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When Diseases Cause Oral Complications

We have come a long way in the treatment of serious, life-threatening systemic diseases. Part and parcel of healing more aggressive diseases are—more aggressive therapies. And sometimes as a result of forceful care, complications arise that demand attention of their own: oral problems. When an individual is very sick, nutrition becomes more important than ever. […]

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The Truth About Smoking

While nobody enjoys getting lectured about a bad habit, it’s important to have all the relevant information available to you, especially when it involves health implications. So if you need any extra motivation to help you quit smoking, we’ll discuss some of the lesser-known problems it can cause. It isn’t just your lungs that suffer! […]

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Sterilization In Our Practice

Dentistry, like any other science, has evolved over time. We’ve come a long way from the old days of “drill and fill” to a new era of sophisticated technology and technique. And along with this growth has come a new understanding of sterilization and infection control. With a variety of serious illnesses that can be […]

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Asthma Alert

Beware of oral complications from this respiratory disease In years past, asthma attacks could be unpredictable and difficult to control. Today, medications have been developed to control attacks—in some cases preventing them from occurring at all. If you—or a member of your family—still suffer the attacks, check with your physician about new treatment methods. Although […]

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Your Health History

Keep Us Informed of Any Changes! If it’s been a little while since your last appointment, then don’t forget to update your health history. Your dental care is part of your total health-care package. Have you: experienced any new allergies or sensitivities? quit smoking (or started)? begun taking new medications, even over-the-counter drugs? had any […]

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Antibiotics before Dental Procedures?

Know the Guidelines If in the past your doctor has prescribed antibiotics before you had dental work, don’t assume that your future holds more such meds. The guidelines may have changed since your last appointment… so check with your family doctor or cardiologist to learn if premedication is necessary for you. For years the American […]

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

Oral Health Tips when Having a Baby

You’ve got the glow of a mother-to-be. Keep it with these tips for better oral health for you and your baby. Now you’re eating (and brushing, flossing, and keeping dental appointments) for two. Make an appointment at the outset of your pregnancy for a healthy head start and advice on changes that could lead to […]

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Painful Canker Sore

Can Toothpaste Help Fight Canker Sores?

About the only good thing about canker sores is, they’re hidden inside the mouth. Beyond that—they’re painful, annoying, and bound to erupt at the worst possible time. And common though they are, the medical world has mixed opinions on what causes them and what can prevent them from recurring. Canker sores, or mouth ulcers, are […]

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Can a Musical Instrument Affect Teeth?

Ever think of asking your dentist which musical instrument you should play? Few people do. But especially for young people, an early dental analysis—before selecting a musical instrument—can be important. Surprisingly, some instruments—woodwind or brass—can actually help some children who have an overbite problem. Yet, the same instrument can make the problem worse in another […]

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Elderly Caregiver

Dental Tips for Caregivers

If you’re one of the millions of caregivers of an elderly patient who perhaps suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, then you probably maintain a checklist of the many daily tasks necessary to care for them. When making your list, don’t forget to include dental health as part of your routine. How Caregivers Can Help […]

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