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Issue 35 of Dear Doctor Magazine

In this Issue of Dear Doctor - Dentistry & Oral Health magazine:




Issue 4, Volume 10
Letter from Dear Doctor
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Cover Story
Mayim Bialik
Former child star Mayim Bialik spent her teen years playing the title character in the TV sitcom Blossom. After the show ended, she got a PhD in neuroscience…and Mayim thought her acting days were over. Then the perfect TV role came along: neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory. Now Mayim is once again a series regular — not to mention a prolific blogger, published author, and the mother of two young boys who love to floss!
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Feature Articles
Overdentures and Fixed Dentures
In recent decades, two high-tech systems have become excellent options for replacing missing teeth. Both removable overdentures and fixed (non-removable) dentures use dental implants for stability. Our expert explains their similarities and differences...
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How Technology Aids Dental Implant Therapy
Implant dentistry is on the cutting edge of medical treatment, thanks to the convergence of several advanced technologies. Find out how dentists use advanced diagnostic imaging, computer-aided manufacturing, guided surgery and virtual treatment planning to replace missing teeth with greater precision, accuracy and efficiency...
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How Your Dentist Can Help You Look Younger
Many people start to see their smiles deteriorate as they age, whether it's due to worn-down teeth or receding gums. But skilled cosmetic dentists can successfully reverse many types of age-revealing dental decline. Find out what they can do for you...
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How Gum Disease Gets Started
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that affects almost half of adults over age 30 — and 70 percent of adults over age 65! The earlier it is detected, the easier it is to treat. That's why it is so important to understand how it gets started...
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Interceptive Orthodontics
Done at just the right time, interceptive orthodontic treatment can influence the growth and development of the jaws, and produce a better-aligned bite. It offers results that couldn't otherwise be achieved without longer or more invasive treatments...
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Why See an Endodontist?
Endodontics is the dental specialty concerned with tissues and structures located inside the tooth. One of the most common endodontic treatments is root canal therapy, a procedure that eases the pain associated with an infection deep inside the tooth — and often saves teeth that would otherwise be lost...
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Consultations
Should I Get My Silver Fillings Removed?
Health organizations agree that amalgam fillings are safe
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Dental Care During Pregnancy
Maintaining good oral hygiene is more important than ever
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Brushing and Flossing: Which Should Be Done First?
Two experts weigh in on how you can establish the best oral hygiene routine. Read them both — and then decide for yourself!
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