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What to do when you have a dry socket?

What Causes Dry Socket? Dry socket is a fairly common condition, particularly following a tooth extraction. After this procedure, blood clots form as part of the healing process, covering exposed bone and nerves to protect these delicate tissues from damage ...
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How much would it cost?

One of the most common questions I get asked from family and friends is “How much should I be paying for this dental procedure?”. It’s a classic case of asymmetric information or “information failure”. Most of us hope to only ...
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What to know about dental implants

Dental implants are artificial structures that a dental surgeon inserts into a person's jawbone. A person may need an implant if they have lost one or more teeth. A dental implant is a structure that replaces a missing tooth. With ...
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The Dilemma of the Black Patient

Last week a nurse posted a video ofherself on Twitter mocking patients with the caption “We know when y’all are faking” followed by laughing emojis. Twitter responded with the hashtag #patientsarenotfaking,created by Imani Barbarin, anda slew of testimonials of negligent ...
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Sleeping Away Your Stress Is the Ideal Way to Lower Anxiety, a Berkeley Study Finds

If you're stressed about work, or an upcoming product launch, or the million other things that can raise your anxiety, science has a simple solution that's remarkably simple, but it's going to take a chunk out of your schedule. Well, ...
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Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain's reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, several brain areas communicate with each other to help us learn and repeat behaviors that improve our knowledge ...
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The Mouth-Body Connection: 6 Ways Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

In the modern healthcare system, we tend to view oral health and overall health separately, as if the two are completely unrelated. But research is starting to prove what I’ve known to be true for many, many years about the ...
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Snoring and Oral Health: What You Need to Know

According to the National Sleep Foundation, around 90 million Americans snore. And while it may seem like little more than an inconvenience, snoring can point to more serious issues. In fact, numerous studies have shown that a lack of high-quality ...
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