Monthly Archives: June 2016

Facts about Smokeless Tobacco

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  • Instead of smoking cigarettes and cigars, some people prefer to chew tobacco
  • Smokeless tobacco can be classified as chewing tobacco or snuff
  • Using smokeless tobacco can cause a wide array of dental problems
  • In many countries, smokeless tobacco is considered as a safer alternative to smoking
  • Smokeless tobacco is also used to help...
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Important Facts about Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Blog Highlights:
  • Sleep apnea is a disorder that happens when your regular breathing is interrupted while you sleep
  • Central sleep apnea happens when the brain fails to signal the muscles you use for breathing to function
  • Obstructive sleep apnea happens when there are obstructions in your airways that is preventing you from breathing properly during...
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Things you need to Know about Sjögren’s Syndrome

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  • Sjögren’s Syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder where the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacks your own moisture-producing glands and organs.
  • This disorder can affect anyone no matter the race or ethnic group
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome mostly affects women who are aged 40-50 years old
  • The cause for Sjögren’s Syndrome still remains unknown
  • As...
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Important things you need to know about Root planing and Scaling

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  • Gum disease is caused by bacteria found in plaque; it develops as the plaque begins to reach the gum line.
  • Gum disease causes the gums to pull away from the teeth, creating spaces called pockets.
  • Root planing and scaling are designed for deep cleaning, they are ideal for patients who are suffering from...
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Things you need to know about Dental Sealants

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  • Dental sealants create a barrier that protect your teeth from decay
  • They are ideally used to seal off the pits and fissures on your teeth’s chewing surfaces
  • When applied, the sealant goes into the pits and fissures where it hardens and bonds directly to the tooth
  • Dental sealants are typically used to help...
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Important Facts About Your Saliva

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  • Saliva is very important for your oral health
  • Saliva has many similar properties to blood
  • It can help protect both hard and soft tissues within your mouth
  • The reduced flow of saliva can lead to tooth decay and to oral infections
  • Saliva contains substances that help you digest food, protect your mouth from...
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Basic Information about Root Canal Treatments

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  • A root canal treatment is done when the pulp of your tooth gets inflamed or infected
  • It is done by removing the soft tissue within your tooth and by cleaning and resealing it afterwards
  • If a root canal is not done on time, the pain and swelling can increase
  • A tooth that has...
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