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Tooth Sensitivity: A Touchy Subject

September 20, 2010

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Tooth hypersensitivity has many causes. In the age range of 3-6 years old bottle decay, improper diet and poor oral hygiene are primary causes. Ages 7-12 improper diet, poor oral hygiene, dental developmental malformations, and craniofacial imbalances associated in many cases with upper respiratory problems. Adolescents ages 12-18 manifest para-functional habits such as Bruxism and Clenching that […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Dentistry

September 16, 2010

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There are many misconceptions about oral health care, dentistry , and routine procedures. While many people think they know the answers to common dental problems, most are wrong. Here is a list of dental facts to help you during your next appointment:

Along Came A Little Birdie

September 10, 2010

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Mrs. Birdie Blair (90 yrs of age) became a patient of Poindexter Dental with Dr. Zeb Poindexter Jr. back in the 1970’s. She was told by word of mouth from her friend that Dr. Poindexter was where she needed to go if she was to be treated with respect and get expert dental work.

Not Just for Older People

September 10, 2010

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Dentures can be difficult. The fabrication process is not simple and wearing dentures is often uncomfortable. Because false teeth are unnatural, a thorough examination properly performed by a dentist should be the first order of business. The dentist should evaluate the amount of bone you have, the shape of the jaws, and the presence of […]

THE LINK: How Oral Infections Effect Your Systemic Health

September 10, 2010

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  About ten or more years ago a friend of mine and I were playing golf and somehow the subject of Prostate Cancer came up. I guess it was because I was turning 40. This conversation threw me for a loop. He informed me that both Prostate cancer and Kidney disease are on the rise, […]

Cancer and Dental Health

September 10, 2010

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Recently we attended the Sister Network’s Annual National African American Breast Cancer Conference. It was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Houston, TX and the finale was a “Stop the Silence Walk” for breast cancer. Our main goal for attending the conference was not only to support Karen Jackson, but also to educate women on […]

Tongue Piercings and Oral Health

September 10, 2010

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I have observed people with tongue piercings are more prone to oral health problems. Meticulous oral hygiene needs to be performed as the tongue is the most vascular (blood and other vessels) organ in the mouth. Piercings accumulate plaque and bacteria that can cause bad breath, tongue infections and morbidity (illness). The barbell end of […]