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Understanding Wisdom Teeth Removal

Around 5 million people in the US have had their wisdom teeth removed, creating a yearly expense of $3 billion. Chances are, you’re one of the Americans who has received this common procedure. Your dentist more than likely removed them because they were disrupting the health of the rest of your teeth. Since our wisdom teeth are the last of our adult teeth to develop, they are often removed during our teens and early adulthood. Some patients wisdom teeth surface without any difficulties. Fo...

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1/15/2019 Comments(0)

The Power of a Real Smile

Regardless of what language barriers stand in between us, smiles are a universal sign of joy and trustworthiness in terms of non-verbal communication. Getting a real, heartfelt smile may be even better than receiving money, according to a research study performed in 2005 . "The powerful emotions triggered when someone important in our lives smiles at us and we smile back changes our brain chemistry. It creates what is termed a 'halo' effect that helps us remember other happy events more vividly,...

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1/10/2019 Comments(0)

Can Your Lifestyle Cause Dental Fillings to Fail?

A research paper published in Frontiers in Medicine looked into composite and amalgam fillings and a few of the factors which could lead them to fail. A few of the variables considered included smoking, drinking alcohol, age, sex, diabetes, periodontal health, and genetics. 4,856 individuals' dental records from 5 years were examined as a part of the study. Highlights of their research include: Both types of fillings performed about the same, with composite fillings having a slight edge Composit...

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Dr. Lechner 12/29/2018 Comments(0)

Painful Canker Sores

Almost one in five people suffer from canker sores. These sores often show up on the inside of the mouth only. As opposed to cold sores, aphthous ulcers canker sores are not contagious. You can spot these sores by their oval shape with a red border. They most often have a yellow, white or gray center. Canker sores can be painful, but most will go away on their own without treatment in a few days to a couple of weeks. Some causes of canker sores Though researchers aren't 100% sure what causes can...

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Dr. Lechner 12/15/2018 Comments(0)

High Cardiovascular Disease Chances Associated With Middle Age Tooth Loss

Research on the relationship between tooth loss and cardiovascular disease has been conducted and the outcome of the study indicates proof that dental health is not to be taken lightly anymore. Tooth loss of two or more teeth in a middle-aged adult shows increased chances of acquiring a cardiovascular illness; this is as per the preliminary results of researchers who presented their work at the Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions during the 2018 American Heart Association's ...

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Dr. Daryl Lechner 11/30/2018 Comments(0)

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