Person-Centered Dentistry

2 DISTINCT DENTAL VISITS A SHORT STORY by MIKE ROBICHAUX, D.D.S. INTRODUCTION Mary is a 50 y/o housewife married to an engineer and together they have two children, both in high school with one getting ready for college.  She has been considering changing dentists for a while because her present …

The Comprehensive Exam – The What and Why

Most dental care is delivered in response to something that has happened. It may be a toothache, the breaking of a tooth, an infection, or something with the bite. Over time, the mouth begins to look like a painting done by different painters, almost like a house that is remodeled …

The “Invisible” Signs of Chronic Illness & Infection

Years ago I received a phone call telling me that a recently drawn blood sample revealed signs of kidney failure. I remember thinking how strange this was since I had no indication that I had any problems with my kidneys.  To make matters worse, my father was in the terminal …

A Morning Protocol

It is very important to set the chemistry of the body early in the day. A healthy, balanced body chemistry is foundational to healthy gums, teeth, jaw joints, and all the tissues of the mouth as well as to the rest of the body. Below is a simple, safe way …

Why All the Fuss About pH?

As those of you who have regular checkups know, we have been measuring the pH of the saliva now for years. Some of you ask why and want to know more about it so I thought I’d explore this fascinating topic with you within this newsletter format. Exactly what is …

A Holistic Approach to Dental Health

Perhaps the most significant question we can ask our health care professional is …How will I know when I’m healthy? My guess is that most physicians would have a tough time with that question given their training and daily experiences of relieving symptoms and dealing with life threatening health events. …

Aggressively Conservative Dentistry

This approach simply means we act early before the disease process gets going. It implies that if we act early, we can be more conservative, which allows us to practice more minimally invasive dentistry.

Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Throughout almost 5 decades in dentistry, I never realized how much my patients hated the idea of having their teeth cut down in order to place crowns, especially when it involved the front teeth. That is, until techniques were developed that allowed us to restore teeth to normal esthetics, form, …

Dental/Heart Health

For many years we have heard about the connection between the health of the mouth and our overall health.  For quite some time now, we have known that chronic inflammation in any part of the body can and does cause problems throughout the body.  We have known since 1997, for …

What the Bleep is Going on Here?

At least twice a year, I try to get away and reflect on my life, my relationship with God, family, and friends, and my practice. I’m blessed to have a spouse who understands the importance of this and supports me in my endeavor to stay fresh and engaged in my …

Black Holes

For over 37 years I have watched little openings occur between my patients’ teeth. Not only is it unsightly, but it causes food to stick between our teeth and it exposes root surfaces to the ravages of decay as we age. Within the profession, we call them black holes or …

They’re Only Baby Teeth…Why Bother?

What an interesting question!  Unfortunately for the children, this is a commonly held belief.  Perhaps it would be interesting to explore this concept and to go a little deeper into the myth it represents. To begin with, nature does nothing that is not necessary.   In addition, it only brings forth …

Ginger Tea Cocktail

Ever experience problems with gas, bloating, nausea, or upset stomach?  The Ginger Tea “cocktail” may be helpful.  The ideas came from Sam Queen, Designed2Win.com.  I’ve used it personally off and on for many years and he does work. Ingredients required: 1 teaspoon of ginger powder (organic if possible)* 1 teaspoon …

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They’re Only Baby Teeth…Why Bother?

What an interesting question!  Unfortunately for the children, this is a commonly held belief.  Perhaps it would be interesting to explore this concept and to go a little deeper into the myth it represents. To begin with, nature does nothing that is not necessary.   In addition, it only brings forth …

See All Baby Teeth Posts

Black Holes

For over 37 years I have watched little openings occur between my patients’ teeth. Not only is it unsightly, but it causes food to stick between our teeth and it exposes root surfaces to the ravages of decay as we age. Within the profession, we call them black holes or …

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The “Invisible” Signs of Chronic Illness & Infection

Years ago I received a phone call telling me that a recently drawn blood sample revealed signs of kidney failure. I remember thinking how strange this was since I had no indication that I had any problems with my kidneys.  To make matters worse, my father was in the terminal …

See All Chronic Illness Posts

The Comprehensive Exam – The What and Why

Most dental care is delivered in response to something that has happened. It may be a toothache, the breaking of a tooth, an infection, or something with the bite. Over time, the mouth begins to look like a painting done by different painters, almost like a house that is remodeled …

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Dental/Heart Health

For many years we have heard about the connection between the health of the mouth and our overall health.  For quite some time now, we have known that chronic inflammation in any part of the body can and does cause problems throughout the body.  We have known since 1997, for …

What the Bleep is Going on Here?

At least twice a year, I try to get away and reflect on my life, my relationship with God, family, and friends, and my practice. I’m blessed to have a spouse who understands the importance of this and supports me in my endeavor to stay fresh and engaged in my …

See All Dental Health Posts

Person-Centered Dentistry

2 DISTINCT DENTAL VISITS A SHORT STORY by MIKE ROBICHAUX, D.D.S. INTRODUCTION Mary is a 50 y/o housewife married to an engineer and together they have two children, both in high school with one getting ready for college.  She has been considering changing dentists for a while because her present …

The “Invisible” Signs of Chronic Illness & Infection

Years ago I received a phone call telling me that a recently drawn blood sample revealed signs of kidney failure. I remember thinking how strange this was since I had no indication that I had any problems with my kidneys.  To make matters worse, my father was in the terminal …

A Morning Protocol

It is very important to set the chemistry of the body early in the day. A healthy, balanced body chemistry is foundational to healthy gums, teeth, jaw joints, and all the tissues of the mouth as well as to the rest of the body. Below is a simple, safe way …

Why All the Fuss About pH?

As those of you who have regular checkups know, we have been measuring the pH of the saliva now for years. Some of you ask why and want to know more about it so I thought I’d explore this fascinating topic with you within this newsletter format. Exactly what is …

A Holistic Approach to Dental Health

Perhaps the most significant question we can ask our health care professional is …How will I know when I’m healthy? My guess is that most physicians would have a tough time with that question given their training and daily experiences of relieving symptoms and dealing with life threatening health events. …

Dental/Heart Health

For many years we have heard about the connection between the health of the mouth and our overall health.  For quite some time now, we have known that chronic inflammation in any part of the body can and does cause problems throughout the body.  We have known since 1997, for …

What the Bleep is Going on Here?

At least twice a year, I try to get away and reflect on my life, my relationship with God, family, and friends, and my practice. I’m blessed to have a spouse who understands the importance of this and supports me in my endeavor to stay fresh and engaged in my …

Black Holes

For over 37 years I have watched little openings occur between my patients’ teeth. Not only is it unsightly, but it causes food to stick between our teeth and it exposes root surfaces to the ravages of decay as we age. Within the profession, we call them black holes or …

They’re Only Baby Teeth…Why Bother?

What an interesting question!  Unfortunately for the children, this is a commonly held belief.  Perhaps it would be interesting to explore this concept and to go a little deeper into the myth it represents. To begin with, nature does nothing that is not necessary.   In addition, it only brings forth …

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Dental/Heart Health

For many years we have heard about the connection between the health of the mouth and our overall health.  For quite some time now, we have known that chronic inflammation in any part of the body can and does cause problems throughout the body.  We have known since 1997, for …

See All Heart Health Posts

A Morning Protocol

It is very important to set the chemistry of the body early in the day. A healthy, balanced body chemistry is foundational to healthy gums, teeth, jaw joints, and all the tissues of the mouth as well as to the rest of the body. Below is a simple, safe way …

A Holistic Approach to Dental Health

Perhaps the most significant question we can ask our health care professional is …How will I know when I’m healthy? My guess is that most physicians would have a tough time with that question given their training and daily experiences of relieving symptoms and dealing with life threatening health events. …

Aggressively Conservative Dentistry

This approach simply means we act early before the disease process gets going. It implies that if we act early, we can be more conservative, which allows us to practice more minimally invasive dentistry.

See All Holistic Approach Posts

The “Invisible” Signs of Chronic Illness & Infection

Years ago I received a phone call telling me that a recently drawn blood sample revealed signs of kidney failure. I remember thinking how strange this was since I had no indication that I had any problems with my kidneys.  To make matters worse, my father was in the terminal …

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A Morning Protocol

It is very important to set the chemistry of the body early in the day. A healthy, balanced body chemistry is foundational to healthy gums, teeth, jaw joints, and all the tissues of the mouth as well as to the rest of the body. Below is a simple, safe way …

See All Morning Protocol Posts

Why All the Fuss About pH?

As those of you who have regular checkups know, we have been measuring the pH of the saliva now for years. Some of you ask why and want to know more about it so I thought I’d explore this fascinating topic with you within this newsletter format. Exactly what is …

See All pH Posts