Dr. Sargon Lazarof The List / Dr. Sargon Lazarof Things you’re doing that will ruin your smile March 3, 2017

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Your smile conveys so much information. It expresses happiness, can mask sadness, will indicate sarcasm, and often conveys warmth. Your smile is the feature that can light up your entire face and is often returned by whomever you may flash a grin at. But there are daily things you are doing that will ruin your smile, the majority of which involve some sort of damage to the teeth. Chances are, you are guilty of one, two, or six of these behaviors, and you are slowly and steadily lessening the general awesomeness of your smile. (more…)

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UltraTooth Health Business Blog / Dr. Sargon Lazarof, UltraTooth Reform dentistry but don’t blindly copy the medical model January 12, 2017

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It’s always struck me as odd that the dental and medical systems are so separate. Oral health and overall health are closely interlinked, and the mouth is just as much a part of the body as anything else. A commentary in Health Affairs (The Dental-Medical Divide) by Elizabeth A. Mertz, a dental professor at UCSF does a good job of laying out the current state and what to expect going forward. While I learned from the article and agree with many of the conclusions, I do think it’s important that dentistry continue to deviate in some ways from the path followed by the medical profession. (more…)

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