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    lacerations of the mouth (McCrory, 2001). Sport mouth-guards surfaced in the United States in 1916 when they were produced by a Chicago dentist, Thomas Carlos (Reed, 1994). Sport mouth-guards were primarily used for boxers during the early 1920s and 1930s to prevent a range of dental injuries, most notably cracked teeth. Known by their nickname of “gum shield”, mouth-guards were originally constructed out of gutta percha, wax, cotton, and yella rubber. In 1947, Los Angeles Dentist Rody Lilyquist constructed sport mouth-guards through the use of transparent acrylic resin and acrylic splints (Soleimani, 2015). The American Dental Association started conducting research on sport mouth-guards during the 1950s and officially recommended the use of latex assembled sport mouth-guards in 1960. The National Alliance Football Rules Committee was the first to make sport mouth-guards a mandatory requirement for participation in 1962 (Johnsen, 1991). Following the NAFRC’s lead, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)…

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    whitening done in salons, spas and kiosks to professional dental procedures done in dental offices under the supervision of a dentist. There are many important factors to consider. People say that teeth whitening is okay to practice outside of a dental office but others state that it is the practicing of unlicensed dentistry. Getting teeth whitening services done in a dental office would be safer because the dentist would be more prepared and know what he/she…

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    practice one may work for. Many people do not understand that one do not have to do a general practice. One’s pay is more likely to be higher in a specific office rather than in a general. There are several types of job titles a dental assistant can maintain. A person that is a dental assistant can become a pediatric dental assistant. A pediatric dental assistant performs the same tasks as a general dental assistant but they specialize to work with only children. Another job title would be an…

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    helping patients restore their smile and overcome their smile anxiety. The premier family dental care practice in Cincinnati, Family & Implant Dentistry offers numerous cosmetic dentistry options for tooth loss, including dental implants. Whether you’ve lost teeth due to tooth decay, gingivitis, or injury, dental implants are a great option. A dental implant is a small, titanium shaft that acts as a replacement tooth. Because the implant is surgically implanted into the bone socket of the…

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    A missing tooth can be cause for insecurity and a blow to your self-esteem. The expert dentists at Cincinnati’s Colerain Denture Center explain the benefits of dental implants and how they can help you regain confidence in your smile. Dental implants are built on tiny titanium posts that are implanted into the jawbone underneath your gum line. The post acts like a fake “root” for teeth—once these metal “roots” are in place, a dentist can mount fake replacement teeth or bridges on them. One…

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    Just because you’ve lost a tooth or two doesn’t mean they can’t be replaced. Dr. Douglas Chang, DDS, and the experienced staff at Dentaworks Hawaii in Honolulu specialize in helping patients maintain beautiful and healthy smiles, and some of the ways they do so is through dental implants, fixed bridges, or dentures for missing teeth. Fixed bridges fill the gap of a missing tooth by placing crowns on its companion teeth and adding a false tooth between them. Dentures are removable appliances made…

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    Pros And Cons Of Fluoride

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    Fluoride, a natural mineral, has long been an aid to dental hygiene and has many proven benefits in oral health. The use of fluoride is a staple in oral hygiene and when used properly, is very effective at preventing dental caries (decay), reversing early signs of decay seen as demineralization/erosion, and in the long run, saving a person’s money spent at the dentist. Fluoride is administered in many ways such as toothpastes, oral rinses, topical applications, and drinking water. Despite…

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    Radiology should be used in dentistry because it is needed to find hidden structures. According to the article “Dental X-Rays”, the American Dental Association makes it clear, “ … x-ray pictures can show cavities, hidden dental structures (such as wisdom teeth), and bone loss that cannot be seen during a visual examination” (par. 1). In other words, the American Dental Association implies that during a visual examination a dentist or dental assistant is not able to see hidden structures in the…

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    Dentists report it's common for kids to suffer dental injuries when playing sports, and most of these injuries involve the front teeth. Based in Onalaska, WI, Dental Clinic of Onalaska is staffed by a family dentist who has been practicing since 1993. This respected local dentist is a member of the American Dental Association and the Wisconsin Dental Association, and he has the skill and experience to provide quality care for your and your family. There are steps you can take to reduce the…

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    Fluoride

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    aid to dental hygiene and has many proven benefits in oral health. The use of fluoride is a staple in oral hygiene and when used properly, is very effective at preventing dental caries (decay), reversing early signs of decay seen as demineralization/erosion, and in the long run, saving a person’s money spent at the dentist. Fluoride is administered in many ways such as toothpastes, oral rinses, topical applications, and drinking water. Despite opposing arguments that fluoride is not a…

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