Bleeding Gums

March 11, 2019 - by uniteddentist - in Uncategorized

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There are many reasons your gums could bleed. In some cases, bleeding gums can be a sign of gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease. If your gums bleed easily or bleed when you brush, talk to your dentist about your oral health. Gingivitis is reversible and preventable. If you’ve just started a new flossing

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

March 06, 2019 - by uniteddentist - in Uncategorized

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay   Even though they are temporary, your child’s baby teeth are important, and are still susceptible to cavities. Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, or Early Childhood Caries. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking

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Floss: 5 steps

March 04, 2019 - by uniteddentist - in Uncategorized

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We know we should floss at least once a day, but not everyone knows the right way to do it. Use this step-by-step guide to find out how to properly floss your teeth: Break off about 18 inches of floss and wind most of it around one of your middle fingers. Wind the remaining floss around the

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Thumbsucking and Pacifier Use

February 25, 2019 - by uniteddentist - in Uncategorized

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Thumbsucking and Pacifier Use Thumbsucking is a natural reflex for children. Sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers or other objects may make babies feel secure and happy and help them learn about their world. Young children may also suck to soothe themselves and help them fall asleep.   How Can Thumbsucking Affect My Child’s Teeth? After permanent

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The Human Papilloma Virus; HPV

February 09, 2019 - by uniteddentist - in Health, Medical

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HPV: Head, Neck and Oral Cancers The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States, with 14 million new cases each year. According to the CDC, there are more than 40 types of HPV, but most are cleared from the body by the immune system without causing any health

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Dental Anesthetic; Lidocaine

January 24, 2019 - by uniteddentist - in Medical

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Oral viscous lidocaine is a pain reliever used to treat mouth sores or irritated throats due to cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to parents and caregivers not to use oral viscous lidocaine to treat teething pain in infants and young children. The FDA warned that

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Dental X-ray

January 18, 2019 - by uniteddentist - in Medical

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Dental X-rays are a useful diagnostic tool when helping your dentist detect damage and disease not visible during a regular dental exam. How often X-rays should be taken depends on your present oral health, your age, your risk for disease, and any signs and symptoms of oral disease. For example, children may require X-rays more

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Dentistry & Oral Cancer

January 13, 2019 - by uniteddentist - in Uncategorized

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Oral cancer is divided into two categories – those occurring in the oral cavity (your lips, the inside of your lips and cheeks, teeth, gums, the front two-thirds of your tongue and the floor and roof of your mouth) and those occurring in the oropharynx (middle region of the throat, including the tonsils and base

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Oral Health & Hormones

January 07, 2019 - by uniteddentist - in Uncategorized

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Your weight. Your mood. Your sex drive. Your dental health. There’s one thing that can make all these aspects of your health go haywire — hormones.  You may be surprised to learn that hormone surges may make you more vulnerable to gum disease. Here’s why: More female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) cause more blood to flow

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