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Acupuncture for TMJ and Jaw Pain by Marilyn Yohe, L.Ac., MAOM Licensed AcupuncturistHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 31 Jul 2012 10:13pm Years ago, my dentist asked if I grind my teeth. I told her I didn’t think so, and she begged to differ. Whether I was doing it currently or not, she said, at some point I had clenched my jaw enough to wear my teeth down unevenly. I suspect this was during my teenage years (what? stressed as a teenager? unheard of!), but most of us do this at s ... Read on »
Jaw surgery after tooth loss is common. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted Thu 04 Dec 2008 4:14pm In November, my periodontist performed alveoloplasty surgery in my upper jaw to remove bone chips, bone spurs, bone splinters, and an infected root tip. He added material into both sides of my jawbone to fill up spaces where my jawbone had been reabsorbed, stitched me up, and sent me home to finish my antibiotics. Yes, he gave me pain medication. ... Read on »
Treatment of Patients taking Bisphosphonates by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 1:07pm Bisphosphonates are a group of drugs that are commonly prescribed in the prevention and treatment of resorptive bone conditions. These would include osteoporosis, bone metastasis associated with breast & prostate cancer, multiple myeloma, Paget's disease & other conditions that cause chronic bone fragility. Some common bisphosp ... Read on »
Big Wisdom Teeth, Small Jaws by The Verigin Dental Health Team Doctor of Dentistry Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 7:02am A little more than a year ago, we wrote about routine wisdom tooth removal , which continues to be one of our most often accessed posts. Our take was that while there are certainly some cases in which removal of the third molars may be beneficial, the idea that everyone should get them removed “just in case” is medical excess masqueradin ... Read on »
My Most Popular Search Term: “Lip Cancer” by Ron Sparks Posted Mon 30 May 2011 1:12am "Lip Cancer" is my most popular search term If there were a content on the most popular search terms that land results on the term “lip cancer” would be the clear winner – with over seven (7) times the hit relevancy than any other term.  This is my SEO claim to fame: lip cancer.  Apparently, many people with mouth sores ... Read on »
7 Wise Reasons to Let Go of Your Wisdom Teeth by Ritu R. Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 10:11am A wise man once said– A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.       In the 1800s, there was a man named Chuck, who certainly was no fool. He had a theory that the human body retained several “left-over” organs that lost their use during the course of evolution. Chuck, better known as Ch ... Read on »
Doctors, Patients, & Getting Tough by Lyda Facebook Posted Tue 03 Apr 2012 3:02am When I talk about empowerment concerning your healthcare, I’m talking about being liberated from the standard views of the doctor-patient relationship. Your doctor is there to help you, to be your guide in this very complicated field that he or she has spent years studying and understanding. But your doctor is not to b ... Read on »
Sporting Heroes : Robin Smith by Mark .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:02pm Robin Smith - Hampshire and England cricketer. The stereotypical view of cricket is of a slow paced sedate game played out by gentlemen in a green and pleasant English meadow, but the reality of top class International cricket is completely different. It is about pressure, aggression and hostility - a place where only the brave survive. ... Read on »
REVIEW OF PET DENTAL DISEASE, PART 2 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 28 Feb 2010 11:00pm This is the second part of our review on Pet Dental Health. Enjoy! In last week's issue of Questions On Dogs and Cats, Helpful Buckeye introduced the topic of Pet Dental Health with the reminder that the month of February is devoted to being more aware of this very common health concern for dogs and cats. Our readers were presented with pictur ... Read on »
If Only My Jaw Were My Biggest Problem... by Quinn Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 May 2011 6:57pm Last Thursday I went rollerskating with one of my friends, my sister and her fiance.  My husband came too, but he didn't want to skate.  I suspect he didn't want to look foolish.  I used to love to skate, but I hadn't been on skates in 15 years.  God that makes me sound old! My girlfriend got it in her head that she wanted to join the local gi ... Read on »