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Category: Dental Health

Dental Health in Early Childhood
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Dental Health in Early Childhood

By age two, most of the twenty primary teeth are in place, and the child should have been to the dentist at least once for an examination. Fluoride treatments will help to harden teeth against the ravages of children s diet and improper oral hygiene. Until about age seven, you should allow your child to...

Young Adults and Dental Care
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Young Adults and Dental Care

Young adulthood is the period when proper early care makes the most significant impact. Those who have not learned how to brush or floss properly will become concerned about bleeding gums, bad breath, removal of unnecessary wisdom teeth, and their first bout with a real toothache. This is also the stage during which exploring or...

How To Overcome Fear of the Dentist—A Patient’s Guide to Understanding Dentistry
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How To Overcome Fear of the Dentist—A Patient’s Guide to Understanding Dentistry

What Are People Saying About Dr. Bonnick’s Books Dr. Bonnick’s most recent book, How To Overcome Fear Of The Dentist – A Patient’s Guide To Understanding Dentistry, focuses on educating patients on various dental procedures, good oral hygiene habits, and what the options are under various circumstances. Sometimes lack of understanding makes things look more imposing,...

The Cost of Not Going to the Dentist
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The Cost of Not Going to the Dentist

Dentistry is one of the areas of healthcare that responds readily to prevention. While many in the population have little dental fear, our culture and media are replete with dentistry images, indicating that dental treatment is bothersome for most people. Phrases like “It was worse than a root canal” or “He is not going to...

Osteoporosis and Oral Health
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Osteoporosis and Oral Health

As the population ages, we tend to see more cases of osteoporosis and decreased bone density. Both men and women are at risk of developing this condition, making them more susceptible to fractures from everyday activity. It is possible for someone suffering from osteoporosis to break their hipbones in such a way that compromises internal...

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Dental Health, Heart Disease and Chemotherapy

My youngest sister was born with a heart defect. She had repeated visits to her physicians for monitoring and did well enough through high school and into early adulthood.”Her diagnosis was mitral valve prolapse, and the doctors thought that heart valve replacement would give her a better quality of life. My parents wrestled with the...