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Why is flossing important

You wouldn’t wash only one side of a dirty dish, and then put it back in the cupboard to use again tomorrow, would you? When you brush your teeth, you’re only washing half of the surfaces of your teeth, front and back. You’re neglecting the two sides your toothbrush doesn’t touch. This leaves the sides of your teeth and the …

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Modifiable Risk Factors Of Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease and the susceptibility to have this disease are different from person to person. This includes different risk factors and the host’s response if has the disease. Analysis of the 2009–2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) shows that 47% of U.S. adults age 30 and older had periodontitis, including 8.7% with mild disease, 30% with moderate periodontitis, …

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Sleeping issues? Could be the size of your tongue and tonsils.

Dentists may not be able to diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea (a disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep due to blocked upper airways) right off, but a new study out of University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, dentists can now spot possible signs and send them to a sleep medicine specialist. This puts dentists on the …

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What is Dental Sleep Medicine

Dental sleep medicine is an area of dental practice that focuses on the use of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dentists work together with sleep physicians to identify the best treatment for each patient. Treated conditions include snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Dentist, screen patients with questionnaires and physical examination — …

Study Links Soda to Erosive Tooth Wear in Teens

Research released in early 2016  from The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) shows that sugary drinks are associated with erosive tooth wear among teenagers in Mexico, where sugary beverages are a dietary staple. “The oral health of children is always top of mind, and we’ve seen recently that sugar is a leading problem when it comes to their overall health …

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2d verses 3d Dental Imaging, which one is better?

When dentist diagnose your dental problem, one of the tools they may use either 2d or 3d imaging. Yet is one better than the other? Both 2D and 3D panoramic images are useful tools in treating dental patients. The key is to determine which imaging technology is most appropriate for the patient’s needs.  A standard dental x-ray is a 2-dimensional …

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Electric Toothbrush Vs. Manual, Which One is Better?

Is this day and age you have so many choices for a toothbrush. Yet, they all really fall into two categories, manual and electric toothbrushes. With so many choices, how do you know which one is right. Is one type of toothbrush better than the other? The answer really depends on your situation. “If you are a wonderful brusher and …

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Colon Cancer’s Link to the Mouth

 An infection from a common type of mouth bacteria can contribute to colorectal cancer, a  study suggests. The bacteria, called Fusobacterium nucleatum, can attach to colon cells and trigger a sequence of changes that can lead to colon cancer, according to the team at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. The researchers also found a way to prevent the bacteria …

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How Better Oral Care Helps in Job Search

Your oral care may have more of an impact on you getting a job than you want. In a time where the analysts say the economy is getting better, though many are still out of work. There are more workers than there are jobs.” What this means is that if you’re planning to look for a job, you need every …