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Dental X-Rays and Radiation Concerns

Most folks know that dental X-rays, and any X-ray for that matter, use low-dose radiation to take a picture inside of your body. Some folks know that radiation can cause cancer. Radiation is also used to treat cancer. Should you be afraid that dental X-rays might cause cancer decades down…
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Eating When Missing A Tooth

Eating with a missing tooth is neither fun nor comfortable, but you can get used to it. The issue is that, aside from the social consequences of having missing teeth, it can cause health problems as well. While anyone can adapt to life without a tooth, complications arise over time…
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Anesthesia During Dental Operations

Nothing strikes more fear into the hearts of folks than needles and pain. Yet, by and large, this is what dentists have to offer. From our perspective, the needles reduce the pain but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t hurt when it’s going in or isn’t scary to look at.…
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Your Tongue and Oral Health

Your tongue provides your doctors with a lot of valuable information. It can provide clues concerning infection, stress, medication interactions, and more. While you needn’t interpret every bump or discoloration as a sign of impending doom, understanding how tongue health is linked to oral health and how oral health is…
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Is Charcoal Toothpaste Good For My Teeth?

Activated charcoal has become a trendy new ingredient in personal hygiene and cosmetic products. But, is activated charcoal good for teeth and healthier than traditional toothpaste? Some people sure think so. We will discuss in detail what leading dentists have to say and what exactly activated charcoal is. Activated charcoal…
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High Blood Pressure and Dental Procedures

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, comes in three varieties. The first is the most common, chronic. Those with chronic hypertension have higher-than-average blood pressure most of the time. Acute hypertension refers to temporary, but very high, hypertension. White-coat hypertension is the name given to patients who only seem…
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Baby Teeth and Dental Ankylosis

Dental ankylosis is a condition in which teeth fuse directly to the jaw bone. It’s extremely rare, but it can happen when baby teeth are erupting or certain types of injury. Typically, there is a ligament between tooth and bone that prevents dental ankylosis. When the ligament is gone or…

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