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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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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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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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No Magical Age When Dentures Are Necessary

No Magical Age When Dentures Are Necessary

There is a common misconception that everyone will need complete dentures at some time in their lives.  I really believe that this belief is passed down from generation to generation.  Grandma and Grandpa had dentures “all their lives,” then Mom and Dad had dentures “all their lives” and so I know that I'll need dentures at some time.  The fact…

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Improper Restorations Common Reason For Root Canal Problems

Improper Restorations Common Reason for Root Canal Problems

Quite often, patients initially say "no" to root canal therapy because they know of someone who has had a bad experience. Although some people have heard that root canal therapy is painful, the most common horror stories are about endodontically treated teeth (those that have had root canal therapy) cracking, breaking, or shattering and the subsequent loss of the tooth.…

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Rejuvenation of Old Dentures May Be Possible

Many denture wearers avoid seeking care from a dentist when they have sore spots or their dentures feel loose. This is why there is a booming multi-million dollar denture adhesive market, with over-the-counter makeshift products that promise to solve all denture problems to no avail. In my opinion, denture wearers do not seek appropriate dental care because they assume that…

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New Technology Promises To Save Lives

New Technology Promises to Save Lives

Anyone can get oral cancer. If diagnosed with oral cancer, the five-year survival rate is 52%, which has not changed in 25 years. The major reason for such a poor survival rate is that oral cancer is often not diagnosed until a significant, persistent lesion prompts a patient to ask his or her dentist or doctor about it. Unfortunately, because…

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