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Issue 33 of Dear Doctor Magazine

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




Issue 2, Volume 10
Letter from Dear Doctor
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Cover Story
Vivica A. Fox
She's a versatile performer with a strong business sense and a beautiful Hollywood smile...and she's such a good kisser that she won an award from MTV! Vivica A. Fox broke out as Jasmine in the 1996 sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day. We caught up with her shortly after the release of Independence Day: Resurgence, the sequel that fans waited 20 years to see. Vivica talked about how she stays healthy and keeps her smile bright, and reminisced about that award-winning kiss with co-star Will Smith.
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Feature Articles
Immediate Dental Implants
Replacing a missing or deteriorated tooth with a dental implant can have a dramatic impact on your appearance, self-esteem and overall quality of life — especially when it's front and center in your smile! It's also a situation that requires careful planning and expertise. Here are some of the factors that your implant team considers when replacing a highly visible tooth — including how quickly you can get your replacement tooth...
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Root Canal Treatment: What You Need to Know
If you've been told you need a root canal, you may be feeling a little apprehensive. After all, everyone's heard the old cliché, "I'd rather have a root canal." Is root canal treatment really that bad? In a word, no. We have a lot of information to share with you about this tooth-saving procedure, but here's the main takeaway: Root canal treatment is nothing to fear. Really!
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Gum Recession
Do your teeth look longer than you think they should? A smile that looks "toothy" can be a sign of gum recession, a common condition that can lead to tooth sensitivity and even tooth decay. It can also make you feel self-conscious about smiling. Find out what causes gum recession and what you can do about it...
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Teeth Grinding
In recent years, dental researchers have studied teeth grinding extensively. Because this condition may have multiple causes, there is no single treatment that can be counted on to stop it. However, there are a number of approaches that often prove effective in reducing its potentially harmful effects — which include jaw tenderness, persistent headaches and sore teeth. Our expert sums up the state of knowledge on this sometimes troublesome behavior...
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Why See A Pediatric Dentist?
Understanding what these specialists can do for you and your child...
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What to Eat When TMJ Pain Flares Up
Temporomandibular joint problems don't have to thwart a healthy diet...
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Consultations
No-Prep Porcelain Veneers
Creating a dream smile without removing tooth enamel
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Bonded Retainers
What are the pros and cons?
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Plaque Disclosing Agents
A good way to find out if your oral hygiene is up to par
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Did You Know?
New ADA Report Names Top 3 Oral-Health Problems
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Philadelphia Becomes First Big City to Enact a Soda Tax
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A U.S. President's "Fishing Trip" Hid His Treatment for Oral Cancer
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Scouting for Smiles
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The Best Job to Have in 2016 is... An Orthodontist!
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