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Could Your Dentist Help Spot Early Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you concerned about your parent or grandparent’s mental health as he or she gets older?  There’s one unexpected place you can keep an eye out for signs of deteriorating memory and brain function: the dentist.  How might this help?  The Link A 2013 study at King’s College first found a distinct link between patients who had signs of poor dental health and those who showed symptoms of reduced brain function.  By following a group of 1053 middle-age adults for six years, researchers were able...

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Burning Mouth Syndrome: An Overview

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Suppose you’re going about your day as usual, when suddenly your mouth feels like it’s been set on fire—no, it’s not early-onset menopause, but something far less common: burning mouth syndrome, or BMS. If you haven’t heard of it, you’re not alone. In one study of 48,500 people, only 53 individuals (11 men and 42 women) were classified as having BMS. That translates to a 3.7 percent incidence in the population. What is BMS? Medical professionals generally describe burning mouth syndrome as a chronic...

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Curious About Tooth Water Flossers? 3 Ways They Can Help Your Family’s Teeth

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You have likely heard throughout your life that brushing, flossing, and eating the right foods are the staples of good dental hygiene. This may lead you to wonder just why people have water flossers and what they are useful for. Your dentist can give you the final verdict as whether one would be useful for you or not, but here are the basics about what water flossers do and who they can help. 1. They Are Useful for Cleaning Dental Appliances If anyone in your family wears braces or has dental bridges, then flossing with string floss is a...

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3 Bad Habits That Could Cause Harm To Your Teeth Without You Realizing It

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dentists often start teaching their patients basic dental care tips at a young age. Brush your teeth twice a day. Floss regularly. Use a fluoride rinse. While following this routine is always a good idea, it won’t fully protect you if you inadvertently make one of these common but easy to make mistakes. Here are 3 bad habits that could cause damage to your dental health that might not be immediately obvious. Brushing is Important But It’s Possible to Go Too Far There’s a reason that every dental guide you’ve ever read...

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Dental Implants: What They Are And Why You Should Get Them

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Over the past six decades or so, dentistry has undergone something of a revolution with the advent of dental implants. In the past, there weren’t many options for people who had lost teeth, and the treatments that were available tended not to be ideal. However, dental implants are comfortable and can restore a patient’s smile to its former natural appearance. Implants can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or an entire set.   What Is Meant By Dental Implants? Dental implants are artificial roots that are placed in...

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