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Winter Park Dentistry-Podcast on Gum Grafting

Dr. Ramzi Matar (Winter Park Dentistry): Hello everybody, welcome to this episode of my podcast. Today’s topic is connective tissue grafting, otherwise known as gum grafting, and today my guest is Dr. Scott Cohen. Dr. Cohen is a board certified periodontist, which is somebody who does a lot of gum treatments, gum surgery, anything involving the gums. Scott I do know that you did your training, your specialty training at the University of Washington in Seattle. Not even a week ago Seattle was not able to double up and have a Super Bowl back to back victory, so I ...

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Winter Park Dentistry-Wisdom Teeth Podcast (part 1)

Dr. Ramzi Matar (Winter Park Dentistry): Hello everybody, welcome to this episode of our podcast. Today’s episode is about wisdom teeth, or third morals, certainly a lot of nicknames, they seem to be a rite of passage for everybody, growing up. Today’s guest, I have Dr. Jeff Beattie, he’s an oral maxillofacial surgeon, he’s one of the certified specialists in the dental field here in the US, and I’m really excited to have you on to talk about wisdom teeth. You handle wisdom teeth probably every day, and I really want to get your thoughts, what you ...

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Winter Park Dentistry-Wisdon Teeth Podcast (Part 2)

Now, there’s a quick clarification, when we talk about sedation, many patients are confused and they assume it’s something like in a hospital where you have an anesthesiologist that gives you medication, you stop breathing, there are tubes connected to a machine, it’s breathing for you while an operation’s done. That’s not what we do at our offices. An office is a patient setting where you’re sedated, we give you medication, and it’s just like a common colonoscopy, if any parents are watching this and have had a colonoscopy they know exactly how it’s done. We give you ...

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How do I choose the right toothbrush for me?

How do I choose "The Best Toothbrush"- Whats right for me?We still find that the majority of our patients use and are able to keep their mouths healthy with a traditional manual toothbrush. Some mouths have specific needs and a more specialized toothbrush. Walking down the isle of a drug store will have you thinking that you need the brightest, flashiest, newest brush with bristles that look like their on growth hormone, fact is these are rarely the BEST brush for you. Read below for our guide on how to choose the best manual toothbrush for you.Size: The size of the ...

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual Brushes?

Is An Electric Toothbrush Better Than a Manual Toothbrush?Most studies will show that electric (powered) toothbrushes clean more effectively than manual toothbrushes. So should everyone pitch their trusty manual brush? NO! The vast majority of our patients have adequate home care with traditional manual toothbrushes.Electric (powered) toothbrushes have built in features that make home care more intuitive:1. Timers- Reminds you how long to brush each part "quadrant" of your mouth.2. Pressure indicators- preventing you from brushing too aggresively, overbrushing can be very damaging to teeth and lead to recession and sensitivity3. ...

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Post Operative Pain Management

Pain in dentistry can vary from slight to severe. We normally recommend that any patient having dental treatment that requires anesthetic (to be numbed up) have either tylenol or advil at the start of the appointment. This helps reduce the chance of post treatment sorness from the needle or arising from the procedure itself. Prescription pain medicine is prescribed by the dentist if he/she feels you will need more pain managment. Below you will find a pain medicine progression that can be taken depending on the severity of the pain.Mild pain/Sorness:Ice pack on cheek for 10-15 minutes every hour + 600 mg of ibuprofen (Advil) 4 times daily (breakfast, lunch, ...

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Winter Park Dentistry- Silver (Amalgam) vs. White (Composite) Fillings

Dr. Ramzi Matar (Winter Park Dentistry): Hello, today's topic for this podcast is silver versus white fillings. In dentistry, this is definitely a very highly emotional subject amongst dentists, amongst patients. There's always a significant amount of controversy. People have very strong opinions and frankly today I'm here just to talk about some of the science that is behind the choice between a silver or white filling if you have a cavity. At the bottom of this podcast, I'm going to also link a YouTube link to a video, an interview by a Doctor Gordon Christenson who, for non-dentists ...

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