Steven Offenbacher, DDS, PhD, chair, department of periodontology; director, Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mayo Clinic: “Oral health: A window to your overall health.”
American Dental Association: “Diabetes.”
Cleveland Clinic: “Oral Health Problems and Diabetes.”
American Academy of Periodontology: “Gum Disease and Diabetes.”
American Diabetes Association: “Diabetes and Oral Health Problems.”
Mayo Clinic: “Diabetes and dental care: Guide to a healthy mouth.”
Sally Cram, DDS, periodontist; spokeswoman, American Dental Association.
American Dental Association: “Oral Cancer.”
Cleveland Clinic: “Oral Cancer.”
American Cancer Society: “Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer.”
Mayo Clinic: “What is the best way to screen for oral cancer?”
Mayo Clinic: “Bruxism/teeth grinding.”
American Dental Association: “Bruxism (Teeth Grinding).”
American Academy of Periodontology: “Gum Disease and Pregnancy Problems.”
CDC: “Public Health Implications of Chronic Periodontal Infection in Adults.”
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How is an OMS Different than a Dentist?
For many people, a loose tooth, tooth pain or even general oral discomfort might bring back memories of anxiety-inducing visits to the dentist. It also can be difficult to find time to visit a dentist, let alone schedule time to see a specialist. It is important to know that when unexpected oral health issues arise, you may benefit more from a visit to a nearby oral and maxillofacial surgeon than your general dentist.
When to Visit the Dentist
Regular visits to the dentist are essential for maintaining oral health, and patients should visit a dentist for:
- Routine teeth cleanings and checkups to assess the risk of tooth decay and gum disease
- Repairs to damaged teeth (fillings, onlays and crowns)
- Root canals
When it comes to more complicated procedures such as removing wisdom teeth and placing dental implants, a patient should visit
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Johnathon Whittaker, who is a full-time self-employed wood carver and sculptor, has been making hand-carved plaques to thank health care workers.
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The couple from Plymstock in Devon have been making plaques for care homes and the South Western Ambulance Service, as well as their original idea for NHS workers.
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“I never expected it to boom like it has, but I am loving every minute of it.”
They have had
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One of the first things Edward Pierce asked his wife, Pixie, when he woke up after five weeks in a medically induced coma was, “Is Broadway still closed?” Pixie laughed, recalling the moment. “My husband is a workaholic,” she told The Daily Beast.After a marathon 46-day stay at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey, critically ill with COVID-19, Pierce, one of Broadway’s leading and most highly regarded designers, is recovering at home, having made medical history as the first American to receive injected placental cells as a treatment for severely ill coronavirus patients.Broadway Faces the Cost of Its Coronavirus Shutdown: ‘The Impact Will Be Huge. Horrible’As Pierce, 49, lay unconscious, Pixie blogged about the roller-coaster journey of his experience in the hospital and the experience of their family—locked down at home in Teaneck, unable