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Issue 28 of Dear Doctor Magazine

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




Issue 3, Volume 8
Letter from Dear Doctor
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Cover Story
A Tribute to Tony Gwynn
Major League Baseball lost one of its greatest players of the modern era when Tony Gwynn succumbed to oral cancer in June of 2014. “Mr. Padre,” as Gwynn was known, achieved legendary status at the plate during his 20-year tenure with San Diego. In an exclusive interview, the slugger’s son talks about tobacco, oral cancer, and coping with an inconceivable loss.
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Feature Articles
Aging & Dental Health
Every stage of life comes with its unique set of health concerns. Taking care of one’s teeth and gums is as important for senior citizens as it is for youngsters — if not more so. Our expert addresses the special challenges of maintaining oral health as we age...
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The Bitter Truth About Sugar
The food industry loads sugar — mostly in the form of high-fructose corn syrup — into everything it sells: lunch meats, yogurt, peanut butter, bread, tomato sauce, you name it. Our food supply now contains so much added sugar that our metabolic (energy-processing) systems just can’t handle it. Learn how to take back your health...
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Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate
Facial and oral clefts are common birth defects that occur in the first trimester of pregnancy when parts of the face fail to complete the normal process of development in which they join or fuse together. Fortunately today skilled surgeons can be repair them beautifully...
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Sue’s Makeover is Complete!
Throughout her adult life, Sue tried to hide her decayed, discolored teeth. “I basically learned not to smile extensively,” she told Dear Doctor magazine. Having endured many childhood dental troubles, Sue was doubtful that she would ever have a smile she could display with pride. Yet that’s exactly what she got when she won Dear Doctor’s Ultimate Smile Makeover contest!
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Consultations
White Spots on Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment
An Early Sign of Decay That Can Often Be Reversed
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Root Resorption
An Unusual Phenomenon
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Temporary Tooth Replacement for Teens
What Are the Options?
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Air Abrasion Technology
Dental Treatment Without the Drill
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Lichen Planus
Mouth Lesions That Are Usually Benign
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Tips
10 Tips For Daily Oral Care at Home
The DOs & DON’Ts of Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums
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