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Issue 36 of Dear Doctor Magazine

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

Issue 1, Volume 11
Letter from Dear Doctor
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Cover Story
Lori Loughlin
Lori Loughlin, veteran of TV’s Full House, knew she wanted to be an actress as early as kindergarten…but it took a while to persuade her down-to-earth parents that this was a viable career option. Her persistence and achievements eventually won them over—along with legions of fans who have watched her on the small screen since she was 15. Lori recently spoke with Dear Doctor about how she got her start in show business, and how she maintains her beautiful smile.
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Feature Articles
Osteoporosis Drugs and Dental Treatment
Osteoporosis affects millions of adults. Yet some of the medications prescribed to treat this condition may cause serious problems with the bones of the jaw. If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or are concerned about your bone density, here’s some important information you need to know...
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Dental Implants After Previous Tooth Loss
Dental implants are today’s preferred method for replacing failing teeth. But what if you lost a tooth years ago, and now want to enjoy the benefits of this state-of-the-art technology? Usually you can, but the procedure may be different than it would be with a more recent extraction. Our expert explains what’s involved...
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The Trouble With Mouth Breathing
Does it matter if a child routinely breathes though the mouth instead of the nose? Yes! When mouth breathing becomes habitual, oral health problems, including orthodontic issues, may result. Learn how these problems are treated—and how to prevent them from happening in the first place...
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Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Helping a smile look its best—or treating a problem in the oral cavity—sometimes goes beyond just the teeth. For example, resolving certain orthodontic issues may involve retraining and/or strengthening the oral and facial muscles. This is the work of therapists known as orofacial myologists...
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Prosthodontists: Architects of Smile Restoration
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty concerned with restoring missing or damaged teeth and other oral structures. Sometimes called the “architects of oral restoration,” prosthodontists design and carry out tooth-replacement solutions that are both cosmetic and functional—from restoring a single crown to performing a full smile makeover...
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Are Opioids (Narcotics) the Best Way to Manage Dental Pain?
Over-the-counter alternatives are just as effective, less risky
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Veneers for Teenagers
Is cosmetic dentistry appropriate for kids?
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Crown Lengthening
This common surgical procedure restores function and improves appearance
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Sizing Up Toothbrushes
How to choose the right brush for optimal oral health
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Do Babies Get Tooth Decay?
Decay in primary teeth can have long-lasting effects
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Pulp Capping
A procedure that may help save a decayed tooth
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