Archive for February, 2015

Proper Flossing Technique

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Learning the proper way to floss your teeth and finding the right technique is essential for good oral hygiene.  The reason why we floss is to serve as a compliment to regular brushing of your teeth.  Sometimes when we brush, we miss the plaque and food particles that get caught between our teeth in under the gum line.  If these particles do not get removed by flossing, the bacteria that ...

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See How a Polar Bear Visits the Dentist

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Turns out even polar bears can get a toothache.

Boris, an elderly polar bear at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington, is recovering after having a large tooth pulled.

 

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PHOTO: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium posted this photo to their Facebook showing Boris, ...
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How And Why You Should Whiten Your Teeth

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When we smile we project a strong, positive vibe that can impact the people around you.   That’s why having a bright, white smile should be an important part of your dental hygiene.  A brighter smile casts the impression of vitality, warmth, and good health.  Your smile can also help in your career, in your social life, and in your relationships.  Being confident in your smile should be a priority and ...

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Early detection of heart attacks aided by gold nanoparticles

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NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been collaborating with researchers from Peking University on a new test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain heart attacks.

Kurt H. Becker, a professor in the Department of Applied Physics and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and ...

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What To Do If You Have A Cracked Tooth

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Although our teeth are durable, there may be instances that cause a tooth or many teeth to become cracked.  Having a cracked tooth is in most cases curable, but still an annoyance to deal with.  With proper care and a good dentist, you can have your smile back to its best.

 

First lets examine the most common ways that someone can crack a tooth.  Cracking your tooth can occur in a ...

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GDC launches pilot scheme for local handling of performance concerns about dentists, UK

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A pilot scheme is being launched this month which will aim to ensure that concerns about dentist’s performance are handled where appropriate by the local NHS in England, rather than by the national regulator, the General Dental Council.

Currently both the GDC and the NHS have powers to take action against dentists where there are concerns about their performance. The GDC currently receives complaints about dentists, some ...

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Which Toothbrush Is Right For Me: Electric or Manual?

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When choosing between an electric toothbrush and a manual toothbrush there are certain factors to keep in mind.  Both toothbrushes will do the job of cleaning your teeth, fighting plaque, removing bacteria and wiping bacteria off the gums.   However, when it comes to efficiency and quality versus price and availability your decision may be a bit more difficult.  In this article we will examine the two types of toothbrushes and ...

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