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There are Good Reasons to Check Your Blood Pressure During Dental Visits

There are a lot of opportunities to have your blood pressure checked: your doctor's office, of course; your local pharmacy; health fairs; and the dentist's office. The last one Read More

There's a Lot of Effort Behind the Scenes to Making Dentures Work for You

For centuries, people who've lost all their teeth have worn dentures. Although materials in today's dentures are more durable and attractive than those in past generations, the basic design Read More

There's a Quick Fix For That Irritating Mouth Sore You Keep Biting

As the old Fifties song goes, “Little things mean a lot.” They can also be the most irritating, like a hangnail, a papercut—or a certain kind of oral sore. Read More

Think You Have an Impacted Wisdom Tooth - Now What?

Thinking or knowing you have an impacted wisdom tooth can be alarming news for some people. Unfortunately, one of the main reasons for this feeling is due to the Read More

Think You Have Sleep Apnea? Find Out for Sure to Get the Right Treatment

Fatigue, irritability and family complaints about snoring — all tell-tale signs you may have sleep apnea. There’s more to this condition than being grouchy the next day — the Read More

Those Red Patches on Your Tongue are Nothing to be Alarmed About

If you've ever been alarmed to find oddly-shaped red patches on your tongue, you can relax for the most part. Most likely, you're part of a small fraction of Read More

Tom Hanks' Abscessed Tooth Gets Cast Away

Did you see the move Cast Away starring Tom Hanks? If so, you probably remember the scene where Hanks, stranded on a remote island, knocks out his own abscessed Read More

Tooth Decay can be Less of a Problem with Minimally Invasive Dentistry

“Less is more” is a truism for much of life. It’s also an important feature of an emerging approach to treating tooth decay known as minimally invasive dentistry (MID). MID Read More

Tooth Loss: A Health Risk for Older Adults

Tooth loss is a problem that affects many seniors—and since May is Older Americans Month, this is a good time to talk about it. Did you know that more Read More

Tooth Pain? Here Are Some Possible Causes

“My tooth hurts…or maybe more than one. Or, it might be my gums.” If you're having trouble describing the pain in your mouth, don't feel bad. Although our body's pain Read More

Treating a "Gummy" Smile Starts with Finding out the Cause

You’re a bit self-conscious about your smile. But not because of your teeth — it’s your upper gums, which seem too prominent when you smile. While “too much” is Read More

Treating Sleep Apnea Could Help You Avoid Diabetes

One in ten Americans has diabetes, a serious condition that may increase the development and severity of other health problems—including gum disease. Because of this latter connection, dental providers Read More

Treating Teeth Grinding Now Could Help Prevent Excessive Tooth Wear Later

Your teeth naturally wear as you age, but you may be making it worse if you grind your teeth. Teeth grinding is a behavior that causes the teeth to Read More

Treating TMD Like Other Joint-Related Problems

After ruling out other causes for your jaw pain, your doctor or dentist has made a diagnosis: a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). With TMD, your pain symptoms and other Read More

TRUE OR FALSE: The Great Toothpaste Test

You use toothpaste every day — don't you? But how much do you really know about what's inside the tube: namely, the white, sticky stuff that keeps your teeth Read More

TV Designer Nate Berkus Is Thankful for Childhood Preventive Dental Treatments

Prior to his first appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show, interior designer Nate Berkus knew immediately that he was not there to pick sofa colors and paint chips. Instead, Read More

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