Tag Archives: Dr. Urban

Silver Bullet?

Silver diamine fluoride, or S.D.F., has recently been approved by the F.D.A. to treat tooth sensitivity. However, according to the article in the NY Times (which my long time patient G.U. brought to my attention) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/health/silver-diamine-fluoride-dentist-cavities.html?_r=0 some dentists are using … Continue reading

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Don’t Floss

Everyone in the dental world is in a dither over the latest light news story claiming that floss has not been proven effective.  In case you missed it, here is a link to one of the thousands of stories about … Continue reading

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World on a String

Floss is a great tool for keeping teeth clean, but it’s also a pretty strong multiuse string. A prisoner in Charlestown, West Virginia used dental floss to escape! According to the LATimes.com, “while cameras, guards and computer-controlled doors were keeping … Continue reading

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Aunt Carol

I’ve been blogging for about 3 years now and I thought I had only one fan, my Uncle John. Today Dr. Urban told me that I have another fan, his Aunt Carol in Wichita, Kansas. He claims that Aunt Carol … Continue reading

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Deployed

This morning I was leafing through one of the many dental magazines we receive, Inside Dentistry. The cover has a handsome young man in uniform with a cover story entitled, “Dentist Deployed”, by Allison M. DiMatteo. I know from trying … Continue reading

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Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle

I can remember being about seven years old and I had a loose baby tooth. I was being whiney and refused to wiggle it. “It hurts”, I complained. My grandmother had raised 5 children and so she had pulled many … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolutions Lots of folks resolve to change something in the New Year. My resolution is to speak more quietly. My normal speaking voice can be heard by people 100 feet away. It seems to be a family trait; … Continue reading

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