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Dental Implant Success Improves as We Conquer Complications

Dental Implant Success Improves as We Conquer Complications | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
While the success rate for dental implants are very high, experts still work hard to get to the 100% mark. Could this quest for perfection be tangible?
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Technology has gone so far, and it's cool to see how dentists can improve your smile today.  I can't believe a procedure like dental implant's success rate is so high, at 98%.  Experts are trying to make it even higher!  Looking forward to seeing how far advanced dentistry will be years from now.

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University of Buffalo Wins $4M Grant

University of Buffalo Wins $4M Grant | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
A grant to study oral health in postmenopausal women has been awarded to the University of Buffalo. Hopefully gaining better knowledge for greater results.
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When we get older it can be difficult, knowing you're more prone to develop illnesses and sicknesses more often.  Thankfully there's intelligent people who are researching and discovering ways to fight against these many conditions.  This was an excellent read!

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Are Summer Allergies Making Your Snoring Worse?

Are Summer Allergies Making Your Snoring Worse? | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
Does your snoring gets worse during a season change? Allergies could be the culprit, but there's a way to lessen your chance of encountering allergens.
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Summer can be a challenge when it comes to sleep, if you have allergies during this season.  When the grass pollinates I can tell, because I can't breathe.  With that in mind I'm sure this enhances the severity of snoring, knowing allergens can contribute to tightening your airway.

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Air Quality in San Diego Is Getting Better--So Why Do You Wake Up with a Sore Throat?

Air Quality in San Diego Is Getting Better--So Why Do You Wake Up with a Sore Throat? | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
San Diego's air is the best it's ever been, yet people are still getting throat irritation. Could from your residence or is it something more serious?
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Every time I think of a sore throat, I link it to something you get with a cold or flu during the winter season.  I didn't think of allergens being part of the equation.  But when you wake up in the morning and feel that sharp pain, it makes sense that snoring could give you the same irritating problem.

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Your Doctor Should Be Prescribing Sleep for Weight Loss

Your Doctor Should Be Prescribing Sleep for Weight Loss | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
If you've having trouble losing weight and feel tired, getting evaluated for sleep problems may be an important step.
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Take more than a power nap to help with weight loss.

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Porcelain Veneers Can Restore Teeth Damaged by GERD

Porcelain Veneers Can Restore Teeth Damaged by GERD | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
The acid that comes with GERD can cause damage to your enamel. However, porcelain veneers can restore your teeth.
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GERD is rough, and unfortunately all that acid does eat away at the teeth.

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Is Botox a Good Treatment for TMJ and Bruxism?

Is Botox a Good Treatment for TMJ and Bruxism? | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
Recent studies have shown that BOTOX is actually effective against TMJ disorder. Could it become a treatment option for sufferers?
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Could Allergan's BOTOX® Cosmetic become a regular part of treatment protocols for TMJ disorder, or might there still be some wrinkles in this approach? This article looks at the evidence. Ultimately, it's still up to the FDA to decide whether or not it's appropriate. For now, BOTOX® for TMD is still off-label.

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Sex May Relieve Migraines for Some Sufferers

Sex May Relieve Migraines for Some Sufferers | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
For individuals who suffer from migraines and haven't been able to find relief through common treatments, sexual activity may be helpful.
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Move over Advil!

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Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Is Best Treated with a Multidisciplinary Approach

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Is Best Treated with a Multidisciplinary Approach | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
If you're experiencing osteonecrosis of the jaw, it's best to go to someone who is trained in TMJ treatment. You could be pain free again!
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Cool, so bite splints can be used to help in osteonecrosis treatment? It's neat how people come across these treatment methods.

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St. Patrick's Day Drinking Tips for Gum Health

St. Patrick's Day Drinking Tips for Gum Health | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
St. Patricks's Day is a day of drinking and festivities, but that can have a negative effect on your teeth and gums.
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A little St. Patrick's Day dental wisdom...

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British Gov Trying to Recover $2.3 Million Stolen in Denture Scam

British Gov Trying to Recover $2.3 Million Stolen in Denture Scam | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
A dentist who committed fraud by issuing over 7000 fake denture insurance claims now has to pay back about half of the embezzled funds.
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This dentist made millions in fraudulent denture claims. It's a shame that you can find shady people even in the dental community.

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Young kids' tooth decay hits 'epidemic' proportions

Young kids' tooth decay hits 'epidemic' proportions | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
Tooth decay is largely preventable, but it remains the most common chronic disease among children ages 2 to 11 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it can be deadly.
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Wow this is horrible! Tooth decay is now five times more common than asthma in children. We need to teach our kids proper dental hygiene.

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Smiling Is Part of the American Dream

Smiling Is Part of the American Dream | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
The pursuit of happiness keeps us smiling, and that's something very foreign to most foreigners.
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The pursuit of happiness makes us a smiling nation!

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Don't Forget Sleep Apnea when Considering Sleep Position

Don't Forget Sleep Apnea when Considering Sleep Position | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
Is there enough evidence showing the way you lay could stop you from snoring? If this problem happens often, see a sleep professional for answers you need.
Jonathan Fashbaugh's insight:

Most of the time you seek advice on the internet you'll find different answers on the subject.  Not that they're wrong answers, it just depends on the person for certain things.  When it comes to my health I'd prefer talking to a professional.  They can give you the personal approach and help find out what's best for you.

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What to Wear Today: a Smile

What to Wear Today: a Smile | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
In a recent study, participants found that women who were smiling without makeup were more attractive than those who didn't smile with makeup on.
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Yet another reasons for you to get out there and SMILE!

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Teeth Problems and Headaches May Be Related

Teeth Problems and Headaches May Be Related | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
Cracks in this patient's teeth caused her an uneven bite, which led to severe headaches. We rebuilt her teeth, which gave her much needed relief!
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Wow! This poor woman was going through dental AND TMJ issues, but it's great seeing her get help. I love reading stories like these!

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An End to Fillings? We May Soon Be Regenerating Enamel

An End to Fillings? We May Soon Be Regenerating Enamel | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
Wouldn't it be much nicer if you could fill your cavities with natural tooth minerals? This can become a reality soon by regrowing dental enamel.
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Imagine filling cavities with more actual tooth tissue...it's in development and could be available in as little as three years!

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Can I Get Dental Implants?

Depending on your dental health, we may need to help in other areas of your mouth first. Here is a small check list of what's needed before we do implants.
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This is a good check list of things that you need BEFORE you can get some implants put in. Without this stuff, the implant may fail, or you may be doing yourself more harm than good.

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One-Third of Americans Haven't Visited Dentist in Past Year

One-Third of Americans Haven't Visited Dentist in Past Year | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
Almost two-thirds of American adults (64.7%) visited a dentist in 2013, essentially unchanged since 2008. Rates are lowest among men, those with lower incomes, blacks and Hispanics, and those living in the South.
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Come on, America! Aren't our teeth worth caring for?

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What You Can Learn from Elephant Teeth

What You Can Learn from Elephant Teeth | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
An elephant's tusks are important to its survival. Loss of tusks is one of the biggest contributors to death in wild elephants.
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It's a shame that ivory hunters have caused a reduction in the number of large tusk elephants in the wild.

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Tech Boosts Cosmetic Dentistry And Plastic Surgeries For Men - E-Dental.com

Tech Boosts Cosmetic Dentistry And Plastic Surgeries For Men E-Dental.com Los Altos, CA /PRNewswire/ - Fueled by a historic surge in the tech industry, more and more Silicon Valley men are getting cosmetic dentistry like veneers, or minor surgery...
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With more and more competition for job spots, I can see where a great smile influences the chances of getting hired.

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RISE class delves into dental implants - YourWestValley.com

RISE class delves into dental implants - YourWestValley.com | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
RISE class delves into dental implants
YourWestValley.com
Facts needed for persons considering dental implants will be revealed at a RISE Learning for Life class beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rio Salado College Lifelong Learning Center, 124534 W.
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It's great that people go out into the public and teach the details of dental implants. There's so much fear in the unknown.

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Boil-and-Bite Dentures a Quick, Cheap Alternative for Low-Income People

Boil-and-Bite Dentures a Quick, Cheap Alternative for Low-Income People | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
If neuromuscular, fitted, or even stock dentures are out of your price range, boil and bite dentures could provide you with replacement teeth.
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I've encountered people online who ask, "What are people who are on MediCare and Social Security supposed to do for dentures?" This may be the answer...although probably not a great one.

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A Stitch in Time: Why You Should See Your Dentist Regularly

When you're developing a cavity, the sooner that you act, the more likely that serious issues don't develop. regular checkups are key to your dental health.
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After the article on children with tooth decay, I think this is important too. How soon we find and take care of those calories, in our kids and ourselves, the sooner we can prevent some serious damage to our mouths.

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Making Dentures Fit Better with TENS

Making Dentures Fit Better with TENS | Dentistry at Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
The TENS system allows us to create your dentures with neuromuscular dentistry, providing a better fit than traditional methods!
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Dentists really go to great lengths to make sure that dentures fit perfectly. These dentists use a TMJ analysis device to study the structure of a patient's mouth for denture design.

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