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Neil Priske,D.D.S.(818)249-6133


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Our periodic newsletter provides informative and intersting oral health facts and information.

Did You Know?
"Bad gums could be as strong a risk factor for heart attacks as smoking cigarettes, which is to blame for about 40,000 heart-related deaths a year."
 (Daniel Haney, AP Medical Director, February 17, 1998)
"A new study of fatty deposits lodged in the carotid arteries of stroke sufferers shows that 70% contain bacteria and 40% of that bacteria comes from the mouth." (USA Today, April 14,1998)
"Men with periodontal disease have a stronger propensity for cardio-vascular disease than men without periodontal disease, with those under 50 with periodontal disease having a greater risk than those over 50."
(J. Periodontal 1998:69:841-850)
"Diabetics with gum disease were three times more likely to have heart attacks then those without gum disease." (USA Today, April 14, 1998)
"Under the surface...are pockets of infection that contain billions of bacteria. If this oozing mess was out where it could be seen, it would be a bone-deep sore the size of the palms of both hands."
(Daniel, Haney, AP Medical Director, February 17, 1998)
"Women with gum disease are seven to eight times more likely to give birth prematurely to low birth-weight babies."(USA Today, April 14, 1998)
"Bacteria in plaque are linked to lung infections in people with chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease." (USA Today, February 17, 1998)

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Ancient Origins Of Dentistry


5000 BC—A Sumerian text of this date describes “tooth worms” as the cause of dental decay.

2600 BC—Death of Hesy-Re, an Egyptian scribe, often called the first “dentist.” An inscription on his tomb includes the title “the greatest of those who deal with teeth, and of physicians.”  This is the earliest known reference to a person identified as a dental practitioner.

1700-1550 BC—An Egyptian text, the Ebers Papyrus, refers to diseases of the teeth and various toothache remedies.

500-300 BCHippocrates and Aristotle write about dentistry, including the eruption pattern of teeth, treating decayed teeth and gum disease, extracting teeth with forceps, and using wires to stabilize loose teeth and fractured jaws.

100 BCCelsus, a Roman medical writer, writes extensively in his important compendium of medicine on oral hygiene, stabilization of loose teeth, and treatments for toothache, teething pain, and jaw fractures.

166-201 AD—The Etruscans practice dental prosthetics using gold crowns and fixed bridgework.

Tree branch Toothbrush



               Toothbrush Fashioned From A Tree Branch




Cosmetic Dentistry

Thanks to advances in modern dental materials and techniques, your dentist can help you attain the smile you've always wanted. The contour, color and alignment of your teeth can be changed by such cosmetic techniques as bleaching, bonding, veneers, inlays, and orthodontics.

The information contained within this web site is for the sole purpose of identifying dental care or treatment and to inform our patients about our practice. this web site does not offer any form of dental or medical advice. Neil A. Priske, D.D.S. does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that any specific tratment is appropriate to your present or future dental needs. Please contact a dentist or hospital if you are experiencing dental pain or have a dental emergency. The rights to the names of products or services mentioned are the property of their respective registered trademark owners.

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