Remedies for Mouth Sores

Some of us know mouth sores and canker sores all too well. You feel one coming on and you know you’re doomed for a week of painful eating and brushing, and sometimes downright misery. But what remedies can treat these unwanted sores, and potentially prevent them from forming? What Causes Mouth Sores? Canker sores are… Read more

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When Do Dentists Refer to Orthodontists?

While most dentists have been trained in basic orthodontics, practicing orthodontists spend several years learning about their concentration. There are several reasons why a person may need braces, and it is at this time your dentist may refer you to an orthodontists. Here are a couple mandibular maladies that may cause your dentist to refer you to… Read more

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DIY Remedies for Dry Mouth

Called xerostomia by the professional name-givers, dry mouth occurs when saliva production is halted or inhibited. Dry mouth can be caused by several different factors, and it’s often an side effect of medication. More than being an inconvenience, a chronically dry mouth can cause more severe health problems, including tooth decay. If you do have… Read more

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Methemoglobinemia: What it is and What Causes it

Methemoglobinemia, boy that’s a mouthful isn’t it? But what is methemoglobinemia and what causes it? Methemoglobinemia is blood disorder in which an inordinate amount of methemoglobin, a form of hemoglobin, is produced in the bloodstream. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries and distributes oxygen to the rest of the body. With… Read more

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History of Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, as it’s known in the United States, is best known today for its carnival atmosphere complete with beads, booze and raucous partying. But did you know that the Mardi Gras tradition dates back over three centuries? Early History of Mardi Gras Mardi Gras origins can be traced back to medieval… Read more

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