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June
2017

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What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

What is it? The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates one person is dying every hour, 24 hours a day, from oral cancer. They define it as part of a group of cancers that affect the head and neck. Oral cancer comprises almost 85% of this category of cancers. Who gets it? Many years ago, oral cancer […]

25
June
2017

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Can Stress Make Your Teeth Fall Out?

Stress isn’t just bad for your emotional well-being, it’s bad for your entire body. So bad, in fact, it can make your teeth fall out according to Demi Moore. In a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Moore shared a picture of her missing one of her front teeth from what she […]

25
June
2017

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Perfectly Plump Lips at the Dentist

Your smile is about more than just straight, white teeth. We understand and embrace that here at Collins Dentistry and Aesthetics, that’s why we offer a variety of services to help make you look and feel beautiful when you smile. Whether your lips never reached the level of plumpness you desire, or age has taken […]

14
June
2017

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Taking Care of Your Teeth During Pregnancy

For many women, the excitement of pregnancy comes with a long list of worries about how to take care of themselves and their growing baby. There are countless books dedicated to the subject of taking care of your body during pregnancy, but not much is often said about the unique challenges women face when it […]

14
June
2017

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Malnutrition Caused By Poor Oral Health Among the Elderly

Our ever growing population is aging and the number of adults over the age of 65 is increasing each year. According to the CDC, by the year 2050, older Americans will make up 48 million of the United States population. A Link Between Malnutrition and Oral Health New research by the University of North Carolina’s […]

14
June
2017

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Making Good Choices During National Candy Month

Who doesn’t love candy? Even if you’re not a big sweets person, most people have at least one treat they love to indulge in every once in awhile. Not only is there one day dedicated to the sugary delights we all know and love, November 4th to be exact, there’s also an entire month. The […]

26
May
2017

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When Should I Start Brushing My Baby’s Teeth?

Becoming a new parent is scary, challenging and amazing all at the same time. Sometimes it seems like the list of things you need to know about is never ending. Many parents find themselves wishing there was one solid manual on how to raise children instead of 1,000 completely different ones. The good news when […]

26
May
2017

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Tyrannosaurus Teeth Were Bone Crunching, Literally

You don’t have to be a 5-year-old boy to love dinosaurs. In fact, they get more interesting with age. As a kid, the fascination is basic but enthralling. Once into adulthood, you start to understand just how complex and incredible these creatures really were. It’s a childhood dream come true to study these amazing ancient […]

26
May
2017

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What is TMJ?

You’ve heard the term TMJ before, but you may be wondering what exactly it is. The TMJ is the temporomandibular Joint. It’s located on each side of the face and can be felt just in front of the ears when you open and close your mouth. This joint is responsible for connecting your jaw to […]

10
May
2017

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13,000 Year Old Dental Fillings Discovered in Italy

What scientists believe are the oldest fillings in the world were just discovered at an archeological site, Riparo Fredian, in northern Italy near Lucca. These 13,000-year-old central incisors contain large holes in them beginning at the surface and extending all the way down to the root. After scientists got a closer look, they found small […]