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8 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist
Dental anxiety or phobia is a common problem faced by a significant percentage of patients. It can be described as a feeling of being afraid or nervous of going to the dentist. Some of the common fears include fear of the clinical environment, dental pain, loss of control, clinical equipment and needle phobia. (more…)
Post Oral Surgery Care: What You Need to Know
Whatever the nature of your oral surgery, it’s important to take the right steps to ensure complete recovery. Pain is a natural part of the recovery process, as is bleeding, swelling, and possibly oozing. However, these issues subside with the right care. (more…)
Do You Need a Night Guard?
Wondering if you require a night guard? Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a common problem many experience. It often occurs due to stress, however it can also happen while sleeping. (more…)
Toxic Dental Fillings: The Dangers
“Mercury is the most toxic, non-radioactive element on the earth. Most medical and scientific researchers have called for a ban on the use of mercury in all products. However, the potential harmful effects of mercury fillings have been ignored by the U.S. Government. Due to its poisonous nature, mercury can adversely affect the immune, urinary, cardiac, respiratory and digestive systems. Under laboratory conditions, mercury has produced brain cell deterioration identical to that seen in victims of Alzheimer’s disease.” --International Academy of Oral (more…)
Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy
7 Obvious Lies About Teeth Health You Always Believed
Snow-white smile is the dream of many, and healthy teeth is the desire of all. One of the conditions of this are the mandatory trips to the dentist, and not only when the tooth pain is already unbearable. Today we want to tell you about the myths, surrounding topics related to dental health. (more…)
20 Websites To Visit If You Want To Have Healthy Teeth
Did you know that 9 out of 10 systemic diseases have oral manifestations? Caring for your oral health might seem like a tedious chore, but maintaining good dental hygiene habits will benefit you for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, three-quarters of all Americans have periodontal gum disease, and half of all Americans don't receive regular dental care. Though most of us don't care to admit it, our collective oral hygiene could definitely use some improvement. (more…)
7 Bad Things that Can Happen to You If you Postpone your Visit to Dentist
It can be tempting to put off going to the dentist. It's not convenient to take time out from your busy schedule to make an appointment. No one enjoys the experience of having sharp instruments and drills inserted into their mouths. Then there's the issue of paying the bill. Yet, there are many unpleasant consequences that can result if you don’t go to the dentist regularly. Visiting the dentist may not be your favorite activity, but it's an essential part of maintaining your health. In the long run, you’ll find it’s less painful to have your teeth examined on a regular basis. (more…)
10 Most Popular people born in Santa Clarita & Valencia
Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County and is officially known as the City of Santa Clarita. The Spaniards arrived in the place in August 1769 and gave the name Santa Clara because of the river St. Clare which appeared before them.
Surgeons Remove 232 Teeth From Indian Teenager
Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday.
Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city's JJ Hospital, where they found he was suffering from a condition known as complex odontoma, head of dentistry Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar told AFP.
"We operated on Monday and it took us almost seven hours. We thought it may be a simple surgery but once we opened it there were multiple pearl-like teeth inside the jaw bone," she said.
After removing those they also found a larger "marble-like" structure which they struggled to shift and eventually had to "chisel out" and remove in fragments, she added.
The youngster's father, Suresh Gavai, said that the family had been worried that Ashik's swelling was a cancerous growth.
"I was worried that it may turn out to be cancer so I brought him to Mumbai," Gavai told the Mumbai Mirror newspaper.
Dhivare-Palwankar said the literature they had come across on the condition showed a maximum of 37 teeth being removed in such a procedure, whereas she and her team had counted more than 232 taken from Gavai's mouth.
"I think it could be a world record," she said.
Gavai's jawbone structure was maintained during the operation so it should heal without any deformities, the surgeon added.