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Seeking Headache Relief? Call Your Dentist.

Seeking Headache Relief? Call Your Dentist.

With all the various causes and symptoms, it can be challenging to diagnose and treat headaches. What we know about them is constantly changing as more and more studies are released, and it is not uncommon for patients to cope with the pain and stress of a headache for long periods of time before discovering the cause. If a headache…

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Treating Gum Disease: Why Some Patients Are Being Asked To Come In More Than Twice A Year

Treating Gum Disease: Why Some Patients Are Being Asked To Come In More Than Twice A Year

In the recent past, studies have linked periodontal disease—better known as gum disease—to systemic disorders such as diabetes, depression, heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke, and pre-mature birth weights. In addition to these systemic disorders, gum disease can also cause bad breath, pain, and tooth loss, and has even been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.  Thankfully, gum disease can be…

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Are You Aware Of These 3 Pediatric Orthodontic Options?

Are You Aware Of These 3 Pediatric Orthodontic Options?

Everybody knows about dental braces. A bunch of us used them or knew kids who did during our adolescent years. Nearly 4 million Americans are wearing braces presently, and they are one of the most recognized varieties of adolescent orthodontics. We've compiled a quick resource of some childhood orthodontic devices that most people might not recognize. The Nance There is…

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Do We Inherit Our Teeth?

Do We Inherit Our Teeth?

From the moment that we're born, we always have other people talking about just how much we look like dad or mom or another family member. "You have your mother's eyes," or "You've got your grandma's hands,” are variations of remarks that most of us get throughout our life. We know that a considerable amount of our physical traits and…

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The Future Of Invasive Dental Practices

The Future of Invasive Dental Practices

The time of non-invasive surgery techniques is upon us. Of course, we’ve already seen doctors and surgeons use tiny cameras, surgical instruments, and small tubes to complete procedures through a few small incisions in a medical technique called laparoscopy. There’s also robotic surgery, and this method gives the doctor a completely 3-D view of the patient’s surgery site. Robotic surgery…

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The Power Of A Smile

The Power of a Smile

No matter what language barriers stand between us, a smile is a universal symbol of happiness and trustworthiness in terms of non-verbal communication. You could almost say that receiving a genuine, heartfelt smile from someone is better than receiving money, according to a study performed in 2005. Psychologist Dr. David Lewis, who analyzed these findings, reported: “The powerful emotions triggered…

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I’ll Bet You See A Lot Of Emergencies Around The Holidays, Don’t You?

I’ll Bet You See A Lot Of Emergencies Around The Holidays, Don’t you?

Turkey, popcorn balls, nuts, home-made hardtack and taffy, fruitcake...All of these delicious goodies characterize the Holiday season. Unfortunately, they can wreak havoc on an unprepared mouth. Problems related to broken teeth usually increase in frequency around this time of feast and celebration. The chewing mechanism is controlled both consciously and automatically. When you decide to bite into an apple or…

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“Dental Tourism” Can Be Dangerous

“Dental Tourism” Can Be Dangerous

Due to the rising costs of dental and medical care, there is a trend for patients to travel to other countries for dental and medical care. Unfortunately, when one leaves the United States in search of a “cheap fix” the results can often be disastrous. In this country, we have the benefits of high-quality healthcare education, and healthcare professionals must…

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Improper Bite Splints Cause More Headaches

Improper Bite Splints Cause More Headaches

Bite splints are touted to solve a multitude of problems ranging from “TMJ” to tooth protection. Most dentists agree that bite splints are therapeutic, but they often disagree on the type of bite splints to be used, the materials they are made of, and the purpose for their use. I have even heard dentists say, “Whenever you put some plastic…

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