Crowns and Root Canals:

By Samantha Ellison

Are these two procedures related? Many of you have questions about it. I am frequently asked "Do I need root canal with my crown?"

Unfortunately the answer is not just "yes" or "no. It's not quite that simple.

You don't need to have a root canal before a crown just because you are having a crown. There are reasons why you may need it before and reasons why you may need it after the crown.

Crowns are not done on healthy and asymptomatic tooth. They are indicated in the following conditions :

1) Tooth with extensive decay where a good portion of the tooth has rotted away leaving less remaining tooth.

2) Tooth with a moderate to large 'filling' has decay around and underneath it.

3) Broken tooth (with or without filling)

4) Tooth with very ...

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Bad Breath (Halitosis)

By Kevin Siao

Causes and tips for managing halitosis :

Bad Breath- We've all had it at one time or another. Its embarrassing. Is there anything we can do to keep breath odor at bay? Knowing what causes bad breath can help avoid the embarrassment.

Bad breath Triggers

Halitosis, or bad breath, most often starts in the mouth. Poor oral hygiene allows food particles to collect on surfaces of the tongue, between teeth or along the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth. Naturally occurring bacteria in your mouth then break down those food particles, releasing chemicals that have a strong odor.

Saliva helps wash food particles from your mouth, thus , people with dry mouth are at increasing risk of experiencing bad breath. Some medications, mouth brea...

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After lot of delay I have finally reached the point of beginning my blog. Topics will include useful tips as well as interesting incidents that happens in my practice. Hopefully they will benefit you directly or indirectly.

The first topic I decided to write about is "use of antibiotic in dentistry". I chose this because of the following;

1) Antibiotics are very commonly used in dentistry.

2) Antibiotic are overused in dentistry.

3) Antibiotics are improperly used.

4) My concern for public health at large.

At the time I wrote this several months ago in paper version for my practice waiting room reading, CRE infection was the news. For those of you who never heard of CRE infection, it stands for "Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae In...

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Happy New Year!

By Rebecca

Welcome to our new website!!