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EVIDENCE AND COMPLAINTS MOUNT AGAINST DYI ORTHODONTICS.
added on: March 11, 2020 | By: Dr. Earl Larson

As reported in the Daily Beast (1/18), complaints and lawsuits continue to accumulate against companies who are doing business as Do It Yourself (DIY) orthodontic therapy. The FTC, Food and Drug Administration and numerous state attorney generals have received complaints ranging from shortened roots, non-detected cavities and gum disease that… Read More

SLEEP APNEA OFTEN UNTREATED IN OLDER ADULTS
added on: November 4, 2019 | By: Dr. Earl Larson

Reporting from a recent article in the Boston Globe (10/31, Weisman), researchers found a critical flaw in the way prospective sleep apnea patients are diagnosed, and that one in five of those individuals who were denied treatment should be eligible. Treatment options for those patients could be  a variety of… Read More

ANTIBIOTICS MAY BE INEFFECTIVE FOR MOST DENTAL PAIN
added on: October 28, 2019 | By: Dr. Earl Larson

A recent American Dental Association guideline recommends only very limited use of antibiotics for most tooth and gum related problems. It indicates that antibiotics should be reserved for times when there is fever, regional swelling, and or systemic infection. Restricting antibiotic usage to when it is needed most is important… Read More

TREATING GUM DISEASE MAY IMPROVE MIGRAINES
added on: October 15, 2019 | By: Dr. Earl Larson

The results of a new study published in the Journal of Periodontology indicates a leading contributor to migraine headaches, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), was higher in individuals with periodontal inflamation or gum disease.  Chesterfield general dentist, Earl R. Larson, DDS at Wildhorse Dental says this study suggests that treating gum… Read More

Eliminating Tooth Whitening Sensitivity
added on: September 26, 2019 | By: Dr. Earl Larson

A new systematic review published in the Journal of the American Dental Association(JADA) indicates that anti-inflammatory analgesics like ibuprofen do not have a significant effect on tooth sensitivity caused by tooth whitening.  ADA member dentist, Dr. Earl Larson at Wildhorse Dental, says this review further stresses the need to work… Read More

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