The Mouth’s Natural Antibiotics
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The Mouth’s Natural Antibiotics

It’s sometimes said that the mouth is one of the dirtiest (i.e. most bacteria-laden) parts of the body. So why do wounds in the mouth tend to heal…

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Is Oral Surgery Safe When Taking Blood Thinning Medications?
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Is Oral Surgery Safe When Taking Blood Thinning Medications?

Blood-thinning medication is prescribed for a variety of medical conditions as an anti-coagulant—as the name implies—to stop blood from clotting. They are typically prescribed for individuals with atrial…

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Does Arnica Really Help Healing after Oral Surgery?
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Does Arnica Really Help Healing after Oral Surgery?

Herbal or homeopathic remedies and other forms of integrative medicine (holistic medicine; new ways to treat the mind, body, and spirit—all at the same time) continue to grow…

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Tetracycline Staining—What Can I Do about It?
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Tetracycline Staining—What Can I Do about It?

Many adults today suffer from the embarrassment of discolored or stained teeth due to the fact they were given the antibiotic, Tetracycline, as a child. While the damage…

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What You Should Know about Your Blood Pressure Medication
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What You Should Know about Your Blood Pressure Medication

Some blood pressure medications from a family of drugs called Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs) are used to control blood pressure and some heart conditions; however, they can also…

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Warning for Surgery Patients Taking Fosamax
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Warning for Surgery Patients Taking Fosamax

If you are scheduling an upcoming surgical procedure, be sure that all of the healthcare professionals involved are aware of any prescription medications, over-the-counter (OTC) medications and even…

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When Antibiotics Are Needed Prior to Dental Visits
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When Antibiotics Are Needed Prior to Dental Visits

New guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) now state that taking prophylactic (preventive) antibiotics may not be necessary for most people…

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Tetracycline Staining—What Can I Do about It?
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Tetracycline Staining—What Can I Do about It?

Many adults today suffer from the embarrassment of discolored or stained teeth due to the fact they were given the antibiotic, Tetracycline, as a child. While the damage…

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