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Ozone in Dentistry Part 1

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 4 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS August/September 2013   Medicinal Properties Recognized In 1800s IN SEPTEMBER 1896, the electrical genius Nikola Tesla patented his first ozone generator and in 1900 he formed the Tesla Ozone Company. Tesla sold ozone machines to doctors for medical use, and modern ozone production units are still based on one of his […]

Integrative Dentistry – Whole Body Dentistry

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 5 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS Published July 2013 An examination of your mouth offers dentists clues about your overall health. Your oral health and overall health are intimately connected. Your mouth is teeming with bacteria. Most of them are harmless and play a large part in the digestion of your food. Normally, daily brushing and flossing […]

Sponsor of the Month – Smile Design & Wellness Center

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 5 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS   Where did you grow up? How long have you lived in the area? Tell us about your family. Dr. Edwards started his career at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. While there, he decided he always wanted to be a dentist, his childhood dream, and he was not cut out […]

Integrative Dentistry – What is Integrative Dentistry?

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 5 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS Published June 2013  There is a paradigm shift going on in health care today. More and more people are becoming aware of the fact that it is in their best interest to maintain health and prevent disease than to expect a broken health care system to fix them. Integrative Dentistry is […]

Streptococcus Live In Mouth

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 5 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS November/December 2010 Poor Dental Hygiene Can Lead To Heart Disease STREPTOCOCCUS and many other bacteria commonly live in the mouth, confined within communities termed biofilms or plaque and are responsible for causing tooth decay and gum (periodontal) disease. Xylitol, an underutilized natural sweetener renders the Streptococcus bacteria useless. It can no […]

Platelete Rich Fibrin

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 5 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS Natural, Simple Way To Speed Healing PLATELET RICH FIBRIN, created from the patient’s own tissue, is used in dentistry as a healing adjunct. It is most commonly used in filling a socket, when the hole left from the tooth cannot be sutured closed. The patient’s own PRF may be supplemented with […]

Lasers in Dentistry

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 5 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS September/October 2008 Camera attachment allows patient to see their dentist’s work – up close and personal IMPROVED MAGNIFICATION aids in caries detection and the identification of fractures and abnormalities. In the reconstructive aspect, the enhanced magnification enables the dentist to assess decay removal and prepare conservative restorations, saving important tooth structure. […]

It All Starts In the Mouth

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 5 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS December/January 2010 Teeth are gears that demolish chunks of food A MOUTH missing important chewing teeth can have them returned into service, which takes stress off the other remaining teeth. Just one implant can have a tremendous effect on the whole chewing system.   Most people when asked about nutrition are […]

Minimally Invasive Dentistry 2

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 5 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS March/April 2010 Air abrasion modern way of cleaning out tooth decay AIR ABRASION is beneficial in all cavity preparations due to the superior bond that is created with the enamel and dentin surfaces. It generates no heat, sound, pressure or vibration. It reduces the need for anesthesia, particularly if the cavity […]

Stay Young With Healthy Smile

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 5 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS May/June 2010 Good oral health cornerstone of longevity THERE IS A LOT that can be done these days to improve the esthetics of your smile. A healthy smile literally adds years to your life. Worn, chipped, discolored, malaligned teeth can all be corrected. Bonding, porcelain veneers and whitening, create a much […]

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