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How to Get Rid of Your Teeth

(Inspired by a much funnier article by Dr. Bruce Murphy) More and more people are keeping more and more of their teeth for a lifetime. Denturists are trying to branch out into other areas of treatment to stay busy. Fluoride is everywhere.  The media is brainwashing everyone about dental health. There has never been a

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The NTI appliance Hope for Headache Sufferers

The recently invented NTI-TSS appliance is showing considerable promise as a treatment and prevention not only for many cases of TMJ  (jaw joint) and muscle pain, but for related tension heachaches – and even for migraine. (The device’s inventor was a chronic migraine sufferer who originally devised it for his own treatment.)  The U.S. FDA

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What the Heck is MicroDentistry?

 Well, it’s also called Minimally Invasive Dentistry.  Whatever you call it, the strategies of dealing with tooth decay are evolving. The old model familiar to most Baby-Boomers saw most teeth getting their first filling when there was already a fairly large cavity – and getting a large filling as a result. Once placed, fillings  wear

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Tooth Eruption

Primary tooth eruption and exfoliation  (falling out) and eruption of the permanent teeth varies from person to person – some children don’t lose the last of their primary teeth until age 14 or 15.  And, occasionally, a permanent tooth will be congenitally missing, which prevents the primary (baby) tooth from loosening. This is one reason

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Dangers of Tongue Piercing

Top 4 Reasons to Have Your Tongue Pierced: 1. It’s Cool.  2. Parents hate it.  3. Everybody’s doing it. 4. Having a Teenage Brain Top 7 Reasons Not To: 1. Chipped or Broken Front Teeth The majority of patients we see with tongue barbells wind up with chips, cracks or fractures in their front teeth. These have to

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Different Filling Materials

  “Fill It Up With Regular” It’s not that simple. there is variety of materials  currently available to fill that cavity.   Here’s a brief summary: Material Silver Amalgam   Composite Gold Ceramic What Is It? An alloy of silver, mercury, and smaller amounts of tin and copper. (“Amalgam” is the proper term for any alloy of mercury

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Dry Mouth

drymA common, and often frustration oral condition, xerostomia can be caused by numerous drugs , (prescription and over the counter) salivary gland disease smoking cancer radiation therapy (to which saliva glands are very sensitive) habitual mouth breathing Other diseases Besides the discomfort, inadequate saliva can cause increased tooth decay, gum problems, bad breath and digestion problems.

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How to Get Rid of Your Teeth

(Inspired by a much funnier article by Dr. Bruce Murphy) More and more people are keeping more and more of their teeth for a lifetime. Denturists are trying to branch out into other areas of treatment to stay busy. Fluoride is everywhere.  The media is brainwashing everyone about dental health. There has never been a

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The Basic of Dental Implants

  The original tooth has been missing for some time, and the adjacent tooth is starting to tilt, a process that will eventually have serious effects on the bite and function. A titanium implant is placed into the jaw to replace the original root, a process that most patients find less uncomfortable that removing the

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