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More Patients with OroFacial Pain

More patients presenting with orofacial pain By Hannah Welk, DrBicuspid.com contributing writer The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for new orofacial pain complaints and related symptoms, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The most common symptoms that providers felt were…
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Healthy Teeth Healthy Body

Healthy Teeth are Part of a Healthy Body Adults’ awareness of the systemic conditions that are associated with poor oral health has worsened, according to the dental insurance provider’s “2022 State of America’s Oral Health and Wellness Report.” “Even with the knowledge that one cannot have good overall health without good oral health, we often…
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Understanding Dental Veneers

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you could enhance the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth to achieve your perfect smile? With veneers, you actually can! So, what exactly are veneers, what problems do they fix, what is the process for applying them and what advantages are associated with this…
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Covid-19 and Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease and COVID-19: Is there a correlation? By Dr. Alvin Danenberg, first published on DrBicuspid.com as a contributing writer The SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19 has plunged the world into a major crisis. The disease is characterized by strong infectivity, high morbidity, and high mortality. Recently, periodontal disease has been identified as a potential risk…
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Dry Mouth Treatment

Dry Mouth: Is It Sneaking Past Your Radar? A dental epidemic is brewing, and it’s called Xerostomia, or “Dry Mouth”. It sounds innocuous enough, and perhaps that is why many people affected by the problem fail to treat it, or detect it altogether. But it’s nothing to scoff at, especially considering that extreme cases of…
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Dentist or Detective? Clues Dr. Bonanni examines during a Dental Exam

Dentist or Detective? Major Health Clues Your Mouth Provides Chew on this for a minute: just by glancing inside your mouth, your dentist can tell you a number of things that may be news to you and your doctor! Surprising as it may sound, your oral health can speak volumes about the rest of your…
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Dental Care for People with Diabetes

Understanding Dental Care for Diabetes What does oral health have in common with diabetes? A lot when you consider that high blood sugar can affect your entire body including your teeth and gums. Diabetes, when uncontrolled, compromises white blood cell functionality. Because white blood cells are the body’s main defense against bacterial infections in the…
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Toothpaste and Tooth Sensitivity

Twice each day, we brush our teeth with a substance that does more than just freshen our breath. Toothpaste is full of important ingredients that work to protect our teeth and gums. But what does each ingredient actually do? We break down the top toothpaste ingredients below. • Fluoride: Fluoride helps to fight cavities while…
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TMJ Evaluation

TMJ Evaluation is a Multi-Level Process Determining the causes of TMJ is a process. When a patient comes to my office with head and neck pains there are many considerations that need to be followed. A thorough TMJ examination is completed and usually takes from 45minutes to an hour. I have the patient tell me…
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PDO Thread Facelift

What is a Polydioxanone (PDO) Thread Facelift? Polydioxanone (PDO) thread creates facelifts use a biodegradable polyester suture.  They are best suited for rejuvenating your skin. A thread lift is a procedure that uses a dissolvable suture to tighten and lift your skin.  It is less invasive than facelift surgery and can often be performed in…
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