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Saltwater Rinses After A Dental Procedure

Salt-based therapies have been around for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians recognized the disinfectant properties of salt and so did the Greeks, applying tinctures of salt directly to wounds as a disinfectant. While salt may not be as good of a disinfectant as the triple antibiotic ointments that we…
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Understanding Orthodontic Expansion

While braces continue to be one of the most common ways to align teeth in the jaw, orthodontic expansion is another option. Essentially, a device widens the maxilla or upper jaw so that the upper teeth align with the lower teeth. Braces are used afterward to bring the teeth back…
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Antibiotics and Dental Treatment

There is a great deal of controversy over the use of antibiotics in dentistry and more broadly, its overuse by the medical community at large. The administration of unnecessary antibiotics can lead to allergic reactions or other complications that result in emergency room visits. According to one study, researchers found…
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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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