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Issue 27 of Dear Doctor Magazine

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

Issue 2, Volume 8
Letter from Dear Doctor
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Cover Story
Martha Stewart
For decades, gracious–living guru Martha Stewart has offered meticulous advice on everything from entertaining to gardening to interior design. Now the dynamic 72–year-old entrepreneur has turned her attention to Living the Good Long Life, the subject of her latest book. In this interview, Martha talks about eating right, taking care of your smile, and why she really believes “age is just a number.”
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Feature Articles
The Future of Dental Care in America
Access not only to healthcare but also to dental care is a problem across the US. Hundreds of thousands of people visit emergency rooms each year for dental emergencies that could have been prevented by routine dental office visits. Research and high-tech innovation will affect the future practice and financing of dentistry; in fact, it is already changing in ways that will affect us all...
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New Research Shows Bacteria Essential To Health
By the time we reach adulthood, about 100 trillion bacteria have taken up residence all over our body — inside and out — and actually outnumber our human cells 10 to 1. But don’t panic! Scientific research shows that our own bacteria not only help us in many ways, they are actually essential to keeping us healthy...
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Treating Gum Disease With Lasers
Today’s dental lasers are more focused and targeted for specific issues, including treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. Treating gum disease with lasers appears to have improved outcomes at least to the extent that it makes the treatment procedure less invasive, more comfortable and enhances the body’s ability to repair the damage caused by the infection...
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How to Choose A Cosmetic Dentist
Have you been thinking about fixing those little things about your smile that have always bothered you… or maybe even rejuvenating your whole appearance with a full-fledged dental makeover? If so, you’ll want to choose the right professional for the job. Our expert explains what to look for...
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Orthodontic Headgear & Other Anchorage Appliances
You’ve probably seen children undergoing orthodontic treatment who not only have hardware in their mouths but also wear appliances that attach to their braces and wrap around their heads. What are these devices? In a word, anchorage. Find out how it works...
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Dental Implants & Smoking
What Are the Risks?
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Bleeding Gums While Brushing Teeth
A Warning Sign of Gum Disease
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Flexible Partial Dentures
An Aesthetic Way to Replace Teeth Temporarily
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New Antibiotic Premedication Guidelines in Dentistry
Recommendations for Those With Heart Conditions and Joint Replacements
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Importance of Baby Teeth
It Pays to Prevent Their Premature Loss
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10 Tips For Cleaning Your Oral Appliance
The DOs and DON’Ts of Caring for Dentures, Mouthguards, Nightguards, Clear Orthodontic Aligners, and Retainers
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