Celebrities at the Dentist
Posted on September 15, 2011 by Mitesh Jivan DMD, MPH
Though this was entertaining.Â Pictures and tweets of celebrities in the dental office.Â Follow the link on people.com
Zinc in Denture Cream
Posted on August 22, 2011 by Mitesh Jivan DMD, MPH
There are many denture creams (adhesives) that contain zinc.Â There have been recent reports linking excessive use of denture creams that contain zinc with neurological and hematological problems.Â In the studies performed to date, it appears patients with loosely fitting dentures that relied heavily on adhesives (two or more tubes per week) were affected.Â The prevailing theory is that the excess denture cream was being eaten, and that resulted in increased zinc concentrations in the blood.
It is very important for denture wearers to continue with regular dental office check-ups.Â At these check-up appointments the fit and function of the denture is evaluated, ensuring proper use and avoiding any possible damage to gums and underlying bone.
For the official ADA statement follow this link: American Dental Association Statement on Zinc in Denture Cream
Posted inHealth and Well-being
Posted on August 4, 2011 by Mitesh Jivan DMD, MPH
This summer we have continued updating the office.Â Part of that update has included digital radiography.Â Digital radiography has required some additional training, which our team has excelled at.Â We noticed the benefits this system provides our patients immediately.Â There has been an improvement in the diagnostic process, images are collected more efficiently and image processing allows for improved analysis.
Here are a few links to the American Dental Association for additional information:
Better Imaging: The Advantages of Digital Radiography
Oral Health Topics: X-Rays
Posted inNews, Procedures
Posted on April 1, 2011 by Mitesh Jivan DMD, MPH
Keep an eye out for our new post card!Â If its been a while since youâ€™ve had an exam or cleaning please give Janet a call and she will setup an appointment for you (352) 383-2959.Â Otherwise let us know, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
This dentist accepts the following plans. This may include dental insurance as well as dental savings plans, an affordable alternative to dental insurance. With a dental savings plan, members can save 10-60% at the dentist. Click here to learn more.