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How Osteoporosis affect jaw bones?

Very few people connect Osteoporosis with jaw bones and tooth loss. In reality, Osteoporosis affects jaw bones as much as it affects the hips, back, knees and wrists. The condition of Osteoporosis creates low bone density which makes bones brittle and easily breakable. Along with other parts of the body this affects the jaw bones and has adverse effects on …

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Dry Mouth- Causes and treatment

Also known as Xerostomia, dry mouth is a common oral condition which denotes reduced saliva production due to inadequate function of the salivary glands. It is a condition that afflicts most of us from time to time but prolonged phase of dry mouth could be serious and needs medical attention. Studies show that almost 25 million Americans suffer from dry …

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Some of the Common Causes of Failure of Dental Implants

Dental implants are common and have led to healthier and happier patients with better oral states after the implants. And they can last for decades without any need for maintenance or repair. The intricate procedure of implants needs two things to be completely successful – an expert and experienced dentist; and a complete and detailed medical history of the patient …

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Prevention of root cavities

Prevention of root cavities Modern dentistry focuses on overall oral health and its maintenance rather than uprooting decayed teeth and replacing them with dentures as they did before. This is still done but only when there is no other cure for cavities and tooth decay in a particular patient. Prevention of root cavities is therefore a major discipline in regular …

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Treatment Vs Prevention of Common Oral conditions

Oral care is important not just for cosmetic reasons but because your mouth is the gateway to a healthy body. Maintaining oral hygiene goes a long way to maintaining good health. Contrary to popular opinion, oral problems do not limit itself to toothache, bleeding gums and cavities. If you haven’t been a regular visitor to your dentist you could be …

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TMJ symptoms and treatment modalities

TMJ or the temporo-mandibular joint is a complex joint. It connects the lower jaw or the mandible to the temporal bone which is a part of the skull. It is a complex and large group of nerves, blood vessels, delicate small muscles, ligaments and tendons, fibrous surface layer, synovial fluid, bone tissue and a cartilaginous disc. All these work together …

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How does Botox play a role in Dentistry?

Botox’s role in modern dentistry is undeniably important. It is no longer a procedure that is only used for cosmetic purposes but one that has long term benefits in healing TMJ disorders, migraines, muscle spasms and other kinds of facial pain. Its cosmetic benefits are well known and it can do wonders to correct teeth alignment and bring about that …

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Botox for TMJ Treatment

Botox® is commonly associated with cosmetic practices, including eliminating glabellar lines and facial wrinkles. Recently however, Botox® has become an increasingly popular TMJ treatment. It is true that some TMJ symptoms may improve without any specific treatment, using Botox® as a TMJ treatment offers fast and long-lasting relief for those that do not. Here are several of the major benefits …