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Is Dental Care Allowed During Ramadan?

This year, Ramadan, the Islamic Holy month in which many faithful Muslims engage in a long fast during daylight hours, lasts from June 17 to July 17. Ramadan poses many oral health challenges, and it’s important that people practicing the fast take proper care of their teeth and gums during this time.

Since Philadelphia has one […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Oral Health, Oral Hygiene|Comments Off on Is Dental Care Allowed During Ramadan?

Professional Dentists Celebrate 200 Years

Dentistry, in some fashion, is a very old profession. People were drilling teeth and filling cavities in prehistoric periods (though not necessarily at the same time), and the Egyptians even had a name for dentist, irw ibh, and even a name for a master dentist, wr irw ibh. But for most of history dentistry was […]

By |June 17th, 2015|Cavities, Dental History, Dentists|Comments Off on Professional Dentists Celebrate 200 Years

25% of Patients Abuse Opioids Prescribed for Chronic Pain

Treating chronic pain can be a challenge. In many cases, the best treatment we have available are opioid pain relievers. Unfortunately, these pain relievers can result in serious problems. New research suggests that about 25% of patients who have been prescribed opioid pain relievers will abuse them.

As a result, the rates of opioid painkiller abuse […]

By |June 10th, 2015|General Health, Headaches, TMJ|Comments Off on 25% of Patients Abuse Opioids Prescribed for Chronic Pain

With More Teeth Than Ever, Senior’s Dental Needs Are Changing

According to a report released in May by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the rate of toothlessness among the nation’s elderly has dropped dramatically. This means that senior dental care is changing from a dentures-focused care to focus more and more on maintaining and retaining the remaining teeth.
A Fast Decline in Edentulous Rates
Complete dentures […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Dental Implant, Dentistry for Seniors, Dentures|Comments Off on With More Teeth Than Ever, Senior’s Dental Needs Are Changing

Veterans with PTSD Have Elevated Sleep Apnea Risk

A study looking at veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has shown that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) puts veterans at increased risk for sleep apnea. The study also showed that there was a correlation between the severity of their PTSD and their sleep apnea risk.
A Surprisingly At-Risk Population
Doctors who work with veterans have […]

By |May 27th, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Veterans with PTSD Have Elevated Sleep Apnea Risk

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Worse for Your Teeth?

In recent years, people have expressed a lot of concern about high fructose corn syrup. In particular, its presence in products, especially soda, has been blamed for rising obesity rates and associated problems such as diabetes and heart disease (though many scientists say this is nonsense, since the body responds basically the same way to […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Cavities, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene|Comments Off on Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Worse for Your Teeth?

Smiling Will Help People Remember Your Name

If you are worried about how to make the best first impression possible, it’s easy: smile. Smiles are a powerful expression that will increase your ability to make a good first impression, one that will be remembered.
Why Smiles Are Remembered Better
Smiles are different from other facial expressions. They are the expression that is recognized most […]

By |May 13th, 2015|Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth|Comments Off on Smiling Will Help People Remember Your Name

Salt Could Be Causing Your Headaches

Can your diet be the cause of your headaches? People with migraines blame their headaches on many different food triggers, but research now suggests that even for non-migraine sufferers, diet may be a major contributor to headaches. They suggest headaches may be caused by salt, which is common and harder to avoid.
Exploring the Link between […]

By |May 6th, 2015|Headaches, TMJ|Comments Off on Salt Could Be Causing Your Headaches

Is a Chew Stick Really as Effective as a Toothbrush?

People haven’t been brushing their teeth with a toothbrush as long as you might think. It’s really only been about 150 years that people have been using the toothbrush. Before that in Europe people used a cloth to wipe their teeth, but in much of the world the cleaning tool of choice was a miswak, […]

By |April 29th, 2015|Cavities, Dental History, Gum Disease, Oral Hygiene|Comments Off on Is a Chew Stick Really as Effective as a Toothbrush?

Nuclear Regulators Vigilant for Sleep Apnea in Plant Operators

Among the sleep apnea symptoms you’re most likely to notice is daytime sleepiness. You might find yourself dozing off during work, or maybe even when driving.

You might not think this is a big deal. After all, you’ve been busy lately and haven’t been getting as much sleep as you would like.

But the truth is that […]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Nuclear Regulators Vigilant for Sleep Apnea in Plant Operators
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