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Apr 30

Dr. Pearl’s son, Scott, is a third year dental student at UConn School of Dental Medicine. He recently spent a week in Honduras in remote villages providing dental care to Hondurans, many of whom have never seen a dentist before. The experience was fantastic and rewarding. Extractions, fillings, and stainless steel crowns were performed. We […]

Apr 27

The word “floss” comes from the french soie floche, meaning floss silk. The first recorded use of flossing dates to a New Orleans dentist named Levi Spear Parmley in 1851. He recommended running a wax silk thread between the teeth “to dislodge that irritating matter which no brush can remove and which is the real […]

Apr 23

In its list of 10 symptoms of overstress, Prevention Magazine (4/22) reports that a sore mouth or jaw, and bleeding gums may be two such symptoms. A sore jaw can be a sign of teeth grinding. A custom made night guard can protect teeth and prevent headaches. In addition, high stress is related to increased cortisol […]

Apr 14

US sales of gum have fallen 15% since 2009. According to the American Dental Association “clinical studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay.” Many new chewing gums have displayed the ADA’s seal of acceptance to widen the product’s appeal. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-09/hershey-wants-to-get-americans-chewing-just-don-t-call-it-gum

Apr 10

The Pearl Dental Care team learned the latest standards of care in CPR training and Basic Life Support. Thank you to our great teacher Catherine Collier!

Apr 08

We are going to begin a new weekly series of dental tips. Here is the tip of the week featuring a segment on first aid “dos and dont’s” at CBS’ The Doctors! If a tooth is knocked out, put it in a cup of milk or saliva. The tooth can even be stored under the tongue […]

Apr 05

The recent boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao reminds us of the importance of wearing mouthguards during contact sports. Mayweather is a stylish guy with millions of dollars worth of cars and the finest clothes. For his mouthguard, he chose Dr. Lee Gause as his dentist. Dr. Gause also makes the mouthguards for NBA professional […]