My name is Mike Christensen, and I am a dentist in Kenora, Ontario. I have been asked to submit a column on a weekly basis regarding dental issues. It is my privilege to again address you about dentistry.
Frequently patients talk with me about the possibility of having reconstructive dental work like crowns and bridges done while they are away for the winter in Mexico. The reason for this seems to always be the same—cost.
Do you see the dentist regularly even though nothing hurts, or do you see the dentist only when something is wrong? These are the two broad categories of patients termed Regular Care Patients and Episodic Care Patients.
The Christmas season can be a challenge for teeth. For many years, winter seemed to bring the challenges of hockey and what seemed like the inevitable broken and dislodged teeth that come from an aggressive battle.