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Issue 39 of Dear Doctor Magazine

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

Issue 4, Volume 11
Letter from Dear Doctor
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Cover Story
Howie Mandel
When Howie Mandel is not hosting Deal or No Deal and Animals Doing Things or judging America’s Got Talent and AGT: The Champions, he can be found at his own production studio or encouraging others to take care of their dental and mental health. The award-winning comedian and all-around entertainer spoke with Dear Doctor about the dental treatments that have given him the smile we love to see and his mission of spreading “The Howie Smile.”
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Feature Articles
Replacing All Teeth—But Not All at Once
Dental implants are a versatile, state-of-the-art tooth-replacement method offering several different options for people who may eventually lose all their teeth. Sometimes it’s possible to move toward total tooth replacement by getting dental implants in stages rather than all at once. This can help keep initial treatment costs down while preserving natural teeth as long as possible...
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What Everyone Should Know About Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is the most common disease in the world today, and some people seem to be much more cavity-prone than others. Research points to several factors that can have a big impact on your chance of developing cavities. Learn steps you can take to reduce your risk of tooth decay...
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“Holistic” Dentistry
The connection between oral health and overall health is well established, so every dentist should practice “holistic” (concerned with the whole body) dentistry. However, the term has taken on a different meaning and is often associated with treatment philosophies not supported by research findings. Read about fads in dentistry vs. long-standing evidence-based practices...
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When Permanent Teeth Become Loose
For children, loose teeth signal that the tooth fairy will come soon, but for adults, loose teeth are a sign of trouble. Gum disease, dental trauma and do-it-yourself dental treatments can all result in loose teeth. Your dentist can determine whether loose teeth can be saved or if they need to be replaced. Learn about treatment options for loose teeth...
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Removing Teeth for Orthodontic Treatment
When getting orthodontic treatment, sometimes it’s necessary to extract one or more teeth. Many factors need to be considered, such as the person’s “bite,” the size of the jaw, the size and number of teeth and how much correction is needed—it all depends on the unique individual. Learn about situations in which it might make the most sense to remove teeth as part of getting a straighter smile...
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When a Tooth Is Knocked Out
How to Increase the Chances of Saving the Tooth
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Vaping and Oral Health
Not as Safe an Alternative to Smoking as You May Think
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Dry Socket
A Painful but Not Dangerous Complication of Oral Surgery
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