Student Stress and Oral Health

Posted by on August 16, 2018

Behavior changes induced by academic stress may cause gum inflammation, temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptoms and bruxism for some college students. Academic Stress Health Factors During exam weeks, students often pull all-nighters, sleep less, i...

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The ABC’s of Mouthguards

Posted by on August 15, 2018

A mouthguard is a flexible appliance that is worn in athletic and recreational activities to protect teeth from trauma. The dental profession unanimously supports the use of mouthguards in a variety of sports activities. Why should I wear a mouthguar...

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Mouth Sores: Caused By Student Stress?

Posted by on August 14, 2018

Students have a high prevalence of canker sores or cold sores, yet the sores seem to appear less frequently after graduation, when stress levels are lower, according to a report in the November/December 2003 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of...

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Composite Resin: White Fillings

Posted by on August 13, 2018

A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth. How is a composite place...

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Taking Bites: Are You Biting Off More Than You Can Chew?

Posted by on August 9, 2018

In our fast-paced lives, many of us may be eating in a hurry, taking giant bites of our food to get done quickly and on to the next task. Fast-food restaurants advertise giant burgers and sandwiches as a selling point, but often those super-sized del...

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Allergy-Free Dental Visits Are No Laughing Matter!

Posted by on August 8, 2018

Itchy, swollen eyes, sneezing and a runny nose may sound like a case of seasonal allergies, but for many it’s the reality faced each time they visit the dentist. According to the February 2008 issue of AGD Impact, the monthly news magazine of t...

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What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Posted by on August 7, 2018

Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by the frequent and long-term exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids containing sugars. Among these liquids are milk, formula, fruit juice, sodas and other sweetened drinks. The sugars in these liquids pool aro...

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Flossing Once a Day Helps Fight Decay!

Posted by on August 6, 2018

Flossing is one of the best things you can ever do to take care of your teeth! Just flossing once a day to break up plaque is imperative for good oral health. Its the single most important factor in preventing periodontal (gum) disease, which affects...

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Energy and Sports Drinks: Responsible for Irreversible Tooth Damage

Posted by on August 2, 2018

Better Than Soda? A recent study published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, found that an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especi...

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Preschooler Dental Prevention Tips

Posted by on August 1, 2018

Providing proper care and oral hygiene during preschool years can mean a lifetime of good oral health! Research shows that children who develop cavities in their baby teeth are more likely to develop cavities as an adult. So how can a parent determin...

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Amalgam: What is silver filling?

Posted by on July 31, 2018

Dental amalgams are silver fillings. Amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and copper. Mercury makes up about 50 percent of the compound. It is used to bind the metals together and to provide a strong, hard, durable filling. Mercury has been f...

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Start the School Year Off With A Smile!

Posted by on July 30, 2018

School is right around the corner! And every child wants to look their best as they head back to school this fall. Parents can help by scheduling haircuts and buying new outfits, but many overlook the simple steps to helping their child maintain one ...

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