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Issue 32 of Dear Doctor Magazine

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

Issue 1, Volume 10
Letter from Dear Doctor
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Cover Story
Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates first achieved movie star status in 1990 with her Oscar-winning performance in Misery. Since then, the versatile stage veteran has created an impressive body of TV work. And while the creepy characters she plays on American Horror Story do not do much smiling, Kathy in real life has a lovely smile. In an interview with Dear Doctor, Kathy talks about having orthodontic treatment in her fifties, surviving cancer, and her ongoing struggles with a painful condition called lymphedema.
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Feature Articles
Porcelain Veneers
An attractive smile can open doors, both socially and professionally. But what can be done if teeth are stained, worn or otherwise tarnished? Porcelain veneers may be the answer! New materials and techniques for making these thin, tooth-colored coverings for the front surface of teeth have made veneers one of today's most popular and successful cosmetic dental treatments...
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Minimally Invasive Dentistry
Modern dentistry is making great strides toward delivering care with less drilling and discomfort. How? By focusing on early detection and treatment of tooth decay and other diseases. The goal of this approach, known as Minimally Invasive Dentistry, is to conserve healthy tooth structure by attacking tooth decay at the microscopic level...
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Implant Timelines For Replacing Missing Teeth
When a tooth has to be removed and replaced to maintain your health, appearance and the alignment of your bite, there are basically four different options for the timing of implant placement — each with its advantages and disadvantages. Learn what considerations go into making decisions regarding the timing of implant treatment...
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Rash Around The Mouth
Any skin problem can cause great discomfort, but rashes affecting the face can be particularly distressing. Peri-oral dermatitis, which literally means a rash around the mouth, is one of them. Find out how to recognize this condition and what can be done to relieve it...
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Fluoride Gels Reduce Decay
Professionally Applied Topical Fluoride Works Wonders
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Laser-Assisted Root Canal Treatment
New Techniques To Aid Endodontics
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Gum Recession
Getting Long In The Tooth
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Oral Appliances For Sleep Apnea
Alternative To CPAP Machines For Sleep Problems
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Dental Implants and Antibiotics
Lowering Risk of Implant Failure
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Did You Know?
Gum Disease Can Cause Dental Implant Failure
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Stephen Curry's Athletic Mouthguard
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Pup Gets Braces — And it's a Dog-Gone Good Thing!
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Preventing Tooth Decay: Is Your Diet Helping or Hurting Your Efforts?
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Professor Aubrey Sheiham
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