The other day, a volunteer at a historical museum noticed a photo of George Washington hanging on the wall. She criticized this rendition of our country’s founder as a poor representation. Upon reflection, we determined this image did not exhibit the strength and leadership traits that embodied our … [Read more...] about George Washington’s Teeth
What are the best ways to preserve your natural teeth? By Dr. Glenn J. Wolfinger “As a prosthodontist, a specialist in the restoration and replacement of teeth, I see a lot of costly tooth problems that could have been easily averted with preventative care,” Dr. Glenn Wolfinger responded. “The … [Read more...] about Ask the Prosthodontist
Have you heard of the term, “oral cripple”? Dentists use the term to describe a person who has such significant dental problems that they substantially and negatively impact the quality of life. … [Read more...] about What Does the Dental Term, “Oral Cripple” Mean?
Jane sits in the dining room of her nursing home waiting for lunch with her friend, Josephine. The waitress serves Josephine a plate of roast beef, colorful mixed vegetables and baked potato with a dollop of sour cream. With it comes a slice of apple pie for dessert. As Jane looks longingly at … [Read more...] about Nutrition and Dental Care Part 2: Diet and the Nursing Home Resident