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Straight talk on straightening smiles!!!

I remembered when I was at Temple Dental School, about 30 years ago, I was telling one of my favorite instructors. Andrea Cohen that I was working on weekends and on breaks in our family’s moving business. She knew my father was a dentist and asked me why I didn’t go into orthodontics. It took [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:17-06:00June 1st, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

Being Dentally Resolute in 2017

We all know that fear is often the largest obstacle keeping us from achieving our goals. We see this with patients all of the time. Usually it will play out in one of two main ways in here. Quite often the fear is that of “How am I going to pay for this”? Frequently patients [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:20-06:00December 27th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

We like the “Other” Dental Patient, too!

Sure we like patients that have their teeth and want to keep them forever. That’s the dentist’s bread and butter. We focus on prevention using fluoride and sealants in children. We spend the time, often showing older adults the right way to brush for the first time in their lives. It’s a great time to [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:20-06:00November 8th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

The POTs vs PANTs of toothbrushes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5ktSAvAO0A&feature=youtu.be One of the most common questions we are asked at Dillon Family Dentistry is: “What kind of toothbrush should I use?” POTS (Plain Ole Toothbrushes) and PANTs (Pretty Amazing New Toothbrushes) are having an epic battle these days. Let's look at the PANTs first. Recently a team of inventors developed “Grush” – a [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:20-06:00September 26th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Both water and Fluoride can be toxic!!!

I was watching a show where an athlete training for an MMA fight had to work very hard to make his weigh-in. In the day or two following he worked very hard at re-hydrating himself, to the extent that he ended up in the hospital from drinking too much water. YES, drinking too much water [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:20-06:00September 20th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

The Big Flossing Scandal of 2016

So, this is a tough one. I’ve never really been the dentist that drills his patients on the need to floss. There was a lot of discussion about flossing this summer in the wake of the article that cited several studies over recent years that reported a lack of data proving that flossing is effective [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:21-06:00September 13th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Everybody’s graduating!

This is a great time for seniors! High school students have been getting ready for graduation, prom, and looking forward to all their upcoming freedom. College seniors are reminiscing about their years of hard work and getting ready to graduate and possibly join the “real world”, some of them might even get a job other [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:23-06:00May 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Mostly for my older peeps

It seems that almost all meds these days have a side-effect of xerostomia, or dry mouth. On top of meds radiation treatment for cancer can also cause dry mouth. You really need your saliva to keep your teeth healthy. You see your teeth are actually in a dynamic state of breaking down and being rebuilt. [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:25-06:00August 19th, 2013|News, Uncategorized|

Will It Hurt and How Much Will It Cost?

At Dillon Family Dentistry we get all kinds of questions and two that hear very frequently are: “Will it hurt?” …and “How much will it cost?” The great news is – the answers to both of those questions will make you very happy! Will it hurt? Unlike the old days, modern dental care is easy, [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:25-06:00May 14th, 2013|News, Uncategorized|

To Drill, Or Not To Drill…

To Drill, Or Not To Drill… Tough call! One of my favorite patients was in the other day and we had a little situation come up that prompted some deeper thinking and I thought I’d get it out there. DD is one of my patients that least comfortably lends himself to being a dental patient. [...]

2019-08-20T18:26:30-06:00April 1st, 2012|News, Uncategorized|