The Use of Stem Cells in Dental Implant Site Development

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The use of stem cells in dental implant site development ByJulio A. Carrion, DMD, PhD The placement of dental implants in a prosthetically ideal position is often challenged by the lack of sufficient alveolar bone. Therefore, augmentation of the insufficient bone volume prior to or at the time of implant placement is often required to attain a long-term function and esthetic result. Alveolar ridge deficiencies…

Don’t Fear the Dentist

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Don’t Fear the Dentist John Gamba was 9 years old when a dentist failed to anesthetize a back molar properly and hit a nerve dead-on. The result was a lifelong fear of dentists that reached a peak in his 20s, when he stopped going to the dentist entirely. “I couldn’t even drive by a dentist’s office without getting stressed out,” he tells WebMD. Gamba was…

American Dental Association shares its position on dental X-rays

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American Dental Association shares its position on dental X-rays CHICAGO (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Dental Association (ADA) is aware of a recent study that associates yearly or more frequent dental X-rays to an increased risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor. The ADA’s long-standing position is that dentists should order dental X-rays for patients only when necessary for diagnosis and treatment.…

Discussing the horrors of oral cancer with two survivors

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Discussing the horrors of oral cancer with two survivors Note: I recently had the chance to talk with Christine Brader, a former smoker and three-time oral cancer survivor who lives in Allentown, Pa. She is a volunteer senior patient advocate and a board administrator for the Oral Cancer Foundation. For nearly five years, Brader has been active with the Oral Cancer Foundation’s online public forum.…

What You Need to Know About Dental X-rays

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What You Need to Know About Dental X-rays Dental X-rays are often part of a regular dental checkup. Learn how they help your dentist to monitor your oral health. Depending on your oral health history and your dentist’s preferences, you will probably need to have dental X-rays taken from time to time. Dental X-rays allow your dentist to more closely monitor the health of your…

Many Americans Don’t Receive Preventive Dental Care

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10-year study found some improvement, but continued gaps among racial groups. WEDNESDAY, (HealthDay News) — Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups. For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearly 650,000 middle-aged and older adults between 1999 and 2008. The investigators found that the number who received…

Dental Health and Overall Health

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Dental Health and Overall Health Healthy mouth, healthy body: The link between them may surprise you. The condition of your mouth is closely tied to your overall health. Find out how oral health is linked to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more. Taking care of your teeth isn’t just about having a nice smile and pleasant breath. Recent research has found a number of links…

Choosing a Toothbrush Manual vs Electric

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Choosing a Toothbrush Manual vs Electric How do electric toothbrushes stand up against good old-fashioned manual brushing? We went to the experts to find out. The electric toothbrush has become very popular in recent years — some even say it provides superior dental care. But how does it actually compare to manual brushing? “The idea of a toothbrush is to remove plaque and to stimulate…

Are Oral Piercing a risk for your teeth ?

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Yes !! They are a risk for your teeth and Oral health !! Body piercing is a popular form of self-expression. Oral piercings or tongue splitting may look cool, but they can be dangerous to your health causing a Dental emergency most of the time. That’s because your mouth contains millions of bacteria, and infection and swelling often occur with mouth piercings. For instance, your…