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Your Mouth: An Early Warning System of Disease

If you ask most people what health problems could show up in their mouths, they would probably talk about cavities and canker sores. However, the fact is 90% of all diseases which affect your entire body can have oral symptoms. The close relationship between the mucosa (the pink skin that lines your mouth) and your […]

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Celebs Who Owe Their Smiles to Cosmetic Dentistry

      Celebrities these days need to look perfect at all times. They need to be super thin with curves only in the right places, or thin but with lots of muscle definition. This perfectionist attitude has extended to their teeth as well it seems. Some of these stars simply got a cap while […]

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Emergency Department Dental Care Continues to Increase Other Costs

Written by Dentistry TodayWednesday, 02 April 2014 15:43 The problems come from the fact that many people have no option but to visit the emergency room after experiencing intense dental pain. But many emergency departments don’t have the ability or the equipment to handle such situations.More and more people are visiting emergency medical departments for […]

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Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection

By Steven Reinberg        HealthDay Reporter Tobacco use in any form appears to be linked to an increased risk of infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), a virus that can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. The odds of being infected with HPV16, a sexually […]

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States With the Best & Worst Adult Oral Health Care

Recently, Oral Health America issued a report titled “State of Decay: Are Older Americans Coming of Age Without Healthcare?” The question is answered right off the bat (yes), along with a few reasons why our aging population – one of the biggest demographics in the American population – is left in the dark when it […]

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17 Year Old boy has 232 Teeth Extracted

Ashik Gavi, 17, was suffering from swelling on the right side of his lower jaw. He was later diagnosed with a rare condition known as complex odontoma.  Odontomas are haphazardly arranged tooth-like growths. They are composed of enamel, dentin (the yellowish tissue that makes up the bulk of all teeth) and pulp tissue (part in […]

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When to Replace Your Toothbrush

  Toothbrush Care: Cleaning, Storing and Replacement Toothbrushing plays an important everyday role for personal oral hygiene and effective plaque removal. Appropriate toothbrush care and maintenance are also important considerations for sound oral hygiene. The ADA recommends that consumers replace toothbrushes approximately every 3–4 months or sooner if the bristles become frayed with use. In […]

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Jawbone Deficiency

  Common Causes of Jawbone Deterioration Controlling or Stopping Jawbone Deterioration – Resorption Healthy Jawbone Structures – Maintaining The Natural Order of Things

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Dental Floss: The Indirect Key To Survival!

  The fact that flossing daily can extend life expectancy falls in the weird-but-true category. In fact, floss does two things: it prevents gum disease (that’s rather obvious), and it prevents heart disease (not so obvious). Preventing both of these together is what adds years to your life. Here’s how flossing improves life expectancy: When […]

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Dental Abscess

Dental Abscess A tooth abscess is a complication of tooth decay.  It may be prompted by a broken or chipped tooth. Openings in the tooth enamel allow bacteria to infect the center of the tooth (the pulp) and infection may spread from the root of the tooth to the bones supporting the tooth. These infections are […]

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