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How to choose best dentist for your dental need

Shining white teeth that can brighten up a dark room. But having sparkling, shiny teeth is not enough because we also want them to be healthy and strong, and that goes with the gums as well. The best way to attain a shiny, healthy teeth and gums are visiting your local dentist or cosmetic dentist.…
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5 Things to Consider Before Adding A Therapy Animal to the...

Adding a therapy animal to the dental team may be beneficial to practices serving pediatric or adult patients with dental anxiety. Offices can bring a therapy pet into the office a few days a week, or only on days when high-anxiety patients are scheduled. Below are 5 things to consider when adding a therapy animal…
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Pain Management for Anxious Patients

One of the most important aspects of working with anxious patients is communication. Fearful patients need the oral health professional to hear and understand their concerns, as well as respond in a meaningful way. Rather than a quick dismissive response, the clinician must build trust by listening carefully to understand the nature of the patient’s…
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Ensure Oral Health During Pregnancy

Pregnant women experience an increase in progesterone and estrogen, which exacerbates the inflammatory response to gingival irritants, such as plaque biofilm. Simultaneously, changes in the oral microflora favor the pathogens associated with gingivitis. As a result, pregnant women are more susceptible to gingivitis, pregnancy granuloma, periodontal diseases, and dental caries. Photo Credit: PeopleImages / E+…
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Soda vs. Braces: To Drink Or Not To Drink

We all know that drinking soda, with or without braces, is not good for us. Yet a lot of us still choose to indulge in this guilty pleasure. Getting used to life with braces will take some time, learning which foods and drinks to steer clear of, but soda is one that should be a…
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Oral Appliance Therapy OC for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea works for people who suffer from mild to moderate OSA. Oral appliance therapy is nothing like a CPAP machine and is actually comfortable to wear. Oral Appliance Therapy the CPAP Alternative According to Dr. Jack Ringer, a preferred oral appliance therapy specialist, most people who have been diagnosed…
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NYU Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program Provided Free Oral...

More than 3,000 people in four different countries – 2,049 children and 1,076 adults – received free dental care during the 2018-2019 school year, thanks to the NYU Dentistry/Henry ScheinCares Global Student Outreach Program. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the collaboration between NYU College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and Henry Schein Cares, the…
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Can Oral Pathogens Trigger a Stroke?

Oral health and good oral hygiene are essential to overall health, as untreated dental infections can cause serious health problems, a new Finnish study reports. Researchers at Tampere University have found the presence of DNA from oral pathogens in the cerebral emboli of stroke patients, signifying adverse effects of substandard oral health. Findings from the…
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The Role of Sealants in Caries Prevention

Many interventions can help prevent dental caries, such as topical fluoride application, community water fluoridation, reducing the accumulation of oral biofilm, and dietary counseling. However, due to the tooth’s anatomical morphology, sealant placement is an integral part of comprehensive caries management. This is especially true in the posterior teeth that present with more pits and…
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Strategies to Prevent Caries

Caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) is an evidence-based protocol designed to prevent, reverse, and/or treat caries before the disease process causes irreversible damage to tooth structure. CAMBRA is unique because it considers the entire caries disease process, instead of just progression of the lesion itself. This protocol treats caries as a highly infectious and…