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WATERFLOSSER by WATERPIK

As a Bacteriologist, a Periodontist, and a Preventive Dentist the idea that this device eliminates the need for flossing is a terrible joke on the health of the general public.  A WATERFLOSSER/WATERPIK has an important place in oral hygiene and in preventing dental disease, but when Waterpik says that this device is a substitute for […]

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SADLY NEEDS BETTER DENTIST

I just posted an answer on line to someone who posted a question on REAL SELF. They had stated: “I have almost 16 crowns and I’m only 27. Why?” It seems I’m the only one in the family who suffers from bad teeth, but I believe my dad did as well when I was a […]

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DENTAL INSURANCE IS SUPPOSED TO HELP BUT IT DOES THE OPPOSITE!!

Despite what you may believe or what you have been told Dental Insurance does more harm than good by discouraging preventive and routine dentistry to those dentists who sign up via the depression of these fees resulting in dentists making most of their income from root canals, crowns, bridges, implants, surgery and all the procedures […]

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How can Dental Insurance help me?

Dental insurance is a benefit provided by an employer which costs the employer considerably more money than the employer’s employees will ever collect from the insurance  company.  If the employer pays in, let’s say, $1500.00 dollars per year to the insurance company per employee,  on average an employee will only collect about $750.00.  As an […]

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BAD BACTERIA

DR STRAIT’S SYSTEM OF ELIMINATING THE CAUSE OF DENTAL DISEASE Dental Disease – (Decay/Cavities/Caries and Gum Disease/ Periodontal Disease/ Pyorrhea) is caused directly or indirectly by certain bacteria.  There is really no other cause.  Things like eating candy,  excessive sugar consumption,  poor diet, smoking , defective tooth structure, etc. only contribute to or make someone […]

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How is Invisalign at correcting a crowded smile or a crooked smile?

After almost 13 years of being an Invisalign provider and previously delivering only traditional orthodontics  I can say without reservation that Invisalign orthodontics is far superior to traditional orthodontics for a number of reasons.  1. The forces used are physiologic which means that forces used are gentle and never exceed the limits of what the […]

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NUTRITION & YOU:

  Critical to both dental and total health, a healthful well balanced diet is a good place to start, but unfortunately not enough.  If you consider the increase in the modification, processing, genetic alteration, forced ripening, storage, foreign supply, and general manipulation of our food supply, it has become extremely difficult if not impossible to […]

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SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA , FACTS ABOUT

FACTS ABOUT SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA WHICH WE TREAT SUCCESSFULLY AT BOTH WILTON AND BETHEL DENTAL ASSOCIATES IN CONJUNCTION WITH MEDICAL SLEEP SPECIALISTS: 96% OF PEOPLE WITH LOUD SNORING HAVE SLEEP APNEA. SLEEP APNEA IS A LIFE THREATENING MEDICAL DISORDER. 95% OF THE PEOPLE WITH SLEEP APNEA ARE UNAWARE THEY HAVE IT. SNORING AND SLEEP […]

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DENTAL INSURANCE MAY BE BAD FOR YOUR DENTAL HEALTH.

While I was attending a post-doctoral educational meeting the subject of achieving and maintaining dental health came up and the lecturer (a renowned dental health educator) said  “THE NUMBER ONE HINDRANCE TO THE OVERALL HEALTH OF THE PUBLIC IS INSURANCE”.  It occurred to me that this was a pretty radical statement until I really thought […]

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REASONS TO CHOOSE DR. STRAIT/ BETHEL AND WILTON DENTAL ASSOCIATES

  WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE DR. STRAIT/ WILTON AND BETHEL DENTAL ASSOCIATES FOR YOUR DENTAL HEALTH CARE. ***PREVENTIVE PROGRAM THAT GUARANTEES NO NEW DENTAL DISEASE IN WRITING. *  INVISALIGN ORTHODONTIC PREMIER and PREFERRED PROVIDER WITH 14 YEARS EXPERIENCE.    COMFORTABLE, INVISIBLE,  NO WIRES OR BRACKETS, FAST ( 6 – 12 MOS AVERAGE) *  ULTRA THIN PORCELAIN […]

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