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Month: January 2014

  • January 29, 2014

People who are edentulous (lacking teeth) and have long worn removable dentures essentially have the option to switch to implant-supported dentures if they want a more stable and secure set of replacement teeth. But a good portion of those who...
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  • January 28, 2014

If you were a kangaroo and had a problem with your teeth, what would you do? You’d be lucky, because kangaroos are one of the few mammals that experience what is known as “polyphyodonty” — their teeth are constantly replaced,...
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  • January 22, 2014

Sedation dentistry involves the use of sedative drugs to relax and calm down a patient prior to a dental procedure. While there are certain sedatives that are fairly mild, with just a simple increase in the dosage, it can...
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  • January 15, 2014

There are a lot of patients who think that getting cosmetic treatments is like getting a haircut or plastic surgery. They’ll ask for a certain enhancement thinking that their choice will improve their looks only because their neighbor, co-worker...
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  • January 11, 2014

Headaches, teeth grinding and pain around the ears – individually, they may seem trivial and insignificant. But collectively they are but a few of the many symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, a dysfunction of the jaw muscles and the...
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  • January 8, 2014

Most cosmetic and restorative dental procedures can be scheduled for an appointment on a later date. But in the case of sudden toothaches where there is a lot of pain, you’d want to get emergency dental care as soon...
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  • January 1, 2014

It is often advised that people go to their dentists at least twice a year for regular checkups. This sounds like a simple routine for some, but for others this might just be one of the days they dread the...
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