July 1, 2015 Most dentists appreciate it when you can describe what likes or dislikes you may have regarding your smile.  If you cannot describe the subtle or major changes, it would be a good idea to bring pictures or magazine images with you to your next appointment.  It can provide a better description when you speak to your dentist as to how you think you would like your smile to change.  Please remember that these pictures should be used as general guidelines.
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July 1, 2015 Good home oral care should always include self-examination for oral cancer.  Any sore that persists in your mouth for more than a week should always be brought to your dentist’s attention.  Prevention and early detection for oral cancer is of the greatest importance, so that it can be readily treated and cured.
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July 1, 2015 Dental implants enable dentists to create healthy, attractive smiles in an innovative way. Used to replace one or more missing teeth, implants are another alternative to conventional bridges and dentures. In essence, dental implants act and look like natural teeth.
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July 1, 2015 The CDC recommends that all patients over the age of 17 be screened annually for oral cancer. The HPV may be to blame for the alarming increase of young adults with oropharyngeal cancer. Oral cancer kills roughly 1 person per hour, every hour, every day in the United States.
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July 1, 2015 According to a recent article that came out in The Ubyssey, the enzyme Granzyme-B (GzmB) may be responsible for the loose, wrinkled skin that comes with advanced age. David Granville, a UBC professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine was initially experimenting with GzmB to see if the gene affected the aging of blood vessels in relation to heart attacks and strokes...
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July 1, 2015 You might have a powerful and inexpensive weapon against heart disease. It’s sitting in your medicine cabinet: your toothbrush. Most people are not aware of the relationship between oral health and heart health even today. A spokeswoman for the American Dental Association relates that oral health and gum disease in particular, is linked with serious conditions like heart attacks and strokes.
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July 1, 2015 It would be so great if a hiring manager could take one look at you and see what a dedicated, qualified, and passionate person you are. Unfortunately, these attributes only come out with time. Instead, the hiring manager’s first impressions will strongly be influenced by your appearance. The way you dress, your posture, and your smile will all create a positive or negative impression.
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July 1, 2015 For many children, teens, and adults, crooked or misaligned teeth can cause a lot of emotional pain. You may feel self-conscious when giving a presentation at work, speaking with someone at a cocktail party, or getting your picture taken with friends. As much as crooked teeth may be hurting your self-esteem, they could also be causing you physical pain as well!
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July 1, 2015 Relaxation and the holidays – not two words you usually associate with each other, but you might want to change that to avoid premature aging. Studies looking at the effect of stress continue to mount, demonstrating that chronic stress causes biological changes in the human body.
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