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How Important Is It To See A Doctor If I Hurt My Jaw?

does a jaw injury effect my teeth?

Have you ever noticed that one of our initial responses to a potential injury is the immediate attempt to guard our head and face? When someone throws a punch or if we get into an automotive accident, our arms and hands fly up to our face so as to try to shield ourselves from any […]

Is A Cleft Lip Different From A Cleft Palate?

treating infants with cleft lip or cleft palate

Orofacial clefts, likewise called cleft lip or cleft palate, are one of the most typical abnormalities in the United States. Actually, it is estimated that around 2,650 infants are born with a cleft palate every year in the United States, and about 4,440 are born with a cleft lip. A cleft results during very early […]

Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Roughly 5 million Americans have had their wisdom teeth removed, resulting in a cost of $3 billion every year. It’s likely that you are one of the Americans who has received this common surgery. If so, a dentist probably pulled your wisdom teeth because they were obstructing the health of the rest of your teeth. […]

The Effects of Smiles

No matter what language barriers stand between us, a smile is a universal symbol of joy and reliability when it comes to non-verbal communication. You could almost state that getting a big, genuine smile from someone is more beneficial than receiving money, according to a study carried out in 2005. “The powerful emotions triggered when […]

Can Lifestyle Choices Cause Dental Fillings to Fail?

A paper published in Frontiers in Medicine took a look at composite and amalgam dental fillings and a number of factors which can cause them to fail. Among the factors looked at were age, sex, smoking, drinking alcohol, periodontal health, diabetes, and genetics. 4,856 individuals’ dental records from five years were examined for the research […]

Having Trouble With a Canker Sore?

About twenty percent (1 in 5) of people have suffered from canker sores. Manifesting only in the inside of the mouth, as opposed to cold sores, canker sores (also known as aphthous ulcers) aren’t contagious. One can spot these sores by their oval shape with a red border. They ordinarily have a gray, white or […]

Bigger Gums In Children Could Be A Sign Of Leukemia

Enlarged gums can be a sign of leukemia

A case study that was released discussed how children with over-sized gum tissue have the potential to be an indicator of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Sometimes as a dental professional, it can be tough to properly diagnose a patient solely based on what is happening in their mouth. For this reason, dental practitioners must remember more […]

Tooth Loss As a Potential Cause Of Cardiovascular Disease

The connection between Heart Disease and losing teeth

A recent new body of research has shown a link between cardiovascular disease and tooth loss. According to a preliminary study at the Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions during the 2018 American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention conference, the data presented by researchers showed middle-aged patients who had lost two or more teeth had […]

Start Paying Attention To Your Childs Baby Teeth

Take care of baby teeth

Baby teeth are a lot more than a temporary stop on your child’s transition to adulthood. They have a big part to play in your child’s development so the sooner you start paying attention to them the better. Continue reading for 5 reasons why you should start sooner rather than later. 1. Baby teeth mean […]

New Study Shows Sweet E-Cigarettes Can Cause Cavities

E-cigarettes may cause cavities

Those sweet e-cigarettes you love may not be so sweet after all. A new study shows smoking e-cigs increases your risk of cavities. How does smoking e-cigarettes cause cavities if you’re not eating them? A study recently reported by the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center found that sweet-flavored e-cigarettes increase your risk of cavities due […]