Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yellow to White Teeth in less than 90 seconds

11 year old female presents with mom to the office. 
History of Chief Complain: "Her teeth are very yellow, is that normal?"



Here is a snip of her upper left quad. This is the color of all her teeth.
I decided to acid etch #6, 7 and 8 for 60 seconds, followed by prophy paste.


Here is what #6, 7 and 8 looked like in less than 90 seconds.
The patient would get better results in conjunction with chair side bleaching but decent results nonetheless. 


Here is the original extra-oral photo. Diagnostic photos were granted permission by the patient and her mom.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

As much as Michael Bay made the Turtles (at least Mikey) look like Shrek, I still want to see the movie.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Comment Of The Day

My front desk went out to market and get new patients to make appointments across the street.

She told a lady at the school "We're across the street at Amazing Grace Family Dentistry".

The lady said "Oh! The chinito? Thanks for remind me, I've been wanting to make an appointment. I heard he is good."

Yay! I'm slowly becoming known around Mesquite! :p

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Impressive 30+ MPG Highway, Lexus claims 28 MPG Highway




30.5 MPG, 11 mile highway commute to work
Cruise control set to 66 mph, ECO mode on

Detailed graph of MPG per minute

31.4 MPG, 11 mile highway commute back home
Cruise control set to 67 mph, ECO mode on

Took about 14 minutes to get home, thanks to working late and no traffic

Sunday, March 30, 2014

End of March DFW Metroplex Cruise 3/30

Checkpoint 1: Brickhouse
Lexus IS350, Porsche Carrera S, Lexus LS460, Toyota Supra

Pontiac GTO, Vipers, Subaru WRX Impreza, BMW



2006 and 2005 Vipers

Checkpoint 2: North Texas BMW in Richardson


Lange @ Lizard Lounge 3/29

Awesome DJ and Producer - Stuart Lange

Trance Family :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Consumer Reports - Best Used SUV and Sedan - Lexus RX and LS models

The 2006 Lexus RX SUV and LS sedan were picked by Consumer Reports to have "incredible value for those dollar amounts" 

http://lexusenthusiast.com/2014/03/27/lexus-rx-ls-consumer-reports-best-used-car-value-list/

North Texas Lexus Meet @ Pluckers in Plano

Good turn out, about 15 showed up

Triple black

Photo courtesy of Nelson Lee

Monday, March 24, 2014

Herbivore vs Carnivore Diet Associated With Health and Quality Of Life

[Source] http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0088278#abstract0

"our results showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with poorer health (higher incidences of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life"

Pros about the study: Matching process method, fairly evenly distributed sample size and large sample size


Cons about the study: These findings can only be applied to Austrains and since it is a cross-sectional study (a snapshot), it's level of causation is on the lower end of the scale as compared to a randomized clinical trial.