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Planning for Oral Sedation Dentistry: What to Tell Your Dentist

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A lot of people feel anxiety, worry or even pure terror before a dental appointment, even if they’re just going in for teeth cleaning. Some are so afraid that they avoid checkups even when they have tooth or gum problems, which get worse if they’re neglected. Sedation dentistry is a common solution for dealing with dental anxiety. What Is Sedation…

5 Rare Dental Diseases You’re Unaware Of (Until Now)

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Taking the right steps at an early stage is the best way to prevent any problem. This is why parents must have their child screened by a dentist at the age of seven because it is the best time to diagnose any underlying teeth problems so that they can be addressed in time. Your child could be suffering from a…

How Common Medications Are Affecting Your Oral Health – Symptoms and Side Effects

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Most over the counter medicines have side effects including oral side effects. So, the next time you pop a pill be sure to check that it is not causing any harm to your oral health. Medications surely make you feel much better but all of them whether taken orally or injected, have the risk of side effects and oral problems.…

A Complete Parental Guide on Protecting Your Kid’s Teeth When Playing Sports

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Spring is in full swing which means more time outdoors! As baseball and soccer take the center stage in your child’s life, you need to ensure that falls and collisions don’t do any major damage. Keep your child’s teeth safe from flying baseballs and footballs with the following precautionary measures and keep the fun going: Use the Right Protective Equipment…

Harmful Habits You Need to Quit Now to Keep Your Teeth Healthy!

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Being able to chew your food so digestion happens effectively is crucial for your body to absorb nutrients. For that, you need your teeth! Being able to talk right, to pronounce words correctly so that others can understand you is absolutely essential. For that, you need your teeth! Being able to smile at someone – be it your crush, your…

Ready for Your Very First Denture? Not Until You Read This

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Dentures – whether used for replacing all or some of your teeth, can seem daunting. Even small acts like chewing and speaking with dentures initially can cause discomfort or pain. Apart from getting habituated to them, it is also essential to maintain them properly. We have listed below some important aspects to help you get comfortable with your new dentures…

Millennials Beware: What Avoiding Dental Visits Can Actually Lead to

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A study by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicates adults age 20-44, otherwise known as Millennials or Gen Y, are the segment with the highest percentage of untreated decay in their permanent teeth. This is because of the growing trend of self-diagnoses after researching symptoms on the internet. Further research into the matter indicated that adults age…

Teeth Grinding – Not Just a Regular Habit! Read to know more

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Most of us may have come across people who have a habit of grinding or clenching their teeth, when they seem to be anxious, upset, or even during their sleep. It might seem like a sign of anxiety at the worst and an irritating habit at the least. However, this seemingly simple habit can lead to complex oral health problems,…

A Parental Guide to Improving Children’s Oral Health This NCDHM

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This National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) Take an Oath for Your Child’s Oral Health February 2017 is National Children’s Dental Health Month and it brings together thousands of dental professionals, healthcare practitioners and dedicated educators to raise awareness about children’s oral health and the benefits of proper dental care. This year’s NCDHM campaign will promote the slogan “Choose Tap…

TMJ Disorders Can Expose Your Body to These Chronic Diseases

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in your body is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. This “hinge-joint” is not only made up of muscles and bones but nerves as well. In fact, 30-40% of your body’s nerve impulses run through this joint, making it the most important joint in your body. It lets you…