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Are You Saying Farewell To Lead Aprons at Your Next Dentist Visit?

A dental office memory for many – the heavy lead apron – faces retirement for many patients after new recommendations the American Dental Association (ADA) announced in February.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date April 12, 2024
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Xylitol for Your Teeth: Sweet Trend or True Cavity Blocker?

At first glance, a claim that a sweetener derived from the bark of birch trees can prevent cavity formation might seem farfetched. It can’t be true, some might reason. Sugar causes cavities.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 05, 2024
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Pop, Click, Ouch? How to Treat Jaw Pain From TMJD

Much like our teeth, when injury, inflammation or other discomfort strikes the joints and muscles of the jaw, a host of taken-for-granted functions – breathing, chewing, swallowing, talking and sleeping – can be an exercise in severe pain.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 16, 2024
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Do Rugged Hills of Nepal Hold Answers to Craniofacial Defects?

Trevor Williams, PhD, spent decades studying the genetic underpinnings of craniofacial anomalies. Without treatment, which typically involves surgery, the birth defects can leave children with breathing and eating problems and make them the targets of bullies.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date August 01, 2023
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Can Flossing Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Strokes?

What happens in the mouth doesn’t always stay in the mouth. That’s the mantra for many dental experts today, as research into connections between gum disease and systemic disorders – from strokes and rheumatoid arthritis to diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease – becomes more prominent.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date February 02, 2023
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