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Going to the Dentist

Posted on April 7, 2014 -- from kidshealth.org

What part of your body helps you to digest your favorite foods, say "cheese," and look great in pictures?

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Your Tooth Plaque Can Reveal Diet, Diseases Hundreds of Years After Death

Posted on April 7, 2014 -- from theverge.com

Dental plaque holds far more than just a gross reminder to keep brushing your teeth. New research shows that buried within plaque is a history of the bacteria, food, and other microscopic particles that crossed the teeth it's come to coat.

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Swishing With Oil for Oral Health: Not Recommended

Posted on April 7, 2014 -- from theatlantic.com

Oil pulling — the Ayurvedic practice of swishing oil in your mouth — may not be bad for you, but there's little evidence that it cleans teeth and none that it can cure anything else.

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Afraid of the dentist? 9 tips to calm your child's dental fears

Posted on February 28, 2014 -- from foxnews.com

You were probably terrified of going to the dentist as a kid, but with consistent oral hygiene, regular dental visits and the new technology now available, your kids don't have to be.

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What is Root Canal Treatment and Why Would You Want It?

Posted on February 28, 2014 -- from dentalfearcentral.org

Root canal treatment is used to save teeth which would otherwise need to be removed. It is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury:

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Replacing Missing Teeth

Posted on February 28, 2014 -- from osseo.org

Missing teeth can be replaced in a variety of ways. You may be a candidate for any one or all of them, depending on the circumstances. Implants are becoming the treatment of choice for a number of reasons. Most significant among these is the expected longevity, strength and stability offered by current implant treatment, as well as the predictability of implant treatment with current technologies.

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For Your Teeth, Thanksgiving Dinner Is a Real Food Fight

Posted on December 2, 2013 -- from urmc.rochester.edu

New work by dental researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center brings both good and bad news. While bacterial forces in your mouth will exploit your delectables in newly discovered ways, some foods common at the holiday dinner table – like the cranberry and even wine – offer new leads in the effort to stop tooth decay.

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Chocolate Better Than Fluoride?

Posted on December 2, 2013 -- from dentistryoday.com

For the 40 million Americans who suffer from tooth sensitivity, relief may now come in the form of chocolate. A naturally occurring extract in cacao, called Rennou, has been found to work better than fluoride to restore and repair enamel.

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Smile! New Nanotube Surface Promises Dental Implants That Heal Faster and Fight Infection

Posted on December 2, 2013 -- from sciencedaily.com

A brighter, better, longer-lasting dental implant may soon be on its way to your dentist's office.

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Bio patch regenerates missing or damaged bone

Posted on December 2, 2013 -- from medicalnewstoday.com

Research led by the University of Iowa has tested a "bio patch" that regenerates missing or damaged bone by inserting DNA into nano-sized particles to deliver bone-making genetic instructions directly into cells.

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Pacifiers Have Negative and Positive Effects

Posted on November 11, 2013 -- from knowyourteeth.com

It's one of the hardest habits to break and can require a great deal of persuasion: Parents often struggle with weaning their child off of a pacifier.

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Headaches and Jaw Pain? Check Your Posture!

Posted on November 11, 2013 -- from knowyourteeth.com

If you experience frequent headaches and pain in your lower jaw, check your posture and consult your dentist about temporomandibular disorder (TMD), recommends the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education.

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Brush Your Teeth, Help Save Your Heart?

Posted on November 11, 2013 -- from health.usnews.com

Researchers found that as people's gum health improved, the buildup of plaque in their arteries slowed. This narrowing of the arteries, called atherosclerosis, is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and death.

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Dental x-rays linked to common brain tumor

Posted on November 11, 2013 -- from foxnews.com

A new study suggests people who had certain kinds of dental X-rays in the past may be at an increased risk for meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor in the U.S.

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Porcelain Crowns

Posted on October 22, 2013 -- from aacd.com

Dental porcelain can be sculpted to closely replicate the look of natural tooth enamel, while providing desirable strength and resilience. Porcelain crowns are an excellent choice when recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth, because a crown basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level. Crowns are not limited to simply replacing the original tooth, but can be designed to create an even better esthetic appearance.

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Can You Use Hydrogen Peroxide On Your Teeth?

Posted on October 22, 2013 -- from health.howstuffworks.com

Many adults have childhood memories of getting scraped or cut while playing and having a sit down with the brown plastic bottle of hydrogen peroxide. A cotton ball, a swipe at the skin and then magic: bubbling, fizzy and crackly sounding chemical reaction as the hydrogen peroxide cleaned out the wound. With that dark brown bottle hiding the actual liquid inside, and its association with the family medicine cabinet, why would anyone consider putting it in his mouth?

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Dental Health and Cavities

Posted on October 22, 2013 -- from webmd.com

Cavities occur as a result of tooth decay. Tooth decay is the destruction of the tooth structure. Tooth decay can affect both the enamel (the outer coating of the tooth) and the dentin (the inner layer of the tooth).

Tooth decay occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as breads, cereals, milk, soda, fruits, cakes, or candy are left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth digest these foods, turning them into acids. The bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque, which clings to the teeth. The acids in plaque dissolve the enamel surface of the teeth, creating holes in the teeth called cavities, or caries.

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Ask the Dentist: Preventive dentistry

Posted on October 15, 2013 -- from eastvalleytribune.com

What is preventative dentistry? Preventive dentistry is not treating things acutely. It's encouraging the patients to come in every six months to prevent a lot of restorative dentistry. It allows for us to see if there are any decay or problems and catch them early – that makes it so out of pocket expenses aren't too large.

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Dental Care for Infants and Children

Posted on October 15, 2013 -- from medicalcenter.osu.edu

Generally, thumb-sucking before the age of two is normal and harmless. When thumb-sucking is not stopped by the appropriate age (generally by the age of five), then parents should discourage the act. Prolonged thumb-sucking may contribute to crowded and/or crooked teeth development and bite problems.

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Help Your Kids Have Fun And Keep Their "Great Expressions" With These Halloween Dental Safety Tips

Posted on October 15, 2013 -- from sacbee.com

As children decide what they're going to dress up as for Halloween, parents are looking for ways to protect their teeth from all the candy and sweets they collect. In addition to Halloween, October is also National Orthodontic Health Month, so Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) is providing parents simple ways to help protect braces, retainers/aligners and keep teeth safe from decay.

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Link between dental health, heart disease

Posted on October 8, 2013 -- from floridatoday.com

See your dentist to prevent a heart attack? Recently, the research journals and popular press have been pointing to a connection between oral health and hygiene and cardiovascular risk. Although there are several mediators, one stands out: periodontal or gum disease.

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Implant-Supported Denture

Posted on October 8, 2013 -- from colgate.com

An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants.

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Dental Implants

Posted on October 8, 2013 -- from aaoms.org

Did you know that dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth? Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements that your oral and maxillofacial surgeon surgically places in the jawbone.

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Posted on September 25, 2013 -- from knowyourteeth.com

From subtle changes to major repairs, your dentist can perform a variety of procedures to improve your smile. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing. Your dentist can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or short teeth or alter the length of your teeth. Common procedures include bleaching, bonding, crowns, veneers and reshaping and contouring.

These improvements are not always just cosmetic. Many of these treatments can improve oral problems, such as your bite.

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Top Reasons to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Posted on September 25, 2013 -- from webmd.com

Gum disease today is less common than in the past. But it still affects nearly 1 in 10 American adults by the age of 64. If you don't floss every day, and brush at least twice a day, you are at risk. Here's why you should care.

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Dental Implants

Posted on September 25, 2013 -- from osseo.org

Learn more about the dental implat procedure including: how dental implants are placed, why the surgical process is a three-step process, what one-stage implant surgery is, and about the overall success rate for dental implants.

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Women urged to maintain periodontal health during pregnancy

Posted on September 11, 2013 -- from medicalnewstoday.com

When a woman becomes pregnant, she knows it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure both the health of herself and the health of her baby. New clinical recommendations from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the Eurpean Federation of Periodontology (EFP) urge pregnant women to maintain periodontal health as well. Research has indicated that women with periodontal disease may be at risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such giving birth to a pre-term or low-birth weight baby, reports the AAP and EFP.

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Five Myths about Porcelain Veneers and the Real Truth Behind Them

Posted on September 11, 2013 -- from bestdentistnews.com

Ever since Hollywood celebrities started relying on them for transforming their smiles into stunners, porcelain veneers have picked up steam as a truly transformative cosmetic dentistry method that can cover up stains, chips, cracks, and even gaps. These beautiful restorations are handcrafted in dental labs and customized for each unique tooth, ensuring a completely seamless, natural appearance. However, there are also several rumors that dentists have encountered concerning this procedure that may be scaring off potential patients who’re striving for the smile of their dreams. Today, we’d like to clear up five of these misconceptions!

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Good News about Dental Crowns

Posted on September 11, 2013 -- from hensleedentalteam.com

Dental crowns have been around for many years. In fact, some of the first crowns were made from ivory, bone and even human teeth. Eventually doctors began to use gold crowns, and dentistry has evolved into what it is today. So, why do dentists suggest a tooth have a dental crown? Dental crowns are used to cover and protect broken and damaged teeth allowing the patient to preserve the tooth and its function. Crowns are also sometimes used for aesthetic reasons. Some people may not like the cracks, chips, gaps, or even the shape of their teeth, and crowns can give them the smile they desire.

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Oral Health Care Basics: Getting to the Nitty Gritty

Posted on August 28, 2013 -- from huffingtonpost.com

In order to maintain a healthy body and mouth, consuming vitamin-rich foods and little fat is key. But it's easy to forget about the basics of well-maintained teeth and gums in a society that focuses on overarching preventative and treatment options. It's not to say that those measures are not beneficial, because they are, but it won't get you far if you aren't following the golden rules of oral health.

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Dentist James Loye Comments on New Evidence That Links Oral Health to Alzheimer's and Dementia Risk

Posted on August 28, 2013 -- from healthcareglobal.com

Emerging research indicates that dental health may carry link to a patient's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia. James Loye, dental health professional, comments on the new findings.

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Boost Your Child's Confidence with Orthodontic Braces

Posted on August 28, 2013 -- from lajollalight.com

Whether a child wants to feel self-assured now or later into adulthood, orthodontic braces can boost confidence and even help them feel more popular according to the latest research.

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Implants Revolutionize Dental Industry

Posted on August 28, 2013 -- from paysonroundup.com

Waiting to replace teeth changes our faces as the bones that anchor them deteriorate. Then, should we eventually make the decision we want teeth replaced, dentists have to make an extra – and often expensive – effort to give us what we want.

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Early Exposure to Bisphenol A Might Damage the Enamel of Teeth

Posted on August 12, 2013 -- from sciencedaily.com

Are teeth the latest victims of bisphenol A? Yes, according to the conclusions of work carried out by the research team led by Ariane Berdal of the Université Paris-Diderot and Sylvie Babajko, Research Director at Inserm Unit 872 "Centre des Cordeliers." The researchers have shown that the teeth of rats treated with low daily doses of BPA could be damaged by this.Analysis of the damage shows numerous characteristics that are common with a recently identified pathology of tooth enamel that affects roughly 18% of children between the ages of 6 and 8.

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Canton Dentist Q&A: How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Posted on August 12, 2013 -- from yourplymouthdentist.com

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment, and is appropriate for so many patients. But while we're all hurrying to whiten, do we really understand how whitening works? This blog post from our Canton dentist discusses how our teeth become tallow, and the different approaches we can take to regain a white smile (there are more options than simply whitening gel!). Read on to become whitening-savvy and better understand how to protect the brightness of your smile.

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Don't Forget to Brush: Is Poor Tooth Hygiene Linked to Memory Loss?

Posted on August 12, 2013 -- from designntrend.com

Remember to brush and floss, or you might forget about more than your teeth. A surprising link has been found between poor oral hygiene and memory loss, according to Science World Report.

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Alzheimer's disease linked to poor dental health

Posted on August 12, 2013 -- from medicalnewstoday.com

A study has found that people with poor oral hygiene or gum disease could be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's compared with those who have healthy teeth.

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Don't Pass on Your Dentophobia

Posted on August 12, 2013 -- from deltadental.com

Parents who are afraid to visit the dentist may pass the same fear on to their children, possibly keeping them from getting routine dental check-ups that are important to promote healthy teeth and a lifetime of good oral health habits.

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Affordable Care Act and oral health: ADA analysis of impact

Posted on August 12, 2013 -- from ada.org

A study has found that people with poor oral hygiene or gum disease could be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's compared with those who have healthy teeth.

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Think before you drink: Erosion of tooth enamel from soda pop is permanent

Posted on August 1, 2013 -- from medicalnewstoday.com

You may be saving calories by drinking diet soda, but when it comes to enamel erosion of your teeth, it's no better than regular soda.

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Today's Dental Implants

Posted on August 1, 2013 -- from thealternativepress.com

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

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Don't Forget to Brush: Is Poor Tooth Hygiene Linked to Memory Loss?

Posted on August 1, 2013 -- from designntrend.com

Remember to brush and floss, or you might forget about more than your teeth. A surprising link has been found between poor oral hygiene and memory loss, according to Science World Report.

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What is scaling or professional dental cleaning?

Posted on August 1, 2013 -- from health.india.com

Plaque and tartar (dirty-looking mineral deposits) on the teeth near the gums are most often the cause for gum disease. During your visit to the dentist, you might have heard him/her suggesting that you get 'scaling', 'professional cleaning', or 'oral prophylaxis' done. If you're wondering what it is and if it necessary that you get it done, you should read this post.

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Brush up on foods good for the teeth

Posted on July 16, 2013 -- from delawareonline.com

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

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Chew on this: Mummy teeth tell of ancient Egypt drought

Posted on July 16, 2013 -- from nbcnews.com

The link between drought and the rise and fall of Egypt's ancient cultures, including the pyramid builders, has long fascinated scientists and historians. Now, they're looking into an unexpected source to find connections: mummy teeth.

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Dentist: Patients should explore the advantage of dental implants

Posted on July 16, 2013 -- from newjerseyhills.com

Dr. Sam Romano, whose dental practice is located at 120 Park Ave., said patients should be aware of the option of dental implants, as opposed to dentures or bridges.

"Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed – permanent – or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth," Romano explained.

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Snack Your Way to a Whiter Smile with These Seven Superfoods

Posted on July 16, 2013 -- from perio.org

A whiter smile is on top of just about everyone's beauty wish list, but did you know that there are foods you could munch on to help you win the battle of a bright smile? In honor of National Smile Month, snack your way to pearly whites when you add these seven superfoods.

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Dental Implants

Posted on June 6, 2013 -- from perio.org

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

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Recommended Apps for Dental Students

Posted on June 6, 2013 -- from teethgeek.com

We've tried and tested dozens of apps and have come up with a list of the best apps for dental students!

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How to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist

Posted on June 6, 2013 -- from wikihow.com

So you're scared of the dentist? Don't worry, you're not alone. Here are some helpful guidelines to help you overcome your fear, or at least not let it keep you from visiting the dentist.

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Worst Foods For Teeth: 11 Foods And Drinks To Watch Out For

Posted on May 28, 2013 -- from huffingtonpost.ca

We all know certain foods (especially sugary ones) lead to cavities, but they can also cause pain to people with sensitive teeth. According to a recent study by Sensodyne, one in three Canadians regularly experience tooth pain due to sensitivity and 44 per cent of them aren't always aware of possible long-term effects such as gum disease and tooth decay.

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Illustrations: How a Tooth Decays

Posted on May 28, 2013 -- from colgate.com

Enamel is the hard outer crystal-like layer. Dentin is the softer layer beneath the enamel. The pulp chamber contains nerves and blood vessels. It is considered the living part of the tooth.

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Dental lab technicians mix technology with craftsmanship

Posted on May 28, 2013 -- from kidshealth.org

When you get your picture taken, everyone says, "Say cheese! Smile!" So you do – you open your mouth and show your teeth. When you see the picture, you see a happy person looking back at you. The healthier those teeth are, the happier you look. Why is that?

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Snoring and teeth grinding could be a sign of a sleep disorder

Posted on May 8, 2013 -- from cnycentral.com

If you snore, grind your teeth or twitch all night long, you could be among the 12 million Americans suffering from a serious form of sleep apnea, called obstructive sleep disorder.

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What Is Gingivitis? What Causes Gingivitis?

Posted on May 8, 2013 -- from medicalnewstoday.com

Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums (gingiva). It commonly occurs because of films of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth - plaque; this type is called plaque-induced gingivitis. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth.

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Dental lab technicians mix technology with craftsmanship

Posted on May 8, 2013 -- from chicagotribune.com

If you're looking for a career in dental health that offers a blend of science and art, consider the field of dental laboratory technology.

Dental laboratory technicians make and repair orthodontic devices such as dentures, bridges, crowns and braces. They use precision instruments and equipment, such as small hand drills, to create practical and esthetically pleasing dental replacements. Using their artistic abilities, lab techs create these dental devices using materials such as gold, silver, porcelain, plastics and stainless steel.

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The importance of flossing

Posted on April 4, 2013 -- from washingtontimes.com

Everyone is aware that brushing your teeth is important to maintain oral health, and this should be done at least twice a day, with a soft bristle toothbrush. However, what many people do not include in their oral hygiene routine is flossing. Using dental floss can have extremely beneficial effects, which you may not be aware of, and many people do not floss their teeth often, or even at all.

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Dental hygiene wards off stroke risk

Posted on April 4, 2013 -- from business-standard.com

Regular visits to the dentist will not only give you healthy teeth but also cut your risk of stroke, new research has claimed.

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Dental Implants for People Over 50

Posted on April 4, 2013 -- from washingtontimes.com

Taking care of your teeth is very important regardless of your age. It is just as vital for a toddler to have healthy teeth as it is for a teenager or senior citizen. There are many ways you can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, such as regular brushing and flossing.

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Dentist and local foundation give free dental work to kids in need

Posted on March 20, 2013 -- from wate.com

Many more at-risk children are getting the dental care they need thanks to the generosity of a local foundation.

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Quiz: Do You Know How to Get a Beautiful Smile?

Posted on March 20, 2013 -- from webmd.com

Do you know what it takes to get a beautiful smile?

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Low Cost Dentistry: How to Get Affordable Dental Implants

Posted on March 20, 2013 -- from worldental.org

Find out how you can lower the cost of dental implants to make them more affordable.

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Modern Diet Is Rotting Our Teeth

Posted on February 28, 2013 -- from medicalnewstoday.com

A study of the evolution of our teeth over the last 7,500 years shows that humans today have less diverse oral bacteria than historic populations, which scientists believe have contributed to chronic oral diseases in post-industrial lifestyles.

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Coffee Drinking May Halve Risk Of Mouth And Throat Cancer

Posted on February 28, 2013 -- from medicalnewstoday.com

A new study from the US finds people who drink more than 4 cups of caffeinated coffee a day have half the risk of dying from oral/pharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancer as people who drink it either occasionally or not at all. However, the researchers say their findings need to be confirmed by more research, and for now should just be received as good news for coffee drinkers and not be used as a reason to recommend everyone should drink 4 cups of coffee a day.

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Gummy bear: Dozen experts perform dental work on 66-stone polar bear Boris

Posted on February 28, 2013 -- from mirror.co.uk

The four-hour annual check-up also saw a growth removed from 27-year-old Boris's eyelid and his massive claws were trimmed.

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No dental insurance?

Posted on February 7, 2013 -- from tctimes.com

CareCredit offers payment options to make health care more affordable.

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Can dental implants benefit you?

Posted on February 7, 2013 -- from cdapress.com

Chances are that either you or someone you know has a dental implant. That is to be expected because implants are, more and more frequently, becoming the treatment of choice for a variety of dental issues.

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Another Incredible Use for 3D Printers: Digital Dentistry

Posted on February 7, 2013 -- from geek.com

If you think you've seen everything that 3D printing has to offer, well, you're just downright foolish. There is virtually no end to the number of industries and markets that this emerging technology can impact.

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