22Oct, 2018

Secrets to Dental Health

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Some rules to live by! The 6 steps that make a difference over the years I f you’re 65 or older, you might find that your dental health is iffy. Twenty percent of older adults have untreated tooth decay, more than two-thirds have gum disease, and almost 1 in 5 has lost all of his or her teeth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That can cause pain and affect the ability to eat, and gum disease has been linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and possibly certain cancers. “Dental […]
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3Oct, 2018

US Museum Shows History of Teeth and Dentist Tools

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Most people do not look forward to going to the dentist. But they might actually enjoy visiting an American museum that explores the history of teeth and dentistry. The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry is at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. It was the world’s first college to train dentists. A man named G.V. Black was one of the founders of modern U.S. dentistry in the 1800s. Visitors to the museum can look at a reproduction of Black’s dentist office. When he treated patients, he had […]
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