• January 29, 2017

    Sjorgen’s Syndrome


    Sjorgen’s Syndrome is a fairly common autoimmune disease that is affecting up to 1% of the American population. The main characteristic of the disease is that the body’s immune system attacks your own glands that produce fluids, such as saliva or tears (the so-called exocrine glands).   The effects are usually major and the condition affects …

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  • January 9, 2017

    Gingivitis – Signs, Symptoms and Treatment


    Waking up with redness and tenderness around your teeth – in your gums – is never a thing you would ever wish for. However, it is usually a mild form of gum disease. In fact, it is just that by definition. More serious cases are termed “periodontitis”. Gingivitis is the most common type of periodontal …

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  • December 17, 2016

    Chewing Gum and Dental Health

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    You’d be hard pressed to find a person who doesn’t enjoy chewing gum at least occasionally. Both children and adults love chewing gums. They are fun to chew and come in a great variety of flavors. Some are consumed purely as a confectionery, while some are popular for their supposed benefits for dental health (even …

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  • December 5, 2016

    The Role of Lidocaine in Dentistry

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    Lidocaine is the name of a frequently used local anesthetic. It is also known as xylocaine or lignocaine. Its effect lasts for about 90 minutes to 2 hours. About half of market share of local anesthetics in the US is occupied by lidocaine-containing products. It is available in various forms that are unrelated to dental …

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  • November 22, 2016

    Tongue Scraping


    Tongue scrapers have been getting more popular lately as a result of an “oral health craze” amongst people. There are worse crazes going on, to be sure, but on the flip side, not every miracle treatment and device is what it’s purported to be. Let’s investigate whether this holds true for tongue scrapers. Tongue scrapers …

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