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Dentures are nothing new, but have come a long way dead-mens-teeth-a-history-of-dentures Today’s dentures use the most modern materials available, but it’s worth remembering that earlier dentures used ivory, bone, and even human teeth to create the dentures of the past. What are dentures? People lose teeth for…(Read More)

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The dental care needs of the elderly are not very different from those of other adults, but they are complicated by a number of impairments – physical, sensory, and cognitive Aging and Dental Health related to age and aging. Also, for the elderly, the connection between dental health and overall health is even more important…(Read More)

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Breast Cancer: Why Me?

Breast Cancer Prevention and Oral Health Bruce Wylde (B.Sc. Hons., DHMHS) is a holistic practitioner who sees a connection between general holistic practice and…

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Dealing with Bleeding Gums

It’s something most of us have experienced at one time or another: after brushing or flossing we see a bit of blood in the…

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Living with Dentures. Part 2

Getting used to the look and feel of dentures New dentures can feel uncomfortable or loose in the mouth, and it takes time for the…

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Aging and Dental Health

The dental care needs of the elderly are not very different from those of other adults, but they are complicated by a number of impairments…

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Baby Bottle Induced Tooth Decay

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (or “Early Childhood Caries”) is caused by precisely the same things as any other tooth decay: acidity produced by bacterial action…

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Root Canals: What, Why, and How

What is a root canal? A “root canal”, also known as an “endodontic treatment”, is a dental procedure that removes inflamed or infected tooth pulp…

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Temperature Sensitive Teeth

Causes of temperature sensitive teeth Teeth that give pain when exposed to heat or cold are a common dental ailment. Ordinary wear and tear, exposed…

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Mouth Guards and Sports

Many sports include some risk of physical injury, and included in that risk is the chance that teeth will be injured. The primary means of…

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Dental Sealants

What are dental sealants? Dental sealants (sometimes called “pit and fissure sealants”) are a means of covering the small crevices and fissures in teeth so…

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Removing wisdom teeth

What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars to appear in the mouth. They usually arrive in one’s late teens…

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Marijuana and oral health

Whether legal or illegal, marijuana use has detrimental effects on oral health that have been confirmed by research. The detrimental effects include increased risks of…

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Foods that stain teeth

Lots of foods and beverages can stain teeth. It’s useful to know which they are, and, because it’s almost impossible to list them…

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The Lesser of Two Evils: E-Cigarettes

What are e-cigarettes? Electronic cigarettes (or “e-cigarettes”) are electronic devices that take an “e-liquid” composed of diluent fluid, nicotine, and a flavoring…

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