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July 2016
Blog Highlights: Our teeth have four dental tissues Three of these tissues are hard, while one is soft and non-calcified The enamel is not made of living cells, this is why it cannot heal on its own when damaged The dentin is covered by enamel; when the enamel is damaged, the dentin’s microscopic tubules get...
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Temporomandibular joint dysfunction Illustration
Blog Highlights: The temporomandibular joints works with muscles and ligaments so you can chew, swallow, and speak Any problems that will prevent this complex system to work properly is known as a TMJ disorder TMJ disorders can be caused by arthritis, injuries, and bruxism The NIDCR wants patients who have TMJ disorders to aim for...
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Baby smiling
Blog Highlights: Fever, rashes, and diarrhea should not be considered normal symptoms for teething babies Using a teething ring, pacifiers, a cool spoon, or a clean finger can help soothe your baby’s gums when teething Products that contain Benzocaine has been used to soothe teething babies, however, Benzocaine has been associated with a rare yet...
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Baby with Oral Thrush
Blog Highlights: Candida albicans is a type of yeast that can cause thrush when it flourishes in your mouth Thrush is common in people who wear dentures It is also common in people who have very weak or weakened immune systems They can also attack individuals who have dry mouth syndrome or those who are...
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Special Needs Youth Brushinh his teeth
Blog Highlights: Special needs patients are those who have medical, physical, developmental, and cognitive conditions Individuals who have autism, Alzheimer’s disease, Down syndrome, and other similar conditions are considered special needs patients Special needs patients need compassion and understanding These individuals also need walkers, ramps, wheel chairs, and assistance from trained professionals Patients with special...
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Man Grinding teeth
Blog Highlights: Adults who suffer from a lot of stress and anxiety will tend to grind their teeth during sleep Bruxism is associated not just with stress, but also with sleeping disorders, and malocclusions Fractures on your teeth, tooth pains, and dull headaches are some of the symptoms of bruxism Children can also suffer from...
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Woman Smoking a Cigarette
Blog Highlights: Having bad breath is just the beginning of what smoking can do to your oral health Smoking and tobacco use can cause oral cancers and gingivitis The only way for smokers to decrease their risk for developing these diseases is to quit Nicotine can make it very hard for smokers to quit because...
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Space Maintainers
Blog Highlights: Space maintainers help save the space left by a lost tooth for permanent teeth It needs to be placed especially when your child loses a tooth before permanent teeth will erupt Space maintainers will allow your child’s permanent teeth to erupt at the proper place Space maintainers are used by dentists to help...
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