JR Dental Newsletter – December 2018

Smoking, Your Mouth, and Your HealthSmoking

There are no ifs, ands, or “butts” about it: smoking can be detrimental to oral health. Beyond the bad breath and yellow teeth, do you really know what you’re getting yourself into by smoking every day? Probably not.

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X-rayWelcome to the Future: What 3-D Dental X-rays Mean for YouTMJ: It’s Nothing to Yawn About

What if your dentist told you that X-rays can be done in a single sweep, expose you to less radiation than a roundtrip flight from Paris to Tokyo , and result in a complete, 3-D picture of your mouth in as little as a few seconds? For anyone who has ever had a mouthful of bitewings, it’s a dream come true, thanks to a relatively new technology called “cone beam radiography”. If you’ve never heard of it, you could be missing out.

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Dentist or Detective? Major Health Clues Your Mouth ProvidesNature vs. Nurture: Dental Problems Parents Pass Down To ChildrenSearch

Chew on this for a minute: just by glancing inside your mouth, your dentist can tell you a number of things that may be news to you and your doctor! Surprising as it may sound, your oral health can speak volumes about the rest of your body, and something as simple as a routine dental checkup can benefit your health and wallet big time. From harmful habits to life-threatening diseases, find out what clues your mouth can provide about your wellbeing.

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