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  • Fresh Breath VS Healthy Teeth and Gums

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    Many people would say they want both fresh breath and healthy teeth and gums. But if they had to choose, which do you think more people would pick? The American Academy of Periodontology¬† says that around 47% of Americans have some form of periodontal disease, or gum disease. Dental hygienists and the entire dental community …
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  • Fight Oral Cancer With Early Detection

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    Almost 54,000 individuals are diagnosed with some type of oral cancer or cancer of the larynx each year. These are some of the deadliest cancers and unfortunately, the number of people diagnosed is only going up. However, the good news is that your dentist is your first line of defense against these cancers. The reason …
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  • What is a General Dentist?

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    There are many fields of dentistry and many titles your dentist may have, but what does it really mean to be a general dentist. What is a general dentist? A general dentist can treat people of all ages and is often the primary dental care giver. They are responsible for treating, diagnosing, and coordinating services …
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  • ADA Urges MLB to Ban Tobacco Use At Ballbarks

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    The American Dental Association, as well as right other major medical and public health organizations, is urging Major League Baseball(MLB) and its players to ban the use of tobacco at its ballparks and on camera. After the tragic death of Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn, due to his long-time tobacco use, these orgnizations felt that, …
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  • Coffee: Need Another Reason To Drink It?

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    Coffee can stir up some strong feelings in a lot of people. Some people can’t go a day without a cup, and others could go years and never miss it. A recent study from the State Key Laboratory or Oral Diseases in West China, found that drinking coffee sped up the rate at which teeth …
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  • All You Want To Know About Dentures

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    Do you have questions about dentures? We will try and answer the most frequent questions we hear from people about dentures. What types of dentures are there? Complete Dentures – These are for people who have lost all or most of their teeth because they replace all of the teeth. Partial Dentures – For people …
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