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“We are each unique individuals” says Dr. McBride, a Holistic dentist in Long Beach, CA .

“We are each unique individuals” says Dr. McBride, a Holistic dentist in Long Beach, CA .

By Dr. McBride 0 Comments
November 23, 2017
Through studying, teaching and practicing dentistry for over 35 years I have come to realize the amazing uniqueness of each  person’s oral system. The teeth are just part of a complex network that  includes the supporting structures (gum and bone), jaw joints (TMJs), surrounding muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves. Ongoing research continues to show […]
How a Holistic dentist in Long Beach deals with BAD BREATH

How a Holistic dentist in Long Beach deals with BAD BREATH

By Dr. McBride 0 Comments
November 11, 2017
The hygienist will assess the state of their gum health, perhaps with the Halometer to legitimize the problem. It is usually found that the person has unhealthy gums, and teeth cleanings and home care instructions are given. This is borne out by American Dental Association statistics indicate that 85 – 90 percent of all adults […]
Got Bad Breath? Dr. McBride in Long Beach explains why

Got Bad Breath? Dr. McBride in Long Beach explains why

By Dr. McBride 0 Comments
November 9, 2017
Got Breath?  Bad breath (a.k.a. oral malodor/fetor oris/halitosis) is a very common but insidious human predicament, in that it is rarely experienced by the offender. Since it is so personal, the one having it may never get a clue from those affected by it. Studies indicate that this condition arises directly from either exhaled digestive […]
How a Holistic Dentist in Long Beach deals with Dental Fears

How a Holistic Dentist in Long Beach deals with Dental Fears

By Dr. McBride 0 Comments
November 2, 2017
It is true that 80% of the population stays away from the dentist on a regular basis. Although most would rather be somewhere else than at the dentist, there are those who only seek dental care when their pain level exceeds that of their fear. Most often fear starts from negative past dental experiences involving […]
Long Beach Dentist shares his Mission Statement

Long Beach Dentist shares his Mission Statement

By Dr. McBride 0 Comments
October 21, 2017
The mission of the Dental Wellness Center is to teach its patients about the unique nature of their oral status through a co-learning process between doctor and patient that empowers them to make informed choices regarding its future. Health is not a commodity that can be dispensed – it is the result of a dual […]
Improper teeth meshing, or malocclusion, can be a result of several factors

Improper teeth meshing, or malocclusion, can be a result of several factors

By Dr. McBride 0 Comments
October 12, 2017
When you think of it, the way the teeth mesh when closed together and during chewing function are the only real dictate of the positions of the TMJ’s, which are somewhat of a “hinge” affair. Unlike a door, however, that won’t close properly within its jamb if the hinges were placed incorrectly, the jaw joints, […]
What is “TMJ”? by Dr. Robert McBride

What is “TMJ”? by Dr. Robert McBride

By Dr. McBride 0 Comments
October 4, 2017
“TMJ”can occur from a traumatic blow to the joint(s), an improper bite relationship between the upper and lower teeth, or a combination of the two. The problem can also be magnified with certain general health conditions, such as osteo and rheumatoid arthritis. So, when someone says that they have “TMJ,” they are really saying that […]
Dr. McBride in Long Beach corrects and relieves “TMJ” – What’s it All About?

Dr. McBride in Long Beach corrects and relieves “TMJ” – What’s it All About?

By Dr. McBride 0 Comments
September 28, 2017
“TMJ”– WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? “TMJ” is a common acronym term for an affliction that plagues a large segment of the population. Actually, everyone has two TMJ’s, or temporomandibular joints. They connect the lower jaw (mandible) to the upper jaw (temporal bone). They are very unique to all the other joints in the body, as […]
X-RAY EXPOSURE in Dentistry

X-RAY EXPOSURE in Dentistry

By Dr. McBride 0 Comments
September 22, 2017
X-RAY EXPOSURE IN DENTISTRY Henny Youngman is famous for an old chestnut he has used for years.  In response to the query, “How is your wife?” he replies, “compared to what?” “Compared to what” holds the key to an understanding of the significance of x-ray exposure in dentistry. For, although we all know radiation is […]
How Dr. Robert McBride in Long Beach deals with patients with Bleeding Gums

How Dr. Robert McBride in Long Beach deals with patients with Bleeding Gums

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September 16, 2017
How We Deal With all patients with Bleeding Gums It is well known that diabetes is associated with inflammation in the body.  To put gum inflammation into perspective, the combined surface area of bleeding gums of a person scoring high in the number of bleeding areas would be equivalent to the area of the palm […]