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  • Your Osteoporosis Medicine May Affect Your Dental Health

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    Osteoporosis is disease that affects the density of your bones, making them more susceptible to fractures and breaks. Sufferers of osteoporosis don’t necessarily show any symptoms (at first), but find that the reduced bone mineral density puts them in danger of damaged bones and a level of frailty that they wouldn’t normally face. Treating Osteoporosis Treating this …
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  • The Frenchman Who Put Sugar In His Sights

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    Pierre Fauchard, a French physician, literally wrote the book on modern dentistry. In the 1700’s, dentistry was very different from what we know now. People believed tooth pain and dental problems were caused by things like worms or evil spirits, which lead to some very strange treatments. It was in 1728 when Fauchard published The …
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  • Revolutionary, Silversmith, And A Dentist, Too.

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    You’re probably familiar with the Paul Revere of our history books. His participation in the Boston Tea Party. His midnight ride. His excellence as a silversmith. His position in the history of the American Revolution. Did you know, though, that he was also a dentist? From 1768 to about 1775, Revere was known for cleaning …
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  • Treating That Cold Or Flu Can Be Hard On Your Teeth

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    Autumn is here, and so is the beginning of the cold and flu season. While no one wants to be sick, our efforts to treat these illnesses can be hard on our teeth without us even realizing it. Acidic Medicines Many of the things we drink when we’re sick are acidic. Drinking plain old water …
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  • From The Tropics To The Toothbrush

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    From the Famous Dentists Series “A clean tooth does not decay.” — Charles C. Bass Charles C. Bass was a medical doctor and researcher at the Tulane University School of Medicine in Louisiana. He started his work focusing on tropical diseases and parasites, like malaria, and ended by developing an effective method to brush teeth. …
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  • The Father Of Western Medicine And Dentistry

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    From the Famous Dentists Series Hippocrates is most often known for his namesake, the Hippocratic Oath. A physician from ancient Greece, Hippocrates is considered the father of Western medicine because of his founding of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. Through this school, he established medicine as an actual profession. This seems strange to us today, …
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