dental health

Oral Cancer Screening… Yes We do!!

April 9th, 2013|Categories: Dental Health|Tags: , , , |

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and Consumer Reports recently published a controversial article that said that oral cancer screening is a medical test that is unnecessary and over-recommended for anyone but high risk patients. This article from the March 2013 issue was quickly reviewed and the ADA and Oral Cancer Foundation quickly responded with [...]

Hot Topic: Sleep Disordered Breathing

March 11th, 2013|Categories: Dental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Holleron found this article recently in the Texas Dental Journal from the UT Health Science Center on sleep apnea and oral appliances. Oral Appliance Therapy and CPAP Demonstrative Similar Improvements in Mild to Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment of sleep disorders is certainly a hot topic in dental and medical offices these days and [...]

Top Ten Reasons WE Get the Call…

November 8th, 2012|Categories: Dental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Most dental offices see a wide array of dental issues come through their doors each day. According to the American Dental Association however, most of the reasons for patients to pick up the phone to call the dentist come from ten main symptoms. If you find yourself having any of these symptoms occur, be sure [...]

Removing Silver Fillings for Improved Health?

September 17th, 2012|Categories: Dental Health|Tags: , , , , |

According to the American Dental Association, “the removal of amalgam restorations from the non-allergic patient for the alleged purpose of removing toxic substances from the body, when such treatment is performed solely at the recommendation of the dentist, it is improper and unethical.” To sum this up, there is no evidence that amalgam restorations (silver [...]

The BPA Controversy Continues

August 3rd, 2012|Categories: Dentistry|Tags: , , , |

Over the last few years, there has been quite a bit in the news regarding the controversial use of BPA in product manufacturing, especially in products for babies and children. BPA (Bisphenol A) is a chemical that’s been used for over forty years in the production of many plastic items such as food containers, baby [...]

More Information on Dental X-Rays

July 2nd, 2012|Categories: Dental Health|Tags: , , |

We are commonly asked questions about the safety of dental x-rays (also known as radiographs). Here's a link to an article that Dr. Holleron recommends to provide patients more information on dental x-rays. ADA Article: Headlines on Dental Radiographs The more informed you are as a patient, the better you will feel when it comes [...]