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ORAL CANCER STOPS HERE

ORAL CANCER STOPS HERESigns and symptoms of oral cancer are often missed by the naked eye. You may not know that oral cancer is deadlier than breast cancer, cervical cancer and prostate cancer. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, this silent killer is responsible for one death every hour of every day. However, when detected …

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HEALTHY MOUTH HEALTHY BODY

The mouth is a window into the health of the body. Signs of nutritional deficiencies and infection can show itself in the mouth. Certain diseases that affect the entire body such as diabetes or Sjogren’s syndrome may also be apparent because of lesions in the mouth, or other oral problems. You probably already know that …

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TMJ Question

Can my wear on my front teeth, sore muscles around the ear and jaw joint, and headaches be caused by TMJ? The symptoms you mention are very commonly related to TMJ dysfunction and is not pleasant to live with. Your lower front teeth maybe sensitive as your bite is too far back or rather you …

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SNORING and SPOUSES

The experts estimate around 80 million people snore in the US alone. If you also add in the spouses and children who listen to the snoring, that total is far greater! Snoring causes many health problems, not just the anger and frustration from listening all night. Amazingly, so many spouses whose partner snores are also …

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Sadly Unknown Cause of Many Headaches

The Sadly Unknown Cause of Many Headaches This title states it all. This afternoon , a new patient came in complaining of headaches, limited opening of her jaw, pain, and clicking of her jaw. She had been to several doctors, her dentist, and finally her physical therapist who suggested perhaps she had TMD (temporal mandibular …

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MEDICAL RISK PERIODONTAL DISEASE

People with periodontal disease-bacterially-induced chronic inflammatory disease of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, may have nearly twice the risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke, recent studies suggest. Also called gum disease, affects almost 50% of adults, many who do not know they have it as it is usually painless in …

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Conservative and Beautiful Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted: September 18, 2009 Changing smiles can mean changing lives. Not all cosmetic dentistry has to be porcelain veneers. Many cases can be dramaticallly changed through whitening of the teeth and then some bonding to correct defects or spaces. The above case exemplifies the beautiful results that can be obtained using artistic skills required for …

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Stem Cells Grow a Tooth in Mice!

Posted: September 3, 2009 Scientists have used stem cells in a mouse’s mouth to generate an entirely new tooth. This is truly amazing and promising. The researchers at Tokyo University of Science created a set of cells that contained genetic instructions to build a tooth, then implanted this i not the mouses empty tooth socket. …

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Sleep Apnea/Snoring is a Dangerous Medical Issue

More and more evidence points to medical health problems that are caused by snoring and sleep apnea. Most recently, Danny Gans, a famous entertainer died from sleep apnea and CNS medication. Even though some people think it is funny, snoring is pathological. Sleep apnea is linked to depression, heart attacks, strokes, gastric acid reflux, high …

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