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Report: High costs keep 6 million Canadians from the dentist each year
CTV News
Chantal Robinson was pregnant and writhing in pain on her classroom floor, all because she couldn't afford the dental care required to fix her rotting teeth. "I was curled up into a ball, crying," Robinson says of the moment seven years ago. She was in her early 20s, and her life-long problems with receding gumlines and tooth enamel deficiency had worsened. "The pain was just unbearable. I had constant migraines, and my face swelled up a few times to the point where I had to take myself to the emergency room."
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Top 5 back-to-school tips for your oral health
Medical Xpress
It's that time of year again: back-to-school and back to the books. While you're busy buying your texts at the Dal Bookstore and getting organized for (and, sometimes, stressed out about) your classes, your oral health can sometimes often be overlooked. From our experts in the Faculty of Dentistry, are the five things you should consider this fall to keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy.
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Why falling asleep without brushing teeth is a pretty bad idea
Huffington Post
Bad news: It's pretty gross. You probably already know that the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing those pearly whites twice a day. You also probably know that brushing your teeth is one of the easiest ways to avoid scaring off your date.
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What to eat for healthy teeth: 6 fortifying foods to boost oral health
Medical Daily
The very first thing we notice about people, and what people notice about us and base their first impression on, is often a smile. It can influence the success of personal and business relationships, which should convince us to monitor what we eat and drink to avoid a less desirable smile.
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Study: Dentists help in fight against obesity
Yale University via Medical Xpress
The fight against obesity in the United States may have some unexpected allies — dentists. New research by the Yale School of Public Health has found that counties with a higher number of dentists per capita have strikingly lower rates of obesity than their peers, even within the same state.
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Dental dilemma
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While millions of Canadians cannot afford to go to the dentist for basic care, experts are not looking for "a magical financial solution" to making dental care accessible for everyone

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The link between oral health and overall health
Digital Journal
As summer ends and the school year begins, Americans show more interest in their overall health. Did you know the health of your mouth may mirror your overall health. What's the link?

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Using technology in pediatric dentistry to instill a lifetime of compliant dental care
Dental Economics
How often have you begun an exam on an adult patient and were told of an episode of consternation involving their dental treatment during childhood?

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Domestic verbal and physical violence linked to poor dental health
Medical Daily
Verbal and physical abuse in the home has been linked to poor dental health, and dentists believe noxious behaviors are taking over some families' lives and their health is paying for it. Researchers from New York University published a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association that found parents who have worse oral health had a hostile living situation with their partners at home.
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