some of the best benefits having limited remaining time eligibility. Small-business owners have limited time in 2009 to benefit from the most lucrative […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Free Dentist Website Analysis: Is Your Site User Friendly?

August 14th, 2009 · No Comments

The pros at TNT Dental tell us, “you can lead a patient to your website, but you can’t make ’em stay.” That’s not to say your potential patients are horses, but there’s some truth in the statement. This week, in the TNT Tips Blog, you’ll find expert advice regarding no-nos! and yes-yesses! for building a […]

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Tags: Marketing · Tips from TNT: Dental Websites & Internet Marketing

Dental & Medical News: Stem Cells Grow Replacement Tooth in Mouse

August 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This is a breakthrough that could lead to a major overhaul in dental prosthetics and, more importantly, organ regeneration. The Wall Street Journal covered a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in which Tokyo University of Science researches implanted a “tooth germ” into a mouse’s empty tooth socket. The “tooth germ” […]

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Tags: Digital Photography · News

Cranham on WaterlaseMD

August 12th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve been using the ezlase™ diode laser by Biolase for some time, and I just trained on the Waterlase MD™ for hard and soft tissue applications. At first, I was skeptical because I had reviewed the product years ago. I was amazed, however, at advances in the technology and improvements like in the turbo tip. […]

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Tags: Clinical · Laser Dentistry

Fluoridated Water Under Serious Scrutiny

August 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

You walk into a health food store and find a flyer that warns of the hazards fluoridated water. What’s this all about? Fluoride is in half of the public water in the US. It is accepted by some, including the government, that fluoride deters tooth decay, thus it is good for public health. However, a […]

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Tags: Hardware · Tips from TNT: Dental Websites & Internet Marketing · Uncategorized · Websites & Internet

Amazing Things Dentists Can Do (Outside of Repairing & Replacing Teeth)

August 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Saving lives? It’s all in a day’s work for a proactive dentist! In this economy, dentists can increase their value to patients by offering dental-related, preventive services. Do you offer stem cell preservation? Do you look for signs of serious non-oral diseases during checkups? Do you treat obstructive sleep apnea and snoring? Do you offer […]

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Tags: Hardware · Uncategorized

Top Dentist Websites by TNT Dental

August 7th, 2009 · No Comments

This week, at, dentists who want to boost their website traffic NOW can read practical tips on how to make it happen. TNT Dental suggests a professional website analysis, which they offer totally free. The TNT SEO experts will review your site with you and point out problems that affect your search engine optimization. […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Facebook, Twitter, DentalBlogs – Check it out!

August 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

If you aren’t a friend of DentalBlogs on Facebook, you’re missing out. While we post full, original dental news articles, press releases, and blogs from The Greatest Minds in Dentistry Today right here, we also post tons of links each and every weekday to Facebook and Twitter. In just one online location,, you’ll get […]

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