Recovery Advice for having your Wisdom Teeth Pulled.

Preparation Advice from the Tooth Fairy for after your wisdom tooth or third molar Extraction. Tips,
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Warning: TMD “Diagnostic Tools” Proven To Be Inaccurate

Does your doctor want to charge you to use EMG, Kinesiography, or Sonography to study or diagnose your TMJ disorder? You might want to get a second opinion.

A new study shows that many electronic diagnostic devices were no better than clinical exams at diagnosing TMJ disorder (TMD).
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Do I have to go to the Dentist every six months? Should I?

Should I go to the dentist every 6 months? How often should I go?

You probably don't need to go that often, but high risk adults, should maybe go even more often. How often should you go?
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Don't risk infection, Most People aren't Washing their Hands or are Doing it Wrong. Are you?

Do You Wash Your Hands after using the Bathroom?

Most of us don't. New studies show that we often do not wash our hands correctly, or AT ALL.

food poising from dirty hands sickens some 24 million people a year. If you're in the hospital for surgery, chemo, radiation, trauma, or to visit the doctor, you often have a weakened immune system and are at heightened risk for infections. Learn more about how often others fail, and how you can better protect yourself.
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Is Our PAIN Visible??

“Subjectivity” is the main issue when asked the question: Are you having any pain”? Now researchers can see where and how pain acts in your brain.
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Tips for Great Oral and Dental Care for Patients with Disabilities

Problems with dental care? Quest, the magazine for the MDA Foundation, had a great article by Bill Greenberg with tips and ideas on how to maintain good oral health in people with neuromuscular disease, muscular distrophy, trismus and other disabilities. Tips include special toothbrushes, finding a dentist, and treating trismus.
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Internal Derangement: A photographic explaination of the Temporomandibular Joint through MR Imaging

Internal derangementInternal derangement is a Temporomandibular Joint disorder which manifests it's self in the abnormal position of the TMJ disk. It is 3-5 times more common in women, then men. You can find the details of this interesting Essay by The Boston University School of Medicine, on Medscape Nurse News.

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Explaining Your Symptoms: Tips from a Family Physician

When it comes to visiting our Doctors and Emergency Rooms some patients overly down-play their symptoms.  Rod Moser, PA, PhD has a great piece on WebMD on how to be more accurate and precise when explaining our symptoms for an improved diagnosis and treatment.


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