Is Genetic related to Dental Health?

May 30, 2019 - by uniteddentist - in Medical

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Can a genetic test predict your risk of developing future cavities or severe gum disease? The answer, at this point in time, is no.  There are commercially marketed tests that claim to measure risk of disease or susceptibility to future disease. Predictive genetic tests look for clues in your DNA that could indicate whether you

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Orthodontic Treatment: how does it work?

May 18, 2019 - by uniteddentist - in Medical

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  Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics is the formal name of the dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, interception, guidance and correction of bad bites. The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to create a healthy bite—straight teeth that properly meet opposing teeth in the opposite jaw. A good bite makes it easier for you to

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How does Dry Mouth Affect Oral Health?

May 04, 2019 - by uniteddentist - in Health, Medical

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Dry mouth—also called xerostomia—results from an inadequate flow of saliva. It is not a disease, but a symptom of a medical disorder or a side effect of certain medications, such as antihistamines, decongestants, pain killers, diuretics and many others. Saliva is the mouth’s primary defense against tooth decay and maintains the health of the soft

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