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Dental fear is a common issue affecting millions of people worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 9% to 15% of the population avoids seeking dental care due to fear. Dental fear is a problem for both the patient and the dental provider. Extremely fearful people will avoid a much needed ...    more
Most people say, “I hate going to the dentist!” However, if your dentist practices Dental Sleep Medicine, an office visit might not be so bad. Over the years of being a general dentist many patients have come in with pain not caused by their ...    more
A trip to your dentist will now mean more than just a quick look at your teeth and gums. A routine examination may now include some questions about your sexual history. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus and includes more than 100 different strains. ...    more
Patients who suffer from diabetes are at particular risk of gum disease due to their irregular blood glucose control. It is also possible that periodontal disease may affect glucose control and expedite the progression of ...    more
Kidney (renal) disease can have severe negative effects of oral health due to poor calcium absorption. Among other places, patients may lose bone mass in their jaws leading to loose and painful teeth. A second major concern is that kidney disease makes dental treatments much more risky and ...    more
Women who are pregnant frequently suffer from gingivitis - as many as 70% experience a mild form of gum disease during the pregnancy, but women who allow the condition to escalate to periodontal disease are three to five times as likely to give birth prematurely. Furthermore, expectant mothers ...    more
Recent studies have shown that oral health is as good an indicator of heart disease as cholesterol levels, and that patients who suffer from periodontal disease are twice as likely to have coronary artery disease. Although the link between the two is still being investigated, one of the theories ...    more
Sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder in the United States, affecting as many as twelve million Americans. The disorder has two main causes, but manifests itself in the same way - patients stop breathing for intervals of up to a minute during sleep and as a result suffer from extremely ...    more
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are issues with the jaw, jaw joint, and supporting facial muscles. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects the mandible (lower jaw) to the temporal bone of the skull located directly in front of the ear on both sides of the head, allows individuals to ...    more
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