Archiv für den Monat: März 2007

The History of Dental Advances

The History of Dental Advances
 
Many of the most common dental tools were used as early as the Stone Age. Thankfully, technology and continuing education have made going to the dentist a much more pleasant – and painless – experience. Here is a look at the history of dentistry’s most common tools, and how they came to be vital components of our oral health care needs.
 
Where did t…
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Headaches and Jaw Pain? Check Your Posture!

If you experience frequent headaches and pain in your lower jaw, check your posture and consult your dentist about temporomandibular disorder (TMD), recommends the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education.
 
Poor posture places the spine in a position that causes stress to the jaw joint. When people slouch or hunch over…
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What is Orofacial Pain?

Orofacial pain includes a number of clinical problems involving the chewing (masticatory) muscles or temporomandibular joint. Problems can include temporomandibular joint discomfort; muscle spasms in the head, neck and jaw; migraines, cluster or frequent headaches; or pain with the teeth, face or jaw.
 
You swallow approximately 2,000 times per day, which causes the upper and lower teeth t…
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Men: Looking for a Better Job? Start by Visiting the Dentist

Men: Looking for a Better Job? Start by Visiting the Dentist
 
An online poll of 289 general dentists and consumers confirms the traditional stereotype that men are less likely to visit the dentist than their female counterparts, according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education.
 
Why? Nearly 45 percent…
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Why is Oral Health Important for Men?

Why is Oral Health Important for Men?
 
Men are less likely than women to take care of their physical health and, according to surveys and studies, their oral health is equally ignored. Good oral health recently has been linked with longevity. Yet, one of the most common factors associated with infrequent dental checkups is just being male. Men are less likely than women to seek preventive …
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