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The Symptoms Of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
The Symptoms Of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
The Symptoms Of Impacted Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth are the last four of your 32 teeth to erupt. According to Miami-based oral surgeons Dr. Jeffrey Blum and Dr. Eduardo Nicolaievsky via email, these teeth generally appear between the ages of 17 to 25. When one of these teeth doesn't have enough room to come in normally, it is considered impacted. Teeth may become twisted, tilted, or displaced as they try to emerge.



Is Vaping Bad for Your Teeth? 7 Things to Know About Its Effects on Your Oral Health
Is Vaping Bad for Your Teeth? 7 Things to Know About Its Effects on Your Oral Health
Is Vaping Bad for Your Teeth? 7 Things to Know About Its Effects on Your Oral Health Vaping can have a negative effect on your teeth and overall oral health. With that said, vaping does appear to pose fewer oral health risks than smoking cigarettes. Vaping and e-cigarette devices have become increasingly popular in the past decade, but research hasn’t quite caught up. Although studies are ongoing, there’s still a lot we don’t know about its long-term effects. Read on to find out what we do know about potential side effects, e-juice ingredients to avoid, and more.



6 Facts About Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment Parents Should Know
6 Facts About Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment Parents Should Know
Problems that will eventually need orthodontic attention can become obvious long before a child has all of their permanent teeth. Depending on the type of problem a child has, an AAO orthodontist may recommend two-phase treatment. It means that treatment is done at two different times, often to take advantage of predictable stages of dental development and physical growth. Here are six things parents should know about two-phase orthodontic treatment.



Oral health is crucial to overall health. So why is dental insurance separate from health insurance?
The progressive call for Medicare to become universal in the United States, championed by progressive stalwarts like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), relies on a simple yet solid ideological principle: that healthcare, by virtue of being a necessity, should be a universal right. Yet in a quirk of the American healthcare system, dental care has been historically excluded from that same bureaucratic apparatus. This is rather odd given how important oral health is for overall bodily health: people without dental benefits reported higher incidences of illnesses such as heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes. Indeed, an estimated 74 million Americans had no dental coverage in 2016 — far greater than the 27.3 million who lacked health insurance in the same year.



How Much is the Right Amount of Toothpaste for Kids?
How much is the right amount of toothpaste for kids? Is it a drop, a glob, a rice-sized amount? In this article, we talk about fluorosis and the proper amount of toothpaste for kids to use.



What does the phrase "Teeth in a Day" really mean?
"Teeth in a day" usually describes a hybrid implant supported denture. It is a fixed solution, meaning it is attached to implants and therefore not removable(the dentist can remove it if needed in order to clean/maintain it).



Vaping and Oral Health: It's Worse Than You Think
The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) represents a significant and increasing proportion of tobacco consumption, posing a tremendous threat to oral health. This article will look at the following aspects of e-cigarettes: Overview of e-cigarette usage Statistics on the current prevalence of e-cigarettes Three chemicals contained in e-cigarettes and their effects on oral health When compared to traditional tobacco use, an argument that e-cigarette use may be as dangerous to oral health—if not more dangerous—can be made.



Do It Yourself Braces? A Safe Alternative to Traditional Orthodontics?
Do It Yourself Braces? A Safe Alternative to Traditional Orthodontics? Recently, I have had a few patients ask me about do it yourself braces, which is a growing trend in the U.S. In this blog post, I will discuss the pros and cons of DIY braces.



Protecting Yourself Against Oral Cancer
If there were a quick and painless way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the mouth of someone you loved, would you want them to try it? What if that person were you? The truth is, as uncomfortable as it may be to even think of the word “cancer,” thinking about it, and thus detecting it early, is key. That’s why, if you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you should schedule a visit, because while the oral exam that accompanies your cleaning may not be noticeable to you, it’s often your earliest line of defense in the detection of oral cancer. Let's take a quick look at a few of the risk factors and symptoms, and consider a few options you may have to help reduce risk. Keep in mind that no list is exhaustive, and to always share with each of your health care providers your concerns and strategies regarding your oral health.



Proper Brushing FAQs
Here are some tips on proper brushing! Mouth open or mouth closed? After lunch or after dinner? Flat or at an angle? We brush our teeth every day (hopefully!), but who knew it was this complicated. Just grab a brush a get to work, right?


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