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Fluoridation: Part One
04/10/2014: By Mina Levi, DDS - San Francisco, CA
For a long while, fluoridation has been a heated debate topic in many United States communities. Some people strongly oppose fluoridation and some people are okay with it or have no opinion on it at all. Many people, however, do not have a lot of information about fluoridation and are unable to make an educated decision for their families and themselves. In this three-part article series, we will discuss fluoridation in depth, answering many questions and hopefully providing people with better knowledge and understanding.
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Understanding TMD and What to do about it
04/02/2014: By Mina Levi, DDS - San Francisco, CA
About five to twelve percent of the world population suffers from temporomandibular joint dysfunction or temporomandibular disorder (TMD). This describes a variety of conditions affecting the joints, muscles, and nerves in the jaw. In this article, we discuss what TMD is, what causes it and what to do about it if you have it.
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Affordable Dental Care: Tips to Follow When Choosing Dental Insurance
03/27/2014: By Mina Levi, DDS - San Francisco, CA
Dental insurance can assist you in taking good care of your oral health by covering some, if not all of the financial portion of care. When choosing a the dental insurance plan that is right for you, you will want to consider quite a few things other than what it will cost you to obtain it. Sometimes, the most affordable dental insurance isn’t the best fit for you. In this article, we discuss a few points that you will want to consider when choosing a dental plan.
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What You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth
03/20/2014: By Mina Levi, DDS - San Francisco, CA
When your wisdom teeth grow in properly, they are just like all of your other teeth and help in the act of chewing. However, most of the time they become impacted or erupt at a strange angle in the mouth, which can cause pain and discomfort. In this article, we discuss wisdom teeth and the necessity of their removal.
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Plaque: What is it and Why do I Need to Worry About it?
03/13/2014: By Mina Levi, DDS - San Francisco, CA
We see advertisements daily for oral care products that promise to fight or reduce plaque, and we hear the word “plaque” often when we visit the dentist. Many people know that plaque is referring to the yellowish substance that sticks to the teeth when we don’t brush, but what exactly is plaque and why is it something that we need to fight? In this article, we discuss dental plaque, what it can do to our oral and overall health, as well as the best ways to reduce plaque in the mouth.
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