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Oral Health and Bullying: How Dentists Can Spot Verbal Abuse

If you follow our blog, then you know dentists can detect potentially serious conditions that affect your entire body simply by looking in your mouth. A new study suggests dentists may also be able to spot bullying. Bullying has grown into a major problem that puts countless adolescents under heightened emotional stress. According to the…

Sedation Dentistry for Kids: Should You Worry?

Children only need general anesthesia if they are unusually aggressive or in need of treatment for more than just a few teeth. Still, parents and caregivers are often skeptical about the safety of sedation dentistry for children. Dentists are likely to put kids undergoing minor dental surgery to sleep with Midazolam, the most widely used…

Demi Moore Shines Spotlight on Stress and Oral Health

A startling revelation from a Hollywood actor highlights one of the most prevalent causes of oral health problems. Demi Moore appeared on “The Tonight Show” in June to chat with host Jimmy Fallon about her new film, “Rough Night.” But before they discussed her role, Fallon showed the audience a recent photo of Moore smiling…

5 Positive Oral Health Benefits

The benefits of seeing your dentist every six months stretch far beyond simply having healthier, better-looking teeth. Oral health is directly connected to your overall wellbeing. Every time you make a dentist appointment, your chances of enjoying the future increase. The truth is, some of life’s best rewards will most likely go to people with…

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Dental Abscesses 101

If you think flossing your teeth regularly is a pain, prison lawsuits highlight the problems that can arise when you skimp on flossing. Inmates filed suits against the Palm Beach County Jail in Florida and the Westchester County Jail in New York because they did not have access to dental floss. The lack of floss,…