Archive for April, 2014

How To Get A Better Smile – Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

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Aesthetic dentistry differs from general dentistry as many common cosmetic dentistry treatments focus on improving one’s appearance, along with the quality of an individual’s teeth. However, aesthetic dentistry also offers the additional advantageous asset of increasing your general oral health. Overall, after having a cosmetic dentistry procedure that increases your self-confidence and helps your look, you will have a better sense of wellbeing.

Recently, innovative methods and many new improvements have come about ...

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15 Dental Advancements You Should Know

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In the last several years, there have been a number of dental technological advancements that make it likely that there are terms or developments you may have missed which you should not ignore. Cosmetic dentists in our office want you to become aware of how far dentistry has come and want you to become familiar with what our dentists can do for you.

1) Adhesive Dentistry – A term used to describe the ...

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Protein plays key role in infection by oral pathogen

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Scientists at Forsyth, along with a colleague from Northwestern University, have discovered that the protein, Transgultaminase 2 (TG2), is a key component in the process of gum disease. TG2 is widely distributed inside and outside of human cells. The scientists found that blocking some associations of TG2 prevents the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis (PG) from adhering to cells. This insight may one day help lead to novel therapies to prevent gum disease ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry – The Roles of A Prosthodontist

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It is required for dentists to attend four years of dentistry school upon successful completion of an undergraduate degree to ensure they are adequately trained in all facets of fillings, crowns, the treatment of root canals, scaling and cleaning teeth, various extraction techniques, and much more. This ensures that you turn into a well-rounded, general dentist. After the four years of dentistry school is completed, future dentists can decide to either begin ...

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Smokers’ taste buds ‘do not allow them to taste bitterness of coffee’

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Though conventional pairing has cigarettes and coffee going together, researchers have found that the toxic chemicals in tobacco may hamper taste bud regeneration, resulting in smokers not being able to adequately taste the bitterness of their regular cup of joe.

The researchers, led by Nelly Jacob of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital APHP in France, published results of their study in the journal Chemosensory Perception.

They note that tobacco’s chemicals are already known to cause a ...

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You Deserve A Great Smile – Cosmetic Dentistry

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Do your misaligned teeth alter your self-esteem? Do you catch yourself not smiling in public because you’re always worried about what others might think when they see your discolored or crooked teeth? If this sounds like you, rest assured that you are not the only one!

Just like you, there are many individuals who suffer from a variety of tooth issues that may not only reduce, but completely eliminate their self-esteem. Thankfully, because ...

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Bacterium, fungus team up to cause virulent tooth decay in toddlers

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Early childhood caries, a highly aggressive and painful form of tooth decay that frequently occurs in preschool children, especially from backgrounds of poverty, may result from a nefarious partnership between a bacterium and a fungus, according to a paper published ahead of print in the journal Infection and Immunity.

The resulting tooth decay can be so severe that treatment frequently requires surgery — in the operating room, says corresponding author Hyun (Michel) Koo ...

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