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Dear Doctor Magazine Digital LibraryIt is our pleasure to provide you with this digital library, filled with information from the foremost dental educators and clinicians — including articles by Nebraska dentist Dr. Michael Sesemann. Here you'll find the latest developments and advancements on all aspects of dentistry to help you make the best decisions for your family's oral health: decisions that can change smiles and lives for the better.

Start by using "Search" to find information on specific dental terms or procedures, or select some of the popular issues and articles below. Please feel free to print, email and share them with your friends and family. If you have any questions after exploring the library, don't hesitate to ask anyone on our team — we're here for you!

Featured Article by Dr. Michael Sesemann


Teeth Wear - Dear Doctor Magazine
How And Why Teeth Wear

Are teeth supposed to last for a lifetime? And are humans designed to live for up to a hundred years? Given all the current improvements in the areas of medicine and health, both general and oral, people are not only living longer, but they are also keeping their teeth longer. This article will provide an overview of the "oral system" and one of its more common and important occurrences, tooth wear... Read Article


Featured Articles on Porcelain Veneers
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Porcelain Veneers - Dear Doctor MagazinePorcelain Veneers - Without A Drill

No drilling - reality or ridiculous? A no-drill technique requires a second look, as new materials and concepts have created new esthetic possibilities. Reactions and opinions among dentists have ranged from absolute disbelief to moderate acceptance. This article gives hope and reasons for patients to get excited about this conservative drill-free cosmetic technique...Read Article

Porcelain Veneers - Dear Doctor MagazineSmile Design Enhanced with Porcelain Veneers

In part two of the series on Smile Design, Dear Doctor takes an in-depth look at Porcelain Veneers, a superior yet minimally invasive technique for smile enhancement. We'll explain not only when they're appropriate, but also when they're not... Read Article

Featured Article on Teeth Whitening
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Teeth Whitening - Dear Doctor Magazine
Teeth Whitening - Brighter, lighter, whiter...

The subconscious impact of a white smile is radiant health, happiness, warmth and invitation. Today brighter, lighter, whiter teeth have become a norm. Tooth whitening by bleaching is a successful, conservative, relatively inexpensive and safe alternative... Read Article


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Cosmetic Dentistry - Dear Doctor Magazine
Cosmetic Dentistry - A Time For Change

Join us as we review the myriad of possibilities available to you for cosmetic dental change. But the biggest part is not just how your smile looks, it's how you feel when you show it... Read Article


Featured Articles on Tooth Decay
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Tooth Decay - Dear Doctor Magazine
Tooth Decay - How To Assess Your Risk

Don't wait for cavities to occur and then have them fixed — stop them before they start. Modern dentistry is moving towards an approach to managing tooth decay that is evidence-based — on years of accumulated, systematic, and valid scientific research. This article discusses what you need to know to assess your risk and change the conditions that lead to decay... Read Article


Tooth Decay - Dear Doctor Magazine
What is Tooth Decay? - And How to Prevent It!

Tooth Decay is an infection, and many people don't realize that it is preventable. This article is the first in a series about tooth decay, perhaps the number one reason children and adults lose teeth during their lifetime. Explore the causes of tooth decay, its prevention and the relationship to bacteria, sugars and acids... Read Article


Featured Article on Restorative Dentistry
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Tooth Colored Fillings - Dear Doctor Magazine
The Natural Beauty of Tooth Colored Fillings

The public's demand for aesthetic tooth colored (metal free) restorations (fillings) together with the dental profession's desire to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, has led to the development of special "adhesive" tooth colored restorations... Read Article


Featured Article on Oral Hygiene
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Oral Hygiene - Dental Health for Life

The best tools for maintaining your oral health and minimizing dental problems are a quality toothbrush, toothpaste, a roll of dental floss, approved mouthwash and good diet. This article cuts through the confusion with a winning game plan for oral health... Read Article


Featured Article on Dental Implants
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Dental Implants - Dear Doctor Magazine
Dental Implants - Your Third Set of Teeth

A discovery fifty years ago paved the way for one of dentistry's most exciting, natural looking and successful tooth replacement systems. Learn how dental implants might just possibly change your life... Read Article

Featured Article on Periodontal (Gum) Disease
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Periodontal (Gum) Disease - Dear Doctor Magazine
Understanding Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Have your gums ever bled when you brushed or flossed? This most commonly overlooked simple sign may be the start of silent (periodontal) disease leading to tooth loss. Learn what you can do to prevent this problem and keep your teeth for life... Read Article


Featured Article on Wisdom Teeth
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Wisdom Teeth - Dear Doctor Magazine
Wisdom Teeth - To Be Or Not To Be

Facts you need to know about these curiously named teeth. They are so-called because a moderate amount of wisdom is supposedly achieved at about the same time these teeth typically make their appearance. This article will review the problems associated with wisdom teeth and whether or not they should be removed... Read Article

Featured Article on Smile Makeovers
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Smile Makeover - Dear Doctor Magazine
The Impact of a Smile Makeover

Americans are catching on to the emotional and social importance of a healthy, beautiful smile, and they're seeking out ways to improve their smiles. Learn why and what a change could mean for you... Read Article


Featured Article on Root Canals
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Root Canal - Dear Doctor Magazine
“I'd Rather Have a Root Canal...”

A common misconception is demystified. Get the real story about this much maligned procedure that eases pain, rather than causes it... Read Article


Featured Article on Invisalign
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Invisalign - Dear Doctor Magazine
Invisalign Orthodontics

The orthodontic treatment using clear aligners consists of a series of aligners that you change about every two weeks over a course of treatment lasting six to eighteen months depending on how much movement is needed... Read Article


About Dear Doctor Dentistry Magazine

Dear Doctor - Dentistry & Oral Health is a dental magazine written for the education of the general public. Dear Doctor provides information that is accurate, authoritative, and trustworthy on all aspects of dentistry and oral health including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers and more.

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