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Mariah Carey, she of glitter, butterflies, and one-of-a-kind moments, offered up some very unique travel tips for Vegas, where she's concluding her residency at Caesar's Palace.
No, she's not all about a certain club, pool, or pool turned club, in a new interview with Paper Magazine, she recommends that everyone with a child in tow pay a visit to her kids' dentist.
When the magazine asked Carey where a first-time visitor to Las Vegas should go, she enthusiastically recommended some oral hygiene. Not because it's fun to sit in the dentist chair, per se, but because her kiddos' dentist's office — like all things in Vegas — seems like a veritable playground where occasional tooth maintenance also happens to occur.
"Well, if they have kids they should take them to the dentist that [my kids] go to, because it's a kids' dentist and they have all these games there," Carey explained. "I'm sitting here waiting to go to the dentist, like, 'Let me get to Vegas so I can get to the dentist!'"
Naturally, the writer shot back with a raised eyebrow. Who goes to Vegas for a cleaning? Expecting to get some insider info about a hot restaurant or maybe an ultra-glam treatment at the most exclusive spa, the writer pressed Mimi for a real hot spot, but the diva insisted that the dentist is really where it's at.
"Darling, you've got to take care of your teeth," Carey said.

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There are various types of dental X-rays, including:

■ Bitewing X-rays, which deliver a relatively low dose of radiation and can reveal cavities between teeth, an area that dentists can’t visually inspect. By the time that decay is visible to the naked eye, a root canal may be required. They are called bitewings because you bite down on a wing-shaped device to hold the X-ray film in place.

■ Panoramic X-rays, which require a special machine that rotates around the head to provide a detailed image of all the teeth and the underlying bones in a single X-ray. They are commonly used to plan extractions or braces, and deliver three to four times the radiation exposure that four bitewings do.

■ Periapical X-rays, which capture images of two or three teeth at a time, down to the root. They can reveal an abscess caused by an infection or root caries, which are lesions at the tooth bottom that are more common starting in middle age. Film is placed on a holder, then put vertically in the mouth, as close to teeth as possible. The amount of radiation compares to bitewings, said Dr. Sanjay Mallya, the president of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology.

■ Dental cone-beam CT (CBCT) scans, which provide 3-D X-ray images of the teeth, their roots and the jaw but deliver more radiation than conventional dental X-rays. The Food and Drug Administration cautions that CBCT scans should be used only to provide clinical information that cannot be provided by other exams that deliver less radiation exposure.

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Never lose your dental crown again: new better dental cements are available for better crown retention!

Several new materials and technologies have incontestable  tremendous impact on clinical dental medicine and have revolutionized old fashioned restorative treatment ideas. As an example, zirconium-oxide ceramics have essentially modified clinical applications and therefore the field of indications of all-ceramic restorations, from single-tooth crowns to full-mouth implant-supported rehabilitations. Recent clinical studies reveal favorable success rates of lab made crowns, which might be cemented conventionally with conventional cements. However, the clinical success of all-ceramic restorations may be influenced by the kind of sealing material agent and technique applied for definitive cementation.

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Gum Disease and Stroke

Dental infections have also been associated with stroke. One study showed a relationship between dental infections and a bacterial/germ infection associated with cerebral infarction (stroke) in males. Another study demonstrated that previous infection is an important risk factor for stroke, even when controlled for other established risk factors of stroke, including hypertension, smoking, and alcohol use.

All tooth and gum infections are of bacterial origin. Dental procedures can result in toxic bacteria gaining access to the circulatory system (blood supply), but even chewing, in the presence of gum infection, can also provide germs access to the blood. 

Bacterial infections are also known to cause changes in body chemistry that may create a predisposition to thrombosis (clotting). Chronic infections could also affect the development of atherosclerosis by the immune system’s response to infection or by the toxic mechanisms resulting from a bacterial infection. 

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We think that our adult teeth will all have come through by the time we enter our teenage years, but unfortunately we still have to wait a few years before our wisdom teeth finally emerge. When they do, it can be a somewhat uncomfortable experience, with our gums swelling and becoming very sensitive. As a result, the emergency dentists group have put their weight behind the development of various treatments to try and ease the swelling.

Some of the treatments endorsed by the emergency dentists group are various conservative treatments that they apply to the swelling around the wisdom teeth. They will help to soothe the pain that arises as the wisdom teeth begin to break through the gums. As the emergency dentists group continue to treat wisdom teeth infections, the pain that you feel as a result of the swelling will continue to diminish and your wisdom teeth will come through far more smoothly.

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by Amanda Knoxx:
There are many different types of ailment that require emergency dental services, but none so much as an oral abscess. An abscess is effectively a large puss filled spot that develops in the mouth and causes swelling around it. The swelling itself is very painful to the touch and can hinder your ability to eat foot. However, failure to get emergency dental services when you have one could lead to the abscess bursting. Not only will this fill your mouth with foul tasting pus, it also leave a large wound in your mouth that is very susceptible to infection; "this is the last thing that you could want" confirm Emergency Dentists Group of Brooklyn and Staten Island. 

Instead of waiting for it to get that bad, make sure you take advantage of the many emergency dental services that are on offer. Treatments range from a variety of creams that you can be prescribed to very minor surgery to remove the abscess and then seal the wound. You can inquire at your local dental office or contact Emergency Dentists Group of Brooklyn. Don’t wait too long when the problem can be solved very quickly.
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