Gregory P. Davis, DDS Blog

Gregory P. Davis, DDS Blog

Dentistry Ohio

'Living' Article January 2012- Combating Caries

Dec 19, 2011 @ 04:00 PM — by SEO Admin

Landen LivingJanuary 2012 What better way to start the New Year than with a piece of very promising news on the dental health front?  Dental caries, the process that ends in tooth decay, is one of the most common and expensive of America’s infectious diseases.  More than 50% of children and an even larger majority of adults are impacted by dental caries.  The majority of the $70+ billion American’s spend on dental services each year goes toward the treatment of woes rooted in dental caries. The November 2011 edition of the international dental journal Caries Research reports on a small scale clinical study conducted by the UCLA School of Dentistry in which a newly developed mouthwash demonstrated noteworthy success in specifically targeting and killing the Streptococcus mutans species of bacteria that primarily are responsible for tooth decay.  Subjects within the study rinsed one time only with the experimental rinse and experienced a nearly complete elimination of oral Streptococcus

'Living' Article December 2011- Christmas Traditions

Nov 16, 2011 @ 04:00 PM — by SEO Admin

LivingDecember 2011 My wife is a militant defender of the notion that each holiday deserves its due time.  She resents it when the American commercial machine forces upcoming holidays on us before their true season.  Never is she more disgusted than throughout the month of November when television advertisements, daily mailbox fillers, and store displays totally bury Thanksgiving beneath drifts of premature Christmas content. Across the years this reality has at times placed a temporary strain on our marital bond.  My mother claims I emerged from the womb on December 1, 1957 crying to the tune of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”.  The Christmas season has always been my absolute favorite time of year and my car radio quite often is tuned to Christmas music the very day it is first available for my listening pleasure.  It is my mom’s fault.  I grew up with Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, Arthur Godfrey, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Mitch Miller, the Ray Conniff Sing

'Living' Article November 2011- Thanksgiving history

Nov 3, 2011 @ 05:00 PM — by SEO Admin

'Living' Article October 2011- Trivia Challenge Answers!

Sep 16, 2011 @ 05:00 PM — by SEO Admin

Landen LivingOctober 2011 It was back in July when the questions were posed for this year’s ‘Dr. Davis Trivia Challenge’.  Just as last year we had five genuine trivia experts who scored a perfect “10” for 2011.  The ultimate trivia champion, Fred Young was selected in a random drawing from the perfect entrant’s names.  Congratulations Fred for your trivia expertise and your $100 gift certificate prize!  What follows are the answers to this year’s challenge.     

'Living' Article September 2011- 'Fluroride... friend or foe?'

Aug 18, 2011 @ 05:00 PM — by SEO Admin

Landen LivingSeptember 2011 At a recent continuing education course down in Charlotte, North Carolina I found myself sharing two days with a dentist who is absolutely determined that we’re doing America’s populous a huge disservice with our use of fluoride to combat tooth decay.   It was 1945 when the pioneering water fluoridation study was initiated, a program in which Grand Rapids, Michigan received fluoridated water while Muskegon, Michigan acted as the fluoride-free control city.  The results of this study led to wide spread municipal water fluoridation programs and what is still embraced by many as perhaps history’s single most successful public health initiative. So where is the truth in all of this?  While the American Dental Association and most of the scientific community stands resolute behind fluoride’s safe and effective reputation there is a fringe element that insists we are poisoning America’s citizenry. I don’t claim to possess the barometer of truth on this matter.  Al

'Living' Article August 2011- Out of the mouths of babes...

Jul 16, 2011 @ 05:00 PM — by SEO Admin

Landen LivingAugust 2011 Well folks, I have a confession to make.  As a kid growing up in Michigan I did not have dreams of one day being a dentist.  My first dream centered around the notion that I would one day take over for Al Kaline playing right field for my beloved Detroit Tigers.  I did play a little right field for the Bedford High Kicking Mules but that’s about as far as that dream took me.  And like Jethro Bodine I also harbored visions of being a “double nought spy” like James Bond.  That one died hard too.  Heck in my early thirties I drove a Lotus Esprit for about five years just like the ones James Bond had in the movies. These days I have plenty of opportunities to talk with the high school and college age students that frequent our dental office.  I try to engage them on topics other than their bicuspids and how to combat their gingivitis.  I make an effort to put a finger to the wind and get a read on their dreams, their goals and their passions.  Yes, a portion of the

'Living' Article July 2011- 13th annual trivia challenge

Jun 19, 2011 @ 05:00 PM — by SEO Admin

Landen LivingJuly 2011 Year 13 for the “Dr. Davis Trivia Challenge”!  Each year’s challenge reflects areas of personal interest to me.  The rules remain the same as past years.  You don’t have to be one of our patients to join in the fun.  The more the merrier!  Just send me your name, address and phone number along with your trivia answers.  You can either mail your entry to my office using the address up at the top of the page or e-mail me: GPDavisDDS@cinci.rr.com.  The deadline for entries will be September 1, 2011.  Anyone who answers all ten questions correctly will be entered in a final drawing to determine the ultimate winner of a $100.00 gift certificate to the local store, gas station or restaurant of your choice.  Have fun and good luck! 10.  What Christian martyr is said to have had all of her teeth extracted as part of her torture?  Today she is popularly regarded as the patron saint of dentists and those suffering from toothache pain.   

'Living' Article June 2011: Dental radiology

May 20, 2011 @ 05:00 PM — by SEO Admin

On a daily basis we make decisions that involve an element of risk.  I walk down the stairs from my bedroom each morning to prepare my bowl of oatmeal in spite of the fact that I could slip and fall on the steps.  And then I rely on a car to get me from my garage to my dental office, another potentially hazardous endeavor.      Within the arena of health and medicine it has become almost comical to watch the television advertisements for prescription drugs.  The wonderful benefits of the medication are touted only to be balanced at the tail end by a rather extensive list of potential side-effects that leave us wondering why anyone would ever risk swallowing the tablet.      In recent times television’s Dr. Oz has appropriately raised the use of X-radiation in dental and medical settings as a potential cause for concern.  It was German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen who in 1901 won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his detection and investigation of a previously unknown wavelength of electroma

'Living' Article May 2011- Origins of 'Hygiene'

Apr 20, 2011 @ 05:00 PM — by SEO Admin

Landen LivingMay 2011 My hunch is that if I were to ask a random group of people to define the word ‘hygiene’ most of them would make mention of practices geared toward cleanliness.  In actual fact however, the word comes from ‘Hygieia’ the Greek and Roman goddess of health, daughter of Asclepius, the god of medicine.  And so it is that the word ‘hygiene’ first and foremost defines the science of preserving health.  Yes, concepts and procedures oriented toward cleanliness fall beneath the hygiene umbrella but so too do all things health related.  Hygiene involves all elements that influence physical and mental well-being; nutrition, shelter, clothing, sleep, exercise, love, purpose, recreation, work, etc. The concept of hygiene is foundational to the practice of dentistry on a number of health promoting levels.  The early years of dental science focused primarily on the eradication of dental disease and the restoration of damage left in the wake of the disease process.  In time however

'Living' Article April 2011

Mar 18, 2011 @ 05:00 PM — by SEO Admin

Landen LivingApril 2011 I’m having such fun with continued discoveries and new modes of treatment related to our CEREC restorative system.  I’ve written in past months about this remarkable computer driven equipment that allows for same day design and milling of ceramic crowns and onlays within our office.  Our patients love that they are not dealing with impressions and temporary crowns.  I love that we are able to design restorations with margins, contours, and shades exactly how we want them.Donna, my Expanded Functions dental assistant and I recently returned from additional CEREC training at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry.  Until now we had thought of our CEREC system as something helpful only for individuals who had teeth compromised to the extent that they needed crown or onlay coverage for proper protection of remaining tooth structure.  But we have arrived home armed with a CEREC driven treatment option that will benefit our patients who have lesser quantities of tooth de

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