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In this video, Dr. Simon Yu, a medical doctor of internal medicine from St. Louis, describes his approach to holistic medicine at the Breast Cancer Prevention Conference. Dr. Yu encompasses many angles, and emphasizes the need for integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to health, with a focus on infections and dental health. Dr. Yu’s personal…(Read More)

Breast Cancer Prevention and Oral Health

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 health issues in general. At the outset of this video he offers comments on his overall approach to holistic care, and later he speaks specifically on the connections he sees…(Read More)

Cephalometric X-ray of Orthodontic

What can dental x-rays do? Dental x-rays, or radiographs, allow a dentist to see dental conditions not visible to the unaided eye. Although visual inspection by a skilled dentist can reveal many things, x-rays can additionally show: Areas of tooth decay that are very small, between teeth, or under fillings Infections in…(Read More)

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Xerostomia, also known as “dry mouth”, or “dry mouth syndrome”, is a major factor in dental health. Dry mouth has numerous detrimental effects that need to be managed to maintain good dental health. Causes of Xerostomia Dry mouth is a frequent side effect of some medications, it is more common in older persons, and it…(Read More)

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 muscles of the mouth, cheeks, and tongue to adapt to the presence of new dentures. Some people also experience increased salivation or pain when getting used to new dentures, but…(Read More)

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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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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 in the mouth. The problem usually first appears on the outer sides of front teeth, upper and lower, and is not hard to spot. To prevent early childhood caries, the…(Read More)

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Breast Cancer Prevention and Oral Health

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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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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