Restoring Tooth Enamel with Fluoride Treatment

How Fluoride Treatment Can Help Restore Tooth Enamel It’s not at all unusual for those who are recovering from drug addiction or alcoholism to have gone through prolonged periods when they did not receive regular dental care and lapsed from good oral hygiene habits. The

The Recovery Patient-Dentist Relationship

The Recovery Patient and Recovery Dentist Relationship By Jamie J. Alexander, D.D.S. Many a recovery patient finds themselves in my chair when they have a painful dental emergency. They arrive in fear, commonly experiencing some embarrassment for the condition of their mouth, and are uncomfortable

Nicotine Addiction in Recovery

The Myths and Facts about Nicotine Addiction By Jamie J. Alexander, DDS, Many of my dental patients in drug or alcohol recovery are addicted to nicotine. Their habit gets in the way of whole body wellness, and exacerbates oral health problems. Unfortunately, smoking and other

Recovery and Insomnia

How to deal with insomnia in recovery Many in recovery suffer from insomnia, and therefore find it difficult to fall and stay asleep at night. Yet, sleep is beneficial to whole body and mental wellness. Dr. Jamie Alexander suggests 10 ways to modify your neurological

On Recovery and Dentistry

I have had a keen interest in chemical dependency, addiction, and recovery since initially studying the subject in two Integrated Studies (I.S.S.) courses during my undergraduate studies at Michigan State University.   In dental school at the University of Michigan, we had several lectures during our

Pain Pills and Dentistry

Dentist’s today are generally in too much of a hurry; quick to diagnose a problem and quick to treat (operate). When there is not enough time in the dentist’s schedule to treat the problem, often, pain pills / medications and antibiotics are prescribed. Nowhere in

Understanding Chemical Dependency and Oral Health

Chemical dependency is highly correlated with extended periods of poor nutrition, lapses in oral hygiene, infrequent dental care, and increased incidence of dental cavities, gum disease, and untreated cracked, broken and infected teeth. In addition to the pain, impaired health, limited chewing function, and fear