Monthly Archives: May 2013

Myths about Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth are Useless One of the common myths about wisdom teeth is that they serve no purpose in the mouth. Some people claim that wisdom teeth are a vestigial structure, like the appendix, and that there is no need for these teeth. However, research has shown that some humans … Read More

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Do You Need Implants?

Do you need dental implants? There are a few things you should know before scheduling a consultation with your doctor. Dental implants have proven to be a reliable replacement for thousands each year, offering a solution for those bearing the consequences of oral decay or physical damage. Know the basics … Read More

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Everyday Dental Techniques

Brushing your teeth: it seems like a no –brainer, right?  Like many daily routines, you may find yourself standing in front of the mirror each morning and night brushing your teeth with little to no regard for your method of brushing. Forcefully scrubbing your teeth won’t make them any cleaner, … Read More

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Root Canal Procedure Breakdown

When you hear about a friend or family member having to go the dentist to undergo a root canal procedure it is usually met with reactions of pain. People hate the thought of it but not many know exactly what it is. While not everyone will have to get one during … Read More

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How Juice is Wreaking Havoc on Your Children’s Teeth

Parents often try to find the balance between obliging their children’s sweet tooth, while also fulfilling their nutritional needs; a result that often ends with juice. Apple, orange, grape—all these unsweetened flavors count as a five-a-day fruit and veggie according to experts, but not without repercussions. Nearly 25% of toddlers … Read More

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Dentists Increase the Success Rate of Tooth Implants

Smokers, diabetics, the elderly,  osteoporosis sufferers, and people who have had cancer are sometimes not eligible for dental implants as their bones do not properly integrate the new prostheses which are replaced at the root. Researchers from the Univerisitat Jaume I in Castellon, Spain have created an implant coated with … Read More

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UCLA School of Dentistry Receives Funding From First 5 LA

The UCLA School of Dentistry received $11 million in funding from First 5 LA, a child advocacy and grant-organization based in the Los Angeles area. The funding is aimed at increasing the accessibility of dental care toward children and pregnant women. More specifically, the funding will allow for the creation … Read More

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Easy Toothbrush Tips for Your Kids

Parenting undoubtedly presents its own share of challenges but occasionally one of the more daunting tasks entails persuading your children to brush. Some parents have such a difficult time instilling the importance of brushing to their children that they’re hardly above groveling upon their hands & knees. Don’t count yourself … Read More

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Health Scare in Oklahoma Stresses Improved Infection Control

A routine visit to the dentist for thousands of Oklahomans evolved into an unthinkable health scare. Health officials revealed an oral surgeon in the area operated his practice without adhering to proper sterilization methods, prompting former patients mandatory testing for hepatitis and HIV.  Public health hazards are the unfortunate consequence … Read More

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