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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 […]

Feb 11

Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is the virus that causes cold sores around the mouth. It is present in more than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Most people catch the virus in childhood and then get recurrent exacerbations. Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) is most often […]

Feb 06

The New York Times “Ask Well” section discussed the order of brushing and flossing. Some dentists recommend flossing first because it is less enjoyable and more likely to be skipped. However, if you brush first, floss can guide the fluoride in toothpaste between your teeth. Flossing is important because it removes debris the brush bristles […]