Tag Archives: Dentistry

The mouth in balance: cavities

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  What exactly are cavities? Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases throughout the world, and something that almost everyone has to deal with at one point in their life. They’ve been with us for a long time – over a million years ago, our distant ancestors Australopithecus suffered from cavities, and the incidence of tooth decay increased with the introduction of agriculture Read More →

The history of ethical practice

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Ethical practice. What does it mean? Where does the idea come from? Where are we heading? In dentistry, ethics play a central role to how we as practitioners treat our clients. Rooted in history, the practice of ethical healthcare is one which is seeing a new importance in the modern world. In the east, many of the early famous ethicists were in the Buddhist tradition, Read More →

A little something on pregnancy and preventative dentistry

In general, being proactive beats being reactive. Earlier intervention is more effective than treatment. Being proactive is usually cheaper and works better than reacting to a problem that has already developed. The same goes for our children as much as anything else: research has shown just how important the early years are in a child’s development and flourishing. For example, we know that children who Read More →

Client-centered dentistry

In today’s world, the relationship between dentists and our patients has shifted significantly – and, I believe that it needs to continue to change and adapt to the reality of the modern era. We need to advance the trend of empowering individuals to make decisions about their own health. Traditionally, power was held by the doctor, and patients accepted treatment decisions made by that doctor; Read More →