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Oral Surgery & Blood Thinners

Posted on October 18th, 2018 at 5:37 PM
Oral Surgery & Blood Thinners

Dear Doctor,
I am a 66 year old male and unfortunately need to have a few bad teeth removed. I am nervous because I am taking warfarin. Do you have any information or advice?

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Can Black Toothpaste Whiten Teeth?

Posted on October 9th, 2018 at 4:49 PM
Can Black Toothpaste Whiten Teeth?

Is Black Toothpaste the secret to whiter teeth? 

Can black toothpaste turn your yellow stained teeth white? We had a closer look to see what the manufacturers, consumers, and experts say.

 

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5 Essential Vitamins For Teeth And Gum Health

Posted on October 5th, 2018 at 4:19 PM
5 Essential Vitamins For Teeth And Gum Health

Proper nutrition is beneficial for your whole body, including your teeth and gums. By ingesting the right vitamins through food or supplements, you can help protect your oral health. Here are five essential vitamins for teeth and gum health.

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Foods That Strengthen Kids' Teeth

Posted on September 26th, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Yes, eating too much candy can cause cavities -- but did you know that many other foods actually strengthen kids' teeth?

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How Laughing Gas or Nitrous Oxide Works

Posted on September 24th, 2018 at 5:15 PM
How Laughing Gas or Nitrous Oxide Works

Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is used in the dentist's office to reduce patient anxiety and relieve pain.

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Best Tongue Scrapers and Cleaners 2018: Reviews of the Top Products

Posted on September 20th, 2018 at 2:16 PM
Best Tongue Scrapers and Cleaners 2018: Reviews of the Top Products

In this article we take a look at the ancient art of tongue cleaning, how it works, and some of the best tongue scrapers and cleaners available.

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Dental Crowns: Preserving Damaged Teeth

Posted on September 14th, 2018 at 4:50 PM
Dental Crowns: Preserving Damaged Teeth

Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. This common dental restoration may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay or replace a pre-existing crown. 

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Relieve It With A Herb: Aloe Vera For Canker Sores

Posted on September 12th, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Relieve It With A Herb: Aloe Vera For Canker Sores

Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) is a popular medicinal plant that’s been used for thousands of years. It is a thick, short-stemmed plant that stores water in its leaves. Best known for treating skin injuries such as sores or burns, it has several other therapeutic properties.

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Heart Patients

Posted on September 7th, 2018 at 4:02 PM
Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Heart Patients

At times physicians and dentists recommend that a patient take antibiotics before certain dental procedures. This is called “antibiotic prophylaxis.” But why do healthcare providers suggest this extra step? 

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Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Posted on August 23rd, 2018 at 5:14 PM

Unlike teeth with obvious fractures, teeth with cracked tooth syndrome usually have fractures that are too small to be seen on X-rays. Sometimes the fracture is below the gum line, making it even more difficult to identify.

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