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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 have specific, direct impacts on teeth, gums, and the mouth. From the dentist’s point of view, it’s not always evident that a patient has an eating disorder. If…(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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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 dentin near the gum line caused by improper brushing or gingivitis, chipped or cracked teeth, tooth-whitening products, acidic foods, and occasionally dental work are all possible causes of temperature…(Read More)

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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)

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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 all, it’s also useful to know why some foods are so successful at staining teeth. Teeth are stained when the enamel — the hard exterior surface of a tooth — absorbs…(Read More)

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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: 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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