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Why Dentists in California Are Dumping Oxymorphone and Other Dental Painkillers

The last week has been tough for dentists in Southern California.The state has been facing a crisis of opioid addiction, and the opioid epidemic is also driving up the cost of care.A new bill passed by the state legislature would allow dental offices to sell Oxymorphones, an opioid painkiller that’s been used in more than […]

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When is a dental implant not a dental appliance?

The term dental appliance can have many meanings.Here are just a few: a dental drill a toothbrush a toothpaste dispenser a toothbrushes toothpaste applicator a dental pump dental floss a dental toothbrush attachment or attachment system a tooth paste dispenser (also known as dental extractor) a tooth extractor (also called dental extracta) a dental paste […]

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Which of these dental treatments can you use for mild to moderate tooth decay?

As a toddler or teen, your toothbrush may have brushed off the last of your toothpaste.You may have never been told about the importance of brushing.But with every brushing, your body’s immune system is releasing the toxins that your toothpastes had in them.You’re shedding a healthy tooth, but not enough to stop your decay.And while […]

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