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Canker Sores (Aphthous Stomatitis or Recurrent Mouth Ulcers)

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  • Canker sores are unsightly and painful round sores that develop in your mouth
  • Doctors and dentists are still not sure what causes canker sores
  • Occasionally canker sores may be misdiagnosed
Canker sores are painful round sores that develop in your mouth. About 50% of people will experience a canker sore at one point...
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Mouth Sores

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  • Mouth sores are ugly, painful, and inconvenient
  • Mouth sores can be caused by a number of things
  • Canker sores and cold sores are the most common types of mouth sores
Mouth sores are ugly, painful, and inconvenient. In general, mouth sores can be caused by a number of things, including bacterial, viral, or fungal...
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Early Orthodontics: Braces for Children

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  • Orthodontic treatment can be performed on children as young as age 6
  • Some conditions require early treatment to avoid long-lasting issues
  • It is important to help children take good care of their teeth while they have braces
Orthodontic treatment is usually reserved for older children, teenagers, and adults; however, in some cases, young...
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Early Orthodontics: Other Procedures

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  • Other early intervention orthodontic treatments may be used when the child is still young
  • The palatal expander is a device that helps expand a child's upper dental arch
  • Space maintainers can help keep proper teeth alignment
In addition to early braces, other early intervention orthodontic treatments may be used when the child is...
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Secondhand Smoke and Children’s Teeth

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  • Based on recent research, secondhand smoke may cause cavities
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cavities are one of the most prevalent diseases among children
  • More research needs to be conducted to confirm the link between secondhand smoke and cavities
It is commonly known that smoking can have a negative impact...
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Effects of Smoking on Teeth and How to Break the Habit

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  • Smoking can make it nearly impossible to maintain a healthy, white smile
  • A dental patient who smokes is more likely to get oral cancer
  • It is never too late to quit smoking and work towards oral health
In recent years it has become common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health, but...
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Anesthesia: Safety and Side Effects

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  • Anesthesia is safe, but, as with any form of medication, there can be some side effects
  • Typically a local anesthetic lasts for only a few hours
  • It is important not to mix certain medicines with anesthesia as there can be adverse reactions
It is common to receive anesthesia before undergoing dental procedures such...
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Different Types of Anesthesia

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  • Anesthesia is used whenever a dental procedure has the potential to be painful
  • Local anesthesia is the most common form of anesthesia used in a dental office
  • General anesthesia is used for procedures such as wisdom teeth extraction
Anesthesia is used whenever a dental procedure might be too painful. It is used to...
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