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Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy Risks

Posted on 04-30-2012

For a long time we've known that risk factors such as smoking, alcohol use, and drug use contribute to mothers having babies that are born prematurely and/or at a low birth weight.  Some studies...

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Dry Mouth Syndrome

Posted on 04-24-2012

As originally posted in the Renton Reporter. Dry mouth is a common side effect of many medications. A long list of medications used to control blood pressure, anxiety, pain, and allergies can ...

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Saving Hopeless Teeth

Posted on 04-10-2012

For many years, it has been the practice to extract teeth that are mobile and periodontally involved however, a case report in the ODA Journal suggests that some of these teeth can be saved by a cou...

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Sports Drinks: Acidity and the Effects on Teeth

Posted on 04-03-2012

Most sports drinks are quite acidic (pH 3-4) and if taken to excess, may lead to dental erosion and demineralization, particularly if you don't brush and floss immediately following consum...

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