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Posted June 2, 2015 / Blog, Dental Materials
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Proper Use and Safety of Dental Amalgams

This is part two in a three-part series about Amalgams.  If you missed the first one, about the surprisingly fascinating history of Amalgams, click here. The proper use and safety of dental amalgams – when they should and should not be used for your child. Dental Amalgams remain the best choice to fill dental caries […]

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Posted March 23, 2015 / Blog, Dental Materials
Dr. Michelle Kucera

The History of Dental Amalgams

This is the first in a series of three articles about dental amalgams. In this article, we’ll focus on the history of dental amalgams – and how modern-day versions barely resemble what was used in ancient China. Li Yuan had a toothache. As Emperor Gaozu of the Tang Dynasty in 618 AD, Li Yuan belonged […]

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Posted January 20, 2015 / Blog, Dental Health, Tobacco
Dr. Michelle Kucera

How Cigarette Smoking Affects Your Oral Health

How Cigarette Smoking Affects Your Oral Health “All my friends have dentures. I’m getting some too!” Sounds silly, doesn’t it? But if teens could see into the future, it’s what they might be saying when they are in their later years. Not very glamorous, is it? The #1 reason teens give for starting to smoke […]

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Posted November 21, 2014 / Blog, Guest Topics, School-related Topics
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Proven Treatment Options for Children with Autism: Evidence-Based Care

Proven Treatment Options for Children with Autism – Evidence-based care for your child. There are multiple treatment options available for children with autism. Finding an appropriate treatment plan for each child takes time and will evolve as the child progresses. The National Autism Center completed the National Standards Project in 2009 with the goal of […]

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Posted August 26, 2014 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Materials
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Fluoride Scare Tactics Online – Separating Fact from Fiction

Fluoride scare tactics online – separating fact from fiction Over the last couple of months, we’ve shared with you some interesting facts about Fluoride – from its origins to its fascinating discovery as a preventive for dental decay. This month, we’ll talk about the scare tactics and the facts surrounding Fluoridated water.  Fluoride has been […]

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Posted June 8, 2014 / Blog, Dental Health, Guest Topics
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Helping to Understand Autism

Helping to understand Autism – what parents need to know. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms usually recognized in early childhood (before 24 months), though formal diagnosis may not occur until preschool age or later. In March 2014, the CDC reported the rate of ASD to be approximately 1 in 68 […]

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Posted May 30, 2014 / Blog, Dental Health, Fun Topics
Dr. Michelle Kucera

The History of the Toothbrush

‘Find a wild boar.  Ask it to hold still while you pluck the wiry hairs from its’ neck. Then attach them to a stick and rub your teeth vigorously for 30 seconds.’  Of course there was no instruction manual for making a toothbrush in 15th Century China.  The Chinese used boar’s bristles attached to a bone or […]

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