Monthly Archives: May 2016

How Some Dental Devices can affect your Pacemakers

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  • Pacemakers are used to help maintain the function and rhythm of the heart
  • Some ultrasonic dental tools and devices can interfere with these implantable cardiac devices
  • Some ultrasonic dental devices can cause irregular heartbeat How Some Dental Devices can affect your Pacemakers on patients that have pacemakers or implantable defibrillators
  • Letting your dentist...
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The Effects of Osteoporosis medications on Oral Health

Blog Highlights:
  • Although rarely, medications like antiresorptive agents can cause ONJ in patients who go through invasive dental treatments
  • It is not possible to determine who will develop ONJ and who will not
  • The risk for ONJ increases in patients who have gone through procedures that affect the jaw bone or its surrounding tissues
  • Patients...
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Need to Know Facts about your Oral Health

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  • Our oral health is very important from the day we are born, until the day we die
  • The mouth is the gateway to the health of our body
  • As much as 100 million Americans fail to see their dentists each year
  • Having regular dental checkups is the best way for you to preserve...
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A Closer Look at Orthodontics

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  • Orthodontics is all about diagnosing, preventing, and treating bad bites.
  • Orthodontists use appliances like braces and aligners to help guide your teeth towards the right position.
  • Orthodontists can help children, teenagers, and adults when it comes to fixing misaligned teeth or treating maturational changes in their teeth.
Dentofacial orthopedics is a branch of dentistry...
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Things you need to know about Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

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  • Oral and maxillofacial radiology is a specialization in dentistry and a discipline in radiology
  • An OMR can help doctors diagnose and make management plans for disorders and diseases on the face, mouth, and jaws
  • He or she is tasked with interpreting images of the head, neck, and face from different radiographic modalities

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Important Facts about Oral Cancer

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  • 42,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with oral and throat cancers
  • Your dentist can check your mouth for signs of cancer through visual inspection and palpation
  • You need to be mindful of the different signs and symptoms of cancer especially when they do not disappear in two weeks
  • Heavy smokers and alcohol drinkers...
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Knowing all About Nitrous Oxide

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  • Nitrous oxide can help patients to stay calm before getting a dental procedure
  • Nitrous oxide is also known as laughing gas
  • This gas is not meant to make you fall asleep
  • This gas is mixed with oxygen; it is inhaled through your nose with the help of a mask
  • Tingling on the limbs...
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Mouthwash Facts

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  • Mouth washes can be used for different oral health purposes
  • You can buy a mouthwash without a prescription and a dentist can help you choose which one would be best for your own needs
  • Therapeutic mouthwashes can help you fight against gingivitis, tooth decay, and bad breath
  • A cosmetic mouthwash can only temporarily...
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