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ADHD and other behavioral disorders can be related to poor sleep.

The above video is the story of a mother and her difficult journey in getting treatment for her son who had debilitating behavioral issues. ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a term that unfortunately most people in our society are all too familiar with. It sadly

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Silver fillings increase mercury blood levels up to 150%.

Recent research examined  the levels of mercury found in the blood of research participants in relation to the number of silver amalgam fillings that they have.(1) Not surprisingly, as the number of silver dental fillings increased, so did the level of mercury detected in their blood. In

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Recent flossing study, is it time to hang up your floss?

The recent news about an AP study which concluded that flossing your teeth was not beneficial has been an hot topic for dentists and dental patients recently. I think you could almost feel the collective sigh of relief from the multitudes who are not fond of flossing

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How to whiten your teeth fast.

        Many patients have tried different methods to whiten their teeth with varying degrees of success. Some patents don’t even try to bleach their teeth because they believe that their teeth are so stained that it will not work for them. I am here

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Laser Cavity Detection, how many hidden cavities do you have?

          How could you possibly have hidden decay if you get xrays and a dental exam every 6 months? If you have been to the dentist before, then you are probably familiar with the part of the dental examination where the little silver

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Fix Cavities Without a Drill or Shots

Why do Many Patients Fear Going to the Dentist?  Fear of shots/needles Disliking the sound of the high speed dentist drill Anticipating pain Don’t like mouth being open too long Anxiety related to any or all of the above What is Air Abrasion and how does it

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Straighten Teeth Without Braces

Many people want to straighten their crooked teeth so that they can have a smile that they want to show off. Often what keeps them from starting orthodontics is that they dread the metal wires and brackets bonded on their teeth, at least in my experience in

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Flossing can add years to a lifespan.

I have been telling my patients in my Victoria dental office for years of the benefits of flossing although studies indicate the on average less than 5% of people floss. There is now research that found that flossing can add up to 6 years to a persons

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Poor sleep can cause craving high carb and high calorie foods.

As dentists in Victoria, Tx who treat sleep disordered breathing, we are very interested in all aspects of how sleep apnea affects our patients. Recent research suggests that sleep deprivation, as we see in sleep apnea patients in our Victoria Tx dentist office, causes changes in hormones

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Dental Problems from Nail Biting

Nail biting is a very serious dental issue for a number of reasons. In a growing child, nail biting will actually act like an orthodontic device and move the teeth and bone into a negative relationship. It also can wear the teeth severely, which can further complicate

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