September 25, 2012
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NEWS ALERT!!! The Sugarman Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is now INVISALIGN CERTIFIED! Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that are custom-made to gradually straighten your teeth. Straightening your teeth can make a significant difference to having a healthy mouth and keeping your teeth for life. 
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July 19, 2012
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 Starting Aug.6, be on the lookout for a public campaign from CA Dental Association's AD Council. It will be called '2min2x'. A coalition of 40 dental organizations will be trying to encourage parents to have their children brush for 2 minut...es, two times a day. More than 16 million children suffer from untreated tooth decay. Many parents lack the basic information about their children's oral health. We need to avoid experiencing dental pain. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.See More

By ethel
April 26, 2012
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Early childhood caries, or ECC, is a serious form of cavities. It can quickly destroy your child's teeth. In the past it has been called baby bottle tooth decay, nursing caries or nursing bottle syndrome. ECC often occurs when your baby's teeth are exposed to sugars for long periods throughout the day. Baby bottles or sippy cups with fruit juice or milk both contain sugars. When these liquids are in the mouth, bacteria start eating the sugars and then produce acids. These acids cause decay if they remain on teeth long enough. Remember, it's not just what your baby is drinking, but how often. The more time that liquids (other than water) are in a baby's mouth, the higher the risk. This is why it is dangerous to let your baby go to sleep with a bottle or use a bottle as a pacifier during the day. The teeth most often affected by ECC are the upper front teeth. But others can decay, too. How many of you have put their baby to bed with a bottle of milk or juice (even watered down)??? 
By ethel
April 26, 2012
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Early childhood caries, or ECC, is a serious form of cavities. It can quickly destroy your child's teeth. In the past it has been called baby bottle tooth decay, nursing caries or nursing bottle syndrome. ECC often occurs when your baby's teeth are exposed to sugars for long periods throughout the day. Baby bottles or sippy cups with fruit juice or milk both contain sugars. When these liquids are in the mouth, bacteria start eating the sugars and then produce acids. These acids cause decay if they remain on teeth long enough. Remember, it's not just what your baby is drinking, but how often. The more time that liquids (other than water) are in a baby's mouth, the higher the risk. This is why it is dangerous to let your baby go to sleep with a bottle or use a bottle as a pacifier during the day. The teeth most often affected by ECC are the upper front teeth. But others can decay, too. How many of you have put their baby to bed with a bottle of milk or juice (even watered down)???

 

By ethel
April 11, 2012
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In an April 10th article by Robert Bazell, the Chief Science and Medical Correspondent for NBC News, the public is given a shocking title: "Dental Xrays Can Cause Double Brain Tumor Risks".  After reading the article, Dr. Sugarman wants to challenge NBC News for their reporting method.  This type of article is extremely poor stewardship in presenting information and can hinder people in becoming good caretakers of their health.  The headlines are sensationalized. In the body of the article it actually says, "The study is the weakest type of epidemiology, a so-called 'case control study' ".  If this is the weakest type of study, then it follows that this is the weakest type of reporting. There is no evidence here or an accounting of statistics. It is done by word of mouth interviews of 1,433 people and it mostly depended on their recollections of xrays taken.  The article doesn't tell the reader if the xrays were digital (with extremely low exposure) or not, or how  many panorexs (whole head radiograph) versus single xrays were taken.

We, the professionals at The Sugarman Center want to reassure the public that we follow ADA guidelines (as low as reasonably achievable). We don't desire to take an xray unless there is a diagnostic need and we purposely avoid exposure on our youngest patients.  In addition, we use digital xrays (up to 90% reduction of radiation) and lead aprons with thyroid protectors.  We want everyone to know we protect our patients from radiographic over exposure and the devastation of unseen dental disease.





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