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What Can I Do about Retained Baby Teeth?

For most of us, baby teeth, what we call “primary” or “deciduous” teeth, come out on their own. However, sometimes they don’t, and we have to make a decision about how to deal with these teeth that weren’t made to […]

Sedation Dentistry Helps People Who Have Trouble Getting Numb

If the idea of needles in your mouth makes you squirm, you’re definitely not alone. Lidocaine, the more modern replacement for Novocaine, is the most popular dental anesthesia. The length of time that an area remains numb depends on several […]

One More Reason to Quit the Bottle: Alcohol Increases Risk of Oral Disease

Cancer, heart disease, dementia—the list of diseases and poor health conditions caused by alcohol consumption continues. A recent study shows that alcohol changes the makeup of the mouth’s microbiome that could have effects on the whole body, making it […]

Shoot and Score: How to Replace a Tooth Lost to Trauma

In 2015, in the fourth quarter of an Atlanta Hawks versus the Portland Trail Blazers basketball game, Dennis Schröder barreled down the court with the ball, headed for the hoop. But before he could get there, he collided, face-to-knee with […]

Could Dental Implants Benefit from this Supermaterial?

Graphene is the strongest, thinnest material in existence. At one-atom thick, it’s two-hundred times stronger than steel. People used the term graphene as early as 1962. But it wasn't until 2002 when an expert in microscopic thin materials experimented with […]

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