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TMD-Temporomandibular Disorders

Posted on behalf of the firm on December 1, 2013

A disorder of the jaw that is many times incorrectly labeled as TMJ – Temporomandibular Joint – is TMD – Temporomandibular Disorders.  TMD occur as a result of problems with the jaw, the jaw joint and the surrounding facial muscles … Read More

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Steps to Take When a Tooth is Knocked-Out

Posted on behalf of the firm on November 25, 2013

A serious dental emergency is a knocked-out, or in medical terms, an avulsed tooth.  A dental accident such as this is commonly caused by accidental falls, fighting, car accidents, sports-related trauma and biting on hard food.  When a tooth has … Read More

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The Reasons for Tooth Discoloration

Posted on behalf of the firm on November 10, 2013

The enamel – the visible, outer coating of the teeth – is a very hard, durable substance designed to withstand the rigors of biting and chewing. Why does the enamel of one individual’s teeth appear to be white while the … Read More

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Burning Mouth Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment

Posted on behalf of the firm on October 28, 2013

A symptom that occurs more commonly in middle-aged and older women than any other group is burning mouth syndrome (BMS). BMS is described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or throughout the mouth. Those who suffer from … Read More

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Tooth Abscess and Treatment

Posted on behalf of the firm on October 6, 2013

A tooth abscess occurs when an opening in the tooth enamel allows bacteria to infect the pulp of the tooth.  This opening in the tooth is caused either by tooth decay or tooth trauma, such as a broken or chipped … Read More

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Take Two Minutes to Brush

Posted on behalf of the firm on September 22, 2013

The American Dental Association (ADA) has launched an ad campaign aimed at improving children’s oral health.  The campaign, which launched on August 14,  is called “Kid’s Healthy Mouths”.  The ADA and thirty-five other groups in the dental community formed the … Read More

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Mouth Healthy: ADA’s Online Dental Guide

Posted on behalf of the firm on September 15, 2013

A great source of oral health information for both dentists and their patients is the American Dental Association’s online site, MouthHealthy.org.  With so many people relying on websites for health information, it’s great to be able to search a site … Read More

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Affordable Care Act and Dental Coverage

Posted on behalf of the firm on September 8, 2013

A very controversial subject these days is the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a comprehensive health reform act that was signed into law by President Obama in March, 2010.  The goal of ACA is to make preventative health care more affordable … Read More

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Mouth Bacteria May Trigger Certain Types of Cancer

Posted on behalf of the firm on August 26, 2013

Not one, but two recent studies suggest that a certain type of bacteria found in the mouth may trigger colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of death from cancer among Americans. Both studies published last week suggest that if a … Read More

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Reasons Why Teeth Are Extracted

Posted on behalf of the firm on August 18, 2013

While sitting in the waiting room at your dentist’s office, you wonder what steps your dentist will take to stop your toothache.  A filling or root canal perhaps? After x-rays have been taken and your dentist has examined you, he … Read More

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