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Have you heard of Toothy Tabs?

They are available in 7 unique flavors:
Ultrablast, Breath of God, Dirty, Chou Chou…I love you, Atomic, Sparkle, and Aquatic.  
They are to be used one tablet per brushing.  
I tried this alternative to gel toothpaste.
You start by crushing the tablet in between your teeth and then you start brushing as normal. The powder mixes in with your saliva and it starts to foam up and disperse in your mouth.
Brushing with a tablet might feel  kind of strange at first.  To start, the tablet sits on your  tongue and may feel uncomfortable from the natural flavourings in the tablet. I did  feel that my teeth were smooth and plaque free after brushing and my mouth had a pleasant taste.  The tablet very quickly mixes in with your saliva and foams up nicely. The tablets are easier to use with an electric toothbrush.  The only downside with the Toothy Tabs is that it is fluoride free. The  American Dental association(ADA) recommends that all toothpaste should contain fluoride as it is proven to combat dental caries.
They are great for travel since its not a gel.  Its small and convenient.

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The Dallas area has been the center of the Ebola scare over the past few weeks.

Here is some information we wanted to share.

The CDC offered the following Q&A reply to an American Dental Association inquiry this past September:

“Can I provide dental services to someone who has recently been in West Africa?

“CDC works with partners at ports of entry into the United States to help prevent infectious diseases, like Ebola, from being introduced and spread in the United States.

“A person infected with Ebola is not contagious until symptoms appear. Signs and symptoms of Ebola include fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F) and severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain or unexplained bleeding or bruising.

“The virus is spread through direct contact [CDC emphasis] (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with blood and body fluids (urine, feces, saliva, vomit and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola, or with objects (like needles) that have been contaminated with the virus. Ebola is not spread through the air or by water or, in general, by food.

“Dental providers should continue to follow standard infection control procedures.”

And from the ADA website:

As of October 17, 2014, dental professionals are advised of the following:

A person infected with Ebola is not considered contagious until symptoms appear. Due to the virulent nature of the disease, it is highly unlikely that someone with Ebola symptoms will seek dental care when they are severely ill. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the ADA Division of Science, dental professionals are advised to take a medical history, including a travel history from their patients with symptoms in which a viral infection is suspected.

As recommended by the ADA Division of Science, any person within 21 days of returning from the West African countries Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea may be at risk of having contacted persons infected with Ebola and may not exhibit symptoms. If this is the case, dental professionals are advised to delay routine dental care of the patient until 21 days have elapsed from their trip. Palliative care for serious oral health conditions, dental infections and pain can be provided if necessary after consulting with the patient’s physician and conforming to standard precautions and physical barriers.

An elevated temperature (fever) is often a consequence of infection, but Ebola is not the only infection that may have similar signs and symptoms. The most common signs and symptoms of Ebola infection are: 

  • fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F) and severe headache
  • muscle pain
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain or unexplained bleeding or bruising

You are advised not to treat dental patients if they have these signs and symptoms for Ebola. If a patient is feeling feverish and their travel history indicates they may be at risk of Ebola, dental professionals and staff in contact with the patient should:

  • immediately protect themselves by using standard precautions with physical barriers (gowns, masks, face protection, and gloves)
  • immediately call 911 on behalf of the patient
  • notify the appropriate state or local health department authorities
  • ask the health department to provide you and your staff with the most up-to-date guidance on removing and disposing of potentially contaminated materials and equipment, including the physical barriers. 

The Ebola virus is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with blood and body fluids (urine, feces, saliva, vomit and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola, or with objects (like needles) that have been contaminated with the virus. Ebola is not spread through the air or by water or, in general, by food. Again, there is no reported risk of transmission of Ebola from asymptomatic infected patients.

Information and resources on Ebola are posted on the CDC’s website at A checklist for healthcare providers (PDF) specific to Ebola is included on the site.

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As we continue our Ebola preparations, more emphasis will be placed on making sure that our staff not only have the recommended protective equipment available, but that they are trained on how to use it safely and effectively.

“It is important for the public and our staff to know Oral Health sSolutions  is carefully monitoring this situation and keeping an eye on new developments

          For any additional questions or to schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Oral Health Solutions

5340 Belt Line Road

Dallas. TX 75254



What is Oral Pathology?

Oral pathology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations

Is There Anything I Can Do?

 Because the mouth is readily accessible, changes indicative of oral cancer or a pathological process can easily be detected in their early stages. But remember, we only find something if we are looking for it.

Performing a self -examination regularly will help in the early recognition of disease. To complete a self- examination of the mouth use a bright light and mirror (in front of the bathroom mirror is a good place) and perform the following:

  • Remove any dentures (if you have them).
  • Look at and feel the inside of the lips and the front of the gums around the teeth.
  • Tilt your head back to look at and feel the roof of your mouth.
  • Pull out the cheeks to see the insides and also see the back gums.
  • Stick your tongue out and look at all of its surfaces.

What Are The Warning Signs of Oral Pathology?

Overall, cancer involving the head and neck region represents only about 5% of all malignancies (cancers) reported each year. According to the American Cancer Society, research has determined a number of factors that may contribute to the development of oral cancer.

  • Reddish patches
  • Whitish patches
  • A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily
  • A lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
  • Difficulty in chewing or swallowing
  • Feel for lumps or enlarged lymph nodes (glands) on both sides of the neck and under the lower jaw.

Those at an especially high risk of contracting oral cancer are males over the age of forty who participate in a combination of heavy drinking and smoking or are users of smokeless tobacco.

Keep in mind that your mouth is one of your body’s most important early warning systems.

Fortunately, most of the pathological processes associated with the mouth are benign and non-cancerous. However, do not be foolish to ignore any suspicious lumps or sores. The early detection and prompt treatment of any pathology may well be the key to a complete recovery.

For any additional questions or to schedule your consultation, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Oral Health Solutions

5340 Belt Line Road

Dallas. TX 75254



September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare diseases, and help rally support to give kids with cancer better outcomes by supporting our ground-breaking research.

Childhood cancers make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed each year. About 10,450 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2014. Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades.

Because of major treatment advances in recent decades, more than 80% of children with cancer now survive 5 years or more. Overall, this is a huge increase since the mid-1970s, when the 5-year survival rate was about 60%. Still, survival rates vary depending on the type of cancer and other factors.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children (after accidents). About 1,350 children younger than 15 years old are expected to die from cancer in 2014.