Dentistry

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A holiday feast that’s good for your teeth

There’s another thing to be grateful for this Thanksgiving: Many elements of the traditional Turkey Day fare nourish your health and smile.

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Q&A: Navigating the mires of social media

Leigh Ann Wyatt watches an interesting transformation take place each fall. In her role as assistant professor and preclinical dental hygiene course director in the Caruth School of Dental

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Restoration in progress

Eyes, ears, noses, even faces: Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry center restores what’s missing

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Chords of healing

When Ashley Smith, a third-year dental student at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, isn't treating patients in the clinic, she can be found at the Baylor Sammons Cancer Center next door to the college, playing piano for patients and their families as part of the hospital's Healing Arts Program.

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Dark chocolate: subtle trick or ideal treat?

This Halloween, a little dark chocolate might not be frightful when coupled with moderation and good oral hygiene.

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Addressing disease hazards in the dental setting

There are myriad factors dentists take into consideration in order to create a safe and sterile environment for patients, from the cleanliness of office surface areas to the water used for rinsing and the methods of instrument cleaning.

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Q&A: Unraveling the mysteries of salivary dysfunction

Patients often suffer a long time before coming to see Dr. Ibtisam Al-Hashimi, director of the Salivary Dysfunction Clinic at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. The clinic is uniquely positioned as a hub to treat patients with salivary dysfunction and by default, Sjögren’s syndrome, a little-understood but extremely prevalent autoimmune condition.

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Follow-up oral care: The new normal for childhood cancer survivors

Today, because of advances in treatment, more than eight out of 10 children treated for cancer survive at least five years, most into adulthood. However, the same treatments that help these children survive can also cause immediate and late-term health effects, even in the mouth.

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Partnership provides care to uninsured in Irving, cuts down on dental-related emergency room visits

A new partnership between Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry and Baylor Health Care System is shifting patients out of the emergency room for dental-related pain and into

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