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All Things Dental

On High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has received a lot of bad press over the last few years. What is it and why has this happened? HFCS is a mixture of 2 or more simple (monosacharide) sugars. While there are several formulations, a typical mixture is 45% glucose and 55% fructose. Table sugar has the molecular […]

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Hidden Sugar in “Healthy” Foods

  There are many misconceptions about what is healthy and what is not.  Fruit has been labeled healthy and so has become a large part of many childhood diets.  Surely things made from fruit have to be healthy, but is this the case? Many parents confidently give their kids juice boxes, specifically apple juice, but […]

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When the Doctor is the Patient: Part Two

As sufficient time has past and the extraction site has healed I had my implant placed last week.   The procedure was done under local anesthesia and was relatively pain free. In this radiograph note how the bone has filled in and is relatively uniform in consistency. The procedure is relatively straight forward.  Dr. Michael Maltz […]

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Avoiding a Jaw Fracture

  Take a good look at this panoramic image.  It is of a woman in her mid 70’s.  She has been a patient of mine of over twenty years.  She had many dental problems as a child and young adult that left her with an upper arch with much bridgework and a partial denture on […]

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