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The enamel protecting our teeth—primarily made up of calcium hydroxylapatite and calcium fluorapatite—is a remarkable substance. The hardest substance in our bodies, it nonetheless cannot be taken for granted and in fact can be damaged more easily than many people imagine. Tooth damage caused by the ability of acids to erode tooth enamel…(Read More)

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 gum disease, infections, and cavities, as well as a potentially increased risk of oral cancer. In these regards the negative aspects of marijuana use are much like those of smoking…(Read More)

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Erosive Tooth Wear

What is Erosive Tooth Wear? The term “erosive tooth wear” broadly describes various types of loss of tooth enamel. Significant erosive tooth wear occurs in…

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Eating Disorders and Dental Health

Eating disorders affect the whole body, and impact oral health as a part of overall health. In addition to negative overall health effects, eating disorders…

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Overcoming Fears of Dentistry

Anxiety, fears, and phobias The anxieties of being a dental patient begin before even going to the dentist: many people balk at visiting a dentist…

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Dentistry for the Pregnant Patient

Safety concerns During pregnancy, women are particularly attuned to health matters, and dental considerations included. Fortunately, relatively few dental procedures need to be handled differently…

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Care of Dental Implants

The supporting matrix The first thing to remember when thinking of proper care of dental implants is that they are in important ways more like…

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Just How Safe Are Herbal Medications?

Healing with medicinal plants is as old as mankind itself. Herbal medications are typically made from plants, herbs, roots and are known as Complementary Alternative…

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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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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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