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Research Points to Link With Baby Teeth and Autism

It may be possible to analyse the chemical content of baby teeth to diagnose autism at an earlier stage. Zinc and copper levels found in baby teeth could predict which infant may develop the developmental disorder. Key takeaways: – Researchers found differing levels of zinc and copper in children with autism compared to infants without

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Detecting a Cracked Tooth

Even the most experienced dentist can have difficulty detecting a cracked tooth as the damage can often be microscopic and invisible to the human eye. If a cracked tooth appears to be the cause of pain, tooth sensitivity or discomfort, the dentist has several ways of locating the crack such as: – Using a high-powered

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Managing Numbness After A Dental Surgery

Novocaine is the common name for a local anaesthetic known as procaine and is used to numb oral cavity during surgery or teeth extraction. So, how long does it take for novocaine to wear off? Main points: – The administered amount depends on the concentration of nerves and the type of oral surgery. – The

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Gum Disease in Infants

Babies and infants can suffer from gum disease and even tooth loss, just like adults. The first year of an infant’s life is when the first teeth begin to appear. Proper care should be taken when cleaning the mouth even before these teeth start to come through. An infant’s dental care includes: – Wiping the

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What Are Some of the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Do you suspect that you or someone you know might be suffering from a condition known as sleep apnea? If so, there are several signs which can be detected by a dentist as opposed to a primary care physician. Let’s look at three potential indicators. – The enamel of your teeth can become eroded from

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How Long Is Recovery After Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Dentists recommend this common oral surgery to prevent impacted teeth, ongoing pain and recurrent infection. To reduce initial swelling, your dentist or oral surgeon will probably suggest using an ice compress for the first few hours. Key takeaways: – Full recovery from wisdom teeth removal and the resulting bruising can take up to two weeks.

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What To Do With A Chipped Tooth

Our teeth are strong but physical trauma and oral diseases can cause cracks and chips. Accessories like tongue rings and conditions like bruxism can crack our teeth. So, how do you manage cracked teeth? Main points: – Cracks might expose your nerve and trap food residue, thus exposing you to bacteria and infections. – Make

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The Importance of Flossing Every Day

You brush your teeth twice a day and you see your dentist twice a year. But are you flossing? Flossing is an integral part of a good oral hygiene regimen because it reaches those parts of your teeth your toothbrush cannot. These tips will help you floss for the best results: – It is actually

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A Quick Look at Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is characterised as white spots (sometimes slightly painful) on the surface of your tongue. This condition is caused by the presence of bacteria and while it will not affect the teeth, it does affect your oral health. Key takeaways: – Certain medications can cause oral thrush. – This condition could signal a depressed

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Should You Be Worried About Mid-Life Tooth loss?

A new study underscores the need to take care of teeth and gums throughout your life. The study found that there is a link between middle-age tooth loss and coronary heart disease. Three major findings from the study are: – Adults who had lost two or more teeth are 23% more likely to develop heart

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