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Blog – King’s Corner

You never really know what a drug is going to do to you

DRUGS!!!! They can be a bit scary.  I don’t think we every really know exactly what a drug is going to do.  Most drugs come with a list of known side effects as long as your arm, and those are just the KNOWN side effects.  It is always better to avoid a chemical substance if you...
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Maybe “lick your wounds” isn’t just an expression

Licking an actual wound might be advantageous. (But maybe don’t do it just yet.) There’s all sorts of stuff in saliva.  Caterpillars can produce silk with their salivary glands!  Snakes have venomous saliva they can inject with fangs!  People aren’t as exciting, our saliva’s got minerals, digestive enzymes, microorganisms, antibodies and proteins.  One of these proteins, histatin-1,...
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Redheads really don’t have more fun … at the dentist

Human DNA responsible for redheads feeling pain at the dentist. Do you have naturally red hair and don’t experience the same level of blissful comfort as your friends while visiting your ridiculously gentle dentist?  As you know, visiting the dentist is completely painless and enjoyable, as well as totally bloodless.  Especially when your dentist is Dr. Matthew...
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Let’s look at your x-ray and see if your teeth got enough sunlight

A little sunlight starting at an early age may create strong, dense teeth. Vitamin D is a light-activated hormone that will increase your intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium and phosphate.  The major natural source of the vitamin is synthesis of cholecalciferol in the skin from cholesterol through a chemical reaction that is dependent on UV...
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The relationship between diabetes and oral health is a 2 way street

SUGAR!!!!! No you’re not getting any, this is a dental office.  Control yourself.  It has long been known that diabetes can affect your oral health.  What is diabetes?  It’s a disease that doesn’t allow normal processing of sugar by the body.  Why?  In most cases, we ate too much of it, too often.  The receptors on...
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You love your heart and your heart loves your dentist

The dental heart disease connection you never suspected! If you needed another reason to keep up with your regular dental visits, you may very well help fight off that potential heart attack by visiting your dentist regularly, nipping oral disease in the bud, and keeping your mouth clean.  Everyone’s mouth is loaded with bacteria, it is...
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What If We Could Induce Your Teeth to Fill Themselves?

Dentists around the globe take extended vacation while decayed teeth begin to spontaneously fix themselves. At the center of your tooth lies a chamber filled with nerve, blood vessels, and stem cells.  These stem cells are capable of differentiating into cells called odontoblasts that can lay down new tooth structure.  They do this to some extent when...
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Chinese Robot Performs Dental Implant Without Human Assistance

Anyone want to be next? So far the robot is friendly and under control, happily taking instruction from humans. But that could change at any moment. Click here to read further on this topic:  http://www.businessinsider.com/dentists-in-china-used-a-robot-to-perform-implant-surgery-2017-9  
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One Day We Might Regrow Your Lost Teeth

There may be a day when you lose a permanent tooth, we may be able to implant a tooth bud and let you grow it all over again. Currently there are 3 ways to replace your missing teeth.  Implants, bridges, and dentures.  But what if we could help you regrow a lost tooth?  Think of...
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Beware of Home Teeth Whitening Internet Tips

We’ve had numerous patients with questions about Internet teeth-whitening tips. This article addresses most of them: Health Tips: 6 Ways to Whiten Your Teeth Naturally. From acidic treatments like vinegar and lemon peels to potentially abrasive treatments like charcoal (!) to oil pulling, we recommend avoiding ALL of the above. Lemon peels and vinegar: Both demineralize your...
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