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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You Recent statistics revealing that nearly 65 million Americans are suffering from periodontal (gum) disease have periodontists everywhere urging Americans to take action against this seriously overlooked disease that has recently surpassed diabetes. The American Academy of Periodontology claims that one in every two adults age 30 and older [...]
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Baby Tooth Removal Tips

A child’s baby tooth will usually fall out on its own without any intervention. However, sometimes ‚Äúa little assistance‚Äù is needed. Parents are sometimes unsure about what to do when it comes to extracting their child‚Äôs loose baby tooth. Should the parent pull out the tooth, encourage the child to pull the tooth himself, or make an appointment with the dentist? Here are some simple thoughts to consider‚Ķ.

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Choosing the Right Toothbrush

Walking down the toothbrush aisle of your local store is enough to make you confused with all of the options available today. Some toothbrushes promise fresh breath, deep cleaning and even teeth whitening, while others are specially designed for children and seniors. These special features are meant to entice you so that ultimately you will buy their product over the competitor’s option.

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Preoperative Dental Exams

The first theories linking a connection between oral and systemic health can be traced back to the 19th century. However, the greatest research proving this connection has been accomplished in the past few decades. In May 2000, the US Surgeon General published the first-ever report on oral health in America, highlighting the correlation between oral and systemic health. According to the report, the mouth typically reflects general health and well-being.

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Taking Your Family’s Dental Health Seriously

Most people know that they should visit the dentist regularly, but the full reasoning is not always explained. Since many people have an understandable fear of visiting the dentist, it helps to know why it is important to go to the dentist on a regular basis. According to the American Dental Association, people should visit the dentist twice a year for a general cleaning and checkup. Some patients may require more frequent visits depending on their situation.

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Dentist Spotlight, Dr. Anthony Herro

Almost five years ago when Dr. Herro joined the faculty at this prestigious dental school, he was the youngest faculty member to date. Dr. Herro’s youthful attitude combined with his many years of education and training prepared him for his best role: educator. Whether chair side spending time with patients and making sure they understand their treatment options to the university setting, Dr. Herro’s passion of educating others is undeniable.

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Dentistry for Special Needs

Many special needs patients have difficulty in receiving standard dental care. These patients may be unable to cooperate with requirements to remain still for long periods of time, or may have other problems with dental procedures. A patient with special needs usually requires a change in the standard approach to dental care in order to receive proper treatment.

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All About Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry focuses on establishing trust between children and their dentists to encourage a child’s comfortability with dental visits. One of the main components of pediatric training is child psychology. Pediatric dentists develop trust through specialty office designs, specific communication styles and an emphasis on teaching preventative dental habits to children. These practices promote a more enjoyable dental experience for the child.