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Issue 18 of Dear Doctor Magazine

In this Issue of Dear Doctor - Dentistry & Oral Health magazine:




Issue 3, Volume 5
Letter from Dear Doctor
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Cover Story
Cat Cora
This Iron Chef has an iron will when it comes to keeping junk food out of her house and away from her kids. Dear Doctor talked with Cat about good health, good deeds and her special low-calorie tricks for boosting the flavor of classic dishes.
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Feature Articles
Artificial Sweeteners
Because of its link to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay, sugar has become Nutritional Enemy Number One. So what's a health-conscious consumer with a sweet tooth to do? Artificial sweeteners can help reduce intake of sugar, prevent tooth decay, and combat overeating. Here's a comprehensive look at the six artificial sweeteners currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration...
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The Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
For those missing even one tooth, an unsightly gap is actually the least significant problem. What's of far greater concern is the bone loss that inevitably follows tooth loss. Dental implants fused to the jawbone can preserve bone, improve function and enhance psychological well-being. Learn how implants serve both as anchors to support replacement teeth, and preserve bone as one of the better preventive maintenance procedures in dentistry...
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Periodontal Plastic Surgery
Millions of Americans have some degree of gum recession — a loss of the tough, pink tissue that surrounds teeth. Receding gums can cause anything from minor tooth sensitivity to tooth loss in very severe cases. Fortunately, the field of periodontal plastic surgery has made enormous strides in devising techniques, including grafting, to deal with the problem of lost or damaged gum tissue...
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Consultations
Testing Your Smile Makeover
The reassurance of a trial smile
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The Importance of Orthodontic Retainers
Controlling tooth movement after braces
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Lasers Versus Traditional Cleanings For Treating Gum Disease
Do newer options have any advantages?
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Saliva
How it is used to diagnose disease
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We've Got Mail
The Gift of Wisdom
One family's story of intellectual disabilities and autism, dental stem cell research, and hope
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