Posts made in February, 2018


Red wine has previously been linked to a range of supposed health benefits, from helping the heart to lowering the risk of diabetes. Now a new study suggests it contains chemicals that can help in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease. Researchers found compounds from the drink, known as polyphenols, helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth. But experts warned that the findings do not offer a “green light” to...

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CHICAGO – Despite state-of-the-art advancements in endodontic treatment that make root canal procedures often as straightforward as fillings, Americans still express fear of the procedure. According to a recent survey by the American Association of Endodontists, 67 percent of respondents say fear of pain most concerns them about having root canal treatment. The AAE hopes to dispel these fears during its tenth anniversary...

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Here’s one case where you really hope the patient doesn’t wake up mid-operation. Razi, one of the Pittsburgh Zoo’s 8-year-old African lions, needed a little dental work Tuesday. A 440 pound beast, sleeping like a kitten while a dentist performed a root canal. The drill for a lion’s tooth sounds just like the drill in your dentist’s office, and the procedure itself is also much like what you’d have in the dentist’s...

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One of the most efficient ways to eliminate fear is by understanding the object of your anxiety – be it clowns or darkness, it’s certainly best to face what pains you head-on. For most people, an irrational fear of dentistry is what inhibits their regular whitening appointments and evening emergency root canal procedures. The following, then, aims to help fearful individuals understand precisely what happens in the office of a...

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