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What Happens When You Have A Dental Emergency On Vacation?

What Happens When You Have A Dental Emergency On Vacation?

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What can you do when you’re suffering with a dental emergency while you’re traveling? Traveling on vacation is something we all look forward to. We dream of beaches, or maybe it’s forests or cityscapes – but we dream of the … Continue reading

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Oral Health and General Health – The Link

Oral Health and General Health – The Link

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Everybody knows that dental health is essential to avoid problems like cavities and gum issues. It sounds obvious, but many people don’t really make the direct connection there is between oral health and your general health overall. A healthy mouth … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Mouthwash?

What’s the Best Mouthwash?

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Walk down the dental aisle of any pharmacy and quickly you will be overwhelmed with choice. You’ll find mouthwashes for whiter teeth and a brighter smile to healthier gums and fresher breath – fads ebb and flow in the dental … Continue reading

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Root Resorption associated with Orthodontics

Root Resorption associated with Orthodontics

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The last type of resorption that we’ll discuss is that which occurs during orthodontic tooth movement. Root resorption or ‘shortening of the roots’ occurs in nearly all cases of orthodontics, but is so insignificant that it may not be possible … Continue reading

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Acid Erosion and its Effects on the Oral Cavity – Part Four

Acid Erosion and its Effects on the Oral Cavity – Part Four

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Our last blog on the subject of ‘Acid Erosion and its Effects on the Oral Cavity’ was posted on November 22nd, 2016. It may be helpful to reread this blog as this next one is a continuation. In this blog, … Continue reading

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Ph of the Mouth – Part One

Ph of the Mouth – Part One

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In the past few blogs we discussed acid reflux and its effects on the oral cavity. It is important to touch on the topic of ‘ph of the mouth’ as this is a factor which may contribute to the erosion … Continue reading

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Acid Reflux and its Effects on the Oral Cavity – Part Two

Acid Reflux and its Effects on the Oral Cavity – Part Two

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Welcome to part two of the series. Let’s begin by looking at the intra-oral effects of stomach acids entering the oral cavity: -Sour taste upon wakening. -Dysphagia (difficulty, discomfort or pain upon swallowing). -Increased salivation. -Sensitive teeth. -Mouth pain/irritation (raw … Continue reading

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Acid Reflux and its Effects on the Oral Cavity – Part One

Acid Reflux and its Effects on the Oral Cavity – Part One

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In a previous blog, we briefly touched on the effects of acid reflux and how it relates to sleep apnea: “Sleep Apnea, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disorder and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux,” posted on Feb 12th, 2014. In this series, we will discuss: … 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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Forensic Dentistry – Part One

Forensic Dentistry – Part One

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The correct term is Forensic Odontology. If a criminal offence occurs and there is dental evidence involved, then forensic dentistry comes into play…It is how dental evidence is managed, examined and presented in criminal or civil proceedings, in the pursuit … Continue reading

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