More Smiles Dental Spa Dentistry Blog | James A. Moreau, Jr., D.D.S.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Inside Northside Artist Party Is This Week

We're busy getting ready for the "Inside-Northside" magazine cover artist's party at our office this Thursday night, 5:30-7 p.m. We've spiffied up the office a bit and lots of delicious food is being prepared...grilled oysters, BBQ pork, beef tenderloin, and Spanish rice with grilled shrimp most notably. We're excited to have an opportunity to showcase the talent of local artist Elizabeth Brown and invite everyone to come by and have some food and fun.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Gum Disease/Heart Disease Genetic Link Reported on Fox News

An association between periodontitis (gum disease) and heart disease has been known for several years. An actual genetic link between the two diseases has been suspected, but German scientists say they have now positively identified a shared genetic link between the dental disease periodontitis and heart disease. They reported their findings to the European Society of Human Genetics annual meeting in Vienna, Austria, in June.
The scientists identified a specific genetic variation on chromosome 9, previously shown to be associated with heart attack, that was now seen to be associated with the clinical pictures of both diseases. They advised that patients with periodontitis should try to reduce their risk factors and take preventive measures at an early stage. They reiterated the importance of taking periodontitis seriously and diagnosing and treating as early as possible.
Since most people see their dentist more often than they see a cardiologist, dentistry has, in many cases, become the front line of defense against heart disease. Your dental team at MoreSMILES has long been on top of this trend, and here's how we work to help protect your health:
At MoreSMILES we have included a detailed perio exam as part of our comprehensive examination of all new patients. This means 6 different measurements are taken on every single tooth to determine the depths of pockets between the gums and the tooth. The lower the number of the depth measurement, the healthier the gum tissue. A measurement of 4 or more millimeters requires further attention and possible treatment.
At subsequent periodic check-up visits, we recheck and confirm the perio conditions using an abbreviated method of perio exam, noting any changes that have taken place. Furthermore, we recommend repeating the detailed comprehensive exam for existing patients every three years.

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Fox News Features CEREC Technology

I was just having my Saturday morning coffee when I happened upon a Fox News feature on CEREC dental technology. Since we've been using the CEREC since 2005, I paid close attention to see what they had to say. According to their report, there are 10,000 dentists in the U.S. using the technology.
The benefits to the patient are that a crown, veneers, bridgework can be completed in a single visit, saving the patient the inconvenience and discomfort of having to submit to goopy impressions and return for a second visit several weeks later to deliver the completed porcelain restoration.
With CEREC, the impressions are taken digitally so there's no putty impression material. The restoration is designed and created at chairside with CAD-CAM computer technology and then milled from a solid porcelain block while the patient waits (less than an hour).
Fox News did a good service for dental patients everywhere, except that they gave an erroneous website for finding a CEREC dentist. But, look no further, if you are reading this, you have found a CEREC dentist! Good job, Fox News.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Facebook Reminder

Did I mention that we are now on Facebook?? Log on or sign up at and then search for MoreSMILES Dental Spa to become a fan and have access to good information, special offers, and events.

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Inside Northside Magazine Artist to be Honored at MoreSMILES

Congratulations to Elizabeth Kepper Brown on her beautiful cover artwork for the July/August issue of "Inside Northside" magazine. We are very excited to have the opportunity to host a "Meet the Artist" party for her later this month. Elizabeth grew up in Covington, and I've known her all her life, and her family even longer. Elizabeth will be displaying a collection of her original artwork in our office on the evening of Thursday, July 23rd, 5:30-7 p.m. Refreshments and cocktails will be served. Everyone is invited. Mark it on your calendar right now and make plans to be with us.

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Camp Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp

Looking forward to returning to work on Monday, July 6th after being in the NC mountains at Camp Daniel Boone boy scout camp for a week. A few more pictures will be posted on Facebook. Join or log-on at and search MoreSMILES Dental Spa.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

See You on Facebook

In addition to our blog, we've now added a new dimension to our fingertip dentistry. Let your fingers do the walking, 'cause we're now on Facebook! You are invited to become a fan on Facebook at MoreSMILES Dental Spa.

If you're not already a member, signing up is easy and free. Visit us at and hit "become a fan." That's it! We'll update our wall with valuable information and health care news you can use.

If you've heard your kids talking about Facebook but have not entered that world yourself, then maybe it's time to see what's there for you. Facebook has more than 200 million active users, half of which log on to Facebook at least once each day.

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