October 12, 2015
The short answer is: yes, but at the Carrollton, TX dental practice of Dr. Henry A. Campbell, we believe that the best service we can offer our patients is a fuller understanding of their oral health. Our team recommends biennial dental checkups and cleanings to help diagnose and treat dental health issues in their earliest possible stages. This allows us to provide conservative, minimally invasive dentistry services. If you’re interested in finding out more about why six month dental checkups are necessary or you’re ready to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Campbell, the dentist Carrollton, TX residents trust.
August 19, 2015
Many patients are missing out on the full benefit of brushing and flossing because they haven’t made changes to their oral health care routine since they were children. Imagine what would happen if you utilized the same hygiene routines from your childhood to care for your whole body. If that seems ridiculous, why would caring for fully developed adult teeth the same way you cared for developing dentition make any more sense? At the Carrollton, TX dental practice of Dr. Henry A. Campbell, we’re here to help our patients develop an optimal at-home care routine for their smile. When it comes to a great oral hygiene routine, every smile is different, but we can all benefit from getting back to the basics. If you want to find out more about caring for your smile, call to schedule a hygiene appointment today.
May 7, 2012
A study published last month in Cancer, a scientific journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS), associates annual or more frequent dental X-rays with an increased risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor. This type of tumor is usually not malignant, yet because the study has received widespread media coverage, we deem it significant enough to discuss it.
In their study researchers interviewed 2,783 people (about half of whom had been diagnosed with meningioma). All, an average age of 57, were asked to recall their history of dental X-rays going back to childhood. The American Dental Association, in reviewing the study, notes it is the weakest type of epidemiology, a “case control” study. The results can be unreliable because of what scientists call “recall bias.” People with a tumor or any other unwanted outcome are far more likely to remember that they had X-rays or pesticide exposure, cell phone use or anything that might be suspected of causing the problem.