Monthly Archives: September 2013

Healthy Gums, Healthy Heart! Healthy gum

Healthy Gums, Healthy Heart! Healthy gums not only preserve teeth, they also contribute to the health of the heart. Research shows that if germ-laden plaque is allowed to accumulate on teeth, these bacteria can make their way into the blood … Continue reading

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Dental Hygienists’ Stress Prevention De

Dental Hygienists’ Stress Prevention Dental hygienists are licensed professionals who specialize in preventive oral care. By conducting regular, comprehensive tooth cleanings that involve removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits), the hygienist helps patients avoid tooth decay and gum … Continue reading

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Are your teeth sensitive? When a cold dr

Are your teeth sensitive? When a cold drink causes tooth pain, the root structure of one or more teeth may be overly exposed. If so, the focus should be on the “dentin” layer, which lies beneath the enamel and contains … Continue reading

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An Inside look at general health: The de

An Inside look at general health: The dentist can tell quite a lot about patients’ general health simply by looking inside their mouths. For instance, if teeth show signs of abnormal wear, it is quite possible that the patient is … Continue reading

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Straight from patients mouths While pati

Straight from patients mouths While patients may automatically assume that orthodontic treatment is needed to correct crooked, rotated, and overlapping teeth, it may only take a few subtle alterations by the dentist to correct problem teeth. Tooth contouring and reshaping … Continue reading

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Do patients need to stop blood thinners?

Do patients need to stop blood thinners? More recently, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has recommended that patients undergoing dental procedures need not stop taking blood thinners such as warfarin. If warfarin (or aspirin) is going to be stopped … Continue reading

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