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  • Microscope Enhanced Dentistry Our journey with Microscope Dentistry started in the summer of 2011. Dr. Hulihan and I have been using surgical loupes with magnification from 4x to 8x during dental procedures. What if we could see more? A tooth is only 14mm wide for a molar, and a front tooth is 11mm long. This is approximately the ...
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  • Laser gum lift Today, June 28th, we recontoured the gum shape around the front teeth with our dental laser.  The patient had gingival overgrowth which made the teeth look small.  Our patient was so happy and we look forward to the results in a few weeks.  The laser causes virtually no bleeding.  We do most of our treatment under Zeiss dental operating ...
  • XEROSTOMIA WHAT IS XEROSTOMIA? Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is caused by a decrease in saliva production.  This decrease in saliva production may be caused by medications, changes in hormones, autoimmune disorders, head and neck radiation therapy, salivary gland infections, chemotherapy, dehydration, or seasonal allergies.  If patients experience persistent dryness of the oral mucosa, this may increase cavities ...
  • Oral Inflammation and Your Body Having healthy gums has a huge impact on your body’s total health.  Current research demonstrates the direct relationship of gum disease on your body’s health.  There is an association between gum disease or periodontal disease and chronic inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease and with respiratory diseases and preterm low birth ...
  • Dental care for the aging population By the year 2030, the population of the United States will have 71 million people who are age 65 or older. In some states, 25% of the people will be age 65 and older. The demographics will change as the baby boomers continue to age. With the aging population, everyone will be faced with the ...


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