Archive for January, 2015

Is It Essential To See My Regular Dentist Before My Cosmetic Dentist?

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If you have a cosmetic dentistry procedure coming up it may be essential that you go and visit your general dentist first to ensure that your cosmetic dentist is able to perform the cosmetic dental procedure.  By visiting your general dentist, he may be able to eliminate certain risk factors that would likely alleviate your cosmetic dentist’s concerns.

 

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Ways to prevent and manage jaw bone disease highlighted

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A review of more than a decade’s worth of research on osteonecrosis of the jaw–when the bone in the jaw is exposed and begins to starve from a lack of blood–points to an increased risk for patients taking certain drugs forosteoporosis, anticancer drugs or glucocorticoids, those undergoing dental surgery, and people with poor oral hygiene, chronic Continue Reading →

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Dentists Save Lives

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Think about the people who come to mind when you think about saving lives: firemen, policemen, emergency room physicians.  But did you know that dentists can also save your life?  Your dentist knows a lot more about your overall health than you may think.  By interpreting signs and symptoms appearing in your mouth your dentist can pinpoint serious medical conditions such as heart and kidney disease, diabetes, and even cancer.

 

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Link discovered between tooth loss and slowing mind and body

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The memory and walking speeds of adults who have lost all of their teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds new UCL research.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, looked at 3,166 adults aged 60 or over from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and compared their performance in tests of memory and ...

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Choosing the Right Dentist For Your Child

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So you have a dentist you’ve been going to for most of your adult life.  The dentist seems nice enough and you’ve had your occasional cavities filled with minimal issue.    Now, later in your life, you’re fortunate enough to have a child who also needs dental care.  Now think back to when you were a kid.  Did you like the dentist your parents took you to?  Chances are you can’t ...

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Sugary drinks duty will save countless teeth, charity says

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A 20p per litre duty on sugary drinks would help to eradicate tooth decay and save the NHS millions of pounds in wasted resources.

The Children’s Food Campaign has published figures showing that the introduction of a 20 pence per litre duty on sugary drinks would benefit Londoners’ health, as well as save the NHS and public health budgets in London £39 million over twenty years.

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Getting Over the Fear of Going to the Dentist

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As if it were programmed into our genes, it seems as though many of us have this fear of going to the dentist.  Maybe it is because of media influence; television movies, or maybe you had a bad experience as a child.  Nonetheless, many people suffer from the fear of going to the dentist and thus delay a visit, or outright refuse to go to the dentist unless absolutely necessary.

 

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