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Three Tips to Save Your Teeth this Holiday
The holidays can put a strain on your dental health, not least because of all the sweets and alcohol consumed. Here are three teeth-saving tips to guide you through:
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How does having diabetes effect my teeth?
Individuals with diabetes have a diminished ability to fight bacterial infections that occur in their mouth. This means they are more likely to develop some form of gum disease. When a dentist sees patients with regular swelling of their gum, fluent gum abscesses as well as a significant amount of b...
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Why Dentists Wish You'd be More Careful Eating Popcorn
Popcorn related tooth injuries have nearly doubled. Dentists used to see approximately one out of twenty tooth fractures caused by popcorn. Today that number is close to one out of ten.
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Your Dentist Might be the Key to Better Sleep
Dentists are concerned with your overall health as well as your teeth. This includes sleep deprivation which can result in many everyday issues. Don’t be afraid to ask your dentist if lack of sleep is disrupting your daily activities.
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Healthy Smooching: Good Oral Hygiene Leads to Great Kisses
The best smooches are spur of the moment, so it's best to be prepared for them. Whether you're preparing for holiday mistletoe or are just in the mood for some love, you're probably fully aware of the connection between the state of your mouth and the quality of your kisses. Still, a ...
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Raisin Eyebrows: Is Dried Fruit Good for Your Teeth?
It's true that there are a number of benefits to eating raisins. They're low in fat and cholesterol, but boast plenty of fiber, calcium and potassium. Unfortunately, they're also both sticky and high in sugar, putting them high on the list of foods that can cause cavities.
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Oral Cancer and Smokeless Tobacco
Smokeless tobacco causes problems for your oral health. Tobacco products cause about 75% of oral cancers affecting the mouth, tongue, lips, throat, and parts of the nose and larynx. "Dip" ... “Chew" ... "Pinch" ... “Snuff" ... "Dirt" ... "Plug" ...
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Use of Laughing Gas
The most commonly employed technique used in conscious sedation dentistry is inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide and oxygen (N20-02) or "laughing gas". It is estimated that approximately 35% of U.S. dentists use this technique to relieve pain and dental anxiety.
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Oral Health and Early Disease Detection
Most of your dentist's patients enjoy robust health, and he or she is thankful for that. In fact, if you are faithful about your "recall" appointments (regular check-ups) he or she probably sees you more often than your physician does. That means much more to him or her than finding a ...
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Who Wants Whiter Teeth?
Tooth bleaching is a way to lighten teeth without bonding material to the teeth, or removing any sound tooth structure. In this respect, it's one of the most conservative cosmetic procedures. It's an "old" procedure, back in vogue.
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  • Raisin Eyebrows: Is Dried Fruit Good for Your Teeth?
    It's true that there are a number of benefits to eating raisins. They're low in fat and cholesterol, but boast plenty of fiber, calcium and potassium. Unfortunately, they're also both sticky and high ...
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  • Five Things You Should Know When Choosing A Dental Insurance Plan
    You've heard time and again that dental insurance can protect you and your family from dental and financial catastrophe. Even cheap insurance with minimal coverage will most likely save you big bucks ...
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  • CPR For Your Teeth
    I am an idealist at heart. My primary goal as a dentist is prevention, to help patients to maintain good teeth, avoid gum disease and cavities. But sometimes teeth are damaged, cracked, decayed, traum...
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  • Dental Fees
    Fortunately, in these times, a lot of patients have dental insurance. Insurance is, on the face of it, a good thing. It minimizes out-of-pocket expenses for treatment and encourages people to keep up ...
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