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Dental Health Care For Children With Special Needs

From Colgate Oral Care CenterBy Donna Pleis Balancing the requirements of a special needs child can be very challenging for parents. Pressing medical issues often take focus and dental care can take a back seat. The problem is that, according to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, those children are almost twice as likely to

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The new consumer culture in dentistry

By Marvin W. Berlin, DDSFrom Dental Economics In this age of ever-evolving technology, consumers have never had more options, information, and education at their fingertips. With a few keyboard strokes and mouse clicks, people can learn more about a product or service they’re searching for, identify hundreds of businesses that provide that product or service,

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What is gingivitis? What causes gingivitis?

From Medical News TodayBy Christian Nordqvist Knowledge center 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

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Today’s Kids Look Forward to Getting Braces

From Dentistry Today Believe it or not, many kids want braces these days. The Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) reports that 7 out of 10 kids react with happiness or excitement when they learn they need braces. Also, 94% of orthodontists say parents have brought their children in for a consultation because the children wanted

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Health Buzz: How Stem Cells Could End Root Canals

From US News and World ReportBy David Oliver What if you could skip that visit to the dentist because your teeth could heal themselves? Researchers from the University of Nottingham and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University developed new regenerative dental fillings that use the stem cells inside your teeth to repair tissue – potentially

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Tips to Prevent Tooth and Mouth Injuries

From Delta Dental Injuries to the teeth and mouth are common. Approximately 80% of dental injuries affect one or more of the front teeth and may cause damage to soft tissues – the tongue, lips, and inner cheeks. In the very young child, injuries to baby teeth usually result from learning to walk. There may

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I’m A Dentist. We Have To Talk About Flossing

From The Huffington Post I always hoped more people would talk about flossing — but never like this! By now, everyone has read or heard about the Associated Press article throwing shade at flossing. To summarize: Last year, the AP, under the Freedom of Information Act, asked the departments of Health and Human Services and

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Overbrushing: Watch out for too much of a good thing

From Delta Dental Brushing regularly is considered vital for healthy teeth and gums, but dental experts warn that you can overdo a good thing. Known as “toothbrush abrasion,” overbrushing can lead to sensitive teeth and receding gums. Vigorous brushing can wear down the enamel on the teeth as well as damage and push back the

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Marijuana use may raise risk of periodontal disease

From Medical News Today The risk of periodontal disease may be increased with long-term marijuana use, suggests a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. However, the study found no link between long-term use of the drug and greater risk of other physical health problems. Marijuana – also referred to as cannabis – is the most

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