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Acupuncture before treatment eases anxiety of dental patients

By MB2 Dental | April 1, 2016

Patient anxiety or fear of going to the dentist has been one of the predicaments dental practitioners face when providing dental care. One in 20 patients or 5% of patients in the US and Europe have odontophobia, or extreme dental fear, while up to one-third experience some degree of anxiety. A new study, tested on …

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Oral bacteria in pregnant mother can infect the unborn fetus

By MB2 Dental | March 1, 2016

Periodontal disease (gum infection) can spread through the bloodstream and infect the uterus (womb). This could cause low birth weight, premature delivery and infection of the unborn child. A case report published in the Green Journal of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reported fetal death due to infection of oral bacteria, Fusobacterium nucleatum, found in gum disease. …

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Getting to the bottom of sensitive teeth

By MB2 Dental | February 1, 2016

Dentine hypersensitivity is a sudden, sharp shooting pain in the teeth triggered by hot, cold or acidic foodstuff. Pain is also felt with touch, such as from chewing or tooth-brushing, and with air pressure, such as when one is breathing through the mouth. Cracked teeth, cavities, worn tooth enamel (outer layer of the tooth), worn …

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Frequent Toothbrushing Can Lower Heart Disease Risk

By MB2 Dental | January 1, 2016

You will never look at toothbrushing again as a routine hygiene to take lightly or you can do without. A recent study found that people who brush their teeth less frequently have a 70% increased risk of heart disease compared with those who brushed their teeth twice a day. When people don’t brush their teeth …

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Painful and Unsightly Mouth Sores

By MB2 Dental | December 1, 2015

Mouth sores are any open blisters found in the oral cavity. They are commonly seen on the lips, the tongue, the gums, the palate and the inside of the cheeks. Examples include canker sores, cold sores and fever blisters. There are myriad reasons for mouth sores. Many are caused by infectious organisms, bacterial, viral or …

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Impact of an Impacted Tooth

By MB2 Dental | November 1, 2015

An impacted wisdom tooth can trap food particles and debris. Bacteria feed on these food particles, which may cause infection of the surrounding tissue. This is called pericoronitis. Pericoronitis may include any of the following symptoms: pain, swollen gum tissue in the area of the affected tooth, difficulty in biting or opening of the mouth, …

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Taking Care of Your Gums Takes Care of Your Teeth, Too.

By MB2 Dental | October 1, 2015

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums, thus aptly called gum disease. Bacteria are the primary culprit in periodontal disease. A bacterium produces sticky, colorless plaque on the teeth. Brushing and flossing will help eliminate plaque. However, plaque that is not removed will form tartar, a harder substance to clean. Tartar harbors bacteria that …

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Flossing prevents tooth decay and gum diseases

By MB2 Dental | September 1, 2015

Cleaning in between tooth spaces is widely accepted as an important part of oral healthiness. Flossing removes plaques and food debris in hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. However, studies that show the benefits of flossing are sparse. Together with tooth and tongue brushing, dental flossing significantly reduces the number of microbes that cause tooth decay …

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Bruxism: Teeth-Grinding While You Sleep

By MB2 Dental | August 1, 2015

People’s teeth tell what happens when they sleep. Dentists know if they grind their teeth while sleeping – scientifically known as bruxism – by looking for “abfractions” in the teeth. Abfractions are wear patterns in the teeth near the gumline. These are caused by clenching, gnashing and grinding the teeth during sleep. The hard outer …

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Your Pearly White Teeth

By MB2 Dental | July 1, 2015

With consumers’ fondness for pearly white teeth, toothpaste makers created a wide selection of whitening toothpastes to choose from. The main component of whitening toothpastes is its abrasive system designed to remove surface stains caused by drinking coffee and smoking. Special ingredients – such as citrate, enzyme, peroxide, hexametaphosphate and pyrophosphate — are added that …

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