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The Dental Studio Blog

Is A New Smile This Easy?

LODentalStudio 9:31 pm

Your smile sends messages to everyone you meet. Studies show that your teeth are the main physical characteristic that people notice first, and a friendly smile sets the tone for every relationship in your personal and business life. If you’re unhappy with the...

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The River Within

LODentalStudio 9:26 pm

Have you ever stood beside a rushing river and watched the current carry wood and leaves quickly past? Your blood pulses through your body at a similar pace. Every twenty seconds, blood completes a round trip from head to toe. This closed system averages 100,000 miles...

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Goodbye Cavities?

LODentalStudio 9:19 pm

With winter upon us, the common cold shows us why it’s aptly named. Rhinoviruses, responsible for many episodes of congestion, coughs, and sore throats, transmit through the population during every season. But research suggests that this virus replicates better at a...

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Oral Bacteria: We Are Not Alone

LODentalStudio 9:13 pm

The jury’s still out on the count, but up to 700 types of bacteria call your mouth their home. About 20 billion of these organisms linger on teeth, in your saliva, and on the lining of your mouth at any given time. In dramatic fashion, they’re able to double their...

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The Ice Chewing Dilemma

LODentalStudio 9:05 pm

Enjoying a cold drink usually involves a little ice. Sometimes larger pieces are hard to resist as teeth crunch them into smaller fragments. The sound of ice crystals shattering reverberates across a room unlike any other chewing activity; up to 250 pounds of force...

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What’s Behind Bad Breath?

LODentalStudio 8:51 pm

Some topics are a little hard to broach, especially if we feel ashamed or embarrassed. Bad breath can be that way. It leaves us ignoring a social issue that’s easily eliminated with the right approach.  Or we might try masking our breath with tricks that encourage...

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Cancer Care and Oral Health

LODentalStudio 8:43 pm

Cancer afflicts more than 1.6 million people every year, along with loved ones who share the journey. Fortunately, successful treatment modalities continue to emerge and more people than ever are winning the battle. But often the powerful medications used to target...

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5 Habits That Damage a Smile

LODentalStudio 8:25 pm

Teeth are essential players in digestion, central to our appearance, and even help us form our words properly.  Enamel, the hardest substance in our bodies, provides a tough outer layer made of intricate crystal rods. And a solid foundation of bone and gum surround...

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Your Tongue: A Window To Your Health

LODentalStudio 7:59 pm

The human tongue is often referred to as the most powerful muscle in the body.  But your tongue is actually comprised of eight muscles working together as a multi-use tool.  Washington Irving once said, “The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use.” ...

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Headaches: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You

LODentalStudio 7:42 pm

Even if you don’t suffer from headaches, you’ve probably experienced “brain freeze” after a scoop of your favorite ice cream.  While experts don’t really know why it happens, it’s believed that the cold against your warm palate causes blood vessels to constrict and...

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The Mouth Sore Affliction

LODentalStudio 7:02 pm

You feel it coming on: A spot in your mouth starts to burn or tingle, and you know what’s about to happen. By tomorrow you’ll have a nagging sore cratered into the lining of your cheek. Aphthous ulcers afflict 20% of the population, recurring intermittently and often...

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Growing Teeth: A New Dental Frontier

LODentalStudio 6:39 pm

Kids reach many milestones as they grow, including frequent visits from the tooth fairy. A series of developmental steps cause baby teeth to fall out and adult teeth to replace them. But sometimes adults lose permanent teeth from disease or trauma. Modern dentistry...

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Xerostomia: When Saliva Goes Missing

LODentalStudio 6:28 pm

Do you ever wake up and feel like you’ve been sucking on a cotton ball? Or that you just crossed the Sahara Desert without taking enough water? Everyone deals with a dry mouth occasionally. At night, your saliva glands reduce their output and little moisture flows...

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5 Teeth Whitening Myths Debunked

LODentalStudio 5:37 am

An eye-catching smile reflects warmth, trust, and friendliness unlike any other human characteristic.  Actors discover that a smile aids their careers, and mothers instinctively know their smile calms a fussy baby. This universal asset crosses every border and...

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