Moffitt Restorative Dentistry
Spear Education
Mar 25 2017

As an incoming Freshman at the University of Washington, I met Gregg Kinzer in the summer of 1990 in Seattle at our fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta. He went on to receive his D.D.S. from the University of Washington in 1995, … Continue reading

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Stages of Calculus Formation on Teeth
Feb 03 2017

Throughout the day soft deposit called plaque forms on teeth continually. When left undisrupted (not flossing and brushing), minerals in saliva calcify the soft deposit into calculus or tarter. Plaque can be brushed and flossed off the teeth, however, once … Continue reading

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FMSC 2017
Jan 19 2017

Our office recently spent the afternoon packaging meals at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids. We were able to pack 102 boxes that provided 22,032 meals to feed 60 kids for a year. It’s a great organization and we’ve … Continue reading

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Early Humans Used Sticks to Clean Teeth
Dec 20 2016

A recent article from the Washington Post claimed that toothbrushes were found as early as 3500 BC in Egyptian tombs. The were pieces of a stick with frayed ends to remove food and debris. Archaeologists have removed calcified plaque from … Continue reading

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Controlling Plaque and Gingivitis with Antimicrobial Rinses
Nov 23 2016

The mouth is home to billions of bacteria that, if left undisturbed, can cause disease such as caries and periodontitis. The majority of these bacteria are colonized in the plaque and tarter deposit that is on the teeth. Through regular … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Caries
Oct 13 2016

Tooth decay is the most common early childhood disease. When left untreated, caries can lead to pain, tooth loss, infection, hospitalization, and an increase threat of decay to permanent teeth. Studies have indicated that three factors play a significant role … Continue reading

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Natural Clove
Sep 01 2016

Oil of Clove Clove is an evergreen tree, which produces a flower bud that has numerous medicinal properties. It is often referred to as clove bud. Clove bud has a shaft and a head and therefore it has the Latin … Continue reading

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Maasai Tribe
Aug 11 2016

Near the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, we visited a Maasai tribe. They are a nomadic group of people. We were able to visit and learn of their culture, traditions, and lifestyle. The included photos show the warriors, a pre-competition consisting … Continue reading

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Mission of Mercy Created a Massive Dental Clinic at Concordia College
Jul 26 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – – The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation, in partnership with the North Dakota Dental Association and the North Dakota Dental Foundation, brought the Minnesota Mission of Mercy to the Moorhead-Fargo area on Friday, July … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s disease.
Jun 26 2016

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a “brain degenerative disorder that gradually destroys the ability to remember, reason, learn, and imagine.” The neural dysfunction and synaptic loss experienced by patients with AD include poor attention span, impaired learning processes, and limited ability … Continue reading

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