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Erasing Dental Phobia with a Furry Paw
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Erasing Dental Phobia with a Furry Paw

Scared of getting that root canal your dental surgeon has been prescribing since forever? Well, no-one feels that way anymore at Dr. Lisa Gushin’s dental clinic in North Carolina where a 3 year Maltese dog Boston eagerly waits for patients to come visit. Boston is the resident unofficial therapy dog who helps relax all the…

Which is more harmful: E-Cigarettes or the real ones?
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Which is more harmful: E-Cigarettes or the real ones?

In recent times, more and more people are turning towards the use of e-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes. They have not only become a symbol of fashion and wealth, but are also used by smokers in the hopes of quitting the real cigarettes. What you may be surprised to hear though, is that unlike common belief,…

Poor oral health : a cause of malnutrition in the elderly
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Poor oral health : a cause of malnutrition in the elderly

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published the findings of a recent study that proved the relationship between poor oral health, food scarcity and malnutrition in old adults. The research was carried out by UN school of medicine and concluded that lack of food and oral health care causes nutrition deficiency in old adults and…

10 reasons to go to the dentist
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10 reasons to go to the dentist

Fear, anxiety, lack of money, and delusion are some of the reasons why people often manage to spend years without consulting a dentist. In Pakistan, there is a staggering majority that has not ever visited a dentist primarily due to the very common misconception that dentists rob you of your money with unnecessary charges. Whatever…

7 ways smoking harms your mouth
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7 ways smoking harms your mouth

Even though it is commonly understood that smoking leads to harm for health and well-being of a person and also gives way to some serious medical condition, people still fail to grasp the full extent of damage it can cause. Research shows that about 96,000 people die from all kinds of medical conditions caused by…

How drug abuse drastically damages oral health
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How drug abuse drastically damages oral health

Drug usage is becoming increasingly common these days with around three million people starting drug intake every year. According to a study conducted by Dr. Hooman Baghaie, one in 20 people between the ages 15 to 64 years consumes drugs every year, with around 10 percent of them drug addicts or having some sort of…

Improperly made dentures may be a possible cause of mouth cancer
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Improperly made dentures may be a possible cause of mouth cancer

World Oral Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated annually in April. Per statistics, every day a life is lost to oral cancer. Therefore, this month is dedicated to educating the public regarding the increase in oral cancer cases internationally. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) states that amongst the newly diagnosed cases, a…

How To Help Patients Quit Their Tobacco Dependence
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How To Help Patients Quit Their Tobacco Dependence

The best thing a person can do to improve their health is to quit tobacco use. Tobacco dependence is a chronic relapsing disease. It is not only detrimental to oral health, but also a cause of various lung diseases, heart diseases, and several cancers including oral cancer. For most people, quitting means a total change…

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