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Blood Thinners and Dental Treatment

June 12, 2017 Typically, patients with heart issues, stroke, and/ or blood clotting issues are on blood thinners. Some common names of blood thinners are Coumadin, Heparin, Zarelto, and Eloquis. Patients SHOULD NOT discontinue any medications without first consulting their doctor. Bleeding can occur from the simplest of tasks including brushing and flossing. Bleeding following …

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Common Dental Complaints

June 5, 2017 Let’s talk about some common dental complaints such as dental sensitivity, dry mouth, and bad breath. Dental recession often causes sensitivity. We often recommend sensitive toothpaste for dental sensitivity, but sensitivity isn’t always improved with dental products. Other causes of dental sensitivity include tooth decay, cracked or broken teeth, and periodontal disease. …

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Sports Dentistry

May 8, 2017 Dental injuries during sport participation are one of the most common types of mouth injuries. The National Youth Sports Foundations contends that an athlete is 60 times more likely to sustain a mouth injury when he or she does not wear a protective mouth guard. A mouth guard is a soft plastic …

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