Distinct brain mechanisms related to dental pain relief

At the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Michael L. Meier, Center for Dental Medicine, University of Zürich, Switzerland, presented a study titled “Distinct Brain Mechanisms Related to Dental Pain Relief.” The IADR General Session was held in conjunction with the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Association […]

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Natural Toothache Cures

It is the middle of the night or a national holiday and there are few chemists or dentists open and even those that are happen to be located miles away. And then it happens…dreaded toothache strikes and causing pain that you can only relate to if you have experienced it yourself. If you are lucky […]

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What To Do If You Have a Toothache

This may sound familiar. You order your favorite lunchtime meal, sit down at your desk and bite into it. You use your incisors (four front teeth) to rip into it and push it to the side of your mouth to start chewing when BAM, the pain hits you like a ton of bricks! You grab […]

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NYU study successfully screens for diabetes at dental visits using oral blood

Researchers find a 99 percent correlation between tests for hemoglobin A1c at dental visits using finger stick and oral blood It is estimated that 8.1 million of the 29.1 million Americans living with diabetes are undiagnosed and many who have diabetes have poor glycemic control. Given that each year many Americans visit a dental provider […]

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Protecting Your Protection: Ways to Care for Your Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is your first and last line of defense against the outside world.  It is like a force field, shielding your teeth from external physical damage, protecting it from extreme changes in temperature, and combating some of the harmful effects of chemical reactions from the foods you eat.  It is considered the hardest substance […]

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Proper Flossing Technique

Learning the proper way to floss your teeth and finding the right technique is essential for good oral hygiene. The reason why we floss is to serve as a compliment to regular brushing of your teeth. Sometimes when we brush, we miss the plaque and food particles that get caught between our teeth in under the gum […]

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See How a Polar Bear Visits the Dentist

Turns out even polar bears can get a toothache. Boris, an elderly polar bear at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington, is recovering after having a large tooth pulled. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium/Facebook PHOTO: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium posted this photo to their Facebook showing Boris, the 29-year-old polar bear […]

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How And Why You Should Whiten Your Teeth

When we smile we project a strong, positive vibe that can impact the people around you.   That’s why having a bright, white smile should be an important part of your dental hygiene.  A brighter smile casts the impression of vitality, warmth, and good health.  Your smile can also help in your career, in your social […]

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