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Dental Care for Children – Thumb Sucking 101

Dental Care for Children – Thumb Sucking 101

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Psycology behind it Kids do it. So do chimpanzees and other primates. Many times it starts in the womb. It comforts, soothes and calms the child and provides an overall pleasurable sensation. When the habit is developed, a favorite finger … Continue reading

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Severely Decayed Teeth

Severely Decayed Teeth

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The consequences of tooth decay can be quite serious depending on how severe the decay is. Re Cap In a previous blog, “Dental anatomy 101,” posted on August 5th, 2016, we looked at the anatomy of the tooth i.e. the … Continue reading

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Bite Marks – Part Two of Forensic Odontology

Bite Marks – Part Two of Forensic Odontology

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We continue from where we left off in the last blog – Bite Marks…human bite marks that is, can play an important role in helping to identify the guilty party in certain situations i.e. domestic disputes and homicide. This is … Continue reading

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Can You See What I See You? A Case Study

Can You See What I See You? A Case Study

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This will be our last in the series of blogs devoted to different dental entities that can be seen on a panorex x-ray film. Let’s start from the upper left area of the mouth (the patient’s right) and go clockwise. … Continue reading

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Disadvantages of Composite (White) Filling Material

Disadvantages of Composite (White) Filling Material

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This is the last in our series of blogs on Composite filling material. It may be a good time to re-read the first two issues. In this blog we will look at the disadvantages of composite filling material. Here we … Continue reading

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Dental Wellness Strategies – Part Two

Dental Wellness Strategies – Part Two

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Dental Wellness Strategies – Part One we acknowledged that it is important to ‘recharge’ from life’s day to day stresses…this will prevent deterioration of both your general and oral health. In this blog, we will continue our discussion of dental … Continue reading

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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office – Part Six

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office – Part Six

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Aspirin aka ASA is the last in our series of essential drugs found in the emergency kit in the dental office. The purpose of Aspirin is to prevent the aggregation/accumulation of platelets which may lead to a myocardial infarction (damage … Continue reading

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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office – Part Four

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office – Part Four

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Albuterol is a very well known essential drug found in the dental office emergency kit. You may know it better as Salbutamol – the ‘puffer’ or inhaler that is routinely used by individuals who suffer from asthma. Mechanism of Action … Continue reading

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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office – Part Two

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office – Part Two

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Let’s look at another essential  drug that is required to be in every dental office…Epinephrine…Also known as Adrenalin. Why do we need to have epinephrine in the office? Why is it an essential drug? An acute severe allergic reaction can … Continue reading

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Medical Emergencies – Part one

Medical Emergencies – Part one

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We will begin this series of blogs by looking at the contents of the emergency kit that is required to be in every dental office. Dental office emergencies are common. Syncope (fainting) is the most frequent. However, other emergencies do occur … Continue reading

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