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Bob Alaburda
How Parents Can Save Their Kids' Injured Teeth
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 01/30/2014 10:47am

Kids are prone to injuring their teeth—and parents sometimes take their kids to emergency rooms or primary care doctors, rather than going to see the dentist. The American Academy of Pediatrics released guidelines for doctors trying to manage dental trauma, though it has some great tips in it for parents, too.

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Gail Weisman
Poor Oral Health Affects Pregnancy
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 01/28/2014 02:24pm

While women are more susceptible than men to gingivitis in general, pregnancy can exacerbate the problem: not only do increased hormone levels make gums super sensitive to plaque and bacteria, but more and more evidence is arising to show a link between poor oral health and preterm birth, low birth weight, and pre-eclampsia.

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Jason Schwartz
New Study Shines Light on Fluoride
Date: 01/24/2014 03:31pm

New evidence has arisen on how the fluoride used in drinking water, toothpastes, and other oral-care products helps prevent tooth decay. A new study out in the American Chemical Society journal Langmuir brings new light to a 50-year-old mystery.

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Monica Barudin
Children Could be Bullied Because of Teeth
Date: 01/23/2014 01:20pm

A study of bullying in Jordanian schools has come out with some interesting insights: of the students who reported having been bullied, half identified that they had been bullied because of their teeth.

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Bob Alaburda
Giving Great Dental Care to Baby Boomers
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 01/21/2014 11:40am

Over the last century, thirty years were added to the average American lifespan. With that extended life comes new medical needs: many Baby Boomers remain active as they age, and are concerned with their appearances and health, as they have plans for sticking around for many years to come.

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Gail Weisman
Brain Aneurysms One More Potential Downside of Oral Infections
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 01/16/2014 01:03pm

Brain aneurysms could join stroke, diabetes, pre-term low-birth-weight babies, endocarditis, and the rest of the long list of systemic conditions linked to oral infection, according to recent research from Finland.

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Jason Schwartz
Does Your Practice Have a Manual?
Date: 01/16/2014 12:28pm

Having an operating manual for your dental practice can save you serious time and money, and doesn’t need to be difficult. Operations manuals can provide the guidelines that help you, your employees, and future employees run your practice successfully.

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Monica Barudin
Washington State Runs Great Dental Campaign
Date: 01/15/2014 11:45am

An initiative launched by the state of Washington might be worth passing along to your dental clients. Called the Mighty Mouth project, the campaign presents information about oral health in fun and informative ways.

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Kent Stapley
How DentiMax Digital Sensors Silenced the Skeptics
Author: Kent Stapley
Date: 01/13/2014 10:07am

If there was a simple way to silence skeptical patients and put an end to that perceived need to defend our treatment plans, what would you say? I recently discovered a solution to this issue through the incredible world of dental digital imaging.

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Gail Weisman
The ACA's Pediatric Dental Loophole Explained
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 01/09/2014 10:57am

There has been a lot of uncertainty around the Affordable Care Act and what it means for children’s ability to get dental coverage. Though coverage for children must be offered under the law, a loophole in the law means that, in most states, families don’t actually have to purchase that coverage.

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